Ghostly, Spooky Reads for Teens!

Wondering what to read to get into the super spooky mood for Halloween this year? Pick any one of these dark and atmospheric books to give you the spooky Halloween feel.

Updated September 28, 2023
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The whispering dark
Andrew, Kelly
"A haunting, dreamlike tale of sacrifice, love, and obsession." -- Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author. Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she's Deaf. So when she's accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole...
The witchery
Isabelle, S.
"The Witchery is a dark, delicious delight. S. Isabelle is a debut to watch." -- Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation The Haunting Season is here and the Wolves are awake. Haelsford, Florida, is a...
The getaway
Giles, Lamar, 1979- author.
"Timely, thrilling, and gripping from start to finish. An absolute page-turner." --Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying Jay is living his best life at Karloff Country, one of the world's most famous resorts. He's got his...
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Maniscalco, Kerri
This #1 New York Times bestseller and deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion. Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth...
The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
White, Kiersten
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR   "Inescapably compelling." --VICTORIA SCHWAB, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie Larue <...
Rowell, Rainbow.
A 2020 Tayshas Reading List Selection A 2020 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this...
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
Riggs, Ransom.
The #1 New York Times best-selling series. A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage.A strange collection of very curious photographs.It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and...
Stories to keep you alive despite vampires
Acker, Ben
This fourth wall-breaking middle grade collection of spooky, scary, and spoopy stories for fans of Lemony Snicket and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark might just help you survive the night in a house full of vampires. If you are reading this book, then you must be trapped...
Stranger Things. Holiday specials.
Moreci, Michael
Get all three Stranger Things holiday specials in one package! In the Halloween Special, Will, Mike, Lucas, and Dustin gather in Castle Byers to eat candy and scare each other with a spooky story, revealing the quaint town's darkest secret: the Child-Eater of Hawkins.
Long live the pumpkin queen
Ernshaw, Shea
**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Read Sally's story in this young adult companion to Tim Burton'sThe Nightmare Before Christmas written by New York Times best-selling author Shea Ernshaw. Jack and Sally are "truly...
Watters, Shannon
Isabel "Izzy" Crane and her family just moved to the infamous Sleepy Hollow, but as a slick skeptic from the city, she's too busy adjusting to the change of scenery for ghost stories--they're not real, after all. Then she meets Vicky Van Tassel (yes, THAT Van Tassel) and the loveable prankster Croc...

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