Horror books for teens

If you like spooky and scary books, or books featuring the undead, you've come to the right place!


Asylum by Madeleine Roux (series)
Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past



The Diviners, by Libba Bray (series)
Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle into the thick of the investigation.



The Enemy, by Charlie Higson (series)
After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.



Don't Stay Up Late (Fear Street series) by R.L. Stine
Ever since a car accident, high school junior Lisa's been plagued by nightmares and hallucinations. When she accepts a babysitting job, she faces new terror as she begins to question exactly who--or what--she's babysitting.



The Merciless, by Danielle Vega
In an effort to make friends at her new school, Sofia gets involved with a group of popular girls who dislike Brooklyn, a loner who they believe to be evil.

The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.


Rot and Ruin, by Jonathan Mayberry
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.



The Name of the Star (Shades of London series), by Maureen Johnson
Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.



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