Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 9+
 
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
age 15+
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
age 12+
 
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
age 9+
 
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 17+
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
age 10+
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)