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Books that PROVE the woods are the scariest place to be in a thriller

If you ever find yourself in a thriller novel, it’s probably best to steer towards the nearest exit. But more importantly, do NOT go into the woods, and here are 6 books that show why!


The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins


Simply put: the only thing being lost in the woods…is being found there.


House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland


If you thought regular dark eerie forests were scary, just WAIT till you get to The Halfway.


Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain


We’re going to say swamp = forest in this case. Actually, it’s even scarier, because in La Cachette, you never really know where you’re safe.

(Also, watch your step and keep an eye out for Willie Nelson the Alligator.)


Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall 

Rules for Vanishing

They say the ghost of Lucy appears in the woods once a year at the end of a road, waiting for you to play her game. We HIGHLY recommend you don’t follow her, since it’s said those who play her game never return from the forest.


They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman

they'll never catch us

We’re not sure what happened to Mila…but we know the last time anyone saw her was running in the woods.


Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray – Coming Sept 28!

beasts of prey

If it’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the Greater Jungle is not your friend. And Koffi and Ekon find out firsthand in Beasts of Prey as they hunt down the Shetani and find themselves questioning: are they the hunters…or the hunted?


Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis


Trust us when we say you do NOT want to be alone in the woods in Harrow Lake.

…Actually, let us rephrase that: you had better HOPE you’re actually alone in Harrow Lake.



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