Quiz: Which Supernatural Thriller Should You Pick Up Next?

R. Nassor

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R. Nassor may spend more time with books, tea, and ceramic mugs than recommended by professionals but it hasn’t failed her so far. Nassor has a MA in English Literature from Georgetown University, where she looked at the way medieval and early modern literature reappear in fantasy books today. She’s been writing about romance, fantasy, science fiction, and pop culture for quite a while, starting at Book Riot in 2020. She’s also written for You can follow her on Tiktok and contact her through her website.


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Welcome to the wide world of the supernatural thriller. Exciting ghost stories. Shocking witch tales. Gripping demonic yarns. Before we get too wild and get into this supernatural thriller quiz, let’s take a bit of a dive into the sub-genre.

The supernatural genre places magical creatures in real-world scenarios. When events cannot be explained by the natural sciences, you have found yourself in a supernatural novel among creatures like demons, ghosts, witches, and other powered beings.

Now thrillers are a bit tricky to pin down. In a thriller, the stakes are high for a large group of people, the main character is threatened, and the plot builds to a point where the epic ploy is uncovered before the villain can cause a disaster. A thriller can have elements of mystery or horror contained within it, but it must have a plot that creates excitement, shock, anticipation, and anxiety.

So we have made our way to the supernatural thriller sub-genre known for having magical creatures in a realistic setting with an exciting plot. The books create situations where the stakes are high because uncontrolled magic could destroy the world; your main character is in danger, but it could be a ghost, and the plot is building to a point where your protagonist must uncover the ploy or all hell will break loose.

If this sounds like something you want to read, this is the quiz for you. I have selected a combination of supernatural baddies and unlikely heroes in these supernatural thrillers. I hope you may discover new a supernatural thriller to grace your shelves by placing yourself inside the book. The anticipation is killing me.