Be careful what stories you tell around the campfire… they just might come true. While camping in a remote location, Maddie Davenport gathers around the fire with her friends and family to tell scary stories. I love to read great YA horror books. I loved Buffy , Grimm , and Supernatural. If a kid I was babysitting had a solid Goosebumps collection, I was stoked. I enjoy being so frightened by a horror story that I have to fall asleep with all the lights on in the house. Kit and Fancy are the kind of sisters that are also the best of friends. When Fancy discovers a mysterious door to what appears to be another world, their murder spree might just be the beginning. Mackie Doyle is an inhuman replacement and his allergies to iron, blood, and holy ground makes it frustratingly hard for him to live, much less live a normal teenage life.
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Although YA literature was founded in realism, the sub-genres of horror, thriller and paranormal quickly grew in popularity with young readers. What is it about spooky stories that appeal so much to young readers? They easily relate to the protagonists and ask themselves what they would do if they were put in a similar situation. Scary stories allow young readers to face their fears, without ever having to leave the library. In this sense, YA literature and horror stories are a natural pair. The horror genre also connects with young readers on a deeper level. During adolescence, teenagers learn to test boundaries. What are the consequences for breaking rules?
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It's hard to resist the urge to read something spooky in the Fall. Thanks to the chill in the air and the store shelves stocked with ghost-shaped candy, finding yourself in a Halloween frame of mind is inevitable. And when that happens, why not reach for a scary YA book? If you're anything like me, you may find adult horror a bit daunting. There's no doubt that YA horror can be sleep-with-the-lights-on levels of scary, but it's not quite as daunting as say The Exorcist. These scary books aimed at teens are a great way to ease yourself into the horror genre, and they make for quick, deliciously creepy Halloween reads.
Petra Mayer. Who doesn't love a good scary story, something to send a chill across your skin in the middle of summer's heat? And this year, we're celebrating the th birthday of one of the most famous scary stories of all time: Frankenstein — so a few months ago, we asked you to nominate your favorite horror novels and stories, and then we assembled an expert panel of judges to take your nominations and turn them into a final, curated list of spine-tingling favorites for all kinds of readers. Want to scar your children for life?