Sabriel - Garth Nix

What a terrifying litany to memorize. 

 

Maybe I am a wimp (actually, I know that is true), but these books always scared me a little bit. Not in the same sense as Stephen King books do. I can sleep at night after reading them, and even turn off the light to do so. But they exude eeriness in a way that makes me put them down while reading and pace, playing with the words in my head until I am able to pick them back up again.