Happy Halloween Horror BooksThe Scariest Young Adult Horror Novels of all time!

or at least the ones I’ve read…

If you like your horror with a little kissing and teenage angst this is the list for you. Topping our charts…

1Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Scariest YA Books


Ashes scared my pants off…from zombies, to roving packs of killer dogs…crazed townspeople…you name it. And of course, kissing…

“It was that stages-of-anger thing. I was shocked and then I got pissed and then I fought like hell … and then I went numb. They called it acceptance, but it wasn’t. It’s what happens when you have only two choices: live with the monster, or kill yourself.” ― Ilsa J. Bick, Ashes

2Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Scariest Young Adult Novels

One of the scariest Young Adult novels I’ve read, there is even a vivisection…

“I peek over the back of the couch and there she is, my goddess of death, her hair snaking out in a great black cloud, her teeth grinding hard enough to make living gums bleed.” ― Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood

3The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


I just have to say — the baby scene haunted me for weeks after reading this book. I never could move on in the series I was so disturbed.

“There is a child – a baby – who long since kicked off her blankets. Her skin is ashen and her mouth open in a perpetual yet silent scream. She isn’t old enough to roll over, to sit up, to climb. So she lies there kicking her fat legs against the footboard of the crib, eternally calling for her mother. For food. For flesh.” ― Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

4Remember Me by Christopher Pike

Scariest YA Novels

I went through an R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike phase when I was in 4th grade. I couldn’t tell you one book title…except Remember Me. Scared me silly. That freaky shadow.

Don’t be afraid, be terrified” ― Christopher Pike, Remember Me

5The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Scariest YA Novels


Not necessarily a horror title, THE LORD OF THE FLIES is scary though. Nothing like a few male tweens run a muck to scare the pants off you.

“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” ― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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