Horror books for Young Adults

Stories told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience through suspense, violence or shock. These include real world serial killer or survival stories as well as stories involving monsters that terrorize people like zombies, demons, ghosts or vampires.
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Lord Loss by Darren Shan Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies.  When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness...

The Demonata Lord Loss: Book 1 in the Demonata series by Darren Shan

Something Wicked This Way Comes. by Ray Bradbury What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? This is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town...

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury. It is about two boys who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one fall.

Hollow City By Ransom Riggs In 1940 after the first book ends, Jacob and his new Welsh island friends flee to London, the Peculiar capital of the world. Caul, a dangerous madman, is Miss Peregrine’s brother, and can steal Peculiar abilities for himself...

Hollow City: the Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London (circa the "peculiar" capital of the world

Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine When twins Lindy and Kris find a ventriloquist’s dummy in a Dumpster, Lindy decides to “rescue” it, and she names it Slappy...

List of the best Goosebumps books by R. Stine, from the Goosebumps Original series. These fiction books are classics that many kids remember as the books from chi.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation...

Ashes by Ilsa Bick--It could happen tomorrow . An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Committed science student Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter,  assembles a human being from stolen body parts...

Frankenstein : Or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Who can resist a Gothic novel?

Cirque Du Freak By Darren Shan Darren and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers– Mr. Crepsley– is a vampire!

Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan, first book: 'A Living Nightmare': Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

Feed By Mira Grant The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop...

Feed - The year was We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. Illustrated by Tony Moore An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled...

The Walking Dead Volume 1 Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard

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