Creepy Cool Collection – Teen Books that’ll Keep You Up at Night

Creepy Cool Collection – Teen Books that’ll Keep You Up at Night

Creepy Cool Collection – Teen Books that’ll Keep You Up at Night

By: Anders Arnold

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning, animals are acting all sorts of weird & the macabre season is upon us. While many people like to sit back and relax with a pumpkin spice concoction of some variety, my personal preference is to turn down the lights, grab a blanket, & start reading a creepy, crawly, scary thriller. Here are some titles that’ll send a chill down your spine & may keep you up all night…whether it’s from fear or wanting to keep turning the next suspenseful page!

Novels & Graphics:

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (YA FIC Blake, K.)

There’s someone inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (YA FIC Perkins, S.)

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke (YA FIC Slasher)

You May Now Kill the Bride by R.L. Stine (YA FIC Stine, R.)

The Graveyard Book, Volumes 1 & 2 based on the novel by Neil Gaiman; adapted by P. Craig Russell (YA GRAPHIC FIC Russell, P.)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (YA GRAPHIC FIC Sabrina)


All-time classics:

It by Stephen King (FIC King, S.)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark & More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (j FIC Schwartz, A.)

Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe (YA FIC Poe, E.)

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (YA 811.3 Poe 2006)


Need a break from reading the scary stuff? Check out these craft ideas:

https://www.happinessishomemade.net/easy-halloween-crafts-for-teens/

https://coolmompicks.com/blog/2018/10/24/cool-halloween-craft-ideas-tweens-teens-older-kid/


Looking for more scary titles? Check out these great websites:

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/ya-horror

https://www.readbrightly.com/best-young-adult-horror-novels/

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/scary-ya-books-46623271