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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Five nights at Freddy's the graphic novel
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
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 Schröder!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...
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...
The taker two original Creepshow novels
Cooper, Elley
Inspired by the breakout TV series Creepshow from executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), this fright-filled volume contains two all-new, chilling tales!When Bea moves to a new town, she is determined to do two things: get on the dance team at school and find new...
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...
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...
Revoy, Antoine J. D., author, illustrator.
The residents of a quiet Japanese neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young boy and girl, resolve to exorcise the evil that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster....
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...
Hocus pocus
Jantha, A. W.
**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** Relive the classic Halloween film Hocus Pocus with an Illustrated Novelization that retells the story alongside stunning original artwork from Gris Grimly! For the first time ever, fans and readers of all ages can enjoy...
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, editor of compilation.
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...

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