Thursday, October 7, 2010


October is a month of pumpkins, hot-cider, candy, and mischief. Prepare yourself for this Halloween by reading horrifying, fantastical, blood-pumping stories from our Teen Zone.

All Hallows Eve: Thirteen Stories
Vivian Vande Velde.

Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.

Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl.

In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Carrie Ryan

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

Amber Kizer

On her sixteenth birthday, Meridian is whisked off to her great-aunt's home in Revelation, Colorado, where she learns that she is a Fenestra, the half-human, half-angel link between the living and the dead, and must learn to help human souls to the afterlife before the dark forces reach them.

Token of Darkness
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

After Cooper Blake wakes from a serious car accident to find himself in the company of an attractive, tormented ghost, he keeps his visions to himself until he discovers that two of his peers also hide supernatural abilities.

Robert Liparulo

With their mother still missing after going through a Civil War time portal in their spooky house, and their father in jail under a false accusation, Xander, David and their younger sister continue to try to bring her back, now with the help of an elderly relative who has turned up unexpectedly.

Being Dead: Stories
Vivian Vande Velde

Seven supernatural stories, all having something to do with death.

The Black Tattoo
Sam Enthoven

When his best friend, Charlie, is possessed by an ancient demon, fourteen-year-old Jack, accompanied by a girl with superhuman powers, battles all over London and into Hell to save him.

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean.

An orphaned boy is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Hauntings, and other tales of danger, love, and sometimes loss
Betsy Hearne

Fifteen stories of death and hauntings, set in the past, the present, and the afterlife.

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