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Book O'Lantern 2013

Book O'Lantern

Book O'Lantern 2013 is celebrating the season of ghouls and ghosts with our Fourth Annual Book O'Lantern Contest! Between now and Thursday, October 31st, teens can enter to win a bag perfect for trick-or-treating, filled with a few special sweet treats, plus some spooky reads that will help make the scariest season of them all last well beyond Halloween.

Five winners each will receive a selection of books from our list of featured titles, which includes the following:

- ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux
- CONFESSIONS: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
- DEAD IS JUST A DREAM by Marlene Perez
- FIND ME by Romily Bernard
- GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley and Gris Grimly
- PULL DOWN THE NIGHT by Nathan Kotecki
- ROGUE by Gina Damico
- Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set by J. K. Rowling and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi
- THE LAST APPRENTICE #12: I AM ALICE by Joseph Delaney
- UNNATURAL CREATURES: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman

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Amber from Jackson, KY
Claire from Rochester, MN
Emily from Raleigh, NC
Sky from San Antonio, TX
Tammy from Cape Canaveral, FL
Asylum by Madeleine Roux - Young Adult 14+


Enter the ASYLUM and uncover why Dan and new friends Abby and Jordan, three teens attending a summer program for gifted students, think that they’re linked to the dark and twisted past of the former sanatorium serving as their dorm.

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Mystery


One of the recent victims of a string of homicides was a student at Tandy Angel's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer...and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim?

Dead is Just a Dream by Marlene Perez - Paranormal


The people of Nightshade, California, are dying in their sleep, and 15-year-old warrior Jessica Walsh is determined to find the killer...or killers. Nightshade is crawling with paranormal people like Jessica...and it’s possible that the anti-paranormal group the Scourge is back to get rid of them.

Find Me by Romily Bernard - Young Adult 13+


When teen hacker and foster child Wick Tate finds a dead classmate's diary on her front step, with a note reading "Find me," she sets off on a perverse game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer. But things get even more personal as Wick's deadbeat dad returns and the killer points to Wick's sister Lily as the next target.

Gris Grimly's Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Horror


GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN is a twisted, fresh and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. This is the first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text and is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well.

Pull Down the Night by Nathan Kotecki - Paranormal


This year at Suburban High School is just as troubling as the last. A curly-haired girl ghost is disrupting lives with dreaded “kiss notes,” and students are inexplicably sinking into depression. Bruno --- the new kid on the block --- finds himself at the center of the mystery when he discovers his natural map-reading abilities are actually supernatural.

Rogue by Gina Damico - Fantasy


Lex, a teenage Grim Reaper, has the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - Dystopian Thriller


Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Fantasy & Magic

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place --- he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings --- like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.

The Last Apprentice: I Am Alice by Joseph Delaney - Young Adult 13+


The 12th book in the internationally best-selling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son. Told from the point of view of Alice, best friend --- and true love --- to Tom, the Spook's last apprentice. Alice is the most powerful witch in the world, and she ventures into the dark itself. Will she return?

Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman - Short Stories


The 16 stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.