Supernatural fiction refers to books with elements of fantasy that cannot be explained by science alone. There’s a slight difference between supernatural, paranormal and fantasy – fantasy typically takes place in another world. Paranormal deals with fantastical elements that could potentially by explained by science such as werewolves, vampires or the like. Supernatural fiction, on the other hand, includes elements like ghosts, angels, demons and the afterlife. Here we have mentioned 20 best supernatural books of all times.
20 Best Supernatural Books of all Times | Novels with Paranormal Stories
Angelfall by Susan Ee
In this book, 17 year old Penryn makes a deal with enemy angels to retrieve her sister, in the midst of an angel apocalypse.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
In this prequel to the Shadowhunter series, Tessa Gray befriends the Shadowhunters to locate her missing brother.
Uncle Silas by Sheridan le Fanu
This gothic story tells the story of a young orphan girl, whose uncle and governess plot to kill her to gain her fortune. It also has streaks of supernatural spirits.
Fallen by Lauren Kate
In a boarding school in Savannah, Lucy Price sets her eyes on the beautiful unattainable Daniel. The twist is, he is an angel.
Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh
This story follows archangel Raphael recruiting Elena, our protagonist, to track down a vampire. This vampire is in fact a fallen archangel.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This classic follows a scientist whose invention turns against him and becomes a seething monstrosity.
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora Gray has nephelim blood in her, and needs a guardian angel after an attack on her life. But Patch is acting aloof, and she turns towards her mysterious neighbour Scott. All the while, being haunted by the murder of her father.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
This follows the Creeds family as they move to their new home in the rustic beautiful Maine, but the woods nearby hide deep and devastating supernatural secrets.
A Lesson In Vengeance by Victoria Lee
The Dalloway Girls mysteriously die at the Dalloway School, and return to haunt it. Now our protagonists Felicity and Ellis must team up to solve this supernatural mystery.
The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bolavino
Tess Matheson, who works at a boarding school library, is irritated by a patron called Elliot. But when the duo unleashes a book demon, lives go awry and supernatural reigns.
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Three angels – Gabriel, Ivy and Bethany descend from the heavens to undo wrongs on Earth. But Bethany falls in irresistible love, and complicates things for everyone.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
This book follows a new governess begins working for a lonesome estate with two silent, eerie children. There are also haunted figures and dead phantoms lurking here.
Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy
The protagonist of this story is the Queen of Hell, Nyx who strikes a friendship with the unhappy Son of God. They make a bargain to get rid of humanity and create their own paradise on earth.
Lash by LG Castillo
Lash is an archangel who goes to earth for a last chance at redemption – protecting grief stricken Naomi. But he falls in love with her.
She Wouldn’t Change A Thing by Sarah Adlakha
39 year old Maria wakes up in her 17 year old body. Though her future life is going to be perfect, one choice she makes could change the life of her husband for better.
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
11 year old Ollie discovers the graves of the people in her books, and sets out on a creepy adventure to find out the truth.
City of Thorns by C N Crawford
In this book, imprisoned mortal Rowan strikes a bargain with a demon for personal reasons. This helps her enter the City of Thorns to seek revenge for her dead mother.
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
This is a lesbian love story set in the afterlife, making it a swoonworthy supernatural romance.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This is the story of Susan’s new life in heaven, as she attempts to fit in while also looking at her memory on Earth being wiped out gradually.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
This book revolves around four friends advanced in age, who are haunted by the sins of their youths. It has a delicious supernatural twist of ghosts as well.
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