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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An illustrated history of ghosts
Boardman, Adam Allsuch
From haunted ranches to epic maritime legends of the 19th century, devour stories of our world's oldest hauntings and unexplainable phenomena in hair-raising accounts of the afterlife. Get to the heart of the unexplainable in Adam's third addition to the "llustrated History"...
Five nights at Freddy's. the graphic novel / The silver eyes
Schr©œder, Claudia
Don't miss the first-ever graphic novel for Five Nights at Freddy's, an adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Silver Eyes illustrated by fan-favorite game artist Claudia Schroder! Ten years after the horrific murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza that...
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 University...
Tim Burton's the nightmare before Christmas
Shepherd, Megan
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the holiday classic Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with this stunning collectible novelization, adapted by New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd. Jack Skellington is the beloved Pumpkin King of Halloween Town...
The getaway
Giles, Lamar
"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 family,...
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 <...
Pumpkinheads
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...
Tales to keep you up at night
Poblocki, Dan
From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Magic Misfits comes a spectacularly creepy novel that will keep you up way past bedtime. Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! "Grab a flashlight and a blanket-this lives up to its...
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. In the Winter Special, Eleven...
Long live the pumpkin queen
Ernshaw, Shea
HOLLOW
WATTERS, SHANNON
Sleepy Hollow and queer romance meet in this coming-of-age tale from the co-creator of Lumberjanes! Isabel "Izzy" Crane and her family have just relocated to Sleepy Hollow, the town made famous by--and obsessed with--Washington Irving's legend of the Headless Horseman. But city...
Scary out there
Maberry, Jonathan
Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems--written by members of the Horror Writers Association--in this terrifying collection about worst fears. What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly...
YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DIE TONIGHT
BAYRON, KALYNN
Instant New York Times bestseller! At Camp Mirror Lake, terror is the name of the game . . . but can you survive the night? This heart-pounding slasher by New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron is perfect for fans of Fear Street...
The cemetery boys
Brewer, Heather
Part Hitchcock, part Hinton, this first-ever stand-alone novel from Heather Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, uses classic horror elements to tell a darkly funny coming-of-age story about the dangerous power of belief and...

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