What are the best young adult books about ghosts?

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    Craig Jones
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "It's easy to forget that Amazon even has competitors these days, but Barnes & Noble is still my go-to. I read a lot of novels, and love having bookshelves filled with books. B&N seems to send me coupons all the time, and if you're lucky enough to still have a physical B&N in your area, you can buy online and often go pick up the book to skip the wait on shipping. Great selection as well."
    1. 48
      The Ghost Bride
      The Ghost Bride is a historical fantasy novel by Yangsze Choo. Set in 19th-century China, it tells the story of Li Lian, who gets an offer to become the ghost bride of a rich family's dead son through a spirit marriage.

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      $14.99

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      Shirley Fields
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "It isn't your regular story. The setting will be interesting to explore."
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      Shirley Fields
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "It isn't your regular story. The setting will be interesting to explore."
    2. 44
      If I Stay
      If I Stay is a young adult fiction book by Gayle Forman that tells the story of Mia, who was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Critically injured, Mia must decide whether to stay and live or follow her family.
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      $9.21

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      Arturo Vargas
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "If you're looking for young adult books about ghosts, If I Stay is not for you. There are no supernatural elements in this book, which is a shame because ghosts or something..."
      AV
      Arturo Vargas
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "If you're looking for young adult books about ghosts, If I Stay is not for you. There are no supernatural elements in this book, which is a shame because ghosts or something might have made this more readable."
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      Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires)
      Claire Danvers isn't having the best college freshman experience: the popular girls are making sure she never forgets she's in the last ladder of the school's social scene. Everything will change when some dangerous creatures make it to the campus looking for blood. 




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      $6.29

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      George Sanders
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "Glass Houses The Morganville Vampires is a terrible solution for young adult books about ghosts, because the book is about Vampires not ghost."
      GS
      George Sanders
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "Glass Houses The Morganville Vampires is a terrible solution for young adult books about ghosts, because the book is about Vampires not ghost."
    1. 31
      Bad Girls Don't Die
      Bad Girls Don't Die is a young adult paranormal novel written by Katie Alender which centers on teenager Alexis and her family whose lives are in danger. 
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      $25.9

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      Maria Robinson
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "The ghost in this story appears to be a poltergeist that is performing mysterious actions in the house in which the heroine of the story lives with her sister and parents. The..."
      MR
      Maria Robinson
      Written on May 8, 2018
      "The ghost in this story appears to be a poltergeist that is performing mysterious actions in the house in which the heroine of the story lives with her sister and parents. The plot revolves around teenage angst. 461 reviewers give this book 4.7 stars, so it is a popular read. This book seems to fit the category of "best young adult books about ghosts"."
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      Hex Hall
      Hex Hall is the first book in Rachel Hawkins' fantasy and adventure series for young adults, the Hex Hall series. It was released in 2010. It is about a teen-aged girl who goes to a school for people with powers.
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      $37.23 - Varies by seller

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    3. 25
      Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls)

      Born at Midnight, the first book in C.C. Hunter's Shadow Falls series, is a teenaged Kylie Galen who was sent to a camp in Shadow Falls, and there starts a chaotic love triangle with the half-fae Derek and the werewolf Lucas.

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      $11.99

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      Kathryn Hanson
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "There are much better novels about ghosts for young adults out there. While yes, our main character, Kylie, can see ghosts and meets all kinds of supernatural creatures, the..."
      KH
      Kathryn Hanson
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "There are much better novels about ghosts for young adults out there. While yes, our main character, Kylie, can see ghosts and meets all kinds of supernatural creatures, the book has no depth. The main character is grating and annoying. The writing is subpar for the young adult genre as well."
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      The Hidden (The Hollow)
      The Hidden is a young adult paranormal romance fiction and the third book in The Hollow trilogy written by Jessica Verday. It is published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books. 
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      $17.99

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      Donna Arnold
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "Yes, yes, yes! The Hidden Hollow by Jessica Verday is the perfect example of a book about ghosts for young adults. It is part of a series so to get a better understanding..."
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      Donna Arnold
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "Yes, yes, yes! The Hidden Hollow by Jessica Verday is the perfect example of a book about ghosts for young adults. It is part of a series so to get a better understanding you might want to start at the beginning of the series, then you won't want to put them down."
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      The Mediator Reunion

      The Mediator Reunion is a young adult fiction novel written by Meg Cabot and it was first published in July 2001. This book belongs to Cabot's The Mediator series. It was followed by Darkest Hour later that year.

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      $7.99

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      Janet Sims
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "This book seemed to me to be an improvement over The Ninth Key, the second of the series. The plot made much more sense, the ending didn’t feel rushed, and we finally meet..."
      JS
      Janet Sims
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "This book seemed to me to be an improvement over The Ninth Key, the second of the series. The plot made much more sense, the ending didn’t feel rushed, and we finally meet Gina, Suze’s best friend from New York that she brings up so much. A major positive for me is that Suze is only interested in Jesse in this book, instead of salivating over any boy that comes near her as she did in the last two books. I was also pleased that, for the first time, she looked at things from the perspective of the ghosts, rather than just trying to get rid of them without hearing their side of the story. Without giving too much away, this story made me think a little about justice. Suze has a choice to make in the end – while all the characters in question have acted terribly, she must decide who and how they will punished for their crimes."
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      Anna Dressed in Blood

      Cas Lowood is a girl who has inherited the same vocation her father had: they loved killing the dead. After her father was killed by one of these ghosts, she started using his athame, and she travels the country killing for good any undead. One day, Cas, her mother and her cat arrive to a town where their services were needed: they had to kill Anna Dressed in Blood, a girl who was still wearing the dress she was wearing when she was brutally murdered back in 1958.
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      $10.99

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      Katherine Baker
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "I loved this book. I read it to make sure it was ok for my daughter, and ended up staying up all night reading it. It was spooky and engaging and I just loved the characters..."
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      Katherine Baker
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "I loved this book. I read it to make sure it was ok for my daughter, and ended up staying up all night reading it. It was spooky and engaging and I just loved the characters and the world that was built."
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      The Summoning (Darkest Powers)

      Chloe Saunders is a girl with magical powers that just wanted to live a normal life, dating boys and making friends. One day, she started seeing ghosts everywhere, and before she couldn't realize it, she was locked up in a cell from a special house for troubled teens. 

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      $17.99

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      Christine Estrada
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "This book is really good!! It starts off with a young Chloe Saunders and her ability to see ghosts. Then, it fast forwards to a time where she's forgotten about her ability,..."
      CE
      Christine Estrada
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "This book is really good!! It starts off with a young Chloe Saunders and her ability to see ghosts. Then, it fast forwards to a time where she's forgotten about her ability, and when it comes back, she's scared and sent to a group home. From there the story just gets better and better"
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      Books of Blood

      Books of Blood is a book by Clive Barker that tells the story of a family who lives in what so-called "highways" by the paranormal experts. They will help the family with their paranormal problems. 

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      $20

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      Judy Payne
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "Books of Blood was an interesting book but it's more for someone with an elaborate imagination. It want to be taken to another world, this book is for you."
      JP
      Judy Payne
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "Books of Blood was an interesting book but it's more for someone with an elaborate imagination. It want to be taken to another world, this book is for you."
    9. 7
      Blue Dahlia (In The Garden Trilogy)

      Blue Dahlia is about Stella Rothchild, who returns home after the death of her husband. She starts a new life in Tennesse with her two sons and finds happiness again with Logan Kitridge, but a ghost comes to haunt them.

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      $10.1

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      Larry Cox
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Another first of a trilogy, but by an author with over 200 novels to her credit. Pretty impressive, and would indicate they're pretty good at their craft. This story has an..."
      LC
      Larry Cox
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "Another first of a trilogy, but by an author with over 200 novels to her credit. Pretty impressive, and would indicate they're pretty good at their craft. This story has an interesting setup and delivers on it."
    10. 3
      Monstrous Beauty

      Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama is a magical book about mermaids, ghosts, love and mystery. With a very well-written text, this amazing tale will hook you from the first page.


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      $17.97

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      Jose Jordan
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "Monstrous Beauty is a strange mermaid book. It has adult themes. It's a weird mystery."
      JJ
      Jose Jordan
      Written on April 2, 2018
      "Monstrous Beauty is a strange mermaid book. It has adult themes. It's a weird mystery."
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      Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery
      Love the vintage- not the ghosts

      Lily Ivory feels she can fit with her witchiness in San Francisco. There she opens a vintage clothing shop. Just when things seem to be normal and ordinary, a client is murdered and children start disappearing. 
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      $7.99

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      Jason Brooks
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Juliet Blackwell's books are usually a lot better than their titles would suggest. This is certainly true of Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery. It's more than just a..."
      JB
      Jason Brooks
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Juliet Blackwell's books are usually a lot better than their titles would suggest. This is certainly true of Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery. It's more than just a genre book. In fact, it's just a great book."
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      Ruined (Ruined)
      Ruined is book 1 of the Ruined series by Paula Morris. It's a gripping young adult supernatural novel set in New Orleans - or Twilight with a ghostly twist.
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      $7.88

      KB
      Kenneth Black
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "An awesome series, albeit a little played out with the supernatural theme (Twilight, Harry Potter, etc.). Its worth a read and is well written and suspenseful."
      KB
      Kenneth Black
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "An awesome series, albeit a little played out with the supernatural theme (Twilight, Harry Potter, etc.). Its worth a read and is well written and suspenseful."
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      Project 17
      Project 17 is a standalone fantasy paranormal novel written by Laurie Faria Stolarz which centers on the happenings at the Danvers State Hospital in Hathorne Hill, near Boston where local believe the mental institution has been haunted. 
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      $6.67 - Varies by Seller

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      Emily Phillips
      Written on May 1, 2018
      "My daughter is in 8th grade and loves Laurie Stolarz books. She reads everything she can get her hands on about ghosts. I got her Project 17 and it kept her glued to the book..."
      EP
      Emily Phillips
      Written on May 1, 2018
      "My daughter is in 8th grade and loves Laurie Stolarz books. She reads everything she can get her hands on about ghosts. I got her Project 17 and it kept her glued to the book until she finished it. This book deals with the paranormal but it is more suspenseful than scary. My daughter said that it was a little creepy at times but she loved it."
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      The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
      The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall is a standalone young adult paranormal novel written by Katie Alender which centers on Delia living in the new house that was previously used as an asylum and now has trapped her. 
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      $18.99

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      Rebecca Harris
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "I'm a fan of this author in general and was putting off reading this book just because I am sometimes afraid of ghosts and other spooky beings, haunted houses and such. I'm..."
      RH
      Rebecca Harris
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "I'm a fan of this author in general and was putting off reading this book just because I am sometimes afraid of ghosts and other spooky beings, haunted houses and such. I'm glad I finally picked it up because it is a great read even if I might not want to read it before bed. This book takes place in an abandoned mental hospital which sets the scene for a delightfully spooky story. The author does a great job of painting the picture and setting the scene, and it is hard to put the book down until the very end. Highly recommended."
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      Sky in the Deep

      Sky in the Deep is a young adult fantasy novel written by Adrienne Young. It will be published in April 2018 by Wednesday Books. 

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      $17.99

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      Jose Fuller
      Written on April 23, 2018
      ""Sky in the Deep" is an amazing YA book for the fans of the genre. It's been published just recently and has already fascinated many readers with the strong female lead. Is it..."
      JF
      Jose Fuller
      Written on April 23, 2018
      ""Sky in the Deep" is an amazing YA book for the fans of the genre. It's been published just recently and has already fascinated many readers with the strong female lead. Is it about the ghosts though? It's more like a viking goodness than a book about ghosts but I'll let it pass."
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      House Infernal

      House Infernal is the third book in the horror series for adults, the City Infernal series written by Edward Lee. It was published in 2007. It is about a woman suffering lurid desires and disturbing visions.

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      $14.12

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      Dhruv Jain
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "I really liked this book as well as the series, but it's not a book for young adults. This is a distinctly adult book, with adult themes and writing. It's also not as much..."
      DJ
      Dhruv Jain
      Written on April 28, 2018
      "I really liked this book as well as the series, but it's not a book for young adults. This is a distinctly adult book, with adult themes and writing. It's also not as much about ghosts as it is about heaven and hell, although the two are obviously related. But if Dante's Inferno piques your interest at all then this might be right up your alley, and much easier to get into. I'm going to continue to read this series and I enjoyed this book, even if it doesn't fit the category (hence the lower rating)."
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      Reaping Me Softly (The Reaper)
      Reaping Me Softly is a young adult paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the first book in The Reaper series written by Kate Evangelista. It is first published in 2012 by Omnific Publishing. 
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      $16.73

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      Linda Zhong
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "This author is very talented. The story hooks you right from the beginning. It is not something you want to put down."
      LZ
      Linda Zhong
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "This author is very talented. The story hooks you right from the beginning. It is not something you want to put down."
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      Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island)
      Compulsion is the first book in the young adult paranormal trilogy The Heirs of Watson Island written by Martina Boone which centers on the story of Barrie Watson and Eight Beaufort.
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      $17.99

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      Jack Patel
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "These books are so great because they combine so many elements, such as romance, suspense, and the paranormal. These books are as well-written as they are entertaining."
      JP
      Jack Patel
      Written on May 15, 2018
      "These books are so great because they combine so many elements, such as romance, suspense, and the paranormal. These books are as well-written as they are entertaining."
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      A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold (The Family of Night)
      A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold (The Family of Night) by Anne Elisabeth Stengi was published on May 16, 2016 by Rooglewood Press. It follows the story of a ghost trapped in a tower.

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      $4.99

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      Gregory Carlson
      Written on May 16, 2018
      "A unique twist of a ghost story that is told from the point of view of the ghost. I enjoy books that are created outside the box and not just cookie-cutter types that rehash..."
      GC
      Gregory Carlson
      Written on May 16, 2018
      "A unique twist of a ghost story that is told from the point of view of the ghost. I enjoy books that are created outside the box and not just cookie-cutter types that rehash the same stories with different names,"
      JK
      Joy Kang
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "Stengl is a surprisingly good author. The book has good length without being dull. It gets more intense toward the end."
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      The Time of the Ghost
      The Time of the Ghost is a standalone horror fiction novel written by Diana Wynne Jones. This is first published by HarperTrophy on January 1, 1981. 
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      $9.28

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    21. 0
      A Ghost of a Chance

      A Ghost of a Chance is a paranormal romance book written by Josh Lanyon. A Ghost of a Chance was published on March 11, 2012 by Just Joshin. It was first published on October 24, 2007.

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      $3.99

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      Henry Walsh
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "I really don't like writing bad reviews. I admire people who have the courage to put pen to paper and expose themselves to the whole world, especially those writing erotica...."
      HW
      Henry Walsh
      Written on May 14, 2018
      "I really don't like writing bad reviews. I admire people who have the courage to put pen to paper and expose themselves to the whole world, especially those writing erotica. Having just finished this book, however, I feel compelled to write a review."

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    Summary

    Best young adult books about ghosts
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Ghost Bride Books 48 Paid
    2 If I Stay Books 44 Paid
    3 Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires) Books 33 Paid
    4 Bad Girls Don't Die Books 31 Paid
    5 Hex Hall Books 30 Paid
    6 Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls) Books 25 Paid
    7 The Hidden (The Hollow) Books 20 Paid
    8 The Mediator Reunion Books 16 Paid
    9 Anna Dressed in Blood Books 14 Paid
    10 The Summoning (Darkest Powers) Books 10 Paid
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