Multcolib Teen Picks: Dark Tales

Annotation:Three heroes from three different times battle Lord Loss, demons, and time itself to save the world.

Groosham Grange
Groosham Grange By Horowitz, Anthony Book - 2008 y HOROWITZ 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After being expelled from school, thirteen-year-old David Eliot is sent to Groosham Grange, a spooky and sinister boarding school where nothing seems quite right.

Annotation:Short story collections of horror and hauntings.

Coraline By Gaiman, Neil Book - 2002 j GAIMAN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 16 copies

Annotation:Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Beastly By Flinn, Alex Book - 2007 y FLINN Available in some locations

Annotation:A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast. A vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster must find true love before he can return to his human form.

Annotation:Urban fantasy, blending faery and snark with a wide cast of fantastical characters: Ravener demons, mundies, warlocks, and more, all in NY City.

Annotation:Nebulous and unseen, existing in a state somewhere between life and death, mushi bring nothing but pain, suffering and destruction to humans. A small commmunity of wandering healers and naturalists known as mushishi protect humans from the ravages of these malevolent entities. Ginko, with his green eye and white hair, is a mushishi. But when Ginko tries to help a boy who seems to have found spring in the middle of winter, he and the boy both become victims of the life-sucking creatures.

Dead High Yearbook
Dead High Yearbook Book - 2007 ygn DEAD Available in some locations

Annotation:Eight intertwining tales about teenagers from the same school who die horrible deaths throughout the school year and come to rest somewhere between life and death.

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From the somewhat spooky to the downright terrifying, these selections offer horrors and other delights.