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11 Creepy Lines From Books That Will Give You Chills

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October 31st is practically on our doorstep, which means every day should be spent selecting Halloween candy, picking out scary movies, and cuddling up with books that will chill your blood, send shivers down your spine, and bring out the goosebumps. Read on for some of the creepiest lines from YA books to get you in the Halloween spirit!

 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

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The Merciless III by Danielle Vega

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A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

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And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley Doyle

Spellbook

 

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

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Looking for more recommendations? Check out our full list of #WickedReads for Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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