Teen Book Lists: New Horror

[Printable book list]

Courtney Alameda / YP FIC ALAMEDA
Shutter
Micheline Helsing sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. After a run-in with a nasty ghost, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before... or die trying.

Katie Alender / YP FIC ALENDER
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
Murdered by a spirit in her house, which was previously an insane asylum, Cordelia wanders the house, meeting other trapped ghosts and learning the house's dark secrets, searching for a way to save her family, and perhaps herself.

Heather Brewer / YP FIC BREWER
The Cemetery Boys
When Stephen moves to the small, midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Dev-on. But the town has a dark secret, and the twins are caught in the middle of it.
(Also available in ebook)

Emily Carroll / YP FIC CARROLL
Through the Woods: Stories
A collection of five deeply disturbing short comics.

Rin Chupeco / YP FIC CHUPECO
The Girl from the Well
Okiku has wander ed the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered and taking the lives of killers, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Kady Cross / YP FIC CROSS
Sisters of Blood and Spirit
Wren, the ghost of a girl who died at birth, and Lark, her depressed misfit living twin, help a boy who saves Lark from a suicide attempt and who is being threatened by the malevolent spirit of a long-dead serial killer.

Delilah S. Dawson / YP FIC DAWSON
Servants of the Storm
After her best fr iend dies in a hurricane, high schooler Dovey discovers something even more devastating--demons in her hometown of Savannah.

Cecilia Galante / YP FIC GALANTE
Be Not Afraid
Since her mother's suicide, high school junior Marin has been able to see others' pain as colors and shapes, but what she sees in the head of classmate Cassie, who forced her to participate in a weird conjoining rite, is much more frightening and deadly.

Kerstin Gier / YP FIC GIER
Dream a Little Dream
Liv Silver , fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother's boyfriend in London, Liv's dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.

Bethany Griffin / YP FIC GRIFFIN
The Fall
A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness but she hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring she never leaves the property.
(Also available in ebook)

Celine Kiernan / YP FIC KIERNAN
Into the Grey
When they must move to an isolated seashore cottage after a fire, twins Dom and Pat see a strange boy, possibly a ghost, and Pat realizes his twin is dying and only he can help by finding clues in his dreams and his grandmother's memory.

Robert Lettrick / YP FIC LETTRICK
The Murk
Seeking a rare flower that might cure her baby sister's illness, old Piper Canfield, her brother Creeper, friend Tad, and two guides go to the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp, where great danger awaits.

Hillary Monahan / YP FIC MONAHAN
Bloody Mary Series
Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna follow all the rules, but when their summoning circle is broken the vengeful spirit of Bloody Mary slips through, and as the girls struggle to escape Mary's wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships torn apart, and lives changed forever.
Mary: the Summoning
Mary: Unleashed

edited by Kelly Link / YP FIC MONSTROU
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (also available in audiobook)
An anthology of stories explores the intersection of fear and romance, ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.

Micol Ostow / YP FIC OSTOW
Amity
When Connor's family moves to Amity, his nights are plagued with gore-filled dreams of demons. destruction, and revenge. Dreams he kind of likes. Dreams he could make real, with Amity's help. Ten years later, Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start. Instead, she's haunted by lurid visions, disturbing voices, and questions about her own sanity. But with her history, who would ever believe her? And what could be done if they did?
(Also available in ebook)

Madeleine Roux / YP FIC ROUX
Asylum Series
Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past.
Escape from Asylum
Asylum (also available in ebook)
The Scarlets (only in ebook)
Sanctum (also available in ebook)
Catacomb
The Asylum Novellas (contains The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, and The Warden)

Edited by April Genevieve Tucholke / YP FIC SLASHER
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
An anthology of stories inspired by classic horror tales features contributions by leading suspense and young adult authors, including Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.

R. L. Stine / YP FIC STINE
The Lost Girl
After befriending mysterious newcomer Lizzy Palmer, Shadyside High student Michael begins suffering terrible losses tied to a decades-old betrayal.

Laurie Faria Stolarz / YP FIC STOLARZ
Welcome to Dark House
Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when they find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park, forced to face their darkest demons one ride at a time.

Danielle Vega / YP FIC VEGA
The Merciless
In an effort to make friends at her new school, Sofia gets involved with a group of popular girls who dislike Brooklyn, a loner who they believe to be evil.

Danielle Vega / YP FIC VEGA
Survive the Night
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.

M. Verano / YP FIC VERANO
Diary of a Haunting
After her parents' high-profile divorce, sixteen-year-old Paige is forced to leave Los Angeles for a rambling Victorian mansion in small-town Idaho where she soon notices strange occurrences that seem to be building toward some unspeakable horror.