Teen Read Week 2012 – Horror

The Rot & Ruin Series by Jonathan Maberry

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.

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and Matthew Clairmont, an vampire geneticist, are in the center of the battle over an enchanted manuscript when they are unexpectedly sent on a dangerous journey together.

The Gone series by Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have “The Power” and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

Escape From Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

Dead of Winter by Chris Priestly

In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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.

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

When a plane lands at New York’s JFK airport with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather of the CDC investigates what he thinks to be an outbreak of a mysterious disease but instead he finds a parasite that turns its victims into vampires. He calls upon Abraham Setrakian, a Holocaust survivor and former academic, who has seen this before, to help him before the country and then the world falls victim to the strain.

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

John Wayne Cleaver, a teenager who is obsessed with serial killers, lives his life by a strict moral code to avoid becoming a killer himself. When a demon begins stalking John’s town killing in order to survive, John is determined to stop it regardless of the consequences.

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious group home for mentally disturbed teenagers, she soon discovers that neither Lyle House nor its inhabitants are exactly what they seem, and that she and her new friends are in danger.

Everything’s Eventual: Fourteen Dark Tales by Stephen King

A collection of  stories featuring “1408” and “Riding the Bullet.”


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