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13 Young Adult Novels To Spook You This Halloween

Give yourself a good scare.

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1. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

Don’t let the cover fool you. This happy-go-lucky girl must deal with monsters and madness and still keep calm while removing a body impaled on a bedpost. Definitely not for the squeamish.
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Don’t let the cover fool you. This happy-go-lucky girl must deal with monsters and madness and still keep calm while removing a body impaled on a bedpost. Definitely not for the squeamish.

2. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

We’ve got a main character named Mary Shelley reaching out to her dead boyfriend. A ghostly tale that’s steeped in mysticism.
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We’ve got a main character named Mary Shelley reaching out to her dead boyfriend. A ghostly tale that’s steeped in mysticism.

3. Sleepy Hollow by Dax Varley

Think you know the Headless Horseman? This new version of the legend from Katrina Van Tassel’s point of view will have you guessing till the very end. And yes, heads do roll.
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Think you know the Headless Horseman? This new version of the legend from Katrina Van Tassel’s point of view will have you guessing till the very end. And yes, heads do roll.

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4. Amity by Micol Ostow

Based on The Amityville Horror. This one ramps up the creep factor big time.
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Based on The Amityville Horror. This one ramps up the creep factor big time.

5. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Being an apprentice to one who studies monsters is a beastly job. In this masterpiece, the protagonist assists his master as they chase rare creatures across Victorian England.
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Being an apprentice to one who studies monsters is a beastly job. In this masterpiece, the protagonist assists his master as they chase rare creatures across Victorian England.

6. The Diviners by Libba Bray

An evil has been unleashed in New York in 1926. What’s a flapper girl to do?
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An evil has been unleashed in New York in 1926. What’s a flapper girl to do?

7. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

This tale is more than urban legend. Anyone who trespasses in this ghost’s house is met with brutal consequences.
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This tale is more than urban legend. Anyone who trespasses in this ghost’s house is met with brutal consequences.

8. The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

Inspired by the Japanese ghost story “Banchō Sarayashiki” (the same story that inspired The Ring), this is a novel of murder, revenge, and yeah...a creepy girl from a well.
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Inspired by the Japanese ghost story “Banchō Sarayashiki” (the same story that inspired The Ring), this is a novel of murder, revenge, and yeah...a creepy girl from a well.

9. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Like The Walking Dead? This one’s for you! Remy King is on a mission to find her brother and zombie ass-kicking ensues.
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Like The Walking Dead? This one’s for you! Remy King is on a mission to find her brother and zombie ass-kicking ensues.

10. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s classic novel, 16-year-old Victor lives in Castle Frankenstein with his twin brother Konrad. But when Konrad falls ill, Victor is all about finding a cure. What follows is electrifying.
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In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s classic novel, 16-year-old Victor lives in Castle Frankenstein with his twin brother Konrad. But when Konrad falls ill, Victor is all about finding a cure. What follows is electrifying.

11. Possess by Gretchen McNeil

A teenage exorcist? What's not to love?
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A teenage exorcist? What's not to love?

12. The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

This gothic thriller is set in an alternate Victorian London...which also happens to be overrun with grotesque creatures. It’s a masterful mix of horror and the supernatural.
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This gothic thriller is set in an alternate Victorian London...which also happens to be overrun with grotesque creatures. It’s a masterful mix of horror and the supernatural.

13. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Mary longs to escape her village, but those pesky flesh-eaters beyond the fence have plans, too. Munch...munch...munch...
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Mary longs to escape her village, but those pesky flesh-eaters beyond the fence have plans, too. Munch...munch...munch...

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