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HALLOWEEN BOOKTALK. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD BY KENDARE BLAKE “I’s the old boy-meets-girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost hunter bent.

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2 ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD BY KENDARE BLAKE “I’s the old boy-meets-girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost hunter bent on avenging his father’s death and the girl is a homicidal ghost.” Cas Lowood, armed with his late father’s mysterious athame, set out to kill a ghost known as Anna Dressed in Blood, but what he believes will be a routine task turns deadly when he discovers Anna is unlike any ghost he has ever encountered before.

3 DARK SECRETS: NO TIME TO DIE BY ELIZABETH CHANDLER Message from a dead girl... It's too late to call back. Jenny will never speak to Liza again. But it seems that even from beyond the grave, Liza is begging her sister for help.... They say it's a serial killer. Is it? Jenny can't afford to trust anyone. Now she's here, in Wisteria, anonymously registered at the Chase College theater camp where her sister died. The daughter of a famous theatrical family, Jenny distrusts actors, loathes acting. Yet here in the college's darkened theatre, Liza seems to be speaking to her. Suddenly Jenny is mouthing Liza's last lines, sharing Liza's last days, a drama starring Brian, the stage manager, who seems to follow her everywhere...dangerously attractive Mike...Paul, who was obsessed with Liza...motherly, suffocating assistant director Maggie...and Walker, the director, bristling with hostility and resentment against Liza and Jenny's famous father. Does he suspect Jenny's true identity? How can anyone know the visions that may be driving Jenny straight into the killer's arms?

4 BIRTH OF A KILLER BY DARREN SHAN Prequel to: Cirque du Freak series. As a child laborer many centuries ago, Larten Crepsley did his job well and without complaint, until the day the foreman killed his cousin as an example to the other children. In that moment, young Larten flies into a rage that the foreman wouldn't survive. Forced on the run, he sleeps in crypts and eats cobwebs to get by. And when a vampire named Seba offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant, Larten takes it. This is his story.

5 BLOODY HOROWITZ BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ A teen gang leader taken for a deadly ride by a car with a mind of its own. A boy haunted by a phantom cobra. A reality TV show pitting teens against grown- ups-with only one survivor. Includes “Why Horror has no Place in Children’s Books,” “Bet your Life,” “The Man Who Killed Darren Shan,” and 11 other short horror stories by Anthony Horowitz.

6 SKELETON CREEK, BOOK 4 OF THE RAVEN SERIES BY PATRICK CARMAN Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek... and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out...and then emails the clips for Ryan to see. The story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

7 CRYER’S CROSS BY LISA MCMANN PLEASE. SAVE ME. She traces the letters and wonders again why she hadn’t seen them before. And then she hears a whisper. “Please. Save me. Like wind in leaves, so faint that Kendall is sure she made a mistake. Her body tingles, and she feels the back of her neck prickle. She jerks her hand away and looks around the room. “Who’s there?”

8 ROT & RUIN BY JONATHAN MABERRY In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a dull job, whacking zombies for cash. What he discovers is a vocation that we teach him what it really means to be human.

9 POSSESS BY GRETCHEN MCNEIL Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone. Instead, she is enlisted to help in dangerous cases of demonic possession, and just as she is starting to come to terms with her freakish new role, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. And when one of her oldest friends is killed, she realizes she’s in deeper than she ever thought possible. Now she must unlock the secret to the demons’ plan before someone else close to her winds up dead- or worse, the human vessel for a demon king.

10 NEVERMORE BY KELLY CREAGH Isabel, This was the only way I knew how to reach you. After tonight it will all go away. I never meant for you to be pulled into any of this- ever. Please believe that. Somehow I’ve lost control of everything. I only wish I could see you again. I wish I could tell you everything that I couldn’t before. Most of all, I wish there was a way we could start over. Whatever happens now, please believe that I didn’t mean for it to end this way. Yours always, V

11 THREE-QUARTERS DEAD BY RICHARD PECK Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We're all 3 here at my aunt's in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there. Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck's return to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots.

12 CRASH BY LISA MCMANN “Something bad is going to happen,” I say. “I know you don’t believe me and the whole school thinks I’m insane. I just need to ask you to please be careful…” I bite my lip to stop my voice from pitching higher into frantic mode. I can’t look him in the eye. I hear him sigh, feel its weight in his hands on my shoulders. He rests his chin on my bowed head for a moment and pulls me closer into him. And then he moves his face next to mine. I want to wrap my arms around him, hold him, but I don’t. I can’t. As we stand there together, bodies nearer than they’d ever been before, I wonder how many times I will regret holding him.

13 BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE BY KATIE ALENDER I opened my eyes to see Kasey sitting on the edge of the bed, luminous in the blue moonlight. “Kasey,” I said, “what…?” Behind her, the door gaped open into the dim hallway. “Hello, Alexis,” Kasey whispered. “I saw you in the dark.” “What are you talking about?” In the low light, everything seemed drained of color, like it was happening in black-and- white. Even Kasey’s eyes shone bright black with flecks of white. But she didn’t answer. Now I was wide awake. “What do you want, Kasey?” She ignored the question, “Come play with me, Alexis,” she said, and her eyes burned even brighter. “Come outside and play with me.”

14 CARRIE BY STEPHEN KING The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom, that no one will eve forget.

15 THE SHINING BY STEPHEN KING Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr. Halloran he was a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control. As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel - and that too had begun to shine...

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