Top Ten Tuesday: Creepiest YA Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jamie @ The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is covers, anything to do with covers! It’ll definitely be interesting to see everyone’s take on this and I decided to go with the creepiest book covers, because I looooove horror books. Of course there are actually quite a few creepy covers out there and these are just a couple of my favorites, some I have read and some are just on my TBR.

I will link up a review if I have one! These are also in no particular order.

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10.) And The Trees Crept In (or The Creeper Man) by Dawn Kurtagich

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For this book I just HAD to have both the US cover and the UK cover since they’re both creepy as hell! I do love the US cover more because it’s more beautiful than it is creepy but I can’t deny that the UK cover is probably the creepiest book cover I’ve ever seen.

Also the story is creepy and amazing so you can judge this book by its covers! It’s about two girls living in a mansion with their aunt and they notice that the trees are creeping closer to the house and that the entity known as the Creeper Man that watches them from the woods is getting closer too.

You can read my full review here.

9.) The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

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Two Dawn Kurtagich books? Yes! She’s becoming a queen of YA horror in my book and her covers match the stories perfectly too. This is a very creepy psychological thriller about a girl with a split personality disorder or maybe….it’s something more sinister than that.

You can read my full review here.

8.) Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

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Creepy cover? Yes! Creepy story? Definitely yes! This one revolves around a family living out on the prairie, their secretly pregnant daughter, and well…..demons. This one is pretty insane but also scary, highly recommend!

You can read my full review here.

7.) The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

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I’m sorry! I’m done with the repeat authors now I swear! I really love the typography on this cover, it is super eerie. The story is about a girl whose aunt tragically goes missing and her cousin claims she can hear her dead mother’s voice inside the house’s walls…..

You can read my full review here.

6.) Alice by Christina Henry

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I don’t know it could just be me but I find the creepy rabbit head pasted over top a man’s body to be very creepy. This is a very, very graphic horror retelling of Alice in Wonderland and I found it to be absolutely amazing. This one definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted though.

You can read my full review here.

5.) The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

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Quick story time: when I was 10 years old I made the mistake of watching “The Grudge” and am now forever terrified of Asian ghosts. Therefore this book’s cover (and the book itself) creeps the shit out of me! It’s a very interesting and scary book revolving around the spirit Okiku, who takes vengeance on wrong-doers.

You can read my full review here.

4.) Slasher Girls & Monster Boys stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Whatever that thing is on the cover it’s disturbing and it creeps me out, but I suppose it fits the stories in this YA anthology perfectly in that case. There are TONS of creeptastic (shhh that’s a word) stories in here and pretty much all of them are amazing with the exception of 1 or 2.

You can read my full review here.

3.) Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

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Is it just me or are mirrors super creepy? So yeah, ghostly reflections in them = creepy. I have yet to read this one but it’s a take on the Bloody Mary urban legend.

2.) Asylum by Madeleine Roux

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Blurred/scratched out old timey photos are creepy, actually a lot of old photos are creepy but especially when they’re blurred or scratched out. This is a pretty popular book that I also have yet to read but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if it’s any good.

1.) Shutter by Courtney Alameda

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Look at that black, gaping ghost and tell me it isn’t creepy! This is a book I have sitting on my shelf currently awaiting to be read and it’s about teenage ghost hunters basically.

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What do you think of these covers? Creepy or not so much?

What are some of your favorite creepy YA covers?

Have you read any of these books or anything similar?

What cover theme did you choose for you TTT this week?

Let me know in the comments and feel free to link up your TTT as well!

The Sassy


33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Creepiest YA Covers

  1. Amylee @ The Book Lagoon May 2, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Bless this post, I’ve been looking for some horror recs and now I have some with creepy covers to match 😂 I love the cover for the dead house though, and the cover for the creeper man is terrifying!

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    • thesassygeek May 4, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy to help out a fellow horror reader since I feel there aren’t enough! Hope you find some you enjoy! 🙂

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    • thesassygeek May 4, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Oooo that’s another good one! The mask on the Assassin Game is super creepy! 🙂

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      • TeacherofYA May 5, 2017 / 6:12 am

        It just popped in my head when I saw your other creepy books!! ::shivers::

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you! I know right, anything with creepy mirrors sufficiently creeps me the hell out! 🙂

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  2. samslifeinbooks May 2, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    So scary! I love your choice of topic.

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you so much! Some of these are wonderful, hope you find some to enjoy! 🙂

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  3. ashley May 2, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    The cover for Alice is definitely creepy, and the cover for its sequel The Red Queen is creepy too!

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Yes for sure both of them! I just find the first one a little bit more since it’s the rabbit’s head. Something about it is just disturbing! 🙂


  4. coffeecocktailandbooks May 2, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    I definitely agree with your top two! All the choices were really good!
    I read Asylum last October shortly after reading the Miss Peregrine trilogy. The story wasn’t my favorite, but it was a creepy read.

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you! I think the Miss Peregrine’s and Asylum covers are very, very similar and I’ve heard mixed things on Asylum as well but glad to know it was still creepy! 🙂


  5. TheQuirkyBookNerd May 3, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Yessss! Awesome topic choice, Heather! LOVE all of your cover picks, especially the ones for Shutter, Alice, and Asylum! Great post 🙂

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Ariana! So many of them are super creepy and something about the Shutter and Alice covers are really disturbing and the Asylum one is just straight up eerie! 🙂

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  6. Beth (Reading Every Night) May 3, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Ohh, I’m really not a fan of that Alice cover! I actually have the UK edition of those books and I am so so glad because, even though there’s a rabbit on the UK edition, it’s nowhere near as creepy as the rabbit on the US edition is! Also I find the creature on Slasher Girls and Monster Boys more cute than creepy. I’m not sure why, but whenever I see it I always think cute before anything else. 🙂
    The other covers are definitely definitely creepy, and definitely definitely books I would not likely pick up. All the covers with girls on the front that kind of remind me of the girl from the Ring are especially scary for me.
    Still great picks for this week Heather, and great take on this week’s theme as well! 😀

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Thanks Beth! 🙂
      Definitely, the UK Alice cover is still slightly creepy but yes the US version is really…disturbing. It creeps me out for sure!
      I suppose the creature on Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is pretty cute, I just find the longer I star the creepier it gets, haha!
      And yes I completely agree, any covers with “Ring”-esque girls are terrifying for me! I have to keep the covers covered up!

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) May 8, 2017 / 3:18 pm

        That’s all right, yeah I think if I hadn’t seen the UK cover I likely would not have picked Alice up. The US one is a little too creepy for me! 🙂
        Ha, I’ve never really stared at the monster for that long, just an odd glance here and there.
        I’d have to do that as well. Or just get the Kindle edition so I don’t have to stare at the covers! 😀

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you! I think The Creeper Man cover is one of the creepiest I’ve seen, I love creepy reads as well so I just had to do creepy covers! 🙂

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  7. Birdie May 3, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    shutter is awful! And The Creeper Man! The covers are almost too scary.

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Both of those are ones I find to be the creepiest! I definitely would have to keep them covered up when I wasn’t reading, haha! 🙂

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  8. Zezee May 3, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Daughters Unto Devils and Asylum are the creepiest to me. I owned Daughters Unto Devils. I donated it to the library cause I couldn’t stand the cover.

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    • thesassygeek May 8, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Definitely! I’m actually glad I borrowed Daughters Unto Devils from the library, I know when I was reading it I had to cover it up whenever I set it back down! 🙂


    • thesassygeek May 18, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      It’s a great book! I actually can’t believe I haven’t considered getting the audiobook for it, I don’t usually listen to audiobooks but I bet it would be so creepy and fun to listen to! 🙂


  9. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews May 9, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Ahhh I love all these covers so much. Creepy Covers = The Best. It’s hard to choose a favourite from this list, but I really like the US cover of And The Trees Crept In, The Woman in the Walls, Daughters Unto Devils and The Girl From the Well!!!

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    • thesassygeek May 18, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      They are the best, it’s pretty much one sure fire way to get me to buy a book too! I really love And The Trees Crept In as well and also the typography on The Women in the Walls is so creepy and pretty at the same time! 🙂


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