Are you looking for a book that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? Here is a list of books that you shouldn't read just before going to bed!
Snow, White Keith Austen
John Creed's nights are haunted by dreams of a white wolf, his days by the hideous class bully. He's a loner with a stutter and his home-life - with an eccentric grandfather who wants to teach him folklore and ancient languages - is isolated and unusual. But then John makes a friend - Fyre. She's as unusual as John and has her own secrets to keep, but as the truth about John's past starts to emerge, she's the best ally he's got . . .
While the Others Sleep Tom Becker
A gripping psychological thriller - don't read it alone at night! When Alfie Mandeville's insomnia threatens to embarrass his wealthy family he is sent to Scarbrook House, a sanatorium for wealthy children, which only makes him worse. As he lies awake one night, Alfie is haunted by visions of a strange creature moving through the darkness at the edge of the patients' beds. Are his tired eyes hallucinating, or is starting to lose his mind? When Alfie learns that the creatures are hunting a demon escaped from the depths of Hell - and that the only protection against them is to be asleep - suddenly insomnia becomes the most dangerous condition of all...
Whispers in the Graveyard Theresa Breslin
Solomon is bullied by his teachers and feels let down by his parents: his father drinks too much and his mother has left him. His refuge is in the local cemetery among ancient graves that lie in the shadow of the rowan tree, the only thing that grows there. Then workmen uproot the tree and as it decays a strange power is unleashed. Solomon hears whispers and first-grader Amy Miller dreams of a strange lady with an alluring song. Solomon finds out the cemetery was both the site of a witch hunt and the burial place for small pox victims. Did the witch leave a curse for the miller's descendants? Solomon must uncover the mysteries of the past and save Amy. A powerful and haunting story.
Hollow Pike James Dawson
A gripping thriller with a dash of romance and the paranormal, set in Hollow Pike - a small town with a big history of witchcraft. Lis London thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after all who would want to murder her? She doesn't believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn't believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you're alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps. Hollow Pike: where witchcraft never sleeps.
Gravenhunger Harriet Goodwin
Thirteen-year-old Phoenix Wainwright is not happy about spending the summer in an old house in the middle of nowhere, especially when he hears that Gravenhunger Manor used to belong to his dead mother, Elvira - a secret which she kept from Phoenix and his father during her lifetime. But this isn't the only secret Elvira had been hiding - something terrible happened at the house during her childhood, something for which she was never able to forgive herself. Phoenix is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, but as his mother's secret begins to unravel, Phoenix finds himself in grave danger...
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.
Ghost of a Chance Rhiannon Lassiter
Last Chance ...'You know that girl, the one in my class? The one that died. She lived here.' Lost Chance ...'You're dead, Eva Chance. You died and nobody noticed. You died and nobody cared.' No more Chances left ...They said it was suicide, but Eva knows she was murdered. Now she inhabits a sinister spirit world along with the tortured and malevolent ghosts of her ancestral home. Solving the crime could end her existence - but if the killer isn't found how many more will die?
The Piper Danny Weston
A chilling new ghost story set in the Second World War. 'He who pays the piper calls the tune.' When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home, Peter starts to realise that something very sinister is going on. What is that music they can hear at night? And who are the children dancing to it?