Doll Bones

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by Holly Black
Margaret K. McElderry Books, $14.27 HC
YA fiction, horror, Ages 9-12

An old china doll is inhabited by the ghost of its former owner.

2014 Newberry Medal Honor Book

Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Book Award in Children’s Literature 

The spider ring

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by Andrew Harwell
Scholastic, $11.83
Middle-grade fiction, contemporary, light horror/mystery, Ages 8-12

Maria discovers her grandmothers ring is more then just creepy when spiders start showing up everywhere. Arachnophobia!

The vanishing game

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by Kate Kae Myers
Bloomsbury USA, $11.42 HC, $8.00 PB
YA fiction, horror, Ages 14+

The Seale House is the tragic foster home when Jocelyn used to live with her dead twin Jack. With help from her childhood friend Noah, she begins to uncover the truth about Jack’s death and the company that employed him and Noah.


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by William Ritter
Simon Pulse, $17.99
Middle Grade/Young-YA fiction, mystery, paranormal, historical fiction, Ages 11+

For those who prefer their paranormal toned down with a touch of turn-of-the-century, Sherlockian style alternate-history. Mr. Jackaby is a Sherlockish detective with an eye for the paranormal. Upon arrival to New England, Miss Abigail Rook finds herself a newly hired assistant to Mr. Jackaby, right in the middle of a strange case with unexplainable events.. 

Servants of the storm

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by Delilah Dawson
Simon Pulse, $17.99
YA fiction, horror, contemporary realistic with touch of paranormal, Ages 14+

Okay, I've always been a fan of scary stories, an this one pulled me in, creeped me out, and actually made me want to do nothing but sit and read it. And then, huge cliff-hanger ending! Nooooooooooooo!  I'm so frustrated! Which I guess is good for the book, I'll definitely be getting the sequel. When a hurricane blows in to Georgia, it brings with it much more than rain and floods. 

Paranormal and Horror