Best Horror Books

Best Horror Books

If you’re a real horror fan, you’re probably always on the lookout for the scariest horror books. This can be a pretty hard task, especially with the sheer volume of novels and authors out there. We know the disappointing feeling of settling down to a new book and it being far from scary, and that’s exactly why we created this comprehensive list. Whether you’re old school and prefer a physical book, or like the convenience of a Kindle, these stories can be enjoyed the same on both.

On this page, you will find a breakdown of the best horror books, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat for hours on end. Enjoy!

The Exorcist

the exorcist

When people think of The Exorcist, they probably default to the movie. Because of its resounding success at the box office, it’s easy to forget that The Exorcist was first a book.

The book is an entirely different experience, as it goes into much greater and creepier detail than the movie. There’s more freedom to a novel, as it doesn’t need to be censored for the big screen. This is why The Exorcist needs to be added to your reading list.

Pet Sematary

It’s no secret that Stephen King has divided horror fans for years. You either love him, or you hate him. Regardless of your opinion of King’s unique writing, Pet Sematary is as good as it gets. It’s clever, it’s frightening and it has several twists that will keep you guessing.

The movie was released in 2019 and as with many Stephen King books, it had some butchering before making it into the cinema. For the story as it should be told and in all of its glory, reading the book is an absolute must. We’re confident you will love it as much as we do.

Horror Books for Teens

horror books for teens

The horror genre is very broad and can be split into many different subcategories. We’re talking thrillers, gore, crime, fantasy and many others. Because of this, not all books will be suitable for teenagers. Don’t worry though, as we’ve got this covered too. We’ve looked at horrors that were written with the teen audience in mind, and we’ve shortlisted a few real gems.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins is full of suspense, twists and turns, perfect for teenagers that like a book with some scares. The classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is also one of the best horror books that every teen should read. If books aren’t necessarily your thing, you should also check out our list of must watch horror movies.