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11 Must-Read Horror & Thriller Books That Will Give You a Good Scare This Halloween

11 Must-Read Horror & Thriller Books That Will Give You a Good Scare This Halloween

Read on, if you dare.

Before we go on and bring out all the Christmas decors in full swing, it’s time to make way for the spooky season. Whether or not you’re a fan of ghosts, monsters, demons, and heart-stopping plot twists, horror can be a satisfying genre: a literary world filled with the spooks from the supernatural to the frighteningly real.

You can also get 10% off on D-Coded titles when you purchase from our Spooktober Collection from October 30-31.

From folktales, disturbingly creepy stalkers, to hair-raising slasher stories, check out these killer horror and thriller books which feature all the fright and chills that will make you stay up all night.

You by Caroline Kepnes

Joe Goldberg becomes obsessed with Guinevere Beck, stalks and studies her public Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts: grooming himself to be the “perfect” man. Then, Joe invisibly takes control of Beck’s life, moving from stalker to boyfriend all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age.

Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

Cassidy Pratt started a fire that killed her neighbor when she was a child and Melody Davenport never let her live it down. One day, Melody goes missing. While Cassidy might have wanted to do something with it, she clearly wasn’t behind the plot. And then she gets a chilling text from an unknown number: “I’m so glad we’re in this together.”

Little Creeping Things is a solid YA thriller that offers twists and turns alongside themes like teenage angst, romance, and mystery.

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

After receiving an invitation by a mystery relative, Olivia moves from the orphanage to a far away manor, Gallant. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

An eerie story about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both, Gallant  is a standalone saga that will capture the readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Garth Nix. 

Pre-order a copy of Gallant by V.E. Schwab on Fully Booked Online. 

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins

Best friends Neena and Josie have one last chance together before they go to college. Before they face a two thousand-mile separation, they take a three-day hike deep into the woods. Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare; and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways.

A tense story filled with moments that will leave readers shuddering, The Woods Are Always Watching offers a short, but satisfying horror story. 

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Cut off from the outside world, the story follows 10 strangers who receive a solitary mansion in a secluded island. The group arrives in Britain’s Devon Coast, only to find that darkness awaits them. As people start to mysteriously die, the members of the group realize there is a killer among them.

And Then There Were None will scarcely offer readers any comfort, just pure harrowing nightmares from one of the best mystery, crime, and horror novelists of all time.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Avery Grambs’ fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves her virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into the sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House. With other family members trying to discredit Avery, she has to play the game herself just to survive. 

Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, The Inheritance Games is perfect for readers who enjoy puzzles, riddles, and codes with a hint of suspense.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

An anonymous texter, Aces, brings two students' dark secrets to light.  Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn't afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power.  Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they're planning much more than a high school game.

Ace of Spades is an incendiary and utterly compelling thriller with a shocking twist that delves deep into the heart of institutionalized racism, from an exceptional new YA voice. 

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Stephen King’s “scariest” novel (according to a lot of readers and the author himself) Pet Sematary follows a grieving father who faces a tragedy and discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

Haunting and horrifying, Pet Sematary talks about loss and grief and blood-chilling truths that teach the protagonists that sometimes: dead is better. 

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada heads to High Place to save her cousin from a mysterious doom. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she discovers many secrets and unearths stories of violence and madness.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The story follows four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter but Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Aside from the horror it presents, its superb prose also makes it worthy of a discerning reader.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

All the Scary Stories in one book! These stories are some of the most terrifying tales of horror, revenge, and supernatural events of all time, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and featuring the classic artwork by Stephen Gammell.

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