A build-up of anticipation and cliff hangers drive every
story. But all stories need antagonists, and everyone knows that the best
villains are monsters. They create a thrill, a suspense of mystery and horror
as we await and learn what they are capable of. In this list, we explore the variety
in monsters: the bad, the cool and even the framed.
1. Monsters on
Embroiled and down a deadly mystery they go: Bobby Holmes,
Brenda Watson, and friends are determined to fight to the death. Set in the
eerie North York Moors of England, a vicious beast is loose, and as it roams,
it craves blood. After one of their
friends go missing, they take directions from a librarian who may be more than
she seems. Magical gifts, a gypsy king, a mysterious stranger, and other
magnificent beings surface in the Monster
on the Moors by J.M. Kelly.
2. A Wistful
Tale of Gods Men and Monsters
What is the town of Brunswick, New York hiding? And how many
missing children will have to disappear before they speak up? In A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters
by David Ruggerio, a small town falls victim to evil forces. During a snowy
Halloween, a young William Willowsby teams up with an odd character to save his
town from unspeakable evil.
4. Straight Outta Tombstone
stories put a new and weird spin on the Old Wild West. These short stories
aren’t your ordinary Westerns, you’ll be met with demons, ghosts, and historical
fantasy. Among the contributing authors are
bestselling author Larry Correia, and short story award-winning author Naomi
Brett Rourke. Straight Outta Tombstone
is the Weird Wild West. Where anything is possible, will the main characters
make it out alive?
3. The Tracker
In The Tracker Hive Academy by Avery Song, bullying,
threats, traps, and schemes are thrown at Jade’s Storm, and she’s ready to
handle it. Jade carries all eight magic elements, and enemies have sought her out
from every dark corner. At eighteen, she is the youngest recruit at the Tracker
Hive Academy, and the Troubled Four — Zeke, Zion, Zackery, and Zeus — have
plans to send turmoil her way.
The Talisman: A Novel
From the collaboration of the bestselling authors Stephen
King and Peter Staub
comes The Talisman— a story of a twelve-year-old boy, Jack Sawyer. On a whim, Jack’s
mother moves them from New York City to New Hampshire. He begins to ask
himself, what is his mother running away from? On a quest to save his mother’s
life, he searches for a prize through dangerous landscapes, lies, a pure realm
5. Oath Taker: Kingdom of Runes Book
Oath Taker: Kingdom of Runes Book 1 by Audrey Grey follows seventeen-year-old,
Haven Ashwood. After being rescued by the Prince of Penryth, she expresses her gratitude
by protecting him. But there is another side to Haven. At night she spends her
time fighting monsters outside the castle walls. When one of the monsters take Prince of
Penryth, Haven must seek help from Archeron Halfbane, an ally and his crew of
6. Monsters (Prodigium Academy Book
horror comedy, Monsters (Prodigium Academy Book 1) by Katie May, Dracula sends his
daughter to Prodigium—otherwise known as the Monster Academy to help her become
a better monster. But when dead bodies are found on campus, and their blood is
drained, she becomes the prime suspect. You’ll
gush over the interesting characters, which include children whose parents are
Frankenstein, Medusa, and Dr. Jekyll.
7. The Last Wish: Introducing the
The Last Wish: Introducing the
Witcher by Andrzej
Sapkowski follows Geralt the Witcher who stands between the world and the
places filled with monsters. With magic powers a mysterious elixir, Geralt the
Witcher is a merciless assassin. Protecting the land and the innocent, he soon
finds out that not everything that appears fair is good.
8. Sunny with a Chance of Monsters
Sunny with a Chance of Monsters by Sara King and Fred Garnetis setin the futuristic version of Alaska, where even granite floats.
Sunny Day, a former EMT, and who is down on her luck, clings on to a sign of
hope: A bounty of 100,000 dollars. While
trying to catch one gangly math teacher, she realizes that he isn’t a man after
all. Now the hunted, Sunny’s family and
everything she loves is in danger, and she must do everything in her power to
keep them safe.
Each of the books
listed involves monsters in different genres, from Teen and Young Adult
Thrillers, New Adult and College Fantasy Action, Fantasy Anthologies to Comedy
Horror. The titles listed are available on Amazon and will vary in format.