Thrills & Chills

SLJ reading suggestions for Thrills & Chills to cool you off:

Ancient Evil and Mythic Beings
Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Something is stalking the halls of NY’s American Museum of Natural History.
Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding – Hunting down of murderous wych-kin invading the world in an alternate Victorian London.

Dark Fantasy
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black – Gritty urban tale about the world of faerie.
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier – A mysterious door and predators who want to take advantage of magical powers.

Magic Makers
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney – Seventh son of a seventh son learns to fight boggarts, ghosts, and witches.
The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator –Sixteen-year-old finds a voodoo priestess who performs a ritual that locks his soul away, making him invulnerable, or does it?

Sweet Miss Honeywell’s Revenge: A Ghost Story by Kathryn Reiss – Alternating tale of past and present about a haunted antique dollhouse and the vengeful ghost that inhabits it.
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman – A phantom carnival threatens to take 16-year-old’s soul if he fails to ride seven deadly rides by sunrise.

Psycho Killers
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan – Four teenagers who desperately try to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mysterious killer seeking revenge.
Killing Britney by Sean Olin – Britney is popular and beautiful but will she be next in a series of people dying in gruesome and horrifying ways?

Scary Science
Watchers by Dean Koontz – Genetic engineering has created a creature of ultimate good and a creature of ultimate evil, and both have escaped from the lab.
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld - A world where a parasite infects people with vampirism.

Wounded by Stephen Cole – Journey in search of a cure for being a werewolf.
By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle –Werewolf tale set in medieval Scotland.

Short Stories
Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes –Ten contemporary authors draw upon dark fantasy, fairy tales, horror and wild humor.
Being Dead: Stories by Vivian Vande Velde – Seven creepy stories about haunted souls of yesterday who aren’t ready to leave our world.

It Begins by Richie Tankersley Cusick – Terrifying encounter in a graveyard leads to a feeling of being stalked by an unseen presence.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – New girl in town falls for mysterious and handsome guy who does not seem to be human.

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