Dark in literature may refer to any sort of shady themes such as war, persecution, abuse, suffering, torture, etc.

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)
Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3)
The Mary Shelley Club
Twisted Love (Twisted, #1)
Devil’s Lair (Molotov Obsession #1)
The Helm of Midnight (The Five Penalties, #1)
Tempted by Deception (Deception Trilogy, #2)
The Glass Slipper (Cinderella, #3)
Alpha's Claim (Kingdom of Wolves #7)
Devil You Hate  (The Diavolo Crime Family Book 1)
Reparation of Sin
Violent Heart (A Death So Sweet #3)
Tarnished Crown (Gravestone Elite, #2)
Her Soul to Take (Souls Trilogy, #1)
The Push
In Her Tracks (Tracy Crosswhite, #8)
The Hate of Loving You (Falling, #3)
My Dark Vanessa
Girl A
The Wrong Family
Behind Closed Doors
The Wives
Ninth House (Alex Stern #1)
Truth and Lies (DI Amy Winter, #1)
Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5)
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
The Heir (Kingmakers)
The Lost Village
Bloodraven by P.L. NunnEvenfall by AisSpecial Forces by Aleksandr VoinovMind Fuck by Manna FrancisCaptive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Best "Dark" Gay Characters
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessFight Club by Chuck Palahniuk1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Let's Shake It Up A Bit
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Dracula by Bram StokerFrankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Shining by Stephen KingThe Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Best Books to Read for Halloween!
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American Gods by Neil GaimanCoraline by Neil GaimanLet the Right One In by John Ajvide LindqvistNeverwhere by Neil GaimanDracula by Bram Stoker
Not The "Normal" Paranormal
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsTwilight by Stephenie MeyerEclipse by Stephenie MeyerNew Moon by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Great Books with BLACK Covers
1,794 books — 859 voters

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1)
Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #2)
Corrupt (Devil's Night, #1)
Consequences (Consequences, #1)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)
King (King, #1)
Twist Me (Twist Me, #1)
Raw (RAW Family, #1)
Monster in His Eyes (Monster in His Eyes, #1)
Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1)
Comfort Food
Raze (Scarred Souls, #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark, #2)
Gone Girl
Jandy Nelson
There were once two sisters who were not afriad of the dark because the dark was full of the other's voice across the room, because even when the night was thick and starless they walked home together from the river seeing who could last the longest without turning on her flashlight, not afraid because sometimes in the pitch of night they'd lie on their backs in the middle of the path and look up until the stars came back and when they did, they'd reach their arms up to touch them and did. ...more
Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

Stephen King
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

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