The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A boy is raised by a ghost couple in a graveyard after his parents are murdered.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Jazz grows up as the son of a notorious serial killer; now, fighting dark urges of his own, he rushes to catch a new serial killer in town.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
In a village protected from zombies by only a fence, teenager Mary struggles against the customs of her village and fights for survival.
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
When four teenagers attempt to cover up a hit-and-run accident, the results come back to haunt them long after the dark incident.
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Tragedy strikes when a super volcano explodes and causes widespread mayhem; One teen takes action to find his parents and survive the aftermath.
Thirsty by M.T. Anderson
A teen starts turning into a vampire, which is seen as a monster to be destroyed.
Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Not for the faint of heart: a boy becomes a monster hunter in a world filled with darkness and dread; prepare to be scared!
Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
Ghosts + romance!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The first girl to race tries desperately to win for the sake of her family despite the risk of death.
Read his Cirque Du Freak series about a boy whose visit to a freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires
Try his gory series about demons: Demonata.