Night Games

Night GamesDiane has been sneaking out at midnight with her friends, Lenny, Jordan, and Cassie. A boy named Spencer whom she knew a while back turns up, he’s thinner and has platinum-colored hair. He came up with a midnight activity called “Night Games.” It first started when he smashed a teacher’s (Mr. Crowell’s) lights. They’ve been playing a new prank every night. Will someone turn up … dead? Is there any way out?

The ending is very backwards, it was my favorite scene. I say this because the book tells what happened last winter and the next winter, so when you read the book, remember what happened to Spencer last winter and what happens to Diane the next …  [SjeaniDollie]

Fear

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and HorrorOne of the short stories in this magnificent book is called ‘Welcome to the Club’ – it’s about how jokes can sometimes turn into the real thing and things start to get crazy. A normal teenaged boy sets up a prank with a member of a group called ‘The Killers’ and they pretend to kill someone until a joke turns into a serious murder.

Frankly, this book was awesome. I enjoyed every single detail about it. Not only was it creepy, it’s also a great book to share and chat about with your friends. My favorite short story in the book was called ‘The Perfects.’ That really scared the sweat out of me! I highly recommend this book to all of you guys. Especially if you plan on reading it in the dark with your friends.  [Chess_Horse]

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkWell there are a lot of different stories in this book! Some stories will scare you out of your pants, ha ha! All types of TRUE  stories, and some are poems that some people say are nothing, others aren’t so sure …

I love this one story, “The Viper.”  It’s funny at the end, but at the beginning an old lady gets 3 phone calls from a guy who says, “This is the viper, I’m coming up.” The last phone call, she calls the police and they said they were coming. So then the door knocks and she thinks it’s the police! Find out what happens next by reading this book!  [hunnybunny]

The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story

The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost StoryAshley and her mother have just moved to a new property after her father died, even though Monkton Mill technically belongs to their elderly neighbor, Miss Cooper, who hates cats. While playing outside, Ash and Kristi discover a garden. Throughout the story, while exploring the garden, they find a white cat and a mysterious doll. Kristi tells her a very scary story. Ashley now believes that the garden is haunted.

I really enjoyed this book. I recommend it to anyone who likes ghost or suspense stories. My favorite character was Ashley because she did the same things I would have done during most of the situations.  [X]

The Poisoned House

The Poisoned HouseYou won’t get scolded. You won’t get a beating. Death seems like a reasonable choice in Greaver Hall. A lot of it has been going on there. Fourteen-year-old Abi suffers a day-to-day basis of work and boredom. The housekeeper, Mrs. Lillian Cotton, is strict and uptight, so why not have a little fun? Maybe trick her into thinking her dead sister’s ghost is haunting her. But when the prank goes too far, a different spirit visits the house – one with no good intention.

This book was amazing, great, spectacular! I loved it so much, and the ending, oh the ending! It was shocking, a major twist. Like a giant crescendo in a great musical piece, it ended with a big bang. I highly recommend this book. The writing style and words make it seem like the reader is in the late 1800s. I loved it, so should you!

Bloodline

BloodlineWill Shaw goes to fight in WWI only to find out that his commanding officer is a vampire. After returning home, he finds out that his captain is going out with his sister. My favorite part of the story was when Will had vivid descriptions while in the trenches. My favorite scene was when they finally reached Castle Dracula.  I recommend this book to people who like suspense and unexpected twists at the end. If you’re squeamish and don’t like gore and violence, I do not recommend this book.  [Dark Sage 1331]

A Monster Calls

A Monster CallsConor O’Malley awakes one night (12:07 to be specific) to find a monster. You would expect him to be scared, but he isn’t. He’s only scared of the monster from his nightmare. This monster is different. It doesn’t want his life. It wants the truth, which only Conor can deliver. Conor’s mom is suffering from a deadly disease and he figures the monster has good intentions. He believes the monster is here to save his mom. But the monster is only here for one person: Conor O’Malley. Dealing with these strange recurring visits every night at 12:07, when the monster tells him strange stories, Conor deals with bullies, his dad, his mother’s health, and destruction – lots of it. Will Conor be able to bear this pressure?

At first I thought this book wasn’t that good. It confused me by not giving any background information, like where the story took place. You had to infer it, which I began to like by the third chapter. After knowing that there was a secret, the truth, I had to finish it! This book was not only a horror story, but also something to cry about. READ IT!  [rocky158]

The Nightmare

The NightmareThis story is about nightmares that come to life. An ancient artifact, when in the hands of the wrong person, puts a curse on some unlucky people and makes their nightmares come alive. I loved this book! It combined the perfect amount of mystery and spine-chilling tales. Anyone who loves creepy books will consider this a new favorite. Definitely a must read! There are many plot twists, you will be surprised and scared. It’s very dark, so read at your own risk. You will be on the edge of your seat practically the whole time. The nightmares not only come true in this book, they get even worse. They can’t actually hurt you, but beware!  [unknown 000]

Lifeblood

LifebloodThis book is about an area of the world called Darkside, which is almost another world, but is on planet Earth. It’s almost impossible for people to cross from the regular world (Lightside) to Darkside because it causes so much pain that it can kill you. Darkside is a place for criminals, almost like a jail, but an entire city. Murders happen every day and it’s okay. A young boy named Jonathan is not like that. He has never hurt a fly, but he’s stuck in Darkside because his mom has disappeared. There have also been two gruesome murders which Jonathan has  somehow linked to his mother’s disappearance. He will do anything to find out what happened to his mom. Someone or something is hunting him.

This book was great! It was full of action and there was a surprise in every chapter. It was impossible to predict what was going to happen next. In fact, this book had the most surprises of any I’ve ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes scary, gruesome, murderous stories. This book also has a lot of action and mystery.  Book 2 of the Darkside series.  [Nd]

Project 17

Project 17Have you heard the rumors? Did you watch the video?

What video, you ask? What rumors? Well a group of kids, kids you’d never think would look at each other, get together to film a video. Now Derik needs this video so he can win a contest and become a hit filmmaker. Greta and Tony, the theatre geeks and love birds, are in it for the experience. Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes, Liza, has to go just to get into the only college her parents want her to go to, Harvard. Chet the class clown goes … for the thrills. And Mimi, she’s the Goth, the no-friends loser, and all she wants is to find out about her grandmother … and gets more. They discover the spirit of Christine Bell haunting them, and find horrifying secrets that will leave you wiping the sweat off your brow.

I really liked this book. It was full of suspense, and every time someone screamed you would jump yourself as if you were actually in the book. The only thing that bothered me was that a couple of chapters were told from one person’s viewpoint, then it suddenly changed into someone else’s, so I got confused often. Don’t let that stop you, though; read it!  [Rocky158]

Dark Calling

Dark CallingKernel has been able to see new lights that he cannot move, and which seem to be whispering to the Disciples, manipulating them. However, Kernel realizes that he is unable to tell anyone of his concerns since no one else can see the lights.  The whispering lights lead them to a ship where the group meets their most terrifying foe yet, The Shadow. The story ends with Kernel blind and alone, imagining Beranabus telling him that this is the end of the universe.

This book is so cool and mysterious. I love how the order of this book is placed.  [hehehahacupcakes!]

Half Minute Horrors

Half Minute HorrorsThis is a book of stories written by one of the scariest authors, and it was amazing. As you read, you have to figure out the stories to get scared. In one story, I got very scared when a woman was seeing ghosts and there was another black-haired, black-eyed woman staring at them with a black dress. This book is a hit in my opinion! I hope other people will love it too.  [wafflemaker]

All the Lovely Bad Ones

All the Lovely Bad OnesThis book is about a brother and sister prankster team, Travis and Corey.  They are staying in their grandmother’s inn, and once they hear it was once haunted they do some haunting of their own – until their pranks disturb the bad ones’ spirits and their evil mistress.  But all they want is help.  Can Corey and Travis complete the three tasks?  One: find all their names and when they died.  Two: get a proper gravestone for all sixty-seven of them.  Three: exorcise their evil mistress …  [Rocky158]

Cirque du Freak

cirquedufreak_110Darren Shan and his best friend Steve Leopard come across two tickets to see a freak show – until Steve realizes that the head person is a real vampire.  When Darren finally believes him, something really bad happens to the two of them.  This book is funny, sad, and weird, but makes you want to read more and more.  It’s way better than Twilight – it kinda relates to a normal kid’s life.  So read this book right away!!  [Celine]

Hell Phone

hellphone_110This book is creepy.  So Nick bought a phone so he could talk to his girlfriend, right?  Well, she’s not the only person calling his phone now.  This phone has no caller ID, and he can’t return the phone.  Nick thinks it’s a bargain, so he buys it.  The first call he gets is from a creeper – especially when you don’t know who it is, and they’re asking you your name, and where you are!  That’s only the beginning, though.  Read the rest to find out what happens.  [Wowza]

Frankenstein

frankenstein_110So what if you knew the secret to making dead corpses come to life? There’s this guy, Dr. Frankenstein, who knows that secret. So, he’s awfully lonely, and what he basically does is say, “Oh, I’m going to get the parts of corpses and make a human!” Well, that’s exactly what he did, and it wasn’t the best idea. Frankenstein isn’t the best looking guy out there, and Dr. Frankenstein doesn’t want anything to do with him, in fact he sort of hates him. But all Frankenstein wants is love, what’s wrong with that? Well, everyone is afraid of him, and therefore everyone hates him. So (this is a qoute from the book), “If I cannot find love, I will inspire FEAR!” So he’s getting revenge on Dr. Frankenstein for creating him.  [Heather]