The very first horror stories were probably spoken word, passed down from generation to generation. These folklores were designed to explain, or possibly prepare, for the great unknown that lurks beyond.
Deeply rooted, primitive fear is a natural component to survival. But fear has many different faces- even if you aren’t currently being chased by a serial murderer and fearing for your life, you may still be facing something scary in your life.
Fear of rejection, fear of not fitting in, fear of not being good enough.
Escape from what is terrifying you with a good horror book. Live the action, seek the thrills, and go on creepy adventures vicariously through these Young Adult Horrors and Thrillers list- click on the graphic to see our booklist of all things frightening.
For a more in-depth look at horror literature and emotional response, read this article.