Beware -- these books are scary. Feel free to read them at night, in the dark, with a flashlight -- but only if you never want to sleep again.
Arsenault, Emily     
The leaf reader
Outsider Marnie begins reading tea leaves for fun, but when basketball star Matt asks for a reading related to his friend who disappeared, Marnie's readings begin to seem real--and potentially dangerous.


Bray, Libba     
Before the devil breaks you : a Diviners novel
After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward's Island, far from the city's bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten--ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them face-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they've ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation--a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.--Provided by Publisher.


Byrne, Elizabeth     
The grave keepers
In a society obsessed with grave keeping, two teenaged sisters, whose parents own a small-town cemetery in upstate New York, must deal with the world outside their insular family.


Cook, Eileen     
The hanging girl
When a seemingly harmless prank turns deadly, seventeen-year-old Skye Thorn realizes the people she's involved with are willing to kill to get what they want, she must discover their true identities before it's too late.


Cosimano, Elle     
The suffering tree
"A troubled girl literally unearths the past after receiving a mysterious inheritance--but someone else wants it to stay buried"--|cProvided by publisher.


Maniscalco, Kerri     
Hunting Prince Dracula
Following the horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with Thomas Cresswell she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine. When blood-soaked discoveries taint the halls of the school's forbidding castle, Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the murders. Are they the work of Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend? Or a copycat killer?


Monahan, Hillary     
The hollow girl
Bethan, apprentice to a Welsh Roma witch, is harrassed by the son of the clan's chieftain and then, after a brutal assault against her and a friend, must collect grisly objects to save her friend's life.


Murphy, Emily Bain     
The disappearances
Every seven years, an important thing, like scent, disappears from the town of Sterling and Aila, sixteen, is determined to find the cause and how her recently-deceased mother was involved.


Oakes, Cory Putman     
Witchtown


Parker, S M     
The rattled bones
After her father's death, Rilla Brae puts off thoughts of college to take over his lobstering business, while helping an archaeology student excavate nearby Malaga, an uninhabited island with a ghost that beckons her.


Perkins, Stephanie     
There's someone inside your house : a novel
It's been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she's still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii. Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.


Plum, Amy     
Dream fall
Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn't get any worse... but she was terribly wrong. Soon after the experiment begins, there's a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they'd rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can't find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.


Roux, Madeleine     
House of furies
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house's mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?


Sirowy, Alexandra     
First we were IV


Vega, Danielle     
The Merciless III : origins of evil
"Brooklyn knows that there's no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it means doing something bad. Her parents and friends assure her the call was probably a prank -- but Brooklyn has always had a tendency to take over, whether someone has asked for help or not. She discovers the call came from Christ First Church and finds herself plunged into the cultish community of its youth group. She's especially drawn to Gavin, the angelic yet tortured pastor's son. Torn between an unstoppable attraction to Gavin and her obsession with the truth, Brooklyn is forced to make a devastating choice to rid Christ Church of evil once and for all... but the devil has plans for Brooklyn's soul."


Winters, Cat     
Odd & true
Told from separate viewpoints, Odette returns in 1909 after a two-year absence, promising to rescue her disabled sister, Tru, from the monsters they were taught to believe in.


  December 2017