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The Summer of Horror Continues with These Fright-Filled Reads

July 28, 2021
Francie Crawford

Can’t get enough of the summer of scares? We know how you feel. We’ve missed spilling our popcorn during jump scares and checking under the bed after a night of scary streaming. If you’re looking for more frightening content filled with anything and everything that goes bump in the night, we’ve got the reads for you!

The Summer of Horror Continues with These Fright-Filled Reads

1. The Secret Admirer by R.L. Stine

Slasher fans rejoice—R.L. Stine’s beloved Fear Street series is making a comeback! A young actress draws a sinister spotlight in this first newly repackaged installment of the bestselling series.


2. Runaway by R.L. Stine

A young girl hides from her past in Shadyside in this freshly repackaged installment of the Fear Street series. Unfortunately, the supposedly sweet town of Shadyside is not all it appears. Get ready for more suspense and classic slasher fun in this spine-tingling read!


3. The Perfect Date by R.L. Stine

Love haunted-by-your-past stories? This book is for you. Another nostalgically redesigned Fear Street favorite, this cringe-inducing tale will have you looking over your shoulder for weeks to come.


4. Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

For fans of films like Jigsaw and Escape Room, this high-stakes thriller filled with near death experiences and set in a carnival will have you spinning out in no time.


5. Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

This book explores the line between a vigilante and a psychopath—a line horror has proved time and time again is incredibly thin and blurry. If you enjoy following the psyche of someone as they slowly descend into madness, this should absolutely be your next read.


6. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

This dark, witchy read is a fan favorite. Set in a town next to an eerie wood that’s allegedly haunted, it follows Nora, rumored to be a witch, who accidentally finds a missing boy many weeks after his disappearance.


7. Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano

This book is cult horror at its finest. Enjoy summoning stories? Cult rituals gone wrong? Haunted houses of any kind? Read. This. Now. You’ll be scared to sleep with the lights off, but it will be worth it.


8. Light as a Feather by Zoe Aarsen

High school horror finds its populars in this creepy read about a sleepover game gone wrong. A new girl predicts deaths that begin to come true as she steps into the lives of all those that go down around her—was it an accident, or did she know what she was doing the whole time? You’ll have to read it to find out.


9. The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

A town marred by disappearances receives answers it didn’t ask for in this bone-chilling read. If you’re a fan of the kind of mystery that spawns myth, you’re going to love this one. There’s no way of knowing what’s at work here—until it’s too late.


10. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Fear of the dark and deep gets tested in this witchy tale. A town haunted by the spirits of witches lurking deep in the nearby harbor loses citizens to drownings every year. When a new boy comes to town, things start to change, and the town descends into chaos.


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