Books We Covet: Dark Psychological Reads

Why we covet these books: There's nothing better than a book that will scare your pants off and have you looking over your shoulder at darkened corners when you get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water.

damageDamage by Anya Parrish (out September 2011)
There was a time when I prayed for Rachel to be real. Until the night I learned she'd always planned to kill me.

When Dani was eight, she fell from a building. No one believed her claim that she was pushed by Rachel . . . her imaginary friend. It took years of therapy to convince Dani that Rachel wasn't real.

Now fifteen, Dani wants to make it as a dancer. But a deadly freak accident sends Dani a terrifying message: Rachel is back, she's real, and she'll stop at nothing to kill Dani.

Complicating matters is Jesse, the school bad boy who's being stalked by his own invisible childhood nemesis. Dani and Jesse join forces to learn why their astral tormenters are back. Their investigation leads to a horrifying discovery—and the terrible experiment that binds them to each other.

For more info about Damage, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

frostFrost by Marianna Baer (out September 2011)
Leena Thomas's senior year at boarding school begins with a shock: Frost House, her cozy dorm of close friends, has been assigned an unexpected roommate -- confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar. But while Leena's anxiety about a threat to her sanctuary proves valid, it becomes less and less clear whether the threat lies with her new roommate, within Leena's own mind, or within the very nature of Frost House itself. Mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and Celeste's brother, and the reawakening of childhood fears, all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. FROST is the story of a haunting. As to whether the demons are supernatural or psychological... well, which answer would let you sleep at night?

For more info about Frost, visit the author's website. Clicking on the cover will take you to the book's Goodreads page.

What creepy YA book(s) do you "covet"?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. These books sound great! I've heard a lot of good things about Frost!

  2. Oh wow, these sound incredible! Thanks for featuring them!

  3. Wow, Damage sounds so totally creepy. Stalked by your imaginary childhood friend? *shudders*

  4. I agree with Danya!!! Damage sounds soo freakin' scary!! ah! but i'm excited for it! (I'll probs have to read it during the day! ahaha!)

  5. Both of these sound scary! I like books that make me think twice about getting up in the middle of the night :)

  6. These both sound like really good creepy reads...especially from the cover of Damage! Thanks for stopping by my own blog :)

  7. These both sound great! Can't wait to read either of them!

  8. Both of these books sound like my kinda reads. I am especially intrigued by Damaged as it just sounds so unique. Awesome picks this week!

  9. I've been seeing Frost for quite sometimes. story is so intriguing..
    thanks for stopping by


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