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Coming-of-Age Horror Books: A Master List

These quintessential books capture the unique tension and nostalgia of youth.

Ghost Summer, a coming of age horror book
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The Spell of the Sorcerers Skull by John Bellairs

The Quintessentials.

Can’t Miss List.

Boys in the Valley by Philip Fracassi

Boys in the Valley

By Philip Fracassi

Boys in the Valley by Philip Fracassi
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Ghost Summer

By Tananarive Due

Hearts Strange and Dreadful by Tim McGregor

Hearts Strange and Dreadful

By Tim McGregor

December Park

December Park

By Ronald Malfi

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Mapping the Interior

By Stephen Graham Jones

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The Troop

By Nick Cutter

Knock Knock by SP Miskowski

Knock Knock

By S. P. Miskowski

Wormwood by Chad Lutske


By Chad Lutzke and Tim Meyer

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The Dead Girls Club

By Damien Angelica Walters

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My Best Friend's Exorcism

By Grady Hendrix

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

By Paul Tremblay

Jedi Summer by John Boden

Jedi Summer

By John Boden

Of Foster Homes and Flies by Chad Lutske

Of Foster Homes and Flies

By Chad Lutzke

A House at the Bottom of a Lake Josh Malerman

A House at the Bottom of a Lake

By Josh Malerman

Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Dear Laura

By Gemma Amor

summer horror novels

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

By Craig Davidson

Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester

Such a Pretty Smile

By Kristi Demeester

scary books to read this october

Clown in a Cornfield

By Adam Cesare

scariest books of 2016

Children of the Dark

By Jonathan Janz

In the Scrape by James Newman and Mark Steensland

In the Scrape

By Mark Steensland and James Newman

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The Year of the Witching

By Alexis Henderson

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

By Kiersten White

Seeing Things by Sonora Taylor

Seeing Things

By Sonora Taylor

The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry

The Ghost Tree

By Christina Henry

The Bone Weavers Orchard by Sarah Read

The Bone-Weaver's Orchard

By Sarah Read

The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The Devil Crept In

By Ania Ahlborn

Plague of Gulls by Stephen Gregory

A Plague of Gulls

By Stephen Gregory