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Horror Books

These scare-your-socks-off titles for young adults can be found in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.

Bruchac, Joseph. Bearwalker.
The story moves from a school-yard roughing up to the camp, where Baron senses the evil presence of a legendary creature that is a man, yet behaves as a predator.
J BRUCHAC [Located in Children's Fiction, Lower Floor]

The children of Cthulhu: chilling new tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.
In twenty-one dark visions, fantastic contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in new worlds that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft.
CHILDREN [Located in Adult Fiction, Mezzanine]

Ewing, Lynne. Moon demon.
As her 16th birthday approaches, Vanessa, a girl with the power to become invisible, worries that the other goddesses are shutting her out, fears a demon sent by the Atrox, and desires a handsome stranger. Part of a series.
YA SF EWING

Gaiman, Neil. The graveyard book.
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
J GAIMAN [Located in Children's Fiction. Also available as a Book on CD]

Gray, Claudia. Evernight.
On her first day at Evernight Academy, Bianca knows she's not like the other students: sleek, beautiful, almost predatory. She finds herself drawn to another outsider who seems to be hiding a dark secret.
YA GRAY

Hicks, Faith Erin. Zombies calling.
Joss's life sucks. She's in the middle of university exams and up to her neck in student loans. When she's attacked by zombies, her roommates have the nerve to think she's making it up. But when the zombies turn out to be terrifyingly real, only Joss knows how to survive the undead invasion: by following the Rules of Zombie Movies.
GN HICKS [Graphic novel]

Hubbard, Susan. The Society of S.
An ingenious twist on a beloved genre, this beautifully constructed novel blends humor and horror to show that vampires are not just bloodsucking creatures of the night--they can also be gentle, vegetarian, and wise.
YA HUBBARD

Hurley, Tonya. Ghostgirl.
After dying, high school senior Charlotte Usher is as invisible to nearly everyone as she always felt, but despite what she learns in a sort of alternative high school for dead teens, she clings to life while seeking a way to go to the Fall Ball with the boy of her dreams.
YA HURLEY

Jackson, Shirley. We have always lived in the castle.
Full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature.
JACKSON [Located in Adult Fiction, Mezzanine]

The restless dead: ten original stories of the supernatural.
In this companion volume to Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales discover why we fear the undead.
YA RESTLESS

Ryall, Chris. Beowulf.
A retelling in graphic novel format of Britain's oldest epic brings to life the warrior named Beowulf who defeated the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon that threatened his kingdom.
GN RYALL [Graphic novels]

Selznick, Brian. The invention of Hugo Cabret.
Using the conventions of early French cinema, Brian Selznick tells much of the story visually, using black and white pencil drawings, using only 26,000 words in 511 pages. An astonishing and unique expression of the novel form, combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film to create a new kind of reading experience, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is an atmospherically creepy story that no lover of early horror movies should miss.
J SELZNICK [Located in Children's Fiction, Lower Floor. Also available in Playaway MP3 format]

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein.
Monstrous beginnings.
J SHELLEY [Located in Children's Fiction, Lower Floor]

Vande Velde, Vivian. Being dead: stories.
Seven supernatural stories, all having something to do with death.
VANDE VELDE [Located in Adult Fiction, Mezzanine]

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The boy in the burning house.
When Ruth Rose claims her stepfather murdered Jim's dad, 14-year-old Jim starts examining his dad's past hoping to solve his sudden disappearance two years ago.
M WYNNE-JONES [Located in Adult Mysteries, Mezzanine]

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