Beyond the Grave: Ghost Stories


Fiction Titles

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol 

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

Shadowland: The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot 

After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah has to cope not only with her new stepbrothers, but also with the handsome ghost sitting in her new bedroom and the angry girl ghost haunting her new school.

The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco 

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Sprit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Waking up in a mob boss's guest bedroom, psychic detective Daisy Goodnight is forced to use her ability to speak with ghosts in order to search throughout the country to locate her captor's daughter and discover the identity of the Black Jackal.

Croak by Gina Damico 

A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business. First in a series.

Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney 

Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties." First in a series.

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

As the widowed master of an elegant house in Victorian-era London slips slowly into madness and his tyrannical housekeeper takes on more power, a ghostly presence distracts a teenaged maidservant with clues to a deadly secret.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler 

When seventeen-year-old Willemina Hammond fakes credentials to get a teaching position at a school for Cherokee girls in nineteenth-century Oklahoma, she is haunted by the ghost of a drowned student.

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington 

New student Jade uncovers a murder mystery when she moves into a house haunted by the ghost of a beautiful, mean girl who ruled Jade's high school.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. First in a series.

Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

When their summoning circle is broken and the vengeful spirit of Bloody Mary slips through, Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna struggle to escape Mary's wrath as loyalties are questioned, friendships torn apart, and lives changed forever.

Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee 

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but Jane knows the truth: her shadow is trying to kill her.

Asylum by Madeleine Roux 

Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past.

Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud 

A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes.

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel 

Garth Hale is as good as dead...The only problem is he's still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers.

Absent by Katie Williams 

Seventeen-year-old Paige Wheeler died in a fall off the high school roof and now her spirit seems bound to the school grounds, along with Brooke and Evan, two other teen ghosts who died there--but maybe if she can solve the mystery of her apparent suicide they will all be able to move on.

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff 

Followed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.

Non-fiction Titles
The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Exploring the Supernatural World by Melissa Martin Ellis 

Shadow people ... cold spots ... orbs. Ghosthunter Melissa Martin Ellis takes readers on an exciting high-tech journey into the supernatural world of haunted sites, restless souls, and messages from beyond the grave.

The Best of Ghosts Caught on Film by Melvyn Willin 

The Best of Ghosts and the Paranormal Caught on Film is an extraordinary supernatural collection of photographs which brings together the finest visual evidence for the existence of ghosts and paranormal activity from around the world.

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Please remember that not every book is the perfect fit for every teen. If you have questions about any of these titles, or need other suggestions, feel free to contact any of the South Kingstown Public Library branches. We’re glad to help.

This list created for the South Kingstown Public Library by Brandi Kenyon. Updated 10/14.