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Middle Years Reading

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The horror fiction collection is located in the Kerferd Library Reading Lounge. Look for the books that have the green horror icon on the spine with the skull. Because horror fiction can often include elements of mystery and suspense it can be related to mystery and detective stories. Horror fiction can also include elements of superstition.

Click on the book cover or title in the gallery at the bottom of this page to borrow from the horror fiction collection in the library, or use the following link to browse the horror fiction collection.

Key authors who write horror fiction are listed below. Some of the books written by these authors are now considered to be classics so don't forget to look at the classics collection as well as the horror fiction collection.

Horror Fiction in the Kerferd Library | Click on the book cover to borrow via the catalogue.


Everyone knows the first rule of the zombie apocalypse: Don't. Get. Bitten. Too bad Violet has never been great at following the rules. Walking home after a night of partying, she manages to let one of the Dead take a chunk out of her only hours after they've begun walking again. Fortunately for Violet, she doesn't die. Unfortunately for Violet--she's not exactly alive, either.

The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend. Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. But her new life comes at a price...

The lost girl : a Fear Street novel

Michael and his girlfriend, Pepper, befriend new Shadyside High student Lizzy Palmer, but the closer they get the stranger she seems and when Michael's friends start being murdered, Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind it, unaware they are being drawn into a tragedy committed in 1950.

Fear Street Super Thriller

In Party Games, Rachel is thrilled to be invited to Brendan Fear's exclusive birthday party on Fear Island. When Rachel arrives at the island, a scavenger hunt turns up some horrifying surprises. Soon, Rachel has to fight to survive the deadliest game of all-the game of murder. In Don't Stay Up Late, Lisa is plagued by nightmares and hallucinations after a horrible accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks. Lisa is happy to take a babysitting job to get her mind off of the terrible events of the past. But then her friends begin dying one by one. Are Lisa's nightmares coming true?

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Morgan Marks is the new girl--and nobody can stop talking about her. She's popular, smart, and beautiful. Everyone wants to be her friend. But her past is veiled in mystery, and no one knows where exactly she came from. Now Shadyside Homecoming is just around the corner. And Morgan's dark secrets are about to be dug up for all the world to see. These new Fear Street books feature a retro look, perfect for fans of Stranger Things!

The devouring gray

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesnt have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that shes descended from one of the towns founders doesnt help much, either her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

Wilder girls

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put in quarantine. The Tox turned the students strange and savage, the teachers died off one by one. Cut off from the mainland, the girls don’t dare wander past the school’s fence where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her best friend, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie in the wilderness past the fence.


When something is dead, it's supposed to stay dead, right? After the dramatic events of the last few weeks, Greer Macdonald is trying to concentrate on her A levels. Stuck for a play to direct for her drama exam, she gets help from an unexpected quarter. A priceless lost play, buried by time, is pushed under her door. It is Ben Jonson's The Isle of Dogs, a play considered so dangerous in Elizabethan times that every copy was burned except one. As the students begin to rehearse, events become increasingly dark and strange, and they lead Greer back to where she never thought she would return, Longcross Hall.

Monstrous affections : fifteen beastly tales

Meet demonic band members and their betrayed friends, an eight-legged alien who makes tea, and harpies as likely to attract as repel. Fifteen top voices in fantasy fiction explore the intersection of fear and love, of monsters and men, and our fatal attraction to what hides in the shadows.

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