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Horror Reads for Teens: Ghosts

Beyond

Beyond by Graham MacNamee
YA MACNAMEE, G.
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but Jane knows the truth: her shadow is trying to kill her.

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The Ghost Behind the Wall by Melvin Burgess
YA BURGESS, M.
Twelve-year-old David sneaks through the ventilation shafts in his London apartment building pulling pranks on his neighbors, which awakens the ghost of a boy with a grudge against the lonely, senile old man who lives upstairs.

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On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave by Candace Fleming
YA FLEMING, C.
In a lonely Illinois cemetery one cold October night, teen ghosts recount the stories of their deaths in different time periods, from 1870 to the present, to sixteen-year-old Mike, who unknowingly picked up a phantom hitchhiker.

Summoning

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
YA ARMSTRONG, K.
After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.

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A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
YA WHITCOMB, L.
After benignly haunting a series of people for 130 years, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their pasts.

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Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan
YA KIERNAN, C.
After their nan accidentally burns their home down, twin brothers Pat and Dom must move with their parents and baby sister to the seaside cottage they’ve summered in, now made desolate by the winter wind. Itʹs there that the ghost appears, a strange boy who cries black tears and fears a bad man, a soldier, who is chasing him. Soon Dom has become not Dom, and Pat can sense that his brother is going to die while their overwhelmed parents can’t even see whatʹs happening. Isolated and terrified, Pat needs to keep his brother’s cover while figuring out how to save him, drawing clues from his own dreams and Nan’s long ago memories, confronting a mystery that lies between this world and the next, within the Grey.

Mary

Mary: the Summoning by Hillary Monahan
YA MONAHAN, H.
Teens Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna follow all the rules, but when their summoning circle is broken the vengeful spirit of Bloody Mary slips through, and as the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships torn apart, and lives changed forever.

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Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
YA LINDSEY, M.
When a Texas high school student starts hearing voices, she assumes she is schizophrenic like her father, but instead she finds out that she is a “Speaker,” who can communicate with the dead in order to help their troubled souls find resolution.

13DaysMidnight

13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
YA HUNT, L.
When Luke Manchett’s estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly. Armed with only his father’s indecipherable notes, and a locked copy of “The Book of Eight”, Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer.

Shade

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
YA READY, J.
Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt’s law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her.

Turning

The Turning by Francine Prose
YA PROSE, F.
A teen boy becomes the babysitter for two very peculiar children on a haunted island in this modern retelling of The Turn of the Screw.

Glimmer

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
YA KITANIDIS, P.
Told in their separate voices, two teenagers wake up in bed together with total amnesia and must work together to try to recover their memories about themselves and the eerie Colorado town in which they find themselves.

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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
YA YOVANOFF, B.
Followed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.

DeadBuried

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
YA MY HARRINGTON, K.
New student Jade uncovers a murder mystery when she moves into a house haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, mean girl who ruled Jade’s high school.

GirlFromWell

The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
YA CHUPECO, R.
Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Shutter

Shutter by Courtney Alameda
YA ALAMEDA, C.
Seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat, able to see ghosts in color and capture them on film, but when a routine hunt goes awry, Micheline’s infected with a curse known as a soulchain and if she’s unable to exorcise the entity in seven days, she’ll be destroyed, body and soul.

Ruined

Ruined by Paula Morris
YA MORRIS, P.
Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her aunt and sees the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and meets a ghost girl named Lisette.

DeadBoys

The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham
YA BUCKINGHAM, R.
Timid twelve-year-old Teddy Mathews and his mother move to a small, remote desert town in eastern Washington, where the tree next door, mutated by nuclear waste, eats children and the friends Teddy makes turn out to be dead.

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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
YA CLEMENT-MOORE, R.
Seventeen-year-old Amy Goodnight has long been the one who makes her family of witches seem somewhat normal to others, but while spending a summer with her sister caring for their aunt’s farm, Amy becomes the center of weirdness when she becomes tied to a powerful ghost.

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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
YA JOHNSON, M.
Rory, of Bénouville, 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.

PictureDead

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown
YA GRIFFIN, A.
After Jennie Lovell’s fiancé, Will, is killed during the Civil War, she forms an alliance with a spirit photographer and uses her ability to talk to the dead to investigate the secrets Will was hiding and how he really died.

Unquiet

The Unquiet Jeannine Garsee
YA GARSEE, J.
When sixteen-year-old Rinn, who has bipolar disorder, and her mother move back to her mother’s hometown in Ohio and settle in a house where the previous owner hanged herself, Rinn discovers that both the town and her mother have some uncomfortable secrets in their past and that the ghost that supposedly haunts the school seems to be out for revenge.

Razorhurst

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
YA LARBALESTIER, J.
In 1932, in Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.

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Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
YA FINE, S.
In this loose retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, set in a reimagined industrial Asia, a ghost becomes obsessed with sixteen-year-old Wen, the daughter of a staff doctor in a slaughterhouse, who falls in love with one of the Noor, a despised group of men, racially different, hired as cheap factory labor.

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Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
YA ALENDER, K.
While in Paris, France on a class trip, Colette Iselin enlists the help of her charming French tour guide to help uncover a possible connection between Marie Antoinette, a series of gruesome murders, and perhaps her own family history, and he also gives her insights into herself.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
YA WINTERS, C.
In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
YA BLAKE, K.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

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Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters
YA WATERS, D.
In the aftermath of the Event, which made seeing the dead a part of life, Veronica and her friend Kirk investigate why the ghosts seem to be gaining power and stumble upon the sinister plot of a teacher who is seeking a replacement for his dead daughter.

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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
YA MCKENZIE, P.
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just … creepy.

Horror Reads for Teens: Vampires

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
YA MEAD, R.
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
YA MY JINKS, C.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them–until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.

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Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
YA REX, A.
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

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Sucks To Be Me: the All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe) by Kimberly Pauley
YA PAULEY, K.
When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory “vampire lessons.”

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The Vampire Diaries: the Awakening and the Struggle by L. J. Smith
YA SMITH, L.
Presents the first two volumes in the Vampire Diaries series, in which popular and beautiful high school senior Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers, the dark and brooding Stefan who wants to protect her from the horrors of his past and the dangerously attractive Damon, who is determined to use her to get revenge on his brother.

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Vampire Kisses: the Beginning by Ellen Schreiber
YA SCHREIBER, E.
Raven tries to shield her younger brother from the menacing Valentine Maxwell, even as she yearns to attend the prom with her immortal love, Alexander. The first three books in Ellen Schreiber’s bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

PrettyDead

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block
YA BLOCK, F.
Beautiful vampire Charlotte finds herself slowly changing back into a human after the mysterious death of her best friend.

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Evernight by Claudia Gray
YA GRAY, C.
Sixteen-year-old Bianca, a new girl at the sinister Evernight boarding school, finds herself drawn to another outsider, Lucas, but dark forces threaten to tear them apart and destroy Bianca’s entire world.

BiteMe

Bite Me by Melissa Francis
YA FRANCIS, M.
AJ, a teenage vampire, hides her identity from her new stepfamily–among which is her ex-boyfriend–and investigates the secrets of her heritage.

Throat

Throat by R.A. Nelson
YA NELSON, R.
Seventeen-year-old Emma, having always felt cursed by her epilepsy, comes to realize that it is this very condition that saves her when she is mysteriously attacked and left with all the powers but none of the limitations of a vampire.

Blood

Blood by K.J. Wignall
YA WIGNALL, K.
A centuries-old vampire wakes up in the modern day to find he is being hunted by an unknown enemy, and begins to uncover the secrets of his origin and the path of his destiny.

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Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
YA MEEHL, B.
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
YA BLACK, H.
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

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Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
YA HARVEY, A.
As her momentous sixteenth birthday approaches, Solange Drake, the only born female vampire in 900 years, is protected by her large family of brothers and her human best friend Lucy from increasingly persistent attempts on her life by the powerful vampire queen and her followers.

Vamped

Vamped by Lucienne Driver
YA Driver, L.
After being turned into a vampire, Gina realizes that she, along with many other students from her high school, have become pawns in an uprising within the vampire world.

NightRoad

Night Road by A.M. Jenkins
YA JENKINS, A.
Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, an extraordinarily conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road, trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
YA FUKUDA, A.
Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature.

Infinity
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA KENYON, S.
Streetwise, tough, and savvy, Nick and his quick sarcasm are the stuff of legend… until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity. With his fellow students turning into flesh-eating zombies, how can he stop them… without getting grounded by his mom?

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
YA BREWER, H.
For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents’ deaths, than he could have guessed.

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Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
YA FANTASKEY, B.
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.

Farm

The Farm by Emily McKay
YA MCKAY, E.
In a vampire-infested world where teenagers have been imprisoned to provide food for the undead, Lily and her autistic twin, Mel, team up with a former schoolmate to make a desperate escape.

Peeps

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
YA WESTERFELD, S.
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

DrainYou

Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
YA BLOOM, M.
Even after Quinn Lacey learns that the coast of Southern California is crawling with vampires, she still tries to keep her job at the video store, convince her parents that she is eating well, and rescue her best friend from a fate worse than death.

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Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast
YA CAST, P.
Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night where she will train to become an adult vampyre.

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Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
YA LARBALESTIER, J.
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend’s father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.

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Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine
YA STINE, R.
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the “Restorer,” someone who can return them to normal.

BlueBloods

Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
YA CRUZ, M.
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
YA MEYER, S.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Bloodline

Bloodline by Kate Cary
YA CARY, K.
In this story told primarily through journal entries, a British soldier in World War I makes the horrifying discovery that his regiment commander is descended from Count Dracula.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
YA KAGAWA, J.
After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend — a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike.

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Department 19 by Will Hill
YA HILL, W.
After watching his father’s brutal murder, sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter joins Department 19, a secret government agency, where he learns of the existence of vampires and the history that ties him to the team destined to stop them.

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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick
YA SEDGEWICK, M.
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father’s secret past may hold the key to stopping her.

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Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan
YA SHAN, D.
When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he meets a vampire named Seba Nile who offers him protection and training as a vampire’s assistant.

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.

Sisters-Red

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.

Book Playlist for Fear by Michael Grant

FearFear by Michael Grant
YA GRANT, M.

 

 

 

 

1. “Confetti” by Tori Kelly
2. “Find You” by Zedd
3. “Still Into You” Paramore
4. “Nobody Love” by Tori Kelly
5. “Tattooed Heart” by Ariana Grande
6. “XO” by Beyonce
7. “I Bet My Life” by Imagine Dragons
8. “Say Something” by Pentatonix
9. “We Know” by Fifth Harmony
10. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson

Listen to the Playlist:

Playlist submitted by Elizabeth.