Horror, often interchangeably used alongside gothic is a literary genre that is enjoyed by many readers due to the intense feeling and environment they create while reading it. These books consist of many paranormal creatures and animals. These are the 5 horror book series you should read to engage yourself in books that give you chills.

African Immortals Series by Tananarive Due

5 Horror Book Series You Should Read - African Immortals Series by Tananarive Due
5 Horror Book Series You Should Read – African Immortals Series by Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due is an American educator and novelist. She won the American Book Award for her novel The Living Blood and is also considered an expert in black or African American horror and is a film critic of that and many other genres. She currently teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. The African Immortals Series is a four-part novel series.

The first book of the series is entitled My Soul to Keep, followed by The Living Blood, The Blood Colony, and finally, My Soul To Take. In the first book, we are introduced to the main female character, Jessica, and her newly wedded husband, David. While everything in her life seemed to be fine in the beginning, slowly people close to her started dying for mysterious reasons. This is when David reveals that he has some powers which make him immortal. The rest of the books are built upon this premise.

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco
5 Horror Book Series You Should Read – The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

Rin Chupeco is a Chinese-Filipino author born in Manila, Philippines. The author goes by they/them/theirs pronouns. They are mainly known for their work in the young adult genre, or as popularly known, they are a YA author. They currently reside in Manila along with their partner and their two children.

The Girl From The Well is a duology with the first book being named The Girl From The Well itself and the second book being named The Suffering. The books were released in the year 2014 and 2015 respectively. The book is about a little girl who was brutally murdered at a very young age. Her name is Okiku and she lives in a well. Okiku hunts down abusers and eats their souls. However, her motives changed when a boy covered with tattoos moved into a home in the neighbourhood. The rest of the book and the second book as well is Okiku and another spirit, Tark. The author has said that this series was inspired by the Japanese Bancho Sarayashiki and the Ju-on: The Grudge movies.

Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

5 Horror Book Series You Should Read - Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
5 Horror Book Series You Should Read – Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is an American author who has had his book be at #1 Audible bestseller and New York Times bestseller. He has also been awarded the Bram Stoker Award five times. He is also a popular anthology writer, comic book writer, playwright, etc. Jonathan Maberry is also the editor of Weird Tales magazine. He has also been awarded the Inkpot Award, and the Scribe Awards, and also has been listed on Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have also been adapted into Netflix shows.

The Dead of Night is a three-part novel series with multiple novellas in-between. The series is about Zombies. The premise of the book is about a doctor injecting a serial killer with a drug that is supposed to keep him asleep. However, due to some errors, the drug reacts in a different way and starts a trail of zombies.

The Demonata by Darren O’Shaughnessy

The Demonata by Darren O'Shaughnessy
5 Horror Book Series You Should Read – The Demonata by Darren O’Shaughnessy

Darren O’Shaughnessy is an Irish writer known for his popular 12-part novel series, Darren Shan. He has worked under the pen or the pseudonyms Darren Shan, D. B. Shan, and Darren Dash. With each name, he writes a different genre of books for different age groups.

Dementia is a novel series that consists of ten novels. It was published under his pen name Darren Shan, as it is a teenage horror novel. The names of the ten books in this series are as follows

  1. Lord Loss
  2. Demon Thief
  3. Slawter
  4. Bec
  5. Blood Beast
  6. Demon Apocalypse
  7. Death’s Shadow
  8. Wolf Island
  9. Dark Calling
  10. Hell’s Heroes

The books are about Grubitsch “Grubbs” Grady and his family who are weirdly obsessed with chess. One regular day, he finds out that his family has mutated into hairy, beasts and different creatures that freak him out.

Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

5 Horror Book Series You Should Read - Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
5 Horror Book Series You Should Read – Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

Goosebumps is a classic kids’ horror storybook. R. L. Stine is an American writer, television producer, screenwriter, short story writer, and executive producer. He is also sometimes known as Jovial Bob Stine and Eric Affable. His books are sold across the globe, and over 400 million copies of his books have been sold so far. In the 1990s, USA Today named him “America’s best author”.

Goosebumps is a household name for children who were interested in reading. There are a total of nineteen books in this series, which have two storylines. They are also the second bestselling book in history, only after the Harry Potter series. There are several adaptations of these series in form of shows and movies. The books have also had their spin-offs by different authors. Disney+ soon has a Goosebumps show coming up.

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