Fear Factor

Great horror reads for teens.

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Anna Dressed in Blood
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blake, Kendare
Call Number:
HS F Blake
Description:

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.

Clay
Artist/Author/Cast:
Almond, David
Call Number:
YP F Almond
Description:

The developing relationship between teenager Davie and a mysterious new boy in town morphs into something darker and more sinister when Davie learns firsthand of the boy's supernatural powers.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Artist/Author/Cast:
White, Kiersten
Call Number:
HS F White
Description:

The events of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein unfold from the perspective of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is adopted as a child by the Frankensteins as a companion for their volatile son Victor.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous : A Ghost Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
YP F Hahn
Description:

When thirteen-year-old Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin at the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.

The Devil and Winnie Flynn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ostow, Micol
Call Number:
YP F/HS F Ostow
Description:

While working as a production assistant on her aunt's television show about the paranormal, a seventeen-year-old girl discovers a psychic ability of her own, which may provide clues to her mother's death.

Doll Bones
Artist/Author/Cast:
Black, Holly
Call Number:
YP F Black
Description:

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

Dread Nation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ireland, Justina
Call Number:
HS F Ireland
Description:

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Poe, Edgar; Grimly, Gris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Poe
Description:

Presents four classic tales of the macabre enhanced by appropriately ghoulish illustrations by Gris Grimly.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ryan, Carrie
Call Number:
HS F Ryan
Description:

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.

The Girl from the Well
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chupeco, Rin
Call Number:
YP F Chupeco
Description:

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wooding, Chris
Call Number:
YP F Wooding
Description:

As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London's Old Quarter of the terrible creatures that infest them, their lives become entwined with that of a woman who may be either mad or possessed.

Hush, Hush
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fitzpatrick, Becca
Call Number:
HS F Fitzpatrick
Description:

High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

I Know What You Did Last Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Duncan, Lois
Call Number:
YP F Duncan
Description:

Four teenagers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery person seeking revenge.

The Monstrumologist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yancey, Rick
Call Number:
YP F/HS F Yancey
Description:

Description:In 1888 New England, monster-hunting doctor Pellinore Warthrop and his apprentice Will Henry encounter an Anthropophagus -- a headless, supposedly extinct monster that has teeth in its belly and feeds on humans -- and the two of them must track and kill an entire pod of the beasts. Alternately flowery and dripping with gore, the writing is lush and compelling; it will transport you to the Victorian age, and scare your trousers off.

The Name of the Star
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Maureen
Call Number:
HS F Johnson
Description:

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

The Nest
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oppel, Kenneth; Klassen, Jon (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Oppel
Description:

Agonizing over his sick baby brother's struggles to survive, Steve is visited in his dreams by a mysterious wasp queen who offers to save his brother at a formidable cost.

The Night Tourist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marsh, Katherine
Call Number:
YP F Marsh
Description:

After fourteen-year-old classics prodigy Jack Perdu has a near fatal accident he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's Underworld, where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on, and Jack vows to find his dead mother there.

Pretty Monsters
Artist/Author/Cast:
Link, Kelly
Call Number:
YP F Link
Description:

These short stories mix fantasy with reality, and succeed in making the weird wonderful and the grotesque absolutely gorgeous.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ness, Patrick
Call Number:
YP F Ness
Description:

The best friend of a kid with superhuman qualities endeavors to have a life of his own that is both normal and extraordinary in the face of constant world-shaking challenges, threats against his school, and an elusive pretty girl.

The Riverman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Starmer, Aaron
Call Number:
YP F Starmer
Description:

Fiona Loomis claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and she asks her neighbor, Alistair Cleary, to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.

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