Gothic & Horror Tales

Bad Girls Don’t Die

Bad Girls Don't Die


Author: Alendar, Katie
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.
Call Number: Y FIC ALENDER
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Long Lankin

Long Lankin


Author: Barraclough, Lindsey
When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great Auntie Ida in an isolated village in 1958, they discover that they are in danger from a centuries-old evil and, along with village boys Roger and Peter, strive to uncover the horrifying truth before it is too late.
Call Number: Y FIC BARRACLO
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Ashes

Ashes


Author: Bick, Ilsa
Seventeen-year-old Alex joins up with a young soldier named Tom and an angry eight-year-old named Ellie in an attempt to survive after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out billions of people and profoundly changes many of those that remain.
Call Number: Y FIC BICK
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown


Author: Black, Holly
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.
Call Number: Y FIC BLACK
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Anna Dressed In Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood


Author: Blake, Kendare
For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.
Call Number: Y FIC BLAKE
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Girl of Nightmares

Girl of Nightmares


Author: Blake, Kendare
Months after Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell and sacrificed herself for seventeen-year-old ghost hunter Cas Lowood, persistent visions of Anna being tortured cause Cas to decide to save her as she once saved him.
Call Number: Y FIC BLAKE
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The Diviners

The Diviners


Author: Bray, Libba
Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
Call Number: Y FIC BRAY
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Unspoken

Unspoken


Author: Brennan, Sarah
Your imaginary friend turns out to be not so imaginary. Meeting him brings its own mystery and conflicts. Which do you trust more, what you've always known or what you see?
Call Number: Y FIC BRENNAN
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Prom Nights From Hell

Prom Nights From Hell


Author: Cabot, Meg
Presents five stories about proms where unexpected events take a turn for the worse, offering up everything from fledgling superheroes to grim reapers to a creepy update on the classic three-wishes-gone-bad tale.
Call Number: Y PBK PROM
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Gothic!

Gothic! : Ten Original Dark Tales


Forbidden brides of the faceless slaves in the nameless house of the night of dread desire.
Call Number: Y FIC GOTHIC!
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Rotters

Rotters


Author: Kraus, Daniel
Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.
Call Number: Y FIC KRAUS
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Charm and Strange

Charm & Strange


Author: Kuehn, Stephanie
A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.
Call Number: Y FIC KUEHN
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I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers


Author: Lyga, Barry
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
Call Numbers: Y FIC LYGA
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Rot and Ruin

Rot & Ruin


Author: Maberry, Jonathan
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
Call Number: Y FIC MABERRY
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This Dark Endeavor

This Dark Endeavor


Author: Oppel, Kenneth
When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
Call Number: Y FIC OPPEL
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Tales of Mystery and Madness

Tales of Mystery and Madness


Author: Poe, Edgar Allan Poe
A sweet little cat drives a man to insanity and murder. The grim death known as the plague roams a masquerade ball dressed in red. A dwarf seeks his final revenge on his captors.
Call Number: Y FIC POE
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Author: Riggs, Ransom
A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of an old orphanage that was home to children who were more than just peculiar, but possibly dangerous-and who may still be alive. Illustrated with vintage found photographs.
Call Number: Y FIC RIGGS
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth


Author: Ryan, Carrie
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Call Number: Y FIC RYAN
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Spellcaster

Spellcaster


Gray, Claudia
"Descended from witches, high school senior Nadia can tell as soon as her family moves to Captive's Sound that the town is under a dark and powerful spell. Then she meets Mateo, the teenage local whose cursed dreams predict the future, and they must work together to prevent an impending disaster that threatens the entire town"-Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Y FIC GRAY
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Scary Stories

Scary Stories


A collection of twenty very scary stories by timeless authors.
Call Number: Y FIC SCARY
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Demonata Series

Demonata Series


Author: Shan, Darren
A series of ten books that deal with the world of demons. The series is told by three different protagonists Grubbs Grady, Kernel Fleck, and Bec MacConn, the last of whom is the first female protagonist in a Darren Shan book.
Call Number: Y FIC SHAN
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Zom-B Series

Zom-B Series


Author: Shan, Darren
B wonders about a zombie outbreak in Ireland and finds himself struggling for survival while forging precarious alliances in the serpentine corridors of his high school.
Call Number: Y FIC SHAN
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The Madman’s Daughter

The Madman's Daughter


Author: Shepherd, Meagan
Dr. Moreau's daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father's island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.
Call Number: Y FIC SHEPHERD
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The Marbury Lens

The Marbury Lens


Author: Smith, Andrew
After barely escaping an attempted kidnapping, Jack goes to London with his best friend Conner, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging.
Call Number: Y FIC SMITH
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Tantalize

Tantalize


Author: Smith, Cynthia Leitich
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.
Call Number: Y FIC SMITH
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Eternal

Eternal


Author: Smith, Cynthia Leitich
When Miranda's guardian angel Zachary recklessly saves her from falling into an open grave and dying, the result is that she turns into a vampire and he is left to try to reinstate his reputation by finally doing the right thing.
Call Number: Y FIC SMITH
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17 and Gone

17 & Gone


Author: Suma, Nova Rena
Seventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.
Call Number: Y FIC SUMA
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The Last Days: a Novel

The Last Days: A Novel


Author: Westerfeld, Scott
As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.
Call Number: Y PBK WESTERFE
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Peeps: a Novel

Peeps: a Novel


Author: Westerfeld, Scott
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
Call Number: Y PBK WESTERFE
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The Monstrumologist

The Monstrumologist


Author: Yancey, Richard
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
Call Number: Y FIC YANCEY
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The Final Descent

The Final Descent


Author: Yancey, Richard
When Dr. Warthrop begins to doubt fourteen-year-old Will Henry's loyalty, he sets him against one of the most horrific creatures in the Monstrumarium unaware that Will's life and his own fate will lie in the balance.
Call Number: Y FIC YANCEY
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Paper Valentine

Paper Valentine


Author: Yovanoff, Brenna
Followed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.
Call Number: Y FIC YOVANOFF
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