Gothic & Horror Tales

Bad Girls Don’t Die

Bad Girls Don't Die


by Katie Alendar


When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
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Another


by Yukito Ayatsuji


Koichi Sakakibara transfers into Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School. But little does he know...his new class has a horrible secret.
Y GN ANOTHER

Long Lankin

Long Lankin


by Lindsey Barraclough


When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great Auntie Ida in an isolated village in 1958, they discover that they are in danger from a centuries-old evil and, along with village boys Roger and Peter, strive to uncover the horrifying truth before it is too late.
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Ashes

Ashes


by Ilsa Bick


Seventeen-year-old Alex joins up with a young soldier named Tom and an angry eight-year-old named Ellie in an attempt to survive after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out billions of people and profoundly changes many of those that remain.
Y FIC BICK

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown


by Holly Black


When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.
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Anna Dressed In Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood


by Kendare Blake


For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.
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Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares


by Kendare Blake


Months after Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell and sacrificed herself for seventeen-year-old ghost hunter Cas Lowood, persistent visions of Anna being tortured cause Cas to decide to save her as she once saved him.
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The Diviners

The Diviners


by Libba Bray


Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
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Unspoken

Unspoken


by Sarah Brennan


Your imaginary friend turns out to be not so imaginary. Meeting him brings its own mystery and conflicts. Which do you trust more, what you've always known or what you see?
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Prom Nights From Hell

Prom Nights From Hell


by Various Authors


Presents five stories about proms where unexpected events take a turn for the worse, offering up everything from fledgling superheroes to grim reapers to a creepy update on the classic three-wishes-gone-bad tale.
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Poison Princess


by Kresley Cole


In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.
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Gothic!

Gothic! : Ten Original Dark Tales


by Various Authors


Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the nameless house of the night of dread desire.
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Spellcaster

Spellcaster


by Claudia Gray


"Descended from witches, high school senior Nadia can tell as soon as her family moves to Captive's Sound that the town is under a dark and powerful spell. Then she meets Mateo, the teenage local whose cursed dreams predict the future, and they must work together to prevent an impending disaster that threatens the entire town" - Provided by publisher.
Y FIC GRAY

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Tokyo Ghoul


by Sui Ishida


Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.
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Walking Dead


by Robert Kirkman


Zombies have taken over the world and are killing and eating those who are still alive. Former police officer Rick Grimes sets out toward Atlanta in the hope that his family is still alive and endures many horrors along the way.
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Rotters

Rotters


by Daniel Kraus


Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.
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Charm and Strange

Charm & Strange


by Stephanie Kuehn


A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.
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I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers


by Barry Lyga


Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
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Rot and Ruin

Rot & Ruin


by Jonathan Maberry


In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
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This Dark Endeavor

This Dark Endeavor


by Kenneth Oppel


When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
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Tales of Mystery and Madness

Tales of Mystery and Madness


by Edgar Allan Poe


A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder. The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red. A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


by Ransom Riggs


A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an old orphanage that was home to children who were more than just peculiar, but possibly dangerous-and who may still be alive. Illustrated with vintage found photographs.
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth


by Carrie Ryan


Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
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Scary Stories

Scary Stories


by Various Authors


A collection of twenty very scary stories by timeless authors.
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Demonata Series

Demonata Series


by Darren Shan


A series of ten books that deal with the world of demons. The series is told by three different protagonists Grubbs Grady, Kernel Fleck, and Bec MacConn, the last of whom is the first female protagonist in a Darren Shan book.
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Zom-B Series

Zom-B Series


by Darren Shan


B wonders about a zombie outbreak in Ireland and finds himself struggling for survival while forging precarious alliances in the serpentine corridors of his high school.
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The Madman’s Daughter

The Madman's Daughter


by Megan Shepherd


Dr. Moreau's daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father's island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.
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Unwind


by Neal Shusterman


In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
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The Marbury Lens

The Marbury Lens


by Andrew Smith


After barely escaping an attempted kidnapping, Jack goes to London with his best friend Conner, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging.
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Tantalize

Tantalize


by Cynthia Leitich Smith


When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.
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Eternal

Eternal


by Cynthia Leitich Smith


When Miranda's guardian angel Zachary recklessly saves her from falling into an open grave and dying, the result is that she turns into a vampire and he is left to try to reinstate his reputation by finally doing the right thing.
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17 and Gone

17 & Gone


by Nova Ren Suma


Seventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.
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Peeps: a Novel

Peeps: a Novel


by Scott Westerfeld


Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
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The Monstrumologist

The Monstrumologist


by Richard Yancey


In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
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The Final Descent

The Final Descent


by Richard Yancey


When Dr. Warthrop begins to doubt fourteen-year-old Will Henry's loyalty, he sets him against one of the most horrific creatures in the Monstrumarium unaware that Will's life and his own fate will lie in the balance.
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Paper Valentine

Paper Valentine


by Brenna Yovanoff


Followed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.
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