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Night Terrors for Teens: Don't Read These in the Dark!

Anderson, M.T. Thirsty. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while struggling to remain human.

Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia. In the Forests of the Night. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1864 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.

Carmody, Isabel. The Gathering. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
When fifteen-year-old Nathanial moves to a sinister town that has been bruised by an ancient evil, he finds himself one of those Chosen to fight the cycle of darkness.

Duncan, Lois. I Know What You Did Last Summer. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

Gaiman, Neil. Coraline. - Libraries: Godeke, Groves
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Hahn, Mary Downing. Look for Me by Moonlight. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
While staying at the reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her father and pregnant stepmother, Cynda feels isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in the attentions of a mysterious guest.

Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
As the pack settles into a Maryland suburb, Vivian suffers from the loss of her father, falls in love with a "meat-boy," and allows herself to dream of letting him see her as she really is.

Klause, Annette Curtis. The Silver Kiss. - Libraries: Mahon, Patterson
Zoe is grieving for her dying mother when she meets Simon, a vampire looking for revenge for the murder of his brother. They discover they can help each other in ways they never thought possible.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Jade Green. - Libraries: Mahon, Patterson, Groves
While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

Pullman, Philip. Clockwork, or All Wound Up. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke
A desperate apprentice clockmaker, an out-of-control writer, an innkeeper’s daughter, Prince Florian, Sir Ironsoul and perhaps even the Devil himself are all brought together by the workings of a clock in this sinister tale of a small German town of long ago.

Sleator, William. Beasties. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson
Is someone you know suddenly missing an ear? An eye? Perhaps this book will tell you where to find them.

Sleator, William. House of Stairs. - Libraries: Patterson, Groves
Five sixteen-year-old orphans are moved from their state institutions to the house of stairs. They soon realize they are the guinea pigs in a torturous psychological experiment.

Thompson, Kate. Switchers. - Library: Mahon
When freakish weather grips the Arctic regions and moves southward, an Irish girl and her strange companion save the world from disaster through their ability to switch into animal forms.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Companions of the Night. - Library: Mahon
A return trip to the laundromat to retrieve her younger brother’s lost teddy bear, suddenly involves Kerry with a mysterious and exciting young man.

Westall, Robert. The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Soon after steeplejack Joe Clarke begins work on one of the spires of Muncaster's medieval cathedral, terrible things start to happen and Joe realizes there is a malevolent force connected to the spire's gargoyle.

Zindel, Paul. The Doom Stone. - Libraries: Godeke, Patterson
A skull-faced creature is on the rampage killing innocent people in and around Stonehenge. Not only does the monster kill, but it also keeps some victims alive and controls their minds. Jackson, age 15, must fight the monster when the archaeologist aunt he is visiting at Stonehenge becomes one of the victims.

Zindel, Paul. Loch: A Novel. - Libraries: Mahon, Groves
Fifteen-year-old Loch and his younger sister join their father on a scientific expedition searching for enormous prehistoric creatures sighted in a Vermont lake, but soon discover that the expedition's leaders aren't interested in preserving the creatures.


Shan, Darren. The Saga of Darren Shan. Various libraries.
Beginning with Cirque du Freak, Darren Shan finds himself turning into a vampire.

Short Stories

Don't Read This!: And Other Tales of the Unnatural. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson
An international collection of ghost stories and spooky tales by such authors as Susan Cooper, Roberto Piumini and Bjarne Reuter.

Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance. - Library: Mahon
A spirited collection of eleven short stories about ghosts, time warps, and mysterious murders celebrates Twilight Zone territory and the scary unknown.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Being Dead. - Library: Godeke
Seven supernatural stories, all having something to do with death.