Oklahoma is celebrating its first statewide Teen Read Month in October. The National Teen Read Week has been expanded to a whole month in Oklahoma so more libraries and teens will be able to participate, as the traditional Teen Read Week tends to fall during Oklahoma’s fall break in public schools.
To help you get into the mood, the Pioneer Library System is providing you with some suggestions for books to read this month. If you like creepy scary stories these are the books for you. They all have a pretty intense bites, so be careful as you read them. You may even need to keep a light on.
666: The Number of the Beast by various authors
A collection of horror stories about werewolves, vampires, zombies, the undead, witches, supernatural, and demons.
All Hallows Eve: 13 Stories by Vivian Vande Velde
Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.
Clay by David Almond
When Davie befriends the new guy in school, he quickly realizes that Stephen is different from the rest of the guys. But he may not realize just how different Stephen really is—until it’s too late.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance
Famous horror story writer R.U. Tremblin comes to the town of Maplewood to hold a short story writing contest, offering the five finalists the chance to spend what turns out to be a terrifying--and deadly--night with him in a haunted house.
Dead High Yearbook by Ivan Velez et al.
The students in the Dead High Yearbook are just like the ones in your school yearbook—except they’re all dead (graphic novel).
Demonkeeper by Royce Buckingham
When Nat, the weirdest boy in Seattle, leaves for a date with the plainest girl in town, chaos breaks out in the houseful of demons of which he is the sole guardian.
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London's Old Quarter of the terrible creatures that infest them, their lives become entwined with that of a woman who may be either mad or possessed.
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.
Lurker by Stefan Petrucha and Thomas Pendleton
Four ghost girls, trapped in an abandoned orphanage, relate the story of high school student Mandy, who becomes caught up in a terrifying encounter after one of her classmates is tragically murdered.
Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Maggie wants nothing to do with prom. But when her sixth sense tells her that there’s an evil force planning an attack for prom night, she has to try to stop it.
Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan
These unsettling stories are set in bizarre, alien worlds, where strange creature fight for survival, dominance, or acceptance.
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.
The Unspoken by Thomas Fahy
Six teens are drawn back to the small, North Carolina town where they once lived and, one by one, begin to die of their worst fears, as prophesied by the cult leader they killed five years earlier, and who they believe poisoned their parents.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.