Young Adult Gothic Literature Reading List

Last week I wrote Gothic Literature – A History, and discussed what the genre is and where it came from. I also recommended a few fabulous books that helped to shape the genre itself.

One of the things I mentioned was that the cool thing about Gothic literature, is that it’s still around today, even after hundreds of years, still haunting and thrilling, delighting and scaring.

Today I wanted to highlight a few young adult Gothic novels for your reading pleasure!



Above, from left to right, top to bottom. Click on the title to read a little more about the book.


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Compulsion by Martina Boone


Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

Made For You by Melissa Marr


This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson


If you want even more book suggestions, check out these lists:

YA Gothic Goodreads List

Books That Go Bump in the Night: Creepy YA Gothic Reads

Gothic, Horror, and Mysteries: YA Fiction for Fans of Edgar Allan Poe

Gothic Revival: Gothic Literature Gets a Young Adult Makeover

YA Books Central Gothic List

Five Great Gothic YAs




What are some of your favorite young adult Gothic novels?

Do you have a favorite Gothic author?

Tell me in the comments below!


Happy Gothic reading!

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