15 Scary Horror Books For 14 Year Olds

Horror books are like scary adventures. They can make your heart race and give you goosebumps. If you’re 14, reading horror books can be a fun way to discover this genre and improve your reading skills.

In this post, we will explore the 15 Scary Horror Books For 14 Year Olds.

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The horror books mentioned in this post are based on comprehensive research and reviews and are considered some of the best Horror Books For 14 Year Olds.

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Overview Of The 15 Scary Horror Books For 14 Year Olds

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Kingdom of the Wicked

In “Kingdom of the Wicked” by Kerri Maniscalco, Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are witches living secretly among humans. When Vittoria is murdered, Emilia seeks revenge, even if it means using dark magic. Along her journey for justice, she meets Wrath who claims to be on her side to solve a series of murders. As Emilia delves deeper into the mystery, she finds herself in a huge danger. Join her as she navigates this dangerous path and faces the challenges.

Dead Meat

“Dead Meat” by Nick Clausen, starts with one dead person returning to life and most of the town is taken over by the undead. Despite brave efforts and quick action from the government, the situation keeps getting worse. The infection eventually reaches the country’s borders, posing a global threat. Join the suspenseful journey to find out what happens next.

Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor

In “Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor” by Shawn M. Warner, Leigh’s life turns upside down as she loses her parents and moves in with relatives. She’s sad and can’t let go of her parents’ murder. She decides to investigate the case herself with the help of new friends. Together, they find dangerous secrets and face dangers in their journey for justice. Join Leigh on this exciting adventure full of mysteries.

Clown in a Cornfield

In “Clown in a Cornfield” by Adam Cesare, Quinn and her father have moved to the quiet town of Kettle Springs for a fresh start. However, they soon find that the town is divided between adults and kids. The situation gets worse when the town mascot, a mysterious joker tries to finish the children to restore Kettle Springs. Join the children as they face the dangers and horrors that threaten their town and their lives.


“Cadaver” by Nick Clausen begins with a strange event, a dead person comes back to life. Even though the police and army try to stop it, the infection spreads like a terrible disease. As the undead get closer to the borders of the country, the entire world’s future is at risk. This book describes how a zombie apocalypse unfolds and turns into a worldwide disaster. It’s a thrilling story, where survival becomes a challenge.

The Girl from the Well 

In “The Girl from the Well” by Rin Chupeco, a ghost named Okiku has left the world for many years. She wants to help the souls of those who were murdered. But her life changes when she meets Tark, a teenager with a dark evil inside him. The people around Tark are afraid of him, but Okiku realizes he’s not a monster. She’s determined to free him from evil, but if the demon is defeated, Tark’s life may be in danger.


“Dracula” by Bram Stoker is about a man named Jonathan who goes to visit a nobleman, Count Dracula, in his castle. People warn Jonathan not to go there. But Jonathan goes to the castle as he has some important work to do. However, once he arrives, he discovers his wife, Mina, and others are under the control of Count Dracula, and he must find a way to stop Dracula and save them from his evil powers.

Escape Room

In “Escape Room” by Maren Stoffels, four teenagers, Alissa, Sky, Miles, and Mint are excited to take on the challenge of an escape room. The rules seem clear, choose a game, get locked in a room, solve the mysteries, and exit within 60 minutes. It should be a night of thrilling fun, but their adventure takes a terrifying turn when they realize the Game Master has a wicked intention of making them captive. Join them on this journey to freedom.

The Haunted Mask

In “The Haunted Mask” by R. L. Stine, Steve wants a super scary Halloween costume to beat Beth’s from last year. He gets a creepy mask from the same store Beth got hers. The mask looks very dangerous. At first, Steve has the scariest mask in town, but weird things start happening. The mask changes him, and he starts feeling unusual. Steve’s friends and family must work together to help him free from the clutches of the haunted mask.

Delicious Monsters

In “Delicious Monsters” by Liselle Sambury, Daisy, is a girl living with her mother. When she moved to a remote mansion in the north with her mother. The mansion holds surprises and secrets. Brittney, another girl eager to find the mansion’s secrets. Both girls investigate the mansion, leading them to face hidden monsters and dangers.


In “Vespertine” by Margaret Rogerson, Artemisia, training to be a Gray Sister, who helps the dead people find peace. However, her life takes a turn when her area is attacked by soldiers. To defend her home, she awakens an evil soul, but it also threatens to destroy her. Join her on this journey as Artemisia faces the evil soul and soldiers along the way.

The Taking of Jake Livingston

“The Taking of Jake Livingston” by Ryan Douglass follows Jake, who has a strange ability, he can see dead people. Life is tough for Jake at the school. But his life takes a dark turn when the ghost of Sawyer, a teen who committed suicide, starts haunting him, turning the high school into a terrifying trial. Jake must navigate this ghostly threat while facing the challenges of his daily life.

Blind Rage

In “Blind Rage” by Nick Clausen, a normal day takes a horrifying turn when a mysterious crack appears in the sky. If someone looks at it, they go blind and turn violent. Mark, Gina, and Tommy find themselves in the midst of chaos as people become aggressive. They must team together to survive and fight to stay alive.

House of Salt and Sorrows

“House of Salt and Sorrows” by Erin A. Craig, is about Annaleigh, who lives with her family near the sea. Her family has had some bad luck. Four of her twelve sisters have died in strange ways, and people think they are cursed. Annaleigh starts seeing ghosts and realizes her sisters’ deaths were not accidents. Annaleigh has to solve the mystery to save her family before something bad happens to her.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

In “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs, follows the story of Jacob, who begins on a journey to a remote island after a family disaster. There, he discovers the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Jacob realizes that these children are not normal but dangerous, that is why they were isolated on the island. Join Jacob as he delves deeper into the mysteries of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and find the secrets.

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We hope that our list of horror books for 14 year olds has given you some great options to choose from and you and your 9th grader will have fun while exploring these horror books together.

The horror books recommended in this list have been thoroughly researched and reviewed, and are considered some of the best Horror Books For 14 Year Olds. While I may not have personally read all of these books, they have been highly recommended by other readers.

We would love to hear from you about which horror book your 9th grader enjoyed the most, or if there is a favorite book that we missed. Please leave your comments and feedback below.

Best wishes and happy reading!

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