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Books That Go Bump In The Night

Boo! Scare yourself silly with these creepy YA tales.

Playlist Tags: genre: Young Adult mood: spooky season: fall audience: teens mood: scary season: halloween season: autumn

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House of Furies

By Madeleine Roux
Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes

An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum.

Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring the story to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.

After escaping a harsh school where... Read more »

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Dread Nation

By Justina Ireland
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 56 minutes

Dread Nation

“Two days before Jane McKeene was born, the dead on the battlefields of the Civil War began to walk the earth. Though she was born to plantation owners, Jane’s mixed-race heritage and dark skin means she is now training at combat school to be an Attendant: a zombie-killer whose job it will be to protect the White woman she is contracted to. But her tempestuous and curious nature embroil Jane and her friends in the politics and treacherous landscape of post-Reconstruction America in this alternate history. Cinder meets The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pride & Prejudice and Zombies featuring a new kick-ass heroine whose no-nonsense approach to life and zombie killing make for inspired storytelling.”

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Sawkill Girls

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

Sawkill Girls

“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 bad, weak and strong, self-sacrificing and selfish... human. She gets at the heart of what it is to be a girl - the expectations placed upon us by ourselves as often as others, the necessity we feel to hold up the world, and how powerful (and terrifying) it can be to be powerless. Never have I read a greater call to smash the patriarchy than Sawkill Girls. Never has horror been so utterly enticing. Read this book.”

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A Certain Slant of Light

By Laura Whitcomb
Narrated by: Lauren Molina
Length: 8 hours 30 minutes

Someone was looking at me, a disturbing sensation if you’re dead.
Though I could not feel paper between my fingers, smell ink, or taste the tip of a pencil, I could see and hear the world with all the clarity of the Living. They, on the other hand, did not see me as a shadow or a floating vapor. To the Quick, I was empty air.
Or so I thought.

In... Read more »

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There's Someone Inside Your House

By Stephanie Perkins
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture coming to Netflix in 2021!

“A heart-pounding page-turner with an outstanding cast of characters, a deliciously creepy setting, and an absolutely merciless body count.” –Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie and The Project

A New York Times bestseller

It’s been almost a year since Makani Young... 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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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

By Kiersten White
Narrated by: Katharine Lee McEwan
Length: 10 hours 14 minutes

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

“Elizabeth Lavena's life has never been easy. But when she embarks on a journey to find Victor Frankenstein it's about to get a lot darker. Clever, creepy, and enthralling this re-imagining is a beautiful homage for the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic tale.”

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By Carrie Ryan
Narrated by: Vane Millon
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

In Mary's world there are simple truths.
   The Sisterhood always knows best.
   The Guardians will protect and serve.
   The Unconsecrated will never relent.
   And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
   But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her.... Read more »

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

By April Genevieve Tucholke
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond, Emma Bering, Nora Hunter, Jorjeana Marie, Julia Whelan & MacLeod Andrews
Length: 13 hours 11 minutes

For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror

A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April... Read more »

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The Hazel Wood

A Novel
The Hazel Wood: Book #1

By Melissa Albert
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler & James Fouhey
Length: 10 hours 30 minutes

The Hazel Wood

“This book is perfect for those who love dark fairytales. Alice has always lived her life on the road with her mother, Ella. They move every couple of months due to this run of bad luck that follows them wherever they go. She has an estranged grandmother with a small cult-following from writing a mysterious book of fairytales whom her mother refuses to talk about. However, when Ella goes missing in New York City, Alice must unravel the secrets of her grandmother's past to get the answers regarding her mother's disappearance. Such a creepy and captivating story!”

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The Monstrumologist

Monstrumologist: Book #1

By Rick Yancey
Narrated by: Steven Boyer
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes

Award-winning author Rick Yancey has captivated young adult readers with his popular Alfred Kropp novels, the first of which was named a Best Book for Children by Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. Now Yancey begins a gripping new series with The Monstrumologist. Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies... Read more »

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

Chaos Walking: Book #1

By Patrick Ness
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 12 hours 42 minutes

Now a major motion picture, the first novel in the riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness.

“Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing. . . . The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut.” — Booklist (starred review)

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were... Read more »

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

By Holly Black
Narrated by: Christine Lakin
Length: 12 hours 6 minutes

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The... Read more »

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The Merciless

By Danielle Vega
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

A terrifying tale in the tradition of Carrie and The Exorcist.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at... Read more »

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Shutter

By Courtney Alameda
Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes

Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual. The corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera... Read more »

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Blood and Salt

Blood and Salt Novel: Book #1

By Kim Liggett
Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

The last words Ash hears her mother say are, "When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt." Determined to find her mother when she disappears, Ash follows her to Quivara, Kansas, the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But something sinister and ancient waits... Read more »

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Ten

By Gretchen McNeil
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 7 hours 13 minutes

Ten teens. Three days. One killer. It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And... Read more »

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Here There Are Monsters

By Amelinda Berube
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of sisterhood turned toxic, imaginary monsters brought to life, and secrets that won't stay buried. Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. And moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over... Read more »

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