Book Reviews

age 12+
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
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age 14+
Intense horror thriller might go too far for some readers.
By Dawn Kurtagich
(2015)
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age 14+
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
age 8+
Spine-tingling fun for young horror fans.
By Jason Strange
(2012)
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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age 16+
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
age 14+
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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age 14+
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
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age 12+
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 16+
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 15+
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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age 14+
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
age 14+
Ambivalent take on teen who commits murders.
By Bonnie Shimko
(2013)

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