I have been searching for a book series I used to read in the 90s.

It was a young adult/teenage horror series and in every book it started with a sleepover, then one of the girls would tell the story - The individual stories I remember are

  • one about a headless horseman

  • one set in a ballroom

  • one set on a boat

  • and one set in a windmill.

    Does anyone have any idea which books these could be? It's driving me mad!

  • Goosebumps? These are the first that come to mind. – Wayne Mar 31 '15 at 15:31
  • I remember one of the stories being about some sort of cursed hand or claw and another story about a chandelier falling on one of the girl's boyfriends. I wonder if they are the same series? – user49229 Aug 5 '15 at 21:32

Are you looking for the Creepover series? https://www.goodreads.com/series/110223-you-re-invited-to-a-creepover

According to the summary:

Go to sleep...if you dare, because you're invited to a creepover! This new middle-grade horror series combines two things that kids love--sleepovers and scary stories. Each book in the series revolves around a sleep over. On the back of each book is a Creep-o-Meter, a gauge, to show how scary each story is. This meter rates 1-5 (5 being the scariest).

Although it sounds like a sleepover is part of the story, not that a sleepover is used to begin a story-within-a-story.


I think I recognise these books you are talking about - could it be Sleepover by Sharon Siamon? https://www.goodreads.com/series/52932-sleepover

The series sounds really familiar :)

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