Top 5 YA Novels for Horror Fans

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Today we’re diving into the world of young adult fiction and I’m telling you my favorites after a year or so trying to get acquainted with the genre. I enjoyed my time reading and I hope you give me more suggestions down in the comments.

For those who don’t love my voice as much as I do: the list itself begins at the 3 minute mark if you want to skip forward.

The books (and amazon links to purchase) mentioned are:
Scream All Night by Derek Milman:
Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney:
The Merciless by Danielle Vega:
Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe:
Asylum by Madeleine Roux:

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1234IZM says:

My horror journey: Scholastic Point horror books > Christopher Pike > Dean Koontz > Stephen King. I'm glad you mentioned Point horror books because they were so good. Never got into the Goosebumps stuff.

Anirudh M. p says:

Where to start ya horror???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????

Fate Zaragosa says:

If I'm going to be completely honest I like Merciless until the ending came around ( spoilers). But besides that the second book wasn't great and I dont plan on continuing the series. Her book survive the night is a pretty good monster book. Plots kinda dumb and so are the characters and their motivations but it's pretty tense and if you just wanna see some teens get chased but a monster in the sewers it's good for that

I love supernatural stuff normally but I thought the book was much scarier when it was grounded in reality and it was just these girls torturing another girl. I dont even mind that our main character has a secret of killing someone and having that guilt about who she is and if shes a good person or if shes evil just the reveal that they were right and the possessed girl systematically killing the other girls involved just felt dumb.

Fate Zaragosa says:

When I entered middle school I got really into Cirque Di Freak which is like an action adventure horror series. It has vampires but if your not super into Vampires the author had a series on Demons which is really good and one on zombies which I really enjoy. If you dont want to commit to a series his stand alone Thin Executioner is really good as well even though it's more action adventure than horror.
(Edit) cirque du freak is fairly middle grade in its content but it did grow my love of vampires. However, the demon and zombie books are more graphic in description and content. The zombie books have illustrated part of zombie eating people. They are Demonata and Zom-B for reference.

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Whiskey Black says:

Read anything you can get your hands on by Vega. She's the modern female version of Christopher Pike! I first read "Survive The Night" by her & it was so campy & gross & just a fun ride I fell in love with her. But also, if you haven't read any Pike, you need to. He's way better than R.L. Stine. Pike didn't pull punches where as Stine always held back too much & never fully gave me what I needed. Also, not a horror but still "YA" (though when the movies are released it'll have to be rated R to hold up to the violence & brutality of the books) is "The Last Vampire" series by Pike, now renamed "Thirst". DO NOT read the blur or back cover or wtf ever for the first book. It makes it sound like some Twilight BS and it's anything but. It's NOT a love story though it does have a romanticish subplot. The main character, Alisa/Sita is one of the most complex, well-rounded, & utterly f-ing brutal female vampires I've ever read. Her storyline deals with themes of HIV, religion, bi-sexuality, pregnancy, revenge, motherhood & deep deep spirituality rooted in Hinduism. Her backstory is just breathtaking to read about. It's MY FAV "YA horror" & by far the best thing Pike has ever written, aside from his stand-alone novel, Sati.

Jamie Serrano says:

Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy

Jamie Serrano says:

I would have to say, the vampire diaries by LJ Smith

Eric Hernandez says:

Just got zero lives remaining, really exited to read it.

Hayley King says:

The merciless by Danielle Vega

poonam singh says:

This video is published on my birthday woooow

I Heart Lakeland says:

The Fear Street books by R.L. Stine. The Cheerleaders Sagas and Super Chillers are the best. No one seems to know he wrote a lot of young adult books before Goosebumps. P.S. The Fear Street books are much scarier then the Goosebumps series.

The Laurbrary says:

I know this video is old, but my favorite YA horror novel has been And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Victor Culleg says:

Love the name of your books could you give tips on how to write a book or what to start out with when you do want to write a book

Dave Janes says:

Would also suggest the Department 19 series by Will Hill. Basically, a department within British Intelligence that are vampire hunters, which was started by Abraham Van Helsing and other survivors of their encounter with Dracula. More gorey than scarey, but not bad at all.

noemi borbely says:

Have you ever read All The Tress Crept In by Dawn Kurtagatch? That's a really good YA horror

Sacha Thompson says:

Christopher Pike's Last Vampire books were the first horror books I read when I was younger. I'm 39 now so it's been a while.

Dark Adalia says:

THE DEVOURING by Simon Holt🖤


EDIT: READ THESE (they are serieses, but it's worth it!) 🤣

Carisa Books says:

I just bought parasite life, excited to read it 👍🏻👍🏻

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