Book Reviews

age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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 14+
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
age 15+
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(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 14+
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)

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