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9 scary books we can't stop reading

Grab a flashlight, girlies. You’re in for a major scare-fest with these spooky reads. From ghosts to vampires, you’ll be in the supernatural seasonal spirit in no time. We’ve picked nine creepers that are sure to send chills down your spine. 

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    Admit it, you used to read Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark by Alvin Schwartz at sleepovers with your besties and scream at all the terrifying pictures. Of course, you’d also howl with laughter at the ridiculous ghost and ghoul shenanigans. What else would be better to read on Halloween?

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    Coraline dreams of a better life, and she finds one in Other World. She loves it there, but soon learns everything is too good to be true. With black cats, missing parents, and buttons for eyes, you’re in for a bone-chillin’ read with Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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    One night, Susie Salmon is kidnapped and murdered by her neighbor. She leaves her family in shambles and has to watch them pull their lives back together, slowly and painfully. On the journey to healing, Susie’s family and friends have brushes with the spirit world and beyond in The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

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    Headed to San Francisco for the summer, Gilda quickly learns of her aunt’s suicide and strives to untangle the mystery surrounding the ghostly encounters happening in her summer home. Hold on to your blankie because Gilda Joyce: Psychic Detective by Jennifer Allison is super spooktacular. 

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    Jacob visits an abandoned island and meets a group of kids—who died decades ago. He discovers a monster is trailing him, but he’s the only one who can see it! Can Jacob get back to safety before it’s too late? Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Neil Gaiman gives creepy a whole new meaning.

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    Alexis’ li’l sis is possessed by demons and is headed towards danger. Can Alexis save her from the haunt, or will she lose her sister forever? With ghosts, romance and mystery, Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender is just the scare you need to get you ready for Halloween. 

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    It’s already your must-watch TV show, so make it the book you can’t put down. The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith inspired the hit CW show and has 12 installments about the vamptastic ventures of Elena and Stefan. 

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    Kennedy’s mom suddenly dies, and soon meets twin cuties who help her unravel the secrets surrounding a mysterious society created to fight the deadly spirits haunting our world. Up-and-coming Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia keeps you on the edge of your seat with her newly released Unbreakable

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    Elle has been moving around all her life, but this town is different. News of a serial killer spreads around her school and Elle soon finds out his next target: her. Soon, she learns she’s been lied to all her life. Will she be able to uncover the truth before it’s too late? Read Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey to find out. 

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by Kelly Myslinski | 2/1/2016
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