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Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with spooks and scares!! Just in time to get you ready for Halloween, these books are filled with zombies, ghosts, spirits, unexplained happenings, and other spooky creatures that may have you reading with the lights turned on (I dare you to read with the lights turned off and just a flashlight). These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yascary as well as on Libby and Hoopla. Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland--The dead begin to walk battlegrounds during the Civil War, changing the face of America forever. Now, certain children are enrolled in combat schools where they are taught to destroy the dead. In one such school, Jane, an African American girl, just wants to return to her home in Kentucky after she graduates. But when families in Baltimore County start going missing, Jane is caught up in a conspiracy that pits her against wealthy Eastern elites who want to return America to it's pre-Civil War glory at any cost.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey--While working under Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, a scientist dedicated to the study of monsters, Will Henry has seen many a strange occurrence. When a grave robber suddenly shows up one night, claiming to have found a gruesome discovery, Will and Dr. Warthrop are tossed into their strangest case yet.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry--Benny Imura lives in Mountainside, a safe haven in a world where zombies have taken over civilization. Now that he is 15, he must find a job or have his food rations cut, so Benny reluctantly agrees to join his older brother Tom hunting for zombies. Benny blames Tom for their parents' deaths and sees him as a coward, even if the town thinks Tom is a champion zombie hunter. As Benny and Tom venture out into the zombie-infested forest, Benny discovers he was wrong about many things.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll--If you want to be in a state of continual terror, this collection of five twisted, graphic stories is for you. All the elements of classic fairy tales are here—red hoods and cloaks, a girl in danger, journeys through dark woods, a little bit of magic—but in each one, somewhere along the way, things go very wrong.
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux--After running away from a harsh English boarding school in 1809, seventeen-year-old Louisa finds a job working as a maid at Coldthistle House--a mysterious boarding house where the guests unwittingly await judgment for their sins. When a young man named Lee comes to the house, Louisa is as taken with him as he is with her. And she becomes determined to save him from a grisly fate she's certain he doesn't deserve.
Shutter by Courtney Alameda--Seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing is a tetrachcromat, able to see ghosts in color and capture them on film, but when a routine hunt goes awry, Micheline is infected with a curse known as a soulchain and if she is unable to exorcise the entity in seven days, she will be destroyed, body and soul.