Looking for something to scare you? Try one of these reads!
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Micheline not only sees ghosts by capturing them on her camera, she destroys them that way too. When she’s infected with a curse though she only has seven days to exorcise it before it destroys her.
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Kate Alender
Cordelia and her family move into her aunt’s old (massive) house for the summer to get it ready to sell. That old house though used to be an insane asylum for troubled girls (which clearly means it’s haunted – never move into an old insane asylum, no matter how nice a job someone has done remodeling it) and when the house kills Cordelia she has to figure out how to stop it before her sister becomes its next target.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Cas is a ghost hunter, Anna (dressed in blood) is a ghost who has brutally murdered anyone who has dared to set foot in the house she once called home, but she spares Cas (at least for now).
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
A graphic novel collection of creepy stories based (loosely) on fairy tales (and original fairy tales can be creepy enough as it is – like the one with the girl who couldn’t get her shoes to stop dancing so she had her feet chopped off).
The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
Okiko is dead (murdered) and spends her time hunting child m
urders from beyond the grave. Tark is alive, but has a demon trapped beneath his skin. Okiko knows it’s not Tark who is evil, but can she exorcise the demon and keep Tark alive?
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Anyone over the age of 16 has been infected and brought about the zombie apocalypse. Kids and teens have gone into hiding, but supplies are starting to run out and one group is offered a safe haven at Buckingham Palace, but they need to venture across the Zombie infested city of London to get there.
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Ivy has always enjoyed growing up in her old fashioned, superstitious town, with her cousin and best friend Heather (even if there is an old murderer living in the surrounding woods). But then dead animals begin turning up and the town suspects the man in the woods. When her cousin disappears after the May Day celebration and Ivy begins to discover she doesn’t know her town (and possibly her cousin) as well as she thought.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
She’s Carly by day, but Kaitlyn at night. Carly is sweet and shy and Kaitlyn is fiery and destructive. But then Carly disappears on the same night three others are found dead. Told through journal entries and psychotherapist notes, and court records.
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
Lucy’s mother died when she was a baby and she has spent her life living in a secluded Victorian mansion with her father, Aunt Penelope, and cousin Margaret. When Penelope disappears Margaret starts to lose it and claims she can hear her whispering in the walls, but then Lucy begins to hear things too…
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
In this version of post apocalyptic America everyone must have a job by the time they turn 15 (oh, and there are zombies). So Benny, reluctantly, joins his brother in the zombie hunting business.
Amity by Micol Ostow
Inspired by The Amityville Horror, two teens, a decade apart, move into Amity. One is plagued by vivid, gore filled dreams, and the other can see Amity seeping into her family, but post her own mental breakdown find it difficult to get through to them. In Ostow’s story a house can be evil.