With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than to read some spooooky books! Here are some YA books that will guarantee to make your heart race and keep you up all night!
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Tetrachromat: someone who is able to see the auras of the undead. And as a tetrachromat, Micheline has been trained to to hunt and destroy both corporeal and spiritual monsters. Her weapon of choice? Her analog SLR camera. But when Micheline and her team are infected with a curse during a hunt, she has to perform an exorcism before it’s too late and before a more power entity arises.
Wax by Gina Damico
The Grosholtz Candle Factory is known to be the home to a number of pleasant scents, but, behind these overwhelming scents lies something dark and unsettling. Poppy Palladino discovers a room in the factory will dozens of wax sculptures that look alarmingly life-like. Thinking nothing of it, Poppy returns home and discovers one of the wax figures screaming in her car’s trunk. And now with the factory engulfed in flames and some of the townspeople beginning to look a little waxy, Poppy has to find answers somewhere else.
I Hunt Killers Trilogy by Barry Lyga
Jasper “Jazz” Dent wants nothing more than to live a normal and quiet life. But when your father is the most notorious killer in the country, a normal life is out of the question. And when bodies begin piling up with his dad’s M.O. all over Lobo’s Nod, Jazz will have to help the cops and find this copycat killer the only he can-from a criminal’s point of view.
Half Bad by Sally Green
As the illegitimate son of the most terrifying witch in the world, Nathan is labeled as an abomination. held captive for most of his life, and trained to kill. But to survive Nathan has to find and convince his long-lost father to give him the three gifts to awaken his dormant powers. But with two warring factions of witches at his throat, will Nathan be able to survive?
Written by some of the most popular young adult authors, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is a collection of psychological thrillers and terrifying tales that will give any horror fan a good scare. With more than a dozen stories full of supernatural creatures and bloody murder, fans of The Walking Dead and Stranger Things will be shaking in their boots.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
By day Audrey Rose Wadsworth is a beautiful aristocrat who lives a very privileged life. By night…she studies and practices the gruesome art of forensic medicine and all the horrors it entails. But when her work begins to draw the attention of the local police, Audrey is sucked into a world of investigations, tragedies, and murder.
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Riley, Grace, and Alexis are the It Girls at school, but what nobody knows is aside from their popularity they have a dark side. A very, very dark side. And when they got poor innocent Sofia Flores involved in their occult business, things turn for the worse. First pools of blood, then an exorcism, and who knows what else is next? But Sofia knows she needs to get out before she’s the next target.
The Call Peadar O Guilin
What if you knew you could disappear from the world at any minute and end up face to face with horrors beyond your wildest imagination? Hell will be right around the corner when you hear that horn sound and you are the next to be called. With twisted and vicious monsters lurking around the corner, you’ll either be running for your lives or dying in the face of fear.