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This giveaway asking for your YA psychological horror pick is sponsored by Vesuvian Books.

Beau Devereaux is the only child of a powerful family. Handsome. Charming. Intelligent. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch. He is also a psychopath. A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the ruined St. Francis Abbey, he commits unspeakable acts. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s twin sister, Leslie. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize. As the victim toll mounts, it becomes clear someone must stop Beau Devereaux. And that someone will pay with their life.

High school can be terrifying. All the games and politics as you navigate those perilous social circles while still trying to pass pre-calc…it’s a lot. But a good YA psychological horror book is a dose of escapism that can put all your real-life troubles into perspective. So we asked you to tell us your YA psychological horror pick. Here’s a sample of the titles that came our way:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

The Third Twin by C. J. Omololu

After the Woods by Kim Savage

The Graces by Laure Eve

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

Divah by Susannah Appelbaum

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

The New Girl by R. L. Stine

The Fall by Bethany Griffin

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Chain Letter by Christopher Pike

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll