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From fantasy and romance to thrillers and outright horror, curl up this spooky season with one of these books (most of them newly published this year) found in our library collection.

Young Adult
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Our Shadows Have Claws (Latin American, monster stories)

From zombies to cannibals to blood-thirsty vampires, these 15 original short stories by popular YA authors has something for every monster lover. Set across Latin America, this collection offers imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (Horror)

A timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends — along with Stephen Gammell’s eerie artwork — depicting some the most alarming tales of horror, revenge and supernatural events of all time!

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Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon and Evelyn Skye (Romance)

Three bestselling authors craft a spellbinding story about the magic of true love. A group of high school friends known as The Coven weave art, science and magic during a masquerade ball in an effort to win affection, acceptance and healing.


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Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty (Haunting, Indigenous)

Set in an indigenous community in Maine, this award-winning collection of 12 stories examines what it means to be Penobscot in the 21st century and what it means to survive and persevere after tragedy. A Best Book pick by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Goodhousekeeping, Bustle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Review of Books, and more!


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Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology by Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason  (Horror, LGBTQ+)

An anthology of original horror stories from historically excluded perspectives, telling horrifying tales of what it means to be “other”. Horror writers from a variety of backgrounds write chilling tales from the point of view of being from a different culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color, and more.


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The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (Romance)

A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter of romance novels finds a literal ghost standing at the front door of a funeral parlor and it has her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories. A Good Morning America Book Club pick.


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Fairy Tale: A Novel by Stephen King (Horror)

Legendary storyteller Stephen King spins a terrifying tale of a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war. 


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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Historical, Sci-Fi)

A historical drama reimagining the classic The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico. The story centers on the daughter of a scientist who raises part human/part animal creations on the secluded Yucatán Peninsula in the 1870s.


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