Book Lists, Horror

Don’t Turn Out the Light – Spine Chilling Reads

Enjoy a good scare as we head into the chilly days of autumn and the month of Halloween? Check out some of these chilling reads (side effects may include: turning on lights, making sure all doors are locked, and being hyper aware of all noises in the dark).

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

In 1958 two sisters are sent to an isolated village where an ancient evil still lurks.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cas is a ghost hunter and Anna is an angry and murderous ghost, “protecting” the old Victorian she once called home.



The Diviners by Libba Bray

It’s New York in the 1920s and Evie is thrilled to be there! However, there have been a rash of occult based murders and Evie and finds herself in the thick of these mysterious deaths.


Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

This graphic novel features creepy short stories paired with creepy illustrations.


The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

A ghost girl who hunts murderers and a live boy with a secret.




The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Rory has arrived in London in the midst of, what appears to be, copycat Jack the Ripper murders. One evening she spots the main suspect, but she’s the only one who can see him, making her the perfect next victim.


Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Girls have been going missing on the island of Sawkill for decades; recently though, the rate of disappearances have gone dramatically up. As mystical forces on Sawkill come to a head, three girls find themselves at the center of an ancient battle.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Zombies rule the world and people are herded into fenced-in areas and protected by patrol guards. At 15 it’s time for Benny to get a job – and it looks like he’s heading into the zombie hunting field.


Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Ten teens head to a house party at a mansion on a remote island. When a storm starts brewing, stranding them there and knocking out communication, a killer begins to take them out one by one.


Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Three teens are living in a dormitory for a summer gifted program, when they learn the dorm was once a sanitarium and they begin to uncover its secrets.


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Mary lives in a post-apocalyptic world in a village run by “The Sisterhood.” Mary wants more than life inside her walled village, but the world on the outside includes the undead.



The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Henry is apprenticing with a scientist, who happens to study real life monsters.



The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie doesn’t belong to the world of humans, but he has been left here and tries to make it work. He is from a world that lies beneath the ground and took the place of a human baby. Now his friend’s baby sister has disappeared and it’s time for Mackie to discover where he came from and figure out where he belongs.

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