13 Frightfully Good YA Horror Novels

by Feliza Casano

Who doesn’t love a good scary story? Young adult fiction is full of horror, and not just of the embarrassing-nightmare variety. From ghosts and demons in possession of homes to serial killers making their rounds through schools and parties, here are 13 terrifying books to introduce you to young adult horror — and maybe even keep you awake at night.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2023.