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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Horrid

Horrid

Author: Katrina Leno Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie. Following her father's death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor's doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone . . . and more tormented. As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident bad seed, struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane's mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won't reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the storage room her mom has kept locked isn't for storage at all -- it's a little girl's bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears . . . Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more . . . horrid?

The Bone Carver

The Bone Carver

Author: Monique Snyman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Forgotten

Forgotten

Author: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2020

Before he was freed by Neferet, Kalona was imprisoned within the earth for centuries because of the Darkness in his heart. But what happened to the Other World's Kalona? It's as though he's been forgotten, or maybe he never existed at all... In the present, Other Neferet may have left her House of Night, but she has far from given up her goal of immortality and world domination. As she operates in secret to gain access to Old Magick, the new High Priestess, Anastasia Langford, works toward peace and acceptance for the vampyres of the Other World. But just as Other Kevin's broken heart will take time to heal, peace in that world will also take time and work - and not all of the Other World vampyres want peace. After all, why should they return to being shunned by humans, especially when they've had a taste of how it feels to be in power? Meanwhile, Zoey is desperate to help rid the Other World of Neferet once and for all, and not knowing what's going on over there is eating away at her. But, as the Nerd Herd warns, it's far too dangerous to call on Old Magick time and again. As a distraction, she throws herself into her work and attempts to bring the humans and vampyres of Tulsa closer together with the first human-vampyre swim meet in history! It's too bad that something always seems to go wrong whenever the stakes are high. What happens when worlds clash and powers that should be left alone are awakened? Can Other Kevin and his world heal from the wounds Neferet continues to inflict? Can Old Magick ever truly be harnessed and used for good? Or will Darkness extinguish Light and leave our heroes broken, hopeless, and as forgotten as Kalona of the Silver Wings? Don't miss this second to last volume in the House of Night Other World saga!

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys

Author: Aiden Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The Secret of Bosco Bay (Hello Neighbor: Graphic N ovel #1)

The Secret of Bosco Bay (Hello Neighbor: Graphic N ovel #1)

Author: Zac Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The first graphic novel for Hello Neighbor, the hit stealth horror video game, is an exclusive, all-new original story set in the ruins of a theme park in the 1980s! Ever since her older brother disappeared, Jen has been searching for answers. The ruins of Bosco Bay, the theme park where he was last seen, are due to be demolished any day now, but Jen can't let go of the feeling that a clue to her brother's fate still remains there. But Jen's investigation gets complicated when her cousin, Allie, comes to live with her family for the summer. Allie's mom has tasked her with helping Jen come to terms with her brother's disappearance, but soon Allie comes to believe what Jen does: Jen's brother didn't just run away. And the reclusive theme park designer Mr Peterson might just know what happened to him. Don't miss this exclusive, original graphic novel based on the hit stealth horror video game, Hello Neighbor!

Found

Found

Author: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Fog rolls into Tulsa, and with it comes Darkness. Zoey knows that the darkness brings with it an old enemy. The more Zoey uncovers the more she's faced with the certainty that Neferet has returned. Once again the Nerd Herd are going to have to dig deep to save this world. When Other Neferet arrives in Woodward Park to set this world's Neferet free from her grotto prison, she quickly discovers there may be those who sympathize with their cause. And from the ashes two powerful enemies will rise. Will the unlikeliest of allies be powerful enough to defeat their old nemesis, or will two worlds be destroyed and claimed by Darkness? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to the House of Night Other World series!

Molly Thompson and the Crypt of the Blue Moon

Molly Thompson and the Crypt of the Blue Moon

Author: Nick Tomlinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The scariest legends just got scarier! When two journalists are sent to Howlfair to write about the world's scariest town, they want amateur historian Molly to be their guide. But there's something creepy about them - they seem a little too interested in a local legend of a phantom known as the Silentman. And they want Molly to help them find a hidden crypt that was never meant to be opened... A madcap horror adventure with spooky tombs, flying skeletons, a wig-stealing cat and a phantom whose touch spells madness!

Found

Found

Author: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Fog rolls into Tulsa, and with it comes Darkness. Zoey knows that the darkness brings with it an old enemy. The more Zoey uncovers the more she's faced with the certainty that Neferet has returned. Once again the Nerd Herd are going to have to dig deep to save this world. When Other Neferet arrives in Woodward Park to set this world's Neferet free from her grotto prison, she quickly discovers there may be those who sympathize with their cause. And from the ashes two powerful enemies will rise. Will the unlikeliest of allies be powerful enough to defeat their old nemesis, or will two worlds be destroyed and claimed by Darkness? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to the House of Night Other World series!

The Ghost of Gosswater

The Ghost of Gosswater

Author: Lucy Strange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A thrilling Gothic tale from the author of Our Castle by the Sea, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Lady Agatha has been cast out of her ancestral home - the only home she has ever known - by her cruel cousin, Clarence. In a tiny tumbledown cottage, she struggles to adjust to her new life and the stranger who claims to be her real father. And on the shores of Gosswater Lake, the spirit of another young girl will not rest. Could the ghost of Gosswater hold the key to Aggie's true identity?

Monstrous Book Of Monsters

Monstrous Book Of Monsters

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Do you dare delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of Monsters where nothing is as it seems? Dr Thomas Jelly has packed his notebook with nauseating novelties and foul facts to teach readers how to avoid monsters, to spot them in the news or on the street and give us all a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the end, readers learn that Dr Jelly has fallen foul of the infamous book monster - the readers themselves will be lucky to escape the same fate.

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Author: Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Amy Lukavics, Barry Lyga Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Featuring stories from R.L. Stine and Madeleine Roux, this middle grade horror anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling author and master of macabre Jonathan Maberry, is a chilling tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Flesh-hungry ogres? Brains full of spiders? Haunted houses you can't escape? This collection of 35 terrifying stories from the Horror Writers Association has it all, including ghastly illustrations from Iris Compiet that will absolutely chill readers to the bone. So turn off your lamps, click on your flashlights, and prepare-if you dare-to be utterly spooked! The complete list of writers: Linda D. Addison, Courtney Alameda, Jonathan Auxier, Gary A. Braunbeck, Z Brewer, Aric Cushing, John Dixon, Tananarive Due, Jamie Ford, Kami Garcia, Christopher Golden, Tonya Hurley, Catherine Jordan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alethea Kontis, N.R. Lambert, Laurent Linn, Amy Lukavics, Barry Lyga, D.J. MacHale, Josh Malerman, James A. Moore, Michael Northrop, Micol Ostow, Joanna Parypinksi, Brendan Reichs, Madeleine Roux, R.L. Stine, Margaret Stohl, Gaby Triana, Luis Alberto Urrea, Rosario Urrea, Kim Ventrella, Sheri White, T.J. Wooldridge, Brenna Yovanoff

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Author: Phil Hickes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose's disappearance. Now someone...or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline. Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes.