Reading Riot: Who’s Afraid of Ghosts? Try These Paranormal Books

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National Paranormal Day, celebrated May 3, is an unofficial holiday for people who believe in supernatural activities. Paranormal phenomena can be anything outside the normal experience that can’t be easily explained by science.

Do you believe in ghosts, UFOs or telekinesis? Have you heard eerie sounds in the night? Seen unexplained apparitions? Then you’re encouraged to share your experiences. Who knows? You might just have the next bestseller!

Whether you believe in supernatural phenomena or not, it’s fun to read about it! And the young adult collection is full of this popular genre. Read on for our recommendations.

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Crash by Lisa McMann

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

The Faerie Wars Chronicles by Herbie Brennan

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Flip by Martyn Bedford

The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Thin Space by Jody Casella

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Wake by Amanda Hocking

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

Spooky Reading!

Ann McDuffie, Youth Services, Bealeton branch library

For book lists, program highlights and staff suggestions for young adult readers published prior to January 2015, visit Reading Riot, our blog about the best books, events and websites for teen.


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