Steph and Kat of Cuddlebuggery Reviews posted their Christmas Book Guide for Teens, which reminded me that I also wanted to post my recommendations from 2012. Some books are not actually from 2012, but I have either read them in 2012 or needed one more recommendation to fill the 4 slot table. Also, if a sequel (that I enjoyed) was released in 2012 (i.e. The Golden Lily), I've posted a recommendation for the first book in the series. Enjoy!
*Note: I do not read a ton of horror, and YA doesn't have a whole lot of horror, so I'm not sure any of these are "strictly horror." In fact, most of these are or have elements of paranormal romance as well.