Fall means cooler weather, changing leaves, and spooky YA books! If you’re craving a bone-chilling story that will send shivers up your spine, we’ve got you covered. On this reading list, you’ll find stories about ghosts, monsters, witches, spells, and evil twins. These YA books are perfect to read by the campfire or under a blanket with a flashlight. Get ready for some hair-raising fun!
Evil twins are fun to joke about—unless they’re real. After their mother’s untimely death, Ivy’s twin sister, Iris, moves in with her and their dad. Ivy can see that her twin is having a hard time adjusting, so she offers to share her life with Iris. But Ivy soon notices that Iris isn’t just sharing her life, she’s taking it over. From her friends to her boyfriend to their dad, Iris is slowly but surely pushing Ivy out.
While we’re on the topic of evil twins, we need to discuss Some Kind of Animal. Fifteen years ago, Jo’s mother disappeared. Now Jo is staying out all night and flunking her classes at school. She’s got a secret—a twin sister who lives in the woods, killing and eating animals to survive. But when Jo’s wild twin attacks a boy from town, she must decide whether to take the blame or expose her sister.
Wilder Girls gave us goose bumps and left us wanting more. Luckily, Rory Power has a spooky new book that will make your blood run cold. Margot wants to learn more about her family’s history, which her mother has always kept secret. But when Margot goes to her mother’s hometown, she discovers that it’s not the charming place she expected. And now that she’s there, Margot fears she might not make it out alive.
When three friends sign up for Fright Night, they’re hoping for some spooky fun in the woods. But the game is more frightening than they bargained for. Confronted with unexpected connections and disturbing secrets, these teens will face their deepest fears before the night is over. This spooky YA book will keep you on the edge of your seat!
If you loved How to Hang a Witch, you’ll want to curl up with this ghostly sequel. Samantha is having eerie dreams and visions about the Titanic and the people who went down with the ship. As her visions become more realistic, Sam knows she’s under a spell. With the help of her friends, she must find the source of the spell and break it before it’s too late.
If you’re ready for some epic chills, pick up this retelling of Frankenstein told from Elizabeth’s point of view. When Elizabeth goes to stay with Victor Frankenstein, she is determined to become part of the family, no matter what it might cost. This dark, twisted tale will make your skin crawl!
A natural witch, Ember feels a strong pull toward the Otherworld—a realm filled with monsters. The only thing standing in her way is Jack, a lantern tasked with guarding the portal to the Otherworld. When Ember finds her way past Jack and through the portal, they embark on a breathtaking chase through a world filled with nightmarish creatures. You’ll love this eerie and romantic spinoff of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
This book might be slim, but it holds nothing back. Everyone says that monsters don’t exist anymore in the town of Lucille. But when a terrifying creature from one of her mother’s paintings comes to life, Jam learns the truth about monsters, her town, and the secrets it’s been keeping.
Haley’s new house is haunted. She can feel the unfriendly spirits of the teenage girls who disappeared there several years ago. To soothe the spirits and help them move on, Haley must find out what happened. Part mystery and part horror novel, this hair-raising book will keep you reading all through the night!
Nobody knows how Mae’s older sister Ro died. A year later, Ro’s missing boyfriend comes looking for her and claims he can’t remember that fateful night. Then Mae discovers a book in Ro’s bedroom that promises to bring the dead back to life. As Mae puts together the clues surrounding her sister’s death, she’s faced with the terrifying reality of what Ro started. This haunting novel about family secrets, folklore, and dark magic will give you the goose bumps you’re craving!
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