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Tales of Terror

Tales of Terror

The ghouls are gathering for a tale of terror.  If you’re in the mood for a creepy story, a spooky book, or a horror novel, you have come to the right place.   Each of these books include horror that creeps in the night and hides in the shadows - the paranormal and supernatural unite to bring you chills and thrills! 

You may want to make sure you have a flashlight and a friend with you, though– these books could frighten even the bravest readers!

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Anna Dressed in Blood
By Kendare Blake

Ghosts haunt our world, but it is Cas’s job to rid them from this plane with his athame knife, a magical and powerful tool passed through the generations of his family.  Anna is a cursed spirit, forced to kill anyone who enters the house where she herself was murdered.  Cas knows who he will hunt next, but he will need some help to tackle this tortured spirit. 


By Madeleine Roux

The old, creepy asylum Dan is staying at for summer camp holds more than cobwebs in its abandoned rooms.  As he investigates with some friends, they begin to uncover dark secrets buried under the layers of dust.  With photos of real mental hospitals accompanying the story, the terror only deepens as the mystery takes twists and turns.

Bad Girls Don't Die
By Katie Alender

Alexis’s little sister Kasey has started to act unnaturally and behave like a stranger sometimes, though Kasey never remembers these incidents later.  While Alexis tries to brush this off as a product of a dysfunctional family life, she can’t deny something spooky is happening when their house begins to act strangely as well – almost as if something else were sharing it with them.

Bonechillers: 13 Twisted Tales of Terror
By C.W. Cropper

Thirteen different tales featuring thirteen different monsters, ghosts, and other creatures that hide in the darkness.  Can you read on through a werewolf and vampire attacks, encounters with a devil, and ghosts that haunt the hollows of houses?

Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare
By Darren Shan
The freak show Darren visits is full of horrors including a werewolf, a giant spider, and a vampire.  After a confrontation with the creatures, Darren must make a difficult decision that plunges him into the world of vampirism.  The creatures were just the beginning of this new, dark life (or death).

Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story
By Mary Downing Hahn

Ali doesn’t understand why her mother won’t answer her questions about her past.  When she travels to Maine to an old family cottage, she begins to uncover some of the mysteries of her mother’s childhood through local stories.  But the stories include tales of a ghost, and those can’t be real … can they?

By Bram Stoker
Through collections of letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles, the story of Dracula, the original vampire, unfolds.  Cursed with immortality and a taste for human blood, Dracula terrorizes all in his path.  None are safe when his fangs seek flesh.

Engines of a Broken World
By Jason Vanhee

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
By Various authors
You never really know when you’re in a horror story … until it’s too late.  With cannibals, werewolves, clowns, dreams that come to life, and shadows that move, this book uproots normal people and throws them into the paranormal.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
By Carrie Ryan

The Unconsecrated have not yet breached the metal fence that surrounds Mary’s village, but that does not stop the residents from seeing and hearing them every day.  The idea of something more and something else gnaws at Mary though, and as she explores the secrets of the past she begins to fear more than just the undead.  She wonders what lies beyond the Forest of Hands and Teeth and does she dare find out?

By Mary Shelley

Frankenstein is too obsessed with proving he can reanimate once-living tissue to think about the consequences.  The creature he jolts to life from stolen body parts is too horrific for him to bear and he realizes his mistake too late – he only sees his experiment as a monster.   Banished from civilization and shunned by all, the creature turns to revenge and violence, wreaking havoc as he goes.

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace
By Alexander Gordon Smith

The Furnace is an underground penitentiary for young delinquents, but the prisoners are not the only inmates.  Alex is sent to the Furnace after being convicted for murder.  Creatures terrorize the boys, dragging them off into the dark or attacking them while the guards do nothing.  Now Alex must escape and discover the secret of the prison or die a mile beneath the surface for a crime he didn’t commit.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
After receiving a mysterious letter, Jacob travels to a remote island to uncover the mysteries of his Grandfather’s life … and death.  When he was younger, Jacob would love to hear the stories his Grandfather told about strange and talented children, showing him pictures of each mysterious one.  Now he is discovering that the “peculiar” children who supposedly died long ago may be much more than just tales from the past.

The Monstrumologist
By Rick Yancey

Monsters are real – lurking in dark alleys, crawling through graveyards, and hiding in every shadow of our world.  Will Henry assists the Monstrumologist, Dr. Pellinore Warthorpe as he studies and hunts down the dangerous creatures that most believe only exist in nightmares.

The Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror
By R.L. Stine

These short stories may be read quickly, but the terror can linger.   Sorcerers, aliens, ghosts, and more leap from the pages with creepy illustrations for each story and a fear of what waits in the nightmare hour.

Skeleton Creek
By Patrick Carmen

Sarah and Ryan are trying to investigate Skeleton Creek, a place in their home town which has stories of a haunting.  With Ryan stuck at home after an accident, however, they come up with a creative way to document their search: Ryan write in his journal while Sarah records footage at the Creek.  Journal entries are accompanied by videos which readers can view online – a combination that leads to even more secrets and mysteries.

Walking Dead: Compedium One
By Robert Kirkman

After waking from a coma, local policeman Rick Grimes discovers that the world has been overrun by the undead with survivors scattered about.  The discovery of some fellow humans means Rick is no longer alone, but this is only the first challenge.  With only their instincts and wit, the group must struggle to survive the zombies and each other.

Engines of the Broken World
By: Jason Vanhee