Book Genre: Horror

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Katy Towell
Hope H
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately...

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Barry Lyga
CoCo Supreme23
4

I have read many Young Adult novels however; I have not read any in the thriller/horror genre.  Recently, I  read, I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Jasper “Jazz” Dent is the son of the Lobo’s Nod most notorious serial killer; Jazz has witnessed horrific crime scenes – from a criminal...

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Joe Hill
Becker
3

Did you like NOS4A2? Like horror comics? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, give Wraith a shot. Joe Hill moves between the worlds of traditional books and graphic novels quite a lot, and here he connects them. Wraith tells the story of Charlie Manx, the ominous presence in NOS4A2...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
lisab
4

Oscar Drai is a 15 year old boarding school student in Barcelona in the early 1980s. He disappears for a week and this is the tale of where he went beginning with his meeting of the mysterious Marina and her father.  Dark and suspenseful, the book is a classic horror story that begins in a...

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Jim Butcher
lisab
4

The Dresden Files lasted only one season on TV but it was my first introduction to the character Harry Dresden. Curiosity made me start reading Jim Butcher’s series and while I’m not really a series type of person, I’m hooked on this one. In the latest title, Harry continues his sojourn as the...

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Kathleen Tierney
Laurie.
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty...

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Jennifer McMahon
Brianna
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover that their home was...

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Marcus Sedgwick
Colleen
4

What is the nature of sacrifice? Is it horribly romantic or romantically horrible? Find out while reading about the island of Blessed and the many lives of Erik and Merle in Midwinterblood.  Reading Midwinterblood is like reading someone's vivid dream: what is real and...

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Mira Grant
Dana F
1

I really wanted to like Feed. My teenager loved it, so maybe I'm the wrong demographic, but this book is cataloged as horror/science fiction and not young adult. Feed is a zombie book. Nothing wrong with that, as I just listened to World War Z and I...

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T. Michael Martin
ShellyB
4

I found it incredible the lengths teenage Michael would go to in order to keep his young brother safe and sane, creating an alternative reality for him and fighting zombies and nasty humans while scrounging for survival supplies.  The author does a pretty good job of keeping the reader...

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Stephen King
Brett
5

This engaging ghost story marked a return to top form for Stephen King in 2013. The gruesome killing at the heart of this story is not emphasized throughout most of the book. Instead, King focuses on telling a heartfelt, nostalgic story about coming-of-age in the 1970’s. 21-year-old Devin comes...

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Douglas J Preston
Brett
3

This fast-paced thriller is the first in Preston & Child’s wildly successful Agent Pendergast series. A museum expedition is wiped out by something monstrous in the jungle, but not before sending crates of relics back to the U.S. The story moves on to the Museum of Natural History in New...

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Shirley Jackson
Cori Jackamore
3

If you like your horror minus blood and gore, try a classic horror tale like this one. Hill House--an ugly, old, abandoned mansion--has a strong and sinister pull. Does it cause the tragic event? Do the other guests contribute to it? What about the supposed poltergeists? Or is Eleanor (Nell)...

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Jeanette Winterson
Tara
4

Compelling and provocative, Jeanette Winterson’s latest complex work combines history and fantasy with tantalizing characters and mystical forces. It is horrifying to think that in 17th century England people were hunted and publicly killed for their religious beliefs, Catholics and those...

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Jonathan Stroud
Kristi
4

Lucy Carlyle has joined Lockwood & Co. It's a ghost hunting agency run by tweeners in turn of the century London. They are trying to deal with "the problem".  In their world ghosts are more present and dangerous and most people don't go out after dark because getting touched by a ghost...

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Patrick Rothfuss
Em
4

The Princess continues her innocent and weirdly terrifying adventures in this second installment of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle, only this time she’s got her baby brother to take care of. We get a few hints about her mysteriously absent parents and more carnage courtesy of the Princess...

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Joe Hill
Em
4

So I don’t usually read horror, but this book had been sitting on my bookshelf for about six years, since some friends of mine from grad school recommended it to me. I finally got around to reading it and was not disappointed. As I started the first story, I had a momentary panic at the horror...

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Richard Yancey
Lily
3

Yancey takes the Victorian obsession with medical oddities to a new level in The Monstrumologist. It is not overtly scary, but definitely gory. It is not over-the-top in sickening detail, but there is definitely a fair share of blood and guts... but only about as much as you would...

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Dan Wells
Emily
4

This debut novel introduces us to John Wayne Cleaver, he's named after a murderer and a murder weapon, he lives in a mortuary and he really doesn't want to kill you. Ok, well maybe he does a little bit but he's trying his hardest to keep that desire under wraps. John knows he’s dangerous, but he...

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Chelsea Cain
Colleen
3

In Let Me Go serial killer Gretchen does anything but to detective Archie Sheridan. And Archie must choose between going after the elusive Gretchen or saving intrepid girl-reporter Susan Ward while attending a Halloween party hosted by a twisted mob boss. The longer the series goes...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
Colleen
2

I picked up this book on CD because who doesn't love baseball and zombies? But I feel like the author preached at me the entire time about the evils of ICE and immigration policies, plus the evils of meat processing, wrapped up in a few zombie interactions to make kids pick it up. I saw how good...

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Jason Ciaramella
KateM
3

I picked up The Cape simply because I recognized Joe Hill’s name on the cover, which should have been a warning from the first. I do not usually enjoy the horror genre, but the premise piqued my interest. What if there was a cape that granted the wearer the ability to fly like a superhero, but...

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Sarah Waters
Brianna
4

The Little Stranger was a fun, fairly creepy Victorian ghost story. It's the story of a country doctor in post-WWII England who becomes close with the family of a dying estate. As one by one, the family and their maid become convinced something sinister lurks in their stately home, the doctor...

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Cate Culpepper
Becker
3

If you like your books to have lesbian main characters, but are tired of the traditional romance formula and want something a bit different, try Windigo Thrall. Culpepper's latest is all about the horror and suspense, with a creepy snowed in cabin near Mt. Ranier setting. Six women are there for...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
Jennifer
3

It's a book about zombies...I mean, it's a book about factory farming...I mean...

This book is an unusual combination of topics, but the story is pretty enjoyable, if you like books about kids fending off packs of zombies. Bacigalupi's other books are probably better known, and in my...