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When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Call Number: FIC Gai
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Call Number: FIC Her
Four teenagers have the power to protect their town from a monster, but only if their families' secrets do not destroy them first.
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Call Number: FIC Whi
After benignly haunting a series of people for 130 years, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their pasts.
Nightmares! by Jason Segel
Call Number: FIC Seg
Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late.
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Call Number: FIC Hai
The Radleys, an eccentric family of vampires living in the suburbs, struggle but try to deny their natural instincts to avoid eating the neighbors and fit in with their peers.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Call Number: FIC Gai
The orphan Bod, short for Nobody, is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child of eighteen months and raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen years by the community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures.
Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty
Call Number: FIC Bea
In 1899, when an evil threatens all the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains, twelve-year-old Serafina, rat catcher for the Biltmore estate and the daughter of a shapeshifting mountain lion, must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that awaits her.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Call Number: FIC Maf
Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Call Number: FIC Whi
The events of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein unfold from the perspective of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is adopted as a child by the Frankenstein's as a companion for their volatile son Victor.
Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly DeVos
Call Number: FIC DeV
Six disgruntled teens are forced to spend their winter break at fat camp during Flagstaff, Arizona's worst blizzard in a century, only to find that Camp Featherlite is even worse than expected because it is crawling with genetically-modified monsters.
Fear Street the Beginning by R.l. Stine
Call Number: FIC Sti
Welcome to Fear Street… Where strange things happen, people go missing, and nightmares come true.
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Call Number: FIC Jon
Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends.
This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes
Call Number: FIC Por
Daffodil Turner has plans for a quiet summer before her freshman year at college, and luckily, she's found the job that can give her just that: house-sitting a mansion for a wealthy couple in town. . . But as the summer progresses and shadows lengthen, Daffodil comes to realize the house is more than it appears. The spacious home seems to close in on her, and as she takes the long road into town, she feels eyes on her the entire way, and something tugging her back. What Daffodil doesn't yet realize is that her job comes with a steep price. The house has a long-ago grudge it needs to settle, and Daffodil is the key to settling it
What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
Call Number: FIC Sza
Returning to Maine after years at boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin barely remembers her monstrous family, but she sets off a series of events that could destroy them all.
The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
Call Number: FIC Wil
After new student Cassandra Heaven joins seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl's babysitters club, the girls learn that being a babysitter really means a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from evil.
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Call Number: FIC Ric
The story of the vampire Lestat through the ages as he searches for the origin and meaning of his own dark immortality.
The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
Call Number: FIC Per
When two girls go backpacking deep in the woods of the Pisgah National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, things go very wrong when they cross paths with a serial killer
Still haunted by his experiences at the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one year as a child, Dan Torrence has settled in New Hampshire to try to escape those and other ghosts of his past. When he meets Abra Stone, a twelve-year-old girl who shares Dan's gift of "shining," and discovers that a tribe of traveling paranormals called True Knot want to steal her power by slowly torturing her to death, he becomes determined to save the child.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Call Number: FIC Sto
Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Call Number: FIC Jac
Four visitors to Hill House are unaware that the old evil mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
In a Creepy, Creepy Place by Judith Gorog
Call Number: 398.3 Gor
A collection of scary stories with unpredictable events and bizarre characters.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Call Number: 398.3 Sch
Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.
Southern Vampires by Karyn K. Zweifel
Call Number: 398.35 Zwe
Collection of thirteen short stories that present various types of vampires, and take place in the South scanning different periods of time.
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Call Number: 813.52 POE
A complete collection of the writings of Poe, including his mysteries, fantasies, satires, and poems
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Call Number: FIC She
A republication of the 1831 edition of the classic story about the hysteria that ensues when Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates a monster and subsequently casts it out into a horrified community.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Call Number: FIC Jac
The quiet, isolated life of the Blackwoods--eighteen-year-old Merricat; her older sister, Constance, who may have poisoned their parents six years ago; and their wheelchair-bound uncle--is disrupted by the arrival of a cousin pursuing the family fortune.
Horror fiction is intended to terrify readers. It sometimes, but not always, includes elements of the supernatural. The endings of horror novels are unresolved.
Horror is closely related to other genres on the map, such as fantasy and science fiction, but while in fantasy good trumps evil, in horror the evil force lives on.