Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Horror Novels

Scowler  cover

Scowler

Author: Kraus, Daniel, 1975-

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

Bad Girls Don't Die  cover

Bad Girls Don't Die

Author: Alender, Katie.

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

Clay  cover

Clay

Author: Almond, David,

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

The Forest of Hands and Teeth  cover

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Author: Ryan, Carrie.

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

Gentlemen  cover

Gentlemen

Author: Northrop, Michael.

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

Killing Britney  cover

Killing Britney

Author: Olin, Sean.

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

Coraline  cover

Coraline

Author: Gaiman, Neil.

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

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray  cover

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

Author: Wooding, Chris,

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

The Enemy  cover

The Enemy

Author: Higson, Charles,

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

Monster Island  cover

Monster Island

Author: Wellington, David.

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

Gone  cover

Gone

Author: Grant, Michael,

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

The Monstrumologist  cover

The Monstrumologist

Author: Yancey, Richard.

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

The Summoning  cover

The Summoning

Author: Armstrong, Kelley.

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

Wake  cover

Wake

Author: McMann, Lisa.

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

Rotters  cover

Rotters

Author: Kraus, Daniel, 1975-

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

The Dead Boys  cover

The Dead Boys

Author: Buckingham, Royce.

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

Thirteen Days to Midnight  cover

Thirteen Days to Midnight

Author: Carman, Patrick.

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

Stranger with my Face  cover

Stranger with my Face

Author: Duncan, Lois,

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

The Black Tattoo  cover

The Black Tattoo

Author: Enthoven, Sam.

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

Sleepless  cover

Sleepless

Author: Fahy, Thomas Richard.

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

The Unspoken  cover

The Unspoken

Author: Fahy, Thomas Richard.

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

Bonechiller  cover

Bonechiller

Author: McNamee, Graham.

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

Bliss  cover

Bliss

Author: Myracle, Lauren,

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

Three Quarters Dead  cover

Three Quarters Dead

Author: Peck, Richard,

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

Devil's Footsteps  cover

Devil's Footsteps

Author: Richardson, E. E.

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

Birth of a Killer  cover

Birth of a Killer

Author: Shan, Darren.

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

The Thin Executioner  cover

The Thin Executioner

Author: Shan, Darren.

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

The Marbury Lens  cover

The Marbury Lens

Author: Smith, Andrew

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

Project 17  cover

Project 17

Author: Stolarz, Laurie Faria,

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

Creature of the Night  cover

Creature of the Night

Author: Thompson, Kate,

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

The Well  cover

The Well

Author: Whitten, A. J.

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

Lockdown  cover

Lockdown

Author: Smith, Alexander Gordon,

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

Fear  cover

Fear

Author: Stine, R. L.

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

Gothic!  cover

Gothic!

Author: Noyes, Deborah.

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

Pretty Monsters  cover

Pretty Monsters

Author: Link, Kelly.

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

666  cover

666

Author: ANONYMOUS

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

All Hallows' Eve  cover

All Hallows' Eve

Author: Vande Velde, Vivian.

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

Being Dead  cover

Being Dead

Author: 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