These novels are defined by often having to do with ghosts or other paranormal creatures.




By: Madeleine Roux

YAF Roux

“Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they’re staying–secrets that link them all to the asylum’s dark past” — Provided by publisher.



By: Richelle Mead


When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.


 City of Bones

By: Cassandra Clare

YAPB Clare

Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.


 A Court of Mist and Fury

By: Sarah J. Mass

YAF Mass

Though Feyre now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, but as she navigates the feared Night Court’s dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms– and she might be key to stopping it.


The Diviners

By: Libba Bray

YAPB Bray (2015 Nutmeg High School Level Nominee)

Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Niel is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.



By: Elizabeth Chandler

YAF Chandler

Fallen Angel Tristan struggles to retain his freedom after being cast down into the body of a murderer, compelling Ivy to launch an effort to clear his name while outmaneuvering darker forces that would end both of their lives.


Evil Librarian

By: Michelle Knudsen

YAF Knudsen

“When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right” — Goodreads



By: Melissa Meyer

YAF Meyer

In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.


Half Bad

By: Sally Green

YAF Green

In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and recieve the gifts that will determine his future.


Moon Chosen

By: P.C. Cast

YAF Cast

When her clan is torn apart by a deadly attack, Mari, an Earth Walker with unique healing powers who has been chosen by a special animal ally, reveals her forbidden dual nature and forges a tumultuous alliance with a rival clan to save her people.


The Night Circus

By: Erin Morgenstern

YAPB Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.




By: A.G. Howard

YAF Howard

Sent to the Roseblood Conservatory to study voice, Rune German develops a friendship with Thorn, a mysterious masked boy, but Thorn is torn between his feelings for Rune and his loyalty to his father, the Phantom, who haunts Roseblood and has sinister planes for Rune.



By: Jennifer McKissack

YAF McKissack

After the sudden death of her aunt, Cecilia Cross is forced to return to the old mansion on a remote island off the coast of Maine, ironically named Sanctuary, the place where her father and sister died, and from which her mother was committed to an insane asylum soon after–and it is also a place of dark secrets, haunted by the ghosts of its original owners, and inhabited by her vicious uncle.

The Screaming Staircase

By: Jonathan Stroud

YAF Stroud

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.



By: Daniel Jose Older

YAF Older

When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on – then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.