Dark and Stormy Reads

10 gothic novels for teens

In honour of Marcus Sedgwick's tour of the Western Isles, we gathered a list of spinetinglingly creepy books that feature ghosts, monsters, mysterious castles and deadly secrets. Read after dark at your own risk.

Century cover

2. Century

Sarah Singleton
Chime cover

3. Chime

Franny Billingsley
City of Bones cover

4. City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
Beautiful Creatures cover

5. The Caster Chronicles: Beautiful Creatures

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
White Crow cover

6. White Crow

Marcus Sedgewick
Ferryman cover

7. Ferryman

Claire McFall
Frankenstein

9. Frankenstein

Mary Shelley
Coraline cover

10. Coraline

Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (Illus)

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust