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1 Stories to Chill Your Heart and Thrill Your Senses!

2  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Alvin Schwartz Are you brave enough for Scary Stories? Alvin Schwartz was the author of more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers. He is often confused with another Alvin Schwartz, who wrote Superman and Batman daily comics strips and a novel titled The Blowtop.

3  Great Tales and Poems Edgar Allan Poe The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

4  Cirque du Freak Series Darren Shan's an ordinary schoolboy, until he and his best friend Steve get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak. When they encounter a vampire among the performers, their lives are changed forever, and Darren is reborn as a child of the night... Darren Shan's Darren Shan's real name is Darren O’Shaughnessy.

5 Dracula Bram Stoker Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of the most read immortal novels in history. While Dracula was not the first vampire story ever written, and not even the first immortal vampire book, but what Dracula achieved was a brand name. To some, Dracula and Vampire became synonyms as Dracula became a success.

6 Frankenstein Mary Shelley By the time she was nineteen, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley had written one of the most famous novels ever published. Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new 'man'. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him - even Frankenstein himself. The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill.

7  Vampire Kisses Series Ellen Schreiber In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year- old Raven, a vampire- crazed goth-girl, is an outcast. But not for long...

8  Raven’s Gate Anthony Horowitz Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. As punishment for being present during an assault, Matt must choose between life with off-putting Mrs. Deverill in a remote Yorkshire village, or jail. As Matt soon learns, Lesser Malling is much worse than jail, because strange and dangerous things are occurring there As punishment for being present during an assault, Matt must choose between life with off-putting Mrs. Deverill in a remote Yorkshire village, or jail. As Matt soon learns, Lesser Malling is much worse than jail, because strange and dangerous things are occurring there.

9  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the North When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? What do you hate most about writing? Stopping. And writer's cramp. Gregory Maguire

10  Something Wicked This Way Comes Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together. Two friends will soon know all too well the heavy cost of wishes... and the stuff of nightmares. Ray Bradbury

11 Jinx Meg Cabot Meg Cabot (her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming”) currently lives in Key West with her husband and two cats. Could she even be... a WITCH? Tory is far too cool to bother with Jinx - until Jinx's chronic bad luck wreaks havoc in Tory's perfect life--including causing Tory's crush, Zack, to start paying way too much attention to her red-headed cousin from Iowa. Now it seems that the jinx that's driven Jean crazy may just be the only thing that can save her life...

12  M is for Magic Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading: “ I wouldn't be who I am without libraries. I was the sort of kid who devoured books, and my happiest times as a boy were when I persuaded my parents to drop me off in the local library on their way to work, and I spent the day there. I discovered that librarians actually want to help you: they taught me about interlibrary loans.”

13  Dead Beat: A novel of the Dresden Files Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions. Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever. Magic. It can get a guy killed. Jim Butcher

14  Witch and Wizard Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared— for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic...and the pursuit of being a normal teenager. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds the New York Times record for most Hardcover Fiction bestselling titles by a single author (63 total), which is also a Guinness World Record. James Patterson

15  The Kingdom Keepers

16  Full Tilt In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. Seven sounds easy. But each ride is full of unexpected dangers, because each ride is a reflection of one of Blake's deepest fears. And the last ride is the worst one of all. When I was a kid, I wanted to be everything. A writer, an actor, a doctor, a rock star, an artist, an architect, and a film director. I had a teacher who said "You can't do that ? you'll be a jack of all trades and a master of none!" But I had it worked out: I'd be a jack of seven trades, and master of three. Neal Shusterman

17  Vampire Diaries Series Elena is a high school golden girl who's used to getting what she wants. When she meets handsome, haunted Stefan, he struggles to resist her for fear that his dark secret is too much for her to handle L.J lives in the Bay Area of California, where it is always sunny except when it rains. She has a cat and lots of books. She gets most of her ideas when she is asleep. She isn’t sure whether there is genuine magic or not, but she finds it fun to write about. She believes in the maxim, “An you harm none, do as you will.” (An means “as long as.”) In February 2011, L. J. Smith was fired from Harper/Alloy; a ghostwriter will be writing the rest of the Vampire Diaries books.

18  Blue is For Nightmares I Know Your Secret..." Stacey's junior year at boarding school isn't easy. She's not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She's got a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she's having nightmares again. Laurie Faria Stolarz Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.

19  Monster High Series The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same., Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a "normie" be trusted with her big secret? So there I was with a BFA, ten dollars in my Le Sportsac and no plan. Luckily, my friend Lawrence was working at MTV in New York and felt sorry for me. He offered me a casting job on a game show called Lip Service. All I had to do was move to Manhattan-- the next day. Uh, okay. I ended up staying at MTV for 12 great years. Lisi Harrison

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