Young Adult Horror Books

Scary Mary: Volume 1 (The Scary Mary Series)

Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's an outcast. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Caspar, the friendly ghost. But it's not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky "The Hickey" Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make Mary so angry that she uses the ghost to freak out everybody, Cy included. He orders her out, and Mary thinks she's lost whatever chance she had with him. But there's still the ghost to deal with. He's mean, nasty, and possibly homicidal. She has to get rid of him or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.

The Deepest Cut: Volume 1 (The MacKinnon Curse)

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse--that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian. Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the malevolent spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

Abaddon

Tortured and mutilated, the witches of Salem went screaming to their deaths.

For almost 300 years their souls writhed in exquisite agony, helpless to act.

Then the boy came. He was young, trusting...receptive to their boundless hatred; an empty vessel waiting to be filled with the burning poison of their revenge.

Like a plague rat, he carried their contagion from victim to victim, infecting minds, corrupting bodies, and condemning souls to everlasting torment.

Beware his luminous green eyes, for they radiate sickness and death, beware this foul...child of Salem....

Hawthorn Inn (The Catalyst Series: Book #1): Volume 1

Jack Erikson doesn't have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he's unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls. Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn't begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn. Hawthorn Inn is the first in a five novel horror/supernatural thriller series featuring Jack Erikson, a normal teenager with not-so-normal secrets.

Steampanic

A short steampunk-inspired tale of horror.

In an unnamed gaslit city, awash with corruption and vice, the citizens submit to banality and acceptance of their lacklustre lives. A seemingly innocuous event marks the beginning of a long period of terror. A series of bloody incidents which follow, create a perfect climate in which fear can thrive.

Journalist Alfred Hertzfeld, a man dedicated to the truth, is determined to uncover the real reason behind the bizarre hallucinations and subsequent carnage. But as he goes in search of the truth, he begins to wonder whether forces beyond the control of man might be responsible for the horror.

Before the Ashes (Kingdom Come)

Kari's actions will shake the world as she knows it... and there's nothing she will be able to do to fix the error of her ways.

Kari is nobody special. She's a high school spirit enthusiast, an aspiring Homecoming Queen, and a--almost--straight C-student who benefits from tutoring sessions with the antisocial, actual Homecoming Queen, Julia White. Kari's a pleaser, and she'll deny herself anything if it means making someone else happier, and that includes Julia. So, if that means studying to get a good grade on her math test, then that's what she's bound and determined to do.

Yes, Kari's just another senior at Shady Creek High School... until shadows creep to cover the land around her renovated farmhouse one autumn evening. It's a night she won't remember, but its impact will shake the world as she knows it. Because in those shadows hides a powerful, conspiring demon with big plans for her.

And one day soon, he'll order her to put those evil plans into play. Just this once, she needed to say no. She needed to deny someone--no, something--what he was asking for. Because, by summer, nobody will be safe. Especially not Julia. And acing a math test won't fix the error of Kari's ways. Nothing will.

Before the Ashes is a Kingdom Come Series Short Story, a prequel to When Ash Rains Down.

After you read this short story, sign up for my newsletter to receive When Ash Rains Down FREE! Just copy and paste this link! BookHip.com/QTPNMM

"Sweet with a menacing touch at the end." ~ Vera, Amazon Reviewer

"Perfect Prequel for the Kingdom Come series. I absolutely look forward to reading more. I highly recommend this series!" ~ Kimi, Amazon Reviewer

Turn Her Face to the Wall (Free short story)

Turn Her Face to the Wall is a free short story so chilling, it is sure to leave your blood running cold. From William Hussey, author of the electrifying Haunted, and the terrifying Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide - read the first chapters of both books for free, as part of this eBook offering.

Dark Arts

Maxwell, a guitarist whose band is coming off the road under discouraging circumstances, has come to a crossroad. The minimal success his band, Road Craft, has had is being smothered by an era where bars are becoming discos, and live entertainment is being replaced by larger dance floors. They scored a small record deal years before, but the excitement has cooled, and they never got much radio play. The only hope he has of financing his future rests in a book he hunted down using contacts and skills he learned from his father, who was an expert at acquiring rare occult objects. Max is not a believer in mysticism, but he knows what he has was hard to get, and should be worth thousands. When he's told it's too hot to sell, his dreams are crushed, and his wallet is left empty. He'll have to tell his band mates that his plan has fallen through, and they have come to the end of the road. The members of Road Craft are set to return home during a Pagan summer festival called The Gathering, where hundreds of people gather to celebrate music, nature, and each other. The Gathering also puts him nose to nose with Miranda, a woman Maxwell knew when they were children, a veteran of the New York Rock scene and his equal. He doesn't know it yet, but this is the event that will make him a believer in the occult, and he will have some choices to make. All the while, there are people who know he has the book, and they are determined to twist the knowledge it contains to a terrible purpose, to break the circle of life, making resurrections possible, to open the door between the living and the dead just enough to embrace forbidden power. Their selfish intent would disrupt the natural order enough to change the world, and not for the better. Maxwell's music career is about to be the least of his worries.

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween (Mystery Underground)

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND

ZOMBIE KING AND OTHER SCARY SHORT STORIES

By Charles David Clasman and David Anthony

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories is an 8-story introduction to the chilling spooky book series Mystery Underground. Four additional Mystery Underground books are available, each comprised of thirteen scary stories set in thirteen spooky situations with thirteen different dangers.

Every Mystery Underground book is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read on Halloween, in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight. Read a scare ... if you dare!

Also Available:

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: UNDEAD UPRISING

When the Dead Walk, It's Time to Run

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: CALIFORNIA CREATURES

Beware the Glitter of the Golden State

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: FRIGHTENING FLORIDA

Fear Strikes Florida When the Sunshine State Goes Dark

MYSTERY UNDERGROUND: MICHIGAN MONSTERS

Dive into Terror in the Great Lakes State

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories includes the following eight terrifying tales:

#1: ZOMBIE KING

Bryce doesn't want to dress up as something silly for Halloween. He wants to be a zombie. He even calls himself the Zombie King. Does he get his wish in the graveyard on a haunted foggy night?

#2: GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD

Beneath the eerie glow of the Harvest Moon, Noah and his friends sneak into the cemetery for a game of Ghost in the Graveyard. While getting in is a challenge, getting out may be impossible.

#3: SECRET OF THE SINKHOLE

Brady, Calvin, and Troy discover a sinkhole in a Florida orange grove. There are police cars and flashing lights all around, but no other people. When they climb into the hole, the boys discover the frightening truth about how--and what--causes sinkholes to form.

#4: TAR PIT TERROR

The fossils of many prehistoric animals--from dire wolves to mastodons--have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. When Liam and Charlotte discover a saber-toothed cat's paw, they realize that not all fossils want to be found.

#5: HAPPY HAIRY BIRTHDAY

It's Cody Wolf's birthday and a party waits for him. To get there, he takes a dangerous short cut. Halfway along, a snarling werewolf appears in his path. Cody runs but the werewolf pursues. The chase in on!

#6: DEEP GREEN SEA

Emma and her family return wearily home after a hurricane. The devastation left behind looks like a zombie apocalypse. But are zombies the scariest things that can rise from the ruin?

#7: NO. 13 PENCIL

Jackson is an amazing artist. His drawings of monsters, beasts, and witches are realistic and terrifying.

What happens when the creatures come to life?

#8: SLEEPING BEAR DOOM

Many legends surround the majestic and mysterious Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. What caused the dunes to form? Why do they continue to grow year after year? Are the dunes really devouring the surrounding land like a ravenous beast? Caleb and Katie wonder many things as they begin to climb. Will the answers they find allow them to escape?

Chosen: Ghost Academy (YA paranormal adventure, book 1)

Enrolment at Ghost Academy is now open; where death is just the beginning of life.

Behind the doors of Ghost Academy, four recently deceased teenagers discover there's more learning to do, lives to save and life (or death) decisions to be made.

Lauren has a murder to solve; her own.

Alex and Esmee struggle to overcome the standards set for them whilst alive as they discover love is no easy ride when you're a ghost.

Charlie must face up to an all consuming addiction, or lose everything he has just been given.

Offered a second chance at the Ghost Academy, Lauren, Alex, Esmee and Charlie battle against Deviant ghosts, hunters intent on catching a ghost of their own, and their own internal struggles.

Will this new life finally be the death of them?

Chosen, Book 1 in the Ghost Academy series features ghosts, action, mystery and just a hint of romance.

Ghost Academy series categories:

- Teen and YA Fantasy Series

- Paranormal Books for Teens and Young Adults

- Teen and YA paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Coming of Age Series

- Magic School Series

- Young Adult paranormal and Fantasy Book

- Teen and YA Romance Ghosts

Malice in Wonderland #1: Alice the Assassin

It's a lot easier to be ruthless when you're heartless. . . The truth is not what you were led to believe. Alice never left Wonderland. It wasn't all "just a dream." It's a nightmare. A nightmare she can't escape, where formerly pleasant characters throw her unhappy unbirthday parties to torment her, while others like to make her cry so they can lick her tears. But one day after years of this unpleasantness, she loses her heart. Literally. Well, technically someone steals it. And she has to get it back. By any means necessary. And it's a lot easier to be ruthless now that she's heartless. She will have her heart returned to her even if she has to kill all the citizens of Wonderland one by one... By the author of The Poniworld Chronicles and SinEaster.

Wychetts

"Dear Mum, we have just moved into our new house, although there's nothing much new about it. It's called Wychetts and is falling to bits. There's no electricity, so I'm having to write this by candlelight. Even worse, I've got to share a room with HIM." Old and crumbling it might be, but the derelict cottage contains an amazing secret: an ancient magic power that enables Bryony and her hated stepbrother Edwin to make their wishes come true! But the children soon discover there are things that even magic cannot fix; and when their plans to rid themselves of each other go wrong, Bryony and Edwin must work together to save Wychetts, and the world, from the clutches of the evil Shadow Clan... Rich in magic, mystery and humour, the Wychetts series of books are stories for 9-12 year olds which adults will also enjoy. Wychetts (pronounced "Witch-etts") is an ancient timber framed cottage which, although derelict and crumbling, contains an amazing magic power that is awoken accidentally by Bryony and her stepbrother Edwin. On discovering their new-found powers, the children embark upon a series of incredible adventures that will change their lives forever!

Darkness Blooms

"Rooted in blood, darkness blooms..." When Sylvia receives a call from her grandmother telling her that her grandfather has disappeared, she returns home for the first time in years. She finds something that she could not have expected. Something her grandfather was growing in his greenhouse. "Something that's not from here."