Scary YA books to keep you up at night.

Get in the Halloween spirit with a spooky book from our collection.

 

Amity by Micol Ostow

Two teens narrate the terrifying days and nights they spend living in a house of horrors. Grace 8+

 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then,one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets. Grade 8+

 

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they’re staying–secrets that link them all to the asylum’s dark past. Grade 9+

 

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before. Grade 10+

 

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Ten teens head to a house party at a remote island mansion off the Washington coast . . . only for them to picked off by a killer one by one. Grade 9+

 

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time. Grade 6+

 

Diary of  a Haunting by M. Verano

After her parents’ high-profile divorce, sixteen-year-old Paige is forced to leave Los Angeles for a rambling Victorian mansion in small-town Idaho where she soon notices strange occurrences that seem to be building toward some unspeakable horror. Grade 8+

 

Girl From the Well Rin Chupeco

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him. Grade 9+

 

A Midsummer Night’s Scream By R.L Stine

It’s the ultimate publicity stunt for a failing Hollywood studio: remake an infamous horror movie in which the actors were literally killed on set. While the original was never completed, it became legend, and, for Claire, landing her first lead role in the film is her ticket to stardom. Even the footage of the gruesome deaths and rumors that the set is cursed, don’t discourage her. On her first day, Claire meets a strange little man who intends to finish what he started 60 years ago. Grade 6+

 

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption–or lose their sanity–and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice. Grade 9+

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