6 YA Novels that Scare

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Becca Ritchie Becca Ritchie claims she's from Mystic Falls, but really, she lives in Atlanta where humidity is her greatest foe. She loves comic books, blue nail polish and Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1995. She frequents Twitter to dish about CW shows, and when she's not blogging, she reads too many YA and NA books. She's an Amazon Bestselling Author of the Addicted series, a New Adult Romance. Follow her on Twitter @Becca_Ritchie.
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Need to curl up with a good scary book right before Halloween? Nowadays, finding Young Adult horror novels is a bit tricky because vampires, demons, and ghosts aren’t so frightening anymore. Not when they happen to be love interests and glitter in the sunlight. Here are six YA novels that could actually scare the pants off you. Or just make you thankful you’re not the main character.

The Unquiet
by Jeannine Garsee  — A ghost story, psychological thriller and a concept reminiscent of “Final Destination,” oh and did I mention the girl is certifiably crazy? Yeah, it’s that kind of book. (5-star review)

Possessions
by Nancy Holder — Set in a spooky Academy for Girls, students are being possessed by spirits that have haunted the school for over two hundred years.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin — What’s real? What’s not real? You’ll question your sanity and Mara’s all the way through, and her graphic hallucinations are terrifying. (4-star review)

Ten
by Gretchen McNeil — Love the classic thriller “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie? This book is for you. Ten high school students think they’re going to Henry Island (not “Harper’s Island“) to delight in some adolescent partying. Instead, someone’s out for blood.

Rot & Ruin
by Jonathan Mayberry — In a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America, one kid reluctantly becomes a zombie hunter and finds out what it means to be human.

The Devouring
by Simon Holt — A book worthy of Stephen King-like praise, “The Devouring” centers on the Vours that feast on fear during Sorry Night by inhabiting bodies of terrified people. The book’s opening poem says it all, “When dark creeps in and eats the light, bury your fears on Sorry Night. For in the winter’s blackest hours, comes the feasting of the Vours. No one can see it, the life they stole. Your body’s here, but not your soul…” (5-star review)

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