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Spooky Scary YA Books

YA books somewhere on the spooky spectrum—from chill paranormal vibes to outright scary. (Spooky season can be all year long if you try hard enough!)

Hell Followed with Us

By: Andrew Joseph White
Narrated by: Shaan Dasani, Graham Halstead & Avi Roque
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes

“With much inspiration taken from the ancient horror stories of The Bible, Hell Followed with Us is a post-apocalyptic adventure featuring queer teens as the heroes. A new plague has been released upon the world by an evangelical cult, The Angels. Benji’s mother is one of their leaders, his father his greatest ally, and he: a trans boy trapped... Read more

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Jackaby

By: William Ritter
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Length: 7 hours 21 minutes

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary—including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's... Read more

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Cemetery Boys

By: Aiden Thomas
Narrated by: Avi Roque
Length: 13 hours 47 minutes

“"Listening to Cemetery Boys made me smile. A lot. Aiden Thomas presents a story of persistence, mystery, and finding one’s place in the world. Yadriel, a trans, teenage, latinx boy, lives in a family of brujos and brujas. After coming out as trans his family does not know where he fits within their traditions. With the help of his opinionated... Read more

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I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me

By: Jamison Shea
Narrated by: Kristolyn Lloyd
Length: 12 hours 1 minute

From debut author Jamison Shea comes this slow-burn horror novel that lifts a veil on the institutions that profit from exclusion and the toll of giving everything to a world that will never love you back. This program is read by Grammy- and Emmy-award-winning-actor Kristolyn Lloyd.

There will be blood.


Ace of Spades
meets House of Hollow in this... Read more

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Wilder Girls

By: Rory Power
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens & Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears, this fresh new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you’ve read before.It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under... Read more

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You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight

By: Kalynn Bayron
Narrated by: Hewot Tedla
Length: 6 hours 14 minutes

Instant New York Times bestseller!

At Camp Mirror Lake, terror is the name of the game . . . but can you survive the night?

This heart-pounding slasher by New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron is perfect for fans of Fear Street.

Charity has the summer job of her dreams, playing the “final girl” at Camp Mirror Lake. Guests pay to be scared... Read more

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She Is a Haunting

By: Trang Thanh Tran
Narrated by: Emi Ray
Length: 9 hours 40 minutes

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist
Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller

This house eats and is eaten . . .

"A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade's father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the... Read more

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The Honeys

By: Ryan La Sala
Narrated by: Pete Cross
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat.Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he can... Read more

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Undead Girl Gang

By: Lily Anderson
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage

Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of...
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Sadie

A Novel

By: Courtney Summers
Narrated by: Dan Bittner, Fred Berman, Gabra Zackman & Rebecca Soler
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

“This book made me cry. I felt so deeply for Sadie as she goes in search of the man who hurt her sister. Sadie goes on a journey from place to place, fighting against her severe stutter along the way, all to find one man. I think the framing of this story was PERFECT. The author splits the narrative between a radio presenter, West McCray, as he... Read more

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Our Shadows Have Claws

15 Latin American Monster Stories

By: Yamile Saied Méndez & Amparo Ortiz
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes

From zombies to cannibals to star-crossed, shapeshifting lovers, this cross-genre anthology written by superstar YA authors from across the Latin American diaspora offers bold new thrills for every monster fan. In these fifteen original short stories, bloodthirsty vampires are hunted by a quick-witted slayer; children are taken from their beds... Read more

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When We Were Magic

By: Sarah Gailey
Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes

A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an "author to watch."

Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder.

Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all... Read more

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Together We Rot

By: Skyla Arndt
Narrated by: Michael Crouch & Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes

A teen girl looking for the truth about her missing mother forms a reluctant alliance with her former best friend...in exchange for hiding him from his cult-leading family.

“All hail the new queen of YA horrormance! Arndt’s unputdownable debut crackles with wit and seethes with terrors just beneath the surface. Equal parts tender and grisly,...
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Sawkill Girls

By: Claire Legrand
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 12 hours 57 minutes

“With exception to the first part of high school (because vampires), I do not read horror. But Sawkill Girls had me in fits of hysterical laughter as often, if not more so, than it had me on the edge of my seat. Legrand crafts each and every character with incredible finesse, much like an ogre or onion with all their dichotomous layers. Good and... Read more

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What Stalks Among Us

By: Sarah Hollowell
Narrated by: Amielynn Abellera
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes

From Sarah Hollowell, author of A Dark and Starless Forest, comes a spine-tingling, deliriously creepy YA speculative thriller about two best friends trapped in a corn maze with corpses that look just like them.Best friends and high school seniors Sadie and Logan make their first mistake when they ditch their end-of-year field trip to the... Read more

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Cinderella Is Dead

By: Kalynn Bayron
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her... Read more

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The Dead and the Dark

By: Courtney Gould
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 11 hours 26 minutes

"Nankani channels every teen character--whether perky nerd, cool dude, or shy girl--and imbues the adults with memorable characterizations to match their strong personalities, making this an absorbing and fun listen." - AudioFile Magazine

"Imagine Riverdale crossing streams with Stephen King's The Outsider and you'll get a sense of this gripping...
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Godly Heathens

A Novel

The Ouroboros: Book #1

By: H.E. Edgmon
Narrated by: Avi Roque
Length: 13 hours 54 minutes

"Avi Roque is the perfect narrator for this queer YA fantasy...The novel hits all the expected beats of YA fantasy, and Roque infuses it with even more life and drama." —AudioFile

Godly Heathens is the first book in H.E. Edgmon's YA contemporary fantasy duology The Ouroboros, in which a teen, Gem, finds out they’re a reincarnated god from... Read more

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Belladonna

By: Adalyn Grace
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Length: 13 hours 13 minutes

The New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth brings to life a highly romantic, Gothic-infused world of wealth, desire, and betrayal. ​
 
Nineteen-year-old Signa Farrow, orphaned as a baby, has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her... Read more

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