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About The Book

Multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems—written by members of the Horror Writers Association—in this terrifying collection about our worst fears.

What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early death? The unknown?

This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers—all members of the Horror Writers Association—about what they fear most. These spooky stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award winner and author of the Rot & Ruin series.

Contributors are Linda Addison, Ilsa J. Bick, Kendare Blake, Zac Brewer, Rachel Caine, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Ellen Hopkins, Josh Malerman, Cherie Priest, Madeleine Roux, Carrie Ryan, Jade Shames, Brendan Shusterman, Neal Shusterman, Lucy A. Snyder, Marge Simon, R. L. Stine, Rachel Tafoya, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tim Waggoner, and Brenna Yovanoff.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)
  • Length: 512 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481450720
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"... the ones that are scary good will haunt readers long after closing the book, and at a whopping 498 pages, mostreaders will surely find something grisly to enjoy."

– Kirkus Reviews

"As a whole... this collection hits the mark."

– Publishers Weekly

"Recommended for all YA horror collections and a perfect choice for teens who just want a taste of the genre."

– School Library Journal

"... this may still score a thrill among horror fans and be a boon to storytellers as well."


"... will surely leave readers with, if not quite fear, certainly a deep, lingering sense of unease."

– Booklist

"The collection has stories that can be read aloud to engage reluctant readers. This is a book that will be checked out consistently and would be an excellent addition to any young adult horror collection. "

– School Library Connection

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