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Young Adult Horror Books
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
by Katie Alender

Murdered by the angry spirit of a mentally ill woman who lived in her house when it was an insane asylum, Delia, now a ghost, meets the ghosts of other trapped teens before learning that her bereaved sister is being targeted.
Frozen Charlotte
by Alex Bell

Moving into her uncle's home after the death of her best friend, 15-year-old Sophie endures strict rules and is forbidden to talk about the loss of a young cousin before discovering terrible secrets about the house's past as a malevolent academy for girls.
Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake

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. 
Unspoken
by Sarah Rees Brennan

Loving a boy she has never met but with whom she has communicated telepathically all of her life, Kami Glass investigates screams heard in the nearby woods and sees lights in a long-empty manor house only to discover that her hometown has been hiding a murderer.
Thirteen Days to Midnight
by Patrick Carman

Rendered a reluctant super-hero when he survives a car crash that killed his foster father, Jacob and his friends begin testing his indestructibility by indulging in comic book-like fantasies and wondering how to use his powers to help others.
The Silver Eyes
by Scott Cawthon

Ten years after the murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, Charlie and her childhood friends get together on the anniversary of the event at the abandoned pizza place to find that the four animatronic entertainment mascots have changed. 
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens is a normal boy except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. 
The Enemy
by Charles Higson

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. 
A Taste for Monsters
by Matthew J. Kirby

Disfigured by her dangerous work in a late 19th-century matchstick factory, Evelyn takes a job as a maid to kindhearted John Merrick, the Elephant Man, in London Hospital before the pair begin receiving nightly visits from the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims.
How to Hang a Witch
by Adriana Mather

Bullied by a group of girls who claim that the Salem Witch Trial victims are their ancestors, Sam, a descendant of witch-hunter Cotton Mather, is also targeted by an angry ghost before realizing that she is at the center of a curse tracing back to the original trials.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
by Paige McKenzie

Moving from Texas to Washington, Sunshine, an adopted sixteen-year-old, discovers that her new home is haunted and that the ghosts may have revelations about her past. 
Bonechiller
by Graham McNamee

Having heard the Native American legends about a monster that haunts the lake by Harvest Cove for thousands of years and takes kids in the middle of the night, Danny finds himself in the midst of the mysterious beast after he becomes the latest target.
Ten
by Gretchen McNeil

An edge-of-your-seat thriller loosely inspired by Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None finds best friends Meg and Minnie planning what they believe will be a luxury weekend of bonding and pursuing a cute boy at a house party on exclusive Henry Island, but once there, the guests receive sinister messages before they are systematically murdered.
Lord Loss
by Darren Shan

Presumably the only witness to the horrific and bloody murder of his entire family, a teenage boy must outwit not only the mental health professionals determined to cure his delusion, but also the demonic forces only he can see.
Everlost
by Neal Shusterman

When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing to break free. 
Lockdown
by Alexander Gordon Smith

Alex is framed for murder and becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys disappear in the middle of the night and return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible. 
Party Games
by R. L. Stine

Rachel Martin has been warned not to go to Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but Rachel has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited, until guests start dying one-by-one during the games that Brendan planned to entertain the partygoers.
Welcome to the Dark House
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Ivy, one of seven essay-contest winners who wrote about their worst nightmares to win a tour of a famous director's latest movie set, leans on sympathetic fellow winner Parker while struggling to outmaneuver a troublemaking horror-film fanatic.
The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London. 
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
by April Genevieve Tucholke

An anthology of stories inspired by classic horror tales features contributions by leading young adult authors, including Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.
Of Monsters and Madness
by Jessica Verday

Forced by her mother's death to move from Siam to her father's home in 1820s Philadelphia, Annabel Lee becomes infatuated with her father's assistant, Allan, who writes in his spare time and possesses a devilish alter ego.
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