Looking for a good horror story? Luckily, you have plenty to choose from. While the horror genre has been around for ages, it started catching up a few decades ago. This year was amazing for horror fans, as it felt like most books followed a similar scenario that everyone could anticipate. Anyway, here are some of the best horror books 2019, whether it comes to the plot, the story or the actual twists.

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal

Five Midnights takes the story to a more exotic part of the world. The action takes place in Puerto Rico and follows Lupe and Javier. The two are trying to investigate a bunch of murders, but they will soon realize that locals are more likely to believe in legends and myths than actual killers. What are they going to find? Is it an actual killer? Is it a monster? An entity? Only one way to find out.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder Girls does not seem like a horror story at first, yet it turns out to be one of the most twisted and best horror books 2019. It tells the story of an unfortunate happening at the Raxter School for Girls. Due to the tox, the whole school goes under quarantine. It feels like the tox can take everyone over. Things start twisting when Byatt disappears. Hetty will try anything to find her, yet the hero has no idea what kind of secrets the island holds.

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

It is hard to put The Tenth Girl in a genre. Some would say it is a marvelous horror, while others would rate it as a psychological thriller. All in all, you are taken to an isolated school from Argentina – not just an ordinary school, but a school with a black legend behind it. Things change when Mavi decides to enroll as a teacher. When one of her students disappears, she understands that something might be wrong with her house.

 The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead happens at some point in the future – the humankind tries to find a different planet to survive. Gyre wanted to be part of this adventure, so she came up with some lies in order to be accepted in the project. She was worried about natural disasters, caves and the lack of water. However, she soon realizes that there is more out there that she should be worried about.

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

Although this is her first novel, Jennifer Giesbrecht has written one of the best horror books 2019 according to critics. The action takes place in Elendhaven – a city taken over by plague. People are dying and no one can do anything about it, so the city is literally left to die. But then, there is something in it that simply refuses to die.

The Institute by Stephen King

We don't need to introduce Stephen King to readers, but we need to introduce his new 2019 book The Institute. We are at night in the house of Luke Ellis in Minneapolis. During the night his parents were killed silently. Luke wakes up at “The Institute” (a room that is identical to his own, except it has no windows).

In conclusion, deciding on the best horror books 2019 can be challenging with so many good titles out there. Different readers have different preferences, but these top picks are likely to impress you.​