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In this section you will find over 3.861 exciting and thrilling books about Horror. At Tales we have all types of good Horror books for each individual to enjoy, whether you want some of the classics, new or children’s horror books. We all need a little scare in our lives, to learn how to deal with the real world and acknowledge the fact that it is indeed okay to be scared. Scary stories also teach kids that Monsters are terrifying, but at the same time they’ll have an understanding of scary situations, and learn how to cope with them. Take a chance and let the mystery begin here.
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  • by Mary Shelley
    £6.99 - 14.49

    With an introduction from Haifaa al-Mansour, director of Mary Shelley.There is something in my soul, which I do not understand.Written by a teenage girl, Frankenstein is one of literature's greatest Gothic horror stories.Now with a striking new cover, discover one of the books considered to be a pioneer of YA.-----Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster.A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart.Shelly takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.

  • by Scott Cawthon & Elley Cooper
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest player up at night...

  • by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley
    £8.49

    The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes.

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Neil Gaiman
    £8.49 - 12.99

    When a girl ventures through a hidden door she finds a secret world with shocking similarities to her own.

  • by Bram Stoker
    £7.49 - 14.49

    Richard E Grant reads Bram Stoker's Dracula, one of the most powerful horror tales ever written, for Penguin Audiobooks.When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

  • by Carly Anne West, Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper, et al.
    £59.49

    All eleven Fazbear Frights books in one amazing box set, plus a twelfth book of bonus stories - stories that didn't make the cut for the first eleven books! Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length in each book of this collection, with stories from different corners of his series' canon.

  • by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley
    £8.49

    The pulse-pounding conclusion to the bestselling trilogy. What really happened to Charlie? It's the question that John can't seem to shake. He just wants to forget the whole terrifying saga of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, but the past isn't so easily buried.

  • by Carly Anne West, Scott Cawthon & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest player up at night...

  • by Carly Anne West, Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper, et al.
    £24.99

    The first four Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights short story collections all in one box set!

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley
    £9.49

    From the creator of the horror video game sensation Five Nights at Freddy's comes this pulse-pounding graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling trilogy's thrilling conclusion!

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    A pulse-pounding collection of three terrifying Five Night's at Freddy's tales.

  • by Line Kyed Knudsen
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Emily og hendes venner er nu i sikkerhed på hospitalet i Lindstead. Men selvom hospitalets forskere påstår, at de er tæt på at finde en kur, der kan helbrede zombierne, er det bare et spørgsmål om tid, før hospitalet løber tør for mad og vand. Emily bliver en del af et aktionsteam, som skal hente forsyninger i byen, men missionen går helt galt, og Emily indser, at de levende døde ikke er den eneste trussel. En helt anden og ny fare lurer i mørket ...

  • by Rory Power
    £8.49

    Visceral and devastating, Rory Power's New York Times bestselling debut is an extraordinary tale of survival and female friendship.

  • by Mette Finderup
    £9.99 - 11.99

    Den dag Silvius ved en fejl springer sin lærers laboratorium i luften, tror han, at alt er slut. Han frygter mere end noget andet at blive sendt hjem til sit kedelige normale liv som grevesøn på verdens kedeligste slot. Til hans store held dukker troldkvinden Erina op og tilbyder ham at blive hendes lærling. Det betyder, at han skal ud på vilde eventyr, se de ondeste monstre i øjnene, lære at lave ildkugler – og få tre venner, der er (næsten) lige så seje som ham selv! Heltegruppen A.S.P.E. består af: Alin (krigerpige) Silvius (troldmandslærling) Pilo (jæger) Ene (klatretyv) DÆMONHUDEN er første bog om A.S.P.E. Bøgerne i serien kan læses uafhængigt af hinanden.

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Scott Cawthon & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    A pulse-pounding collection of three terrifying Five Night's at Freddy's tales.

  • by Line Kyed Knudsen
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Emily og de andre kæmper for at overleve i Nationalparken. Men der er snart ikke mere mad, og jo længere de bliver, jo større er risikoen for, at zombierne finder vej til deres lejr. De er nødt til at forlade parken, og deres eneste mulighed er rumforskningscenteret SELU, hvor de håber på at finde nogle af de svar, de søger. Men rejsen mod SELU er lang og farefuld, og for at nå deres mål er de nødt til at krydse et levende hav af døde og tage kampen op mod nye og gamle fjender.

  • by Max Brallier
    £6.99

    Jack bor i det sejeste træhus med sine tre bedste venner og hygger sig med at slås lidt med zombier fra tid til anden. Han har det faktisk lidt, som om hans liv er et fedt videospil! Men pludselig viser det sig, at Jack og hans venner måske alligevel ikke er de sidste børn på jorden. Det er gode nyheder for alle andre end Jack, for han er sikker på, at de andre vil blive trætte af ham og forlade ham, hvis der stadig er andre mennesker tilbage. Derfor må Jack overbevise sine venner om, at livet i træhuset er det bedste sted i hele verden. Det er dog ikke så lige til, da de pludselig bliver jagtet af en enorm monster-mareridtskonge. Måske er livet efter monstrenes indtog alligevel mere kompliceret, end Jack gik og troede … The Last Kids on Earth - Mareridtskongen er tredje bind i serien.

  • by Line Kyed Knudsen
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Alting bryder sammen, da en mystisk og dødelig epidemi breder sig med lynets hast. Tilbage står Emily. Det er hendes 18 års fødselsdag, men der er ingen at fejre den med. Hendes familie og venner er døde og den smukke, drømmende Anthony, som betyder så meget for hende, er forsvundet. Emily må finde ud af, om hun er den eneste, der har overlevet, og hvorfor. Men sandheden er langt mere uhyggelig, end hun aner ...

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Bjarne Reuter
    £4.49

    7. a og klassens to lærere tager på lejrskole til en gammel pension ved havet. Langsomt bliver de klar over, at der er en skæbnesvanger sammenhæng mellem dem og et skib, der engang forsvandt.

  • by Isabel Sterling
    £8.49

  • by Aiden Thomas
    £12.49

    A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in this Own Voices LGBT paranormal YA novel.

  • - Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
    by Ransom Riggs
    £8.99 - 14.49

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Cassandra Clare
    £8.99

    Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare's Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel.

  • by Ransom Riggs
    £8.99

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.

  • by Ida-Marie Rendtorff
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Jeg kender allerede svaret. Jeg kan se det i Malcos øjne. "De har taget hende." Han ser ned i betonen. "Fianti."Jeg gisper efter vejret.Lara og Jarii kommer hjem til Husene med Laras far. Lara tror, at det bliver begyndelsen på et nyt liv, hvor hun er ude af dykkerbossens klør, og hvor hendes familie igen er samlet. Men så opdager hun, at hendes søster Fianti er blevet bortført af pirater. Sammen med Jarii og barndomsvennen Malco rejser Lara af sted for at prøve at finde piraterne. Ifølge et rygte holder de til i Atomzonen, hvor den radioaktive stråling er så stor, at intet levende kan eksistere ...ATOMZONEN er andet bind i Ida-Marie Rendtorffs dystopiske trilogi Kloden under vand. Bind 1 hedder DEN DRUKNEDE SOLDAT.

The Horror Genre
Horror is a cultural genre that is meant to scare, shock and repulse its audience. An important thing to remember about this type of genre is that it elicits a dreadful sense in the reader through frightening and terrifying themes, situations and descriptive images. When we read a horror book, everything is important, such as the storyline, characters and the whole atmosphere. It is meant to provoke and shock the reader with its exploration of the unknown. The depreciating value that horror has, will help us understand why something is indeed scary. Look at it this way, once you see the monster come into the light, and you see it for what it truly is, it will help you to be less afraid. This genre also has several sub-genres, some of them consist of; Gothic, Science fiction, Survival, Occult, Dark fantasy, Paranormal, etc. Each has its own distinct characteristics. 

Classic Horror books
If we think about some of the popular classic horror books, the first author that will pop up is most likely the gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe. The gothic novel is a subgenre under horror that specifically has a focus on death, originated in the 18th century and is mastered by him. In the 19th and 20th century the horror writers focused on something completely different, such as tales involving occult ideas, and the popular books Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dracula by Bram Stoker came into the picture and still kept their relevance today. Frankenstein is a classic story about a scientist who accidentally creates a monster when his experiment goes horribly wrong. And Dracula is a gothic novel about a vampyre who has a desire to spread the undead curse to as many mortal humans as possible. These two popular stories are well known worldwide and they will never lose their relevance, no matter how old they get. That is the magic of being a classic.  

New Horror books
As for the newer horror books, 2019-2021 had been some epic years for horror fiction. It is an ever-evolving genre and so many new voices blossomed. Most of the popular horror stories today involve crime writing, especially serial killers, slashers, and the ghost of the past. Something about newly written gothic stories that take place in the Victorian-era is so thrilling to read about, here we find books like the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalo. The author incorporates themes of equality and social justice which takes the mystery of the infamous murderer to a whole new level. The main character Audrey Rose, eschews polite society for the very scandalous pastime of learning burgeoning science of forensic medicine. While she spends her time being captivated by science, there’s a serial killer on the loose. There’s nothing more thrilling and entertaining than reading about an inspiring heroine who solves mystery crimes. 
Children’s horror books are also important to address. Here we find Nightmares by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, where the younger audience can explore dark territory but at the same time be comforted. It is a book that’ll reassure you how to overcome the power of fear. The main character Charlie’s and his friends’ adventure in the Netherworld is harrowing, because they’re in constant danger, but together they try to face their fears and conquer their nightmares. 

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