Horror Reads for Teens: Demons

DemonsLexicon

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

YA BRENNAN, S.

Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick’s determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.
DemonChick
YA KAYE, M.
Sixteen-year-old Jessica discovers that her mother, a charismatic presidential candidate, sold Jessica’s soul to the devil in exchange for political power.
LordLoss
YA SHAN, D.
Presumably the only witness to the horrific and bloody murder of his entire family, a teenage boy must outwit not only the mental health professionals determined to cure his delusion, but also the demonic forces only he can see.
DemonCatchers
YA BEYER, K.
After surviving being possessed by a demon, sixteen-year-old Mia leaves her family in New York to stay with cousins in Milan, Italy, where she must study her family’s heritage of demon catching in order to stay alive.
EvilLibrarian
YA KNUDSON, M.
He is young. He is hot. He is also evil. He is ……. the librarian.
DemonTrappersDaughter
YA OLIVER, J.
In 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, after a demon threatens seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne’s life and murders her father, a legendary demon trapper to whom she was apprenticed, her father’s partner, Beck, steps in to care for her, knowing she hates him.
ReignShine
YA ROWAN, M.
In small-town Canada after her mother’s fourth marriage, sixteen-year-old Nikki learns that her long-lost father is king of the demons, a fact that threatens to destroy her newfound popularity and sense of belonging.
BlackTattoo
YA ENTHOVEN, S.
When his best friend, Charlie, is possessed by an ancient demon, fourteen-year-old Jack, accompanied by a girl with superhuman powers, battles all over London and into Hell to save him.
DarkWorld
YA SCHULTZ, C.
Paige Kelly (who also talks to the dead) finds herself smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself with the help of a practiced demon slayer Logan Bradley.
Unbreakable
YA GARCIA, K.
Seventeen-year-old Kennedy Waters discovers she is a member of an ancient secret society formed to protect the world from a powerful demon determined to find a way out of his dimension and into ours. She joins the Legion on a mission to find a weapon that can defeat the demon.
Prophecy
YA OH, E.
A demon slayer, the only female warrior in the King’s army, must battle demon soldiers, an evil shaman, and the Demon Lord to find the lost ruby of the Dragon King’s prophecy and save her kingdom.
EveryOtherDay
YA BARNES, J.
Every other day, sixteen-year-old high school student Kali transforms into an invincible demon hunter, but when she sees that a popular fellow-student is marked for death in the next twenty-four hours, unfortunately it is the wrong day for Kali.
SoulEnchilada
YA GILL, D.
When, after a demon appears to repossess her car, she discovers that both the car and her soul were given as collateral in a deal made with the Devil by her irascible grandfather, eighteen-year-old Bug Smoot, given two-days’ grace, tries to find ways to outsmart the Devil and his minions.
Devilish
YA JOHNSON, M.
Jane Jarvis, a senior at a Catholic girl’s school in Providence, Rhode Island, tries to save her best friend by making a pact with a demon–in the form of a cupcake-eating, very friendly teenage girl.
DarkStar
YA FRENETTE, B.
Audrey, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a superhero, must access powers she never knew she had to defend Minneapolis from terrifying demons that have emerged from Beneath.
DeadHouse
YA KURTAGICH, D.
Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist’s notes, court records, and more, relates the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents’ death but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.
StarsNeverRise
YA VINCENT, R.
In a world ruled by the brutally puritanical Church and its army of black-robed exorcists, sixteen-year-old Nina tries to save her pregnant younger sister from the Church’s wrath and discovers that not only is the Church run by demons but that Nina herself is one of the very few who can genuinely exorcise them.
Bad Girls dont Die
YA ALENDER, K.
When fifteen-year-old Lexi’s younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
DreamLittleDream
YA GIER, K.
Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother’s boyfriend in London, Liv’s dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.