Top YA Horror Reads

Check out these brand new thrilling, chilling, and paranormal reads for October 2017! Click on the the book cover or title to reserve them at the library.


Recommended for Middle School:

Cover image for A properly unhaunted place
by William Alexander
In a world full of ghosts, Rosa and Jasper live in the only unhaunted town–but they must spring to action when they realize the ghosts are lying in wait to take the town back.
Cover image for Elizabeth and Zenobia
by Jessica Miller
When timid Elizabeth’s father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.
Cover image for Dream fall
by Amy Plum
Seven insomniac teenagers participate in an experimental sleep study and find themselves thrown together in a shared dreamworld where their worst nightmares come to life.
House of Furies (House of Furies, #1)
by Madeleine Roux
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa is thrilled to find employment as a maid. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. The house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. In this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?


Recommended for High School:

Cover image for One dark throne
by Kendare Blake
The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other. The Quickening is behind them, and with the Ascension Year underway all bets are off. Katharine, once the weakest and feeblest of the triplets, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest, faces attacks like never before– ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
Cover image for The wrong train
by Jeremy de Quidt
A treasury of scary stories envisions the experiences of a train passenger who becomes subject to the nightmarish elements in stories told by a mysterious stranger, who demands a terrible price to make the stories end.
Cover image for The rattled bones
by S.M. Parker

Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. She knows the rhythms of hard work and harder seas. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. The girl floats a song over the waves, and it is as beautiful as it is terrifying. Familiar and distant. Then Rilla meets Sam, a University of Southern Maine archeology student tasked with excavating the very island where the ghostly girl has appeared.

Cover image for There's someone inside your house : a novel
by Stephanie Perkins
Hawaii-born Makani Young’s new life in Nebraska is thrown into chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students. One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.
Cover image for When I cast your shadow
by Sarah Porter

Ruby. Haunted by her dead brother, unable to let him go, Ruby must figure out whether his nightly appearances in her dreams are the answer to her prayers—or a nightmare come true. Everett. He’s always been jealous of his dashing older brother. Now Everett must do everything he can to save his twin sister Ruby from Dashiell’s clutches. Dashiell. Charming, handsome, and manipulative, Dash has run afoul of some very powerful forces in the Land of the Dead. His only bargaining chips are Ruby and Everett. At stake is the very survival of the Bohnacker family, bodies and souls.