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The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
Call Number: F RYA
ISBN: 9780385736824
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Call Number: F BRA
ISBN: 9780575083066
Publication Date: 1962
It's the week before Hallowe'en, and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled . . . And as two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival's smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will also discover the true price of innermost wishes . . .

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Horowitz Horror - Anthony Horowitz
Call Number: F HOR
ISBN: 9781408329382
Publication Date: 2000
Welcome to a strange and twisted world where the spooky, the shocking, and the positively petrifying are lurking just out of sight. A bus ride home turns into your worst nightmare. A quaint country cottage has a grisly secret. A man returns from holiday with bubbling skin and bloodshot eyes. Horowitz Horror. It's all around you. Alive. Waiting. Enter if you dare.

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Ghost house - Alexandra Adornetto
Call Number: F ADO
ISBN: 9780732299330
Publication Date: 2014
In the spirit of the Halo trilogy, this series from international best-selling author Alexandra Adornetto is guaranteed to be another hit from the talented young author who understands her audience like no other. After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her. To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own Ages:13+

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Rabbits in the garden - Jessica McHugh
Call Number: F MCH
Publication Date: 2011
Horror story
At twelve years old, Avery Norton had everything: a boyfriend who was also her best friend, the entirety of Martha's Vineyard as her playground, and her very own garden, by thirteen it was all over.



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Killer instinct - Caroline Cooney
Call Number: F COO
ISBN: 9781407111490
Publication Date: 2009
Holly and her friends are looking for excitement - a night to end all nights. When they break in to a mysterious, dark house, the don't expect the owner to be a vampire. But he promises that they can leave, unharmed - all expect one that is. One of them must stay and forever be the vampire's. How will they decide who it should be?

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Evil Genius - Catherine Jinx
Call Number: F JIN
ISBN: 1741144590
Publication Date: 2005
he story begins when a young boy named Cadel Piggot is taken to a psychologist due to the fact that he is brilliant with computers and has an IQ that greatly exceeds that of an above average adult man and also due to the fact that he has been hacking into high-security networks.[1] His morality has significant consequences for those around him, and ultimately his use of his intellect destroys his surroundings until, he is saved by a moral code instilled in him by his relationship with a girl named Sonja Pirovic, who has cerebral palsy whose IQ seems to match him.

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Envy - Gregg Olsen
Call Number: F OLS
ISBN: 9781402789571
Publication Date: 2011
Murder is such a dirty word... New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with Empty Coffin , a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories...with a paranormal touch. Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka "Empty Coffin"), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic "twin-sense" to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits. Envy , the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined. Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

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The edge of the water - Elizabeth George
Call Number: F GEO
ISBN: 9781444720013
Publication Date: 2014
The second novel in Elizabeth George's YA series, which combines her trademark flair for mystery and suspense with the paranormal. A mysterious girl who won t speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin... strange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Becca has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can t be allowed to know her whereabouts. As the secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers, and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.

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Slide - Jill Hathaway  Icon  Icon
ISBN: 9780007446384
Publication Date: 2012
Vee Bell is certain of one unshakeable truth. Sophie was murdered. But how can she prove it? Everyone thinks Vee is narcoleptic, but her secret condition is far more terrifying. When Vee passes out she slides into other people's minds and can see the world through their eyes. It's been happening for long enough that she thinks she's gotten a handle on it. But nothing prepares her for sliding into someone holding a bloody knife, standing over someone's body. Vee wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? She can't bring herself to tell her best friend, let alone the police. But when someone else ends up dead, Vee knows she must find a way to unmask the killer before they strike again. Slide is a killer read written with a brilliant and super-slick style that will leave you breathless.



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Graveyard book - Neil Gaiman
Call Number: F GAI
ISBN: 9780060530921
Publication Date: 2008
In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.


The Graveyard book


Gold Reads

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the 13 best horror stories of all time
Call Number: F THI
Publication Date: 2002
The stories that comprise this collection will surprise the reader even after numerous readings. They reflect innermost fears and head for spaces where reality is blurred by imagination, where insanity and madness are shrouded in mystery and where humanity is haunted by repressed passion and obsession.

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Razorhurst - Justine Larbalestier
Call Number: F LAR
ISBN: 9781743319437
Publication Date: 2014
The setting: 1932, Razorhurst. Two competing mob bosses - Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson - have reached a fragile peace. Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment. Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson's 'best girl'. She knows the highs and lows of life, but she doesn't know what this day has in store for her. When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna's latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie's new protector. But Dymphna's life is in danger too and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy's ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living. Gloriana Nelson's kingdom is crumbling and Mr Davidson is determined to have all of Razorhurst - including Dymphna.


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