16 Dark Fantasy Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down

These mesmerizing stories aren't afraid to explore the sinister, scary, or sensual.

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Creatures of Want & Ruin

Creatures of Want & Ruin

By Molly Tanzer

The Sunset Warrior

The Sunset Warrior

By Eric Van Lustbader

The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned

By Tanith Lee

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

Silver Birch, Blood Moon

By Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Wylding Hall

Wylding Hall

By Elizabeth Hand

Borrowed Souls

Borrowed Souls

By Chelsea Mueller

Boy's Life

Boy's Life

By Robert R. McCammon

Coffins

Coffins

By Rodman Philbrick

Dark Tower Stephen King

The Dark Tower

By Stephen King

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The Gormenghast Trilogy

By Mervyn Peake

Coraline Neil Gaiman

Coraline

By Neil Gaiman

Elric of Melnibone Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné

By Michael Moorcock

The Blade Itself Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself

By Joe Abercrombie

The Monster of Elendhaven Jennifer Giesbrecht

The Monster of Elendhaven

By Jennifer Giesbrecht

Lost Boy Christina Henry

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

By Christina Henry

White Stag Kara Barbieri

White Stag

By Kara Barbieri