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13 to Life
Shannon Delany


Everything about Jessie Gillmansen's life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All she wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she's about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent--he's a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie's small town.


666: the number of the beast
Various

Call Number: 813.08738 S625 2007


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


Anna Dressed in Blood
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.

Chew
John Layman

Call Number: 741.5 qL427 2009


Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.


Daemon Hall
Andrew Nance


Famous horror story writer R. U. Tremblin comes to the town of Maplewood to hold a short story writing contest, offering the five finalists the chance to spend what turns out to be a terrifying--and deadly--night with him in a haunted house.


Damage
Anya Parrish


After their bus crashes while on a school field trip, fifteen-year-old Dani and seventeen-year-old Jesse discover that for years they have both been stalked by unexplainable and evil beings trying to harm them, and their further investigations reveal the depth of the horrors they continue to experience.


The Devouring
Simon Holt

Series: The Devouring, Book 1

Call Number: Fiction


The existence of Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, becomes a terrifying reality for fifteen-year-old Reggie when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.


Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
R.L. Stine

Call Number: 813.08738 F288 2010


A collection of thirteen horror stories by various teen authors, including R.L. Stine, Meg Cabot, Suzanne Weyn, and Heather Brewer.


The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Carrie Ryan


Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.


From Bad to Cursed
Katie Alender

Series: Bad Girls Don't Die


After taking an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit, a high school girl finds herself changing in frightening ways.


The Harrowing
Alexandra Sokoloff


A frightening ghost story. 


House of Dead Maids
Claire Dunkle

Call Number: Fiction


Eleven-year-old Tabby Aykroyd, who would later serve as housekeeper for thirty years to the Brönte sisters, is taken from an orphanage to a ghost-filled house, where she and a wild young boy are needed for a pagan ritual.


If I Die
Rachel Vincent


Banshee Kaylee Cavanaugh and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend, join forces to get rid of the new teacher-incubus Mr. Beck ... before he discovers they aren't quite human, either.


The Immortal Rules
Julie Kagawa


Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city, until she too becomes an immortal vampire. Forced to flee into the unknown outside the city walls, she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend: a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.


Killing Britney
Sean Olin


Britney transforms herself from quiet nerd to popular super chick after the death of her mother. A thrilling murder plot unfolds. 


The Late Bus
Rick Jasper

Series: Night Fall


Bridgewater High junior Lamar Green begins having strange visions of demonic figures preparing to attack the late bus, a route recently taken over by the mysterious, disfigured Emmet Rumble.


Lockdown
Alexander Gordon Smith

Series: Escape from Furnace


Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars.


Lord Loss
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.


Lurker
Stefan Petrucha

Series: Wicked Dead


Four ghost girls, trapped in an abandoned orphanage, relate the story of high school student Mandy, who becomes caught up in a terrifying encounter after one of her classmates is tragically murdered.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Call Number: Fiction


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered inMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.


The Monstrumologist
Richard Yancey

Series: Monstrumologist

Call Number: Fiction


In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.


The Prank
Ashley Rae Harris

Series: Night Fall


Bridgewater High junior Jordan, eager to fit in with a popular crowd, takes part in a series of pranks that go horribly wrong, and as she and her friend Charlie investigate, they begin to wonder if the spirit of a prank victim who died twenty years earlier is to blame.


Project 17
Laurie Faria Stolarz

Call Number: Fiction


When six high school students sneak into an abandoned mental institution to make a film about their night there, they do not expect the inexplicable and terrifying events that keep occurring within the crumbling, maze-like building, causing them to question themselves and, ultimately, to make different choices about the course of their lives


Realms of the Dead
Series: Forgotten Realms: Haunted Lands

Call Number: 813.08766 R2883 2010


Every creature on Faerûn has its dark mirror in the undead--from the ghosts of ancient warriors to the rune-scribed skeletons of dragons. And in a world with as rich and bloody a history as the Forgotten Realms, they are legion--outshining the living in variety and number...


The Replacement
Brenna Yovanoff


Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend's sister disappears he goes against his family's and town's deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.


Rotters
Daniel Kraus


Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.


Slither
Joseph Delaney

Series: The Last Apprentice


Slither lurks in woods and towns, hunting for human blood, but before he can feast on three lovely sisters, their dying father binds the monster to a bargain.


Still Waters
Emma Carlson Berne


When seventeen-year-old Hannah and her eighteen-year-old boyfriend sneak off to a broken-down old cottage at a deserted lake for the weekend, things do not go at all as planned.


The Tanglewood Terror
Kurtis Scaletta


When a giant glowing fungus encroaches upon thirteen-year-old Eric's small town, he, his little brother Brian, and a runaway girl try to stop it--and figure out what happened to the Puritan town that had mysteriously disappeared from the same spot.


Thin Space
Jody Casella


Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side. But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets. As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.


Watcher in the Woods
Robert Liparulo

Series: Dreamhouse Kings


Twelve-year-old David and his family search for their kidnapped mother in the many different time period portals of their home, but when a stranger appears and tries to force them to sell the house, their desperation reaches new heights.

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