Every horror movie fan has a favorite slasher movie. From the franchises like Halloween and Friday the 13th to Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, nothing will keep you on your toes more than a core group of friends who are being terrorized by a masked killer. If you enjoy these movies and just cannot decide on which one to start next, here’s a list of some YA books that will perfectly emulate your favorite slasher movies and keep you up reading well into the night.
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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
For the last year, Makani Young has been trying to adjust to her new life in rural Nebraska living with her grandmother. Now, in her new school, students begin to die one-by-one in horrific murders. Can Makani survive before the killer is caught? And who could be responsible for these murders?
How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine
Alice and Claire have always been opposites. Claire is the popular girl next door and Alice was the nerdy one who would rather stay home and watch horror movies than be social. But a lot can change in a year. Alice was the sole witness in Claire’s murder and while preparing for the trial, Alice has had her name run through the mud with people doubting what she really saw. On the first day of the trial, Alice is knocked out and awakens to find herself back on Halloween night right before Claire’s murder.
The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson
Maddy Washington has been bullied for most of her life from her fellow classmates. While Maddy has been passing as white this entire time, it is soon revealed that she is biracial. Then, a video of her classmates bullying her goes viral and the school decides to plan an integrated prom to show unity. While Maddy thinks there is some relief on the horizon, some of her classmates have more tricks up their sleeves and plan on revealing all of Maddy’s secrets—leaving everyone to wonder what really happened on prom night when all fingers point to Maddy.
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
Quinn and her father have recently moved to Kettle Springs for a fresh start. Kettle Springs is a small town, recently divided since the factory has shut down. While the adults are hoping to keep this small town great like it once was, the kids want to have fun and move, only to never return. When Frendo, the creepy clown mascot of the factory, starts killing the youth of Kettle Springs in order to get it back to greatness, Quinn and her friends are left in a fight for their lives.
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky
Rachel Chavez finds comfort in watching horror movies and to avoid memories she’s kept long buried. When Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club – a secret society within the elite Manhattan Prep – she is so excited. These students conduct Fear Tests, which are pranks inspired by urban legends and movies. As the Fear Tests begin to escalate, Rachel finds herself in a deadly competition.
A Night to Die For by Lisa Schroeder
While Mario Woods is usually a loner, he feels like he’s won the lottery when he gets a prom date. After prom turns out to be a huge disaster, Mario heads home only to find prom queen, Maribelle Starr, murdered on the side of the road. Now, Mario is the main suspect and must fight for his innocence.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Being a cheerleader in Sunnybrook is a curse. First, two cheerleaders died in a car accident, then the murders began. Two cheerleaders were murdered and another committed suicide. Monica has always had questions about her sister’s suicide and now, five years later, the students at the high school want to commemorate those they’ve lost. But mysterious things are happening that lead Monica to believe what happened five years ago is far from over.
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
All best friends Meg and Minnie wanted was a weekend away with booze and boys. As the teens and their group of friends head to a house party on an island, the fun goes to frightening when they discover a DVD with a message stating “Vengeance is mine.” As a storm begins to brew outside, the teens are being killed one by one with no escape from the island.
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