Poor Zack Jennings is haunted. Here are 15 books to read this month to help you start a conversation and endthestigma. This thing did not remember its own, Evan was sure of it. Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes. Best Young Adult Horror Books. I have an inside joke with a friend of mine where if I could be any category of literature I have dorky friends, OK? Thus far, our shelves have taken us all sorts of places this year.
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It was as if a band you had never heard of released a box set instead of a first album. Years later, Merry begins to dig up the past, leading to what our reviewer Jason Heller calls a "bloodcurdling revelation Children of the Corn meets Romeo and Juliet in this horrific tale of forbidden romance. Through all of this she is drawn to Dane, a boy she is forbidden to love, and as the quaint but murderous town prepares for a centuries old ceremony, Ash needs to save her mother before the unthinkable happens. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Imago Sequence is a great read if mere noir isn't dark enough for you, and it has a peculiar humor all its own — Lovecraft's Great Old Ones become, in Barron's world, crotchety but plenty scary old people.
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AM abruptly gets tired of the war, ends it by triggering a mass genocide and spends the next century or so working out its hatred of humanity by torturing the last five remaining humans — but not letting them die. Learning the best ways to yank gold fillings out of corpses and how to remove their rings, the two learn to love and appreciate each other while going facedown into rat nests and cracking open coffins full of liquefying corpse-meat. It pulls off that impossible trick of getting us to side with people we have no business siding with, and then it punishes us for our complicity, it punishes us for leering, it leaves us feeling dirty and compromised. Welcome to the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day. Or is she just losing her mind? Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva.
As other book trends come and go, horror is a trusty genre, and one that — judging from some of the classics listed here — holds up over time. She has a few other secrets, too, but we'll let you find those out on your own. Inspired by actual oral histories of World War II, Max Brooks' zombie-apocalypse novel chronicles a world on the brink of collapse after a zombie plague. It is never fully explained where the monster comes from, and that just adds to the atmosphere of the tale. Everlost and The Forest of Hands and Teeth need their characters to question their leaders and the rules of the world around them, begging their readers to do the same. When year-old Itzy Nash learns she's going to spend her summer in the fancy and exclusive Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, she thinks she's going to spend all of her time with the rich and famous.