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All Hallows Read

Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to read something strange? Looking for a new scary book to read on Halloween this year? We have a curated list for you below! But why stop there? Instead of just reading a book on Halloween, we think you should GIFT a scary book on Halloween! (Preferably instead of candy, but we won’t fight you on that one.)

All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. Scholars have traced its origins as far back as this blog post.

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Scary YA Books to Read This Halloween

So, what scary YA books do we recommend you give (or read) on Halloween? Here’s a list to get you started. Each of these young adult novels are creepy, freaky, scary and spooky so consider yourself warned! Each book is listed out underneath the photos, click the links to learn more about each one!

Scary YA Books to Read This Halloween : A list by @EpicReads
In the photo above: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd, and The Fall by Bethany Griffin


In the photo above: Feral by Holly Schindler, This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee, and Made For You by Melissa Marr


In the photo above: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings, Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong, and The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong


In the photo above: Asylum by Madeleine Roux, In the After by Demitria Lunetta, and Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker


In the photo above: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer, Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant


In the photo above: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics, Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter


For more reading suggestions, check out this list:

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