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Horror Reads for Teens: Werewolves

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Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
YA MOORE, P.
In a world where vampires dominate and werewolves are despised, a teenaged half-vampire discovers his recessive werewolf genes are developing with the approaching full moon.

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Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
YA MY PEACOCK, K.
High school senior Mackenzie attempts to solve the mystery of her best friend’s murder in a town affected by the werewolf virus.

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Fateful by Claudia Gray
YA GRAY, C.
When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies’ maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.

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Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling
YA JOBLING, C.
When a vicious beast invades his father’s farm and sixteen-year-old Drew suddenly transforms into a werewolf, he runs away from his family, seeking refuge in the most out of the way parts of Lyssia, only to be captured by Lord Bergan’s men and forced to battle numerous werecreatures while trying to prove that he is not the enemy.

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The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
YA DESPAIN, B.
Grace Divine, almost seventeen, learns a dark secret when her childhood friend–practically a brother–returns, upsetting her pastor-father and the rest of her family, around the time strange things are happening in and near their small Minnesota town.

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Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes
YA BARNES, J.
A girl raised by werewolves must face the horrors of her past to uncover the dark secrets that the pack has worked so hard to hide.

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Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
YA BLAKELEY-CARTWRIGHT, S.
Valerie is torn between Henry, who loves her, and the woodcutter, Peter, as her village is caught up in the return of the Wolf—no longer mollified by monthly sacrifices–and the arrival of the inquisitorial Wolf hunter.

Frenzy

The Frenzy by Francesca Lia Block
YA BLOCK, F.
When she was thirteen, something terrifying and mysterious happened to Liv that she still does not understand, and now, four years later, her dark secret threatens to tear her apart from her family and her true love.

Wounded

Wounded by Stephen Cole
YA COLE, S.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson and seventeen-year-old Kate Folan try to escape Kate’s werewolf family–and fight becoming werewolves themselves–by making a cross-country journey in search of a mysterious man who might have a cure.

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Nightshade by Andrea R. Cremer
YA CREMER, A.
Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shape-shifting wolf pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla’s heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her whole world.

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Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
YA DAVIS, H.
Forced to attend a camp for teens with behavior problems, sixteen-year-old Shelby Locke’s attempts to follow the rules go astray when she meets a handsome British werewolf.

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13 to Life by Shannon Delany
YA DELANY, S.
Jessica Gillmansen, a high school junior, is hiding information about her mother’s death when she meets Pietr Rusakova, a new student with a family secret of his own, and the two bond as she investigates local news stories about werewolves and the Russian mafia.

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Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
YA DEVLIN, I.
Seventeen-year-old Avery can remember nothing to explain her parents’ violent death in the woods where they live, but after meeting Ben, a mysterious new neighbor, she begins to believe some of the stories she has heard about creatures of the forest.

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Wereling by Steve Feasey
YA FEASEY, S.
Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte discovers that he is a werewolf, falls in love with a girl who is half vampire, and must battle a powerful vampire who wants to destroy him.

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Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne
YA HAWTHORNE, R.
While working as a wilderness guide in the national forest where her parents were killed twelve years earlier, seventeen-year-old Kayla is powerfully drawn to Lucas, who she learns is her appointed guardian–and much more–as she discovers her true identity and destiny.

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Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
YA JOHNSON, C.
On her sixteenth birthday Claire discovers strange things happening and when her mother reveals their family secret which explains the changes, Claire feels her world, as she has known it to be, slowly slipping away.

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Need by Carrie Jones
YA JONES, C.
Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only “were” creatures can stop him from taking souls.

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Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
YA KLAUSE, A.
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

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Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
YA PEARCE, J.
After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman’s son.

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Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
YA SCHREIBER, E.
Popular seventeen-year-old Celeste finds herself falling in love with a boy from the wrong side of their small, Midwestern town, even though she suspects that he is a werewolf.

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Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA SMITH, C.
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family’s vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
YA STIEFVATER, M.
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

Horror Reads for Teens: Zombies

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The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
YA BEAUDOIN, S.
Seventeen-year-old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an “Inward Trek.” As if that weren’t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh-eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants. These kids have seen zombie movies. They know the rules. Unfortunately, knowing the rules isn’t going to be enough.

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Undeadby Kirsty McKay
YA MCKAY, KIRSTY
On a school trip to snowbound Scotland, several students become infected and turn into hungry zombies, leaving a small band of survivors to take refuge in the school bus.

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
YA SHOWALTER, G.
Alice Bell must learn to fight the undead to avenge her family and learn to trust Cole Holland who has secrets of his own.

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
YA MABERRY, J.
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.

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Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
YA HARRIS, C.
Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating monsters get to her or her friends.

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
YA MARION, I.
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Ashes

Ashes by Isla J. Bick
YA BICK, I.
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

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Zom-B by Darren Shan
YA SHAN, D.
When the news starts reporting a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B’s father thinks it’s a hoax-but even if it isn’t, the two of them joke, it’s only the Irish, right? That is, until zombies actually attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers. But when they come face-to-face with the ravenous, oozing corpses, all bets are off. There are no friends. No allies. Just whatever it takes to survive.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
YA LACKEY, M.
In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.

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Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
YA HABEL, L.
In the year 2195 when society is technologically advanced but follows the social mores of Victorian England, recently orphaned Nora Dearly is left at the mercy of her domineering, social-climbing aunt, until she is nearly kidnapped by zombies and falls in with a group of mysterious, black-clad commandos.

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Sick by Tom Leveen
YA LEVEEN, T.
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd at Phoenix Metro High School. They’re the misfits, the troublemakers–the ones who jump their high school’s electrified fence to skip school regularly. So when the virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.

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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
YA SUMMERS, C.
Barricaded in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes although they each have much more reason to live than she has.

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Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
YA ASHBY, A.
While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.

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Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalastier
YA SS ZOMBIES
Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
YA SF FORD, M.
In the year 2032, after a virus that turned people into zombies has been eradicated, Josh is invited to join an underground gaming society, where the gamers hunt zombies and the action is more dangerous than it seems.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
YA GRAHAME-SMITH, S.
As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Enemy

The Enemy by Charles Higson
YA HIGSON, C.
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.

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You Are so Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
YA JAY, S.
Megan Berry, a Carol, Arkansas, high school student who can communicate with the Undead, must team up with her childhood friend Ethan to save homecoming from an army of flesh-hungry zombies.

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Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA KENYON, S.
Fourteen-year-old sarcastic, street-savvy Nick is drawn into the world of the Dark-Hunters, but must hide his participation in the battle against werewolves, vampires, and zombies from his mother and high school principal.

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I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer
YA SELZER, A.
Living in the post-human era when the undead are part of everyday life, high schooler Alley breaks her no-dating rule when Doug catches her eye, but classmate Will demands to turn her into a vampire and her zombie boyfriend may be unable to stop him.

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
YA RYAN, C.
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

8 Teen Novels for Those Who Love Math

NearlyGone

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
YA MY COSIMANO, E.
A math-whiz from a trailer park discovers she’s the only student capable of unraveling complex clues left by a serial killer who’s systematically getting rid of her classmates.

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
YA GREEN, J.
Disconsolate after being dumped for the nineteenth time by yet another girl named Katherine, Colin meets a non-Katherine named Lindsey who helps him figure out a mathematical theorem to determine the length of romantic relationships.

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Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin
YA HALPIN, B.
Gifted in math and sure to be accepted at MIT if she’d only submit her application, Brianna knows her life expectancy is shortened because of cystic fibrosis but receives encouragement from her calculus teacher, who has his own health problems.

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Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
YA SF JINKS, C.
Computer genius Cadel doesn’t realize he’s being manipulated when his therapist warns him not to get caught when he puts his talent for destruction to use at the Axis Institute for World Domination.

HigherGeometry

A Higher Geometry by Sharelle Byars Moranville
YA MORANVILLE, S.
Not given credit by other students or her parents for her mathematical ability, Anna wavers about attending college until she dates Mike, who encourages her to follow her aptitude and zeal for math.

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The Last Universe by William Sleator
YA SLEATOR, W.
Susan and her wheelchair-bound brother Gary explore a garden designed by a physicist, and when they realize the maker used quantum physics for the layout, they wonder if there’s an alternate world where Gary could be well.

GoodEnough

Good Enough by Paula Yoo
YA YOO, P.
Although Patti tries to be a PKD, a Perfect Korean Daughter, and keeps her grades up to attend an Ivy League school, it’s really hard when her father loves math, her mother cooks Korean food with Spam, and Patti loves music.

InRealLife

In real life by Lawrence Tabak
YA TABAK, L.
Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon hopes to compete professionally playing Starfare, the world’s most popular computer game, but when he gets the chance to move to Korea and train full-time, he may not be ready for the culture shock and leaving his possible girlfriend, Hannah.

TAB Picks

Books

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Isabella: Splintered by A.G. Howard, Wake by Lisa McMann, I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Will: Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Maya

Janelle: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Naomi: The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander

Ron: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

TV

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Matt: The Flash, Arrow, Modern Family

Reece: The Middle, Friday Night Lights

Janelle: The Fosters

Music

Montevallo

Janelle: “Thunder” by Leona Lewis, “House Party” by Sam Hunt

Kelsey: Sounds Good, Feels Good by Five Seconds of Summer

Rick: “She’s Kinda Hot” by Five Seconds of Summer

Ron: MrSuicideSheep

Games

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Teo: Skyrim (PC), Fallout series (and platform)

Rick: Destiny (any platform)

Naomi: Rocket Game (PC, PS4)