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The Heavens Rise Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
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Sanctum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
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Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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The Bone Season Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(2013)
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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Anna Dressed in Blood Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hip, gory teen ghost hunter story delivers on its title.
By Kendare Blake
(2011)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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The End Games Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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The Madman's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
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Conquest: The Chronicle of the Invaders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
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Her Dark Curiosity: The Madman's Daughter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Horror-heavy sequel adds Jekyll and Hyde homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2014)
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The Girl from the Well Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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A Cold Legacy: The Madman's Daughter, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
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Shutter Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
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Alive: The Generations Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps you guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
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What the Dead Want Book Poster Image
age 14+
Creepy ghost story connects history and horror.
By Norah Olson
(2016)
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.
By Kerri Maniscalco
(2016)
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