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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

For more creepy stories and creative storytelling…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for a perfectly formed and utterly chilling story of family secrets. 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the story a boy who is visited by a monster every night told in words and haunting illustrations.

In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters for another book that uses unsettling photos to tell a historical ghost story. 

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a very dark fairy tale.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Young Adult Novels 2013 

We read 34 YA novels this year. Here are our Top 5…

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell for first love in all it’s messy glory

More Than This by Patrick Ness for a mind bending coming of age story

In Bloom by Matthew Crow for a funny, life affirming story

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher for a unique story of guilt and loyalty

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein for a harrowing but important concentration camp story

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The Day of The Doctor: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Once the sun sets on The Day of The Doctor, immerse yourself in these…

Shada by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts for a novelisation of the infamous unaired saga, featuring Four

Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories for original work by some of the finest writers working today, featuring One to Eleven

The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin for a celebrated original tale exploring the origins of The Doctor, featuring Eight (though this is unclear)

Doctor Who: The Dave Gibbons Collection for a definitive volume of the 80s comic serials, featuring Four and Five

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Did you get to the end of The Road and want more? Try these…

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson for a survivor confronting loneliness

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood for a dark, speculative future

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller for soaring beauty with your darkness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness for a superb YA post-apocalyptic trilogy

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

If you loved the award-winning A Monster Calls, why not give these a go…

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly & J. M. Ken Niimura for grief in a graphic novel 

Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King for standing up to life

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher to break your heart

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt for catharsis