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New Releases: September 2023

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Looking for your next dark read?

This lists covers all corners of horror, from hardcore horror to books classified in other categories (thriller, fantasy, science fiction) that I think might appeal to horror readers. I've tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, covering adult novels, non-fiction, YA, middle grade, novellas, poetry, short story collections, anthologies, graphic novels, and more. Each title is organized by publication date with the publisher and category listed. If a Goodreads link is available, that's there too. If not, I've linked the title to the publisher or author site.


September New Releases...


All the Dead Shall Weep (Gunnie Rose #5) by Charlaine Harris (Gallery/Saga Press) - novel

Deephaven by Ethan M. Aldridge (Harper Collins) - middle grade

Fazbear Frights (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel Collection Vol. 3) by Scott Cawthon with illustrations by Kelly Parra, Andrea Waggener, Diana Camero, Didi Esmeralda, Coryn Macpherson, and an adaptation by Christopher Hastings (Graphix) - graphic novel

Holly by Stephen King (Scribner) - novel

Hooky Volume 3 (Hooky #3) by Míriam Bonastre Tur (Carion Books) - graphic novel

It Found Us by Lindsay Currie (Sourcebooks Young Readers) - middle grade

Kill for Love by Laura Picklesimer (Unnamed Press) - novel

Lights (Sheets #3) by Brenna Thummler (Oni Press) - middle grade graphic novel

Other Minds by Eliane Boey (Dark Matter INK) - novellas

Rainbow Filth by Tim Meyer (Ghoulish Books) - novella

Schrader's Chord by Scott Leeds (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Sleep No More (October Daye #17) by Seanan McGuire (Astra Publishing House) - novel

There's No Way I'd Die First by Lisa Springer (Delacorte Press) - YA novel

The September House by Carissa Orlando (Berkley) - novel

The Sight by Melanie Golding (Crooked Lane Books) - novel

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White (Peachtree Teen) - YA novel

The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Atria) - novel

Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point #1) by Molly Harper (Sourcebooks) - novel


Never Wake: An Anthology of Dream Horror edited by Kenneth W. Cain and Tim Meyer (Crystal Lake Publishing) - anthology


Archie Horror Presents: Chilling Adventures cover by Robert Hack (Archie Comics) - anthology

Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong (St. Martin's Press) - novel

Kill the Rich by Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro (CLASH Books) - novel

Nails and Eyes by Kaori Fujino with a translation by Kendall Heitzmann (Pushkin Press) - novella and short fiction

No Child of Mine by Nichelle Giraldes (Poisoned Pen Press) - novel

Persephone Made Me Do It (Myth and Magick #3) by Trista Mateer (Central Avenue Publishing) - poetry

Rouge by Mona Awad (Marysue Rucci Books) - novel

The Black Lord by Colin Hinckley (Tenebrous Press) - novella

The Collector by Laura Kat Young (Titan Books) - novel

What Kind of Mother by Clay McLeod Chapman (Quirk Books) - novel

Your Lonely Nights Are Over by Adam Sass (Viking Books for Young Readers) - YA novel


A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid (HarperTeen) - YA novel

Apparitions by Adam Pottle (Dark Hart Books) - novel

Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison (Berkeley) - novel

Candelaria by Melissa Lozada-Oliva (Astra House) - novel

Dark Gathering Vol. 3 by Kenichi Kondō (VIZ Media) - manga

How to Find a Missing Girl by Victoria Wlosok (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) - YA novel

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore Van Alst, Jr. (Penguin Vintage) - anthology

Red Rabbit by Alex Grecian (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Scariest. Book. Ever. (Goosebumps House of Shivers #1) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic) - middle grade


And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott (Dutton) - novel

Black River Orchard by Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) - novel

Cage of Dreams (City of Nightmares #2) by Rebecca Schaeffer (Clarion Books) - YA novel

Dory Fantasmagory: Can't Live Without You (Dory Fantasmagory #6) by Abby Hanlon (Dial Books) - early reader

Knock Knock, Open Wide by Neil Sharpson (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Pre-Approved for Haunting: And Other Stories by Patrick Barb (Keylight Books) - short story collection

The Black Tree Atop The Hill by Karla Yvette (CLASH Books) - novella

The Changing Man by Tomi Oyemakinde (Feiwel & Friends) - YA novel

The Haunting by Natasha Preston (Delacorte Press) - YA novel

The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft (orbit) - novel

The Longest Thirst by Roxie Voorhees - novella

What are you excited to read this month? Share it in the comments.

[Image Credit: graphic by Emily Ruth Verona]

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