Lists and Suggestions


Category: teens

List: Horror Novels

Kraus, Daniel, 1975-

In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to ...

Alender, Katie.

When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victo...

Almond, David,

The developing relationship between teenager Davie and a mysterious new boy in town morphs into some...

Ryan, Carrie.

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what l...

Northrop, Michael.

When three teenaged boys suspect that their English teacher is responsible for their friend's d...

Olin, Sean.

Britney is the girl everyone loves to hate. Ever since Britney transformed herself from freak-and-ge...

Gaiman, Neil.

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, ye...

Wooding, Chris,

As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London...

Higson, Charles,

After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a g...

Wellington, David.

It's one month after a global disaster. Manhattan has become Monster Island after a plague has ...

Grant, Michael,

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, s...

Yancey, Richard.

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who...

Armstrong, Kelley.

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home...

McMann, Lisa.

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn...

Kraus, Daniel, 1975-

Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forc...

Buckingham, Royce.

Timid twelve-year-old Teddy Mathews and his mother move to a small, remote desert town in eastern Wa...

Carman, Patrick.

In the aftermath of the accident that killed his foster father, high school student Jacob Fielding d...

Duncan, Lois,

A seventeen-year-old senses she is being spied on and probably impersonated, but when she discovers ...

Enthoven, Sam.

When his best friend, Charlie, is possessed by an ancient demon, fourteen-year-old Jack, accompanied...

Fahy, Thomas Richard.

Terrified by the gruesome nightmares and unexplained bouts of sleepwalking that seem to be affecting...

Fahy, Thomas Richard.

Six teens are drawn back to the small, North Carolina town where they once lived and, one by one, be...

McNamee, Graham.

Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people d...

Myracle, Lauren,

Having grown up in a California commune, Bliss sees her aloof grandmother's Atlanta world as a ...

Peck, Richard,

Sophomore loner Kerry is overjoyed when three popular senior girls pick her to be in their clique, u...

Richardson, E. E.

After the disappearance of his brother Adam, thirteen-year-old Bryan faces a shadowy, centuries-old ...

Shan, Darren.

When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crep...

Shan, Darren.

In a nation of warriors where weakness is shunned and all crimes, no matter how minor, are punishabl...

Smith, Andrew

After being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend...

Stolarz, Laurie Faria,

High atop Hathorne Hill, near Boston, sits Danvers State Hospital. Built in 1878 and closed in 1992,...

Thompson, Kate,

Bobby lives a reckless life smoking, drinking, and stealing cars in Dublin. So his mother moves the ...

Whitten, A. J.

Fourteen-year-old Cooper must face a monster trapped for two centuries in a well near his stepfather...

Smith, Alexander Gordon,

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, ...

Stine, R. L.

In 13 blood-chilling stories from such masters of suspense as R.L. Stine, MegCabot, Heather Graham, ...

Noyes, Deborah.

Drawing on dark fantasy and the fairy tale as well as horror and wild humor, ten acclaimed authors p...

Link, Kelly.

A collection of nine short stories for young adults....

ANONYMOUS

Eighteen winners of the Bram Stoker award contribute tales of evil, darkness, and beasts....

Vande Velde, Vivian.

Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry....

Vande Velde, Vivian.

Seven supernatural stories, all having something to do with death....

Awards

  • Abraham Lincoln Award
  • Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students
  • Alex Award
  • Adult books that appeal to teen readers
  • Coretta Scott King Award
  • Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people
  • YALSA Book Awards and Booklists
  • The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials