1. The Dead House, Dawn Kurtagich (release date: 6/8/15)
“Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.”
In this novel the story of Elmbridge High, a school that burned down years earlier, is told through a collection of diary entries, transcripts and even medical notes. The Goodreads description also promises a story that is ‘chilling, creepy and utterly compelling’, one that will stay with readers long after finishing.
2. The Accident Season, Moira Fowley-Doyle (release date: 18/8/15)
“It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.”
This mysteriously titled novel centres on a girl whose family are cursed to become accident-prone every October with no explanation as to why. The book sounds like it’s set to be full of intriguing twists and turns that will keep readers on their toes.
3. The Creeping, Alexandra Sirowy (release date: 18/8/15)
“And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.”
The Creeping is the story of two girls who once both went missing… but only one returned. This tale sounds perfectly creepy, and with a mystery to solve along the way it’s sure to keep readers guessing until the end.
4. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, Various (release date: 18/8/15)
“There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat.”
This anthology features the work of many popular YA authors including Marie Lu and Carrie Ryan. Each author has drawn inspiration from a classic tale and put a new spin on it to create their very own short scary story. This collection sounds like it will leave readers with a haunted feeling - perfect to pick up in time for Halloween!
*All quotes sourced via Goodreads