Johannes Cabal is not a happy customer. A year after selling his soul to a demon for the secrets of Life and Death, he discovers living without it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So he does the only thing any sensible customer would do in such a situation: demand to see the manager. There’s no return policy for souls in Hell, but Satan is prepared to cut Johannes a deal: he can have his own soul back in exchange for the souls of 100 others. He has one year.
Finally, we have the horror story we’ve been waiting for since the first ghost story was put to print: the haunted retailer. Paying loving acknowledgement to the real terror of such a scenario: the tricky juggling act of fielding customers and clueless management, this is a horror story any retail robin can relate to.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks since I spend a lot of time in the car and 14 was a title I picked up recently. The author is Peter Clines, well known for his post-apocalyptic super hero series Ex-Heroes, and the narrator, Ray Porter, is top notch.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey is a beautiful and tragic drama, a poignantly asked question of what it means to be human. And it is chillingly scary. This is the book you can actually loan to that friend who never goes with you to horror movies because they're "dumb" or "shallow".
I’m a little late to the party, but have you guys picked up Stephen King’s book Revival? (Don’t drop it, you’ll break your foot.) If you haven’t already read this literary behemoth, then you’re definitely missing out.
Up and coming horror author Nick Cutter’s up and coming new novel The Deep which only hit the shelves earlier this month just blew me away, folks. It’s a little over four hundred pages, but I found it to be an incredibly easy read- something I like to call a “popcorn” novel.
Here at Aldine we get a lot of teens asking for our scary books, and while we will always help you find that book you're looking for, we thought we'd share this gem so you can find your next spooky book on your own as well. Something Wicked Comes of Age is a blog two Baltimore librarians maintain as a resource for awesome horror books for teens! When you first go to it you might think it's just like any other tumblr.
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