When I think of October I think of corn mazes, carving pumpkins, and scary stories. You never know what monsters are lurking in the night, especially on Halloween. Here are a few books that will help you get your scare on.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat; someone who is able to see ghosts in color and capture them on film. When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and her team of hunters are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. If she doesn’t does kill the monster and exorcise her teams’ entities in seven days, they all are dead. And this monster is something out of your worst nightmare.
Amity by Micol Ostow
Can a house be evil? Connor and Gwen know that it can. Two families, separated by 10 years, both move into Amity. Once they do, the house will not let them leave. Connor's vivid nightmares haunt him even in the daylight. Gwen, brought to Amity by her family to recover from her mental breakdown, senses the danger her family is in, but can't get them to believe her. Inspired by the true crime story, Amity is sure to leave you wondering what is hiding in the basement.
Asylum by Madeliene Roux
Three teens get accepted into a summer program for gifted students. They arrive to find that the dorm housing has been closed, so they are forced to stay in in the broken down old dorms-formerly a psychiatric hospital. It is the chance of a lifetime, but some secrets refuse to stay buried.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
When does a man become the very thing he hunts? In 1888 New England, monster-hunting doctor Pellinore Warthrop and his apprentice Will Henry encounter an Anthropophagus -- a headless, supposedly extinct monster that has teeth in its belly and feeds on humans -- and the two of them must track and kill an entire pod of the beasts. This book will it will transport you to the Victorian age...and scare your trousers off.
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Check out our “Undead and Well-Read” display this month in the teen lounge!