It’s hard to believe, but this is our 3rd Annual Halloween Reading List!!  We’ve recommended it all, from creepy anthologies to practically EVERY creepy book we read in 2016, and everything in between.  As you put the finishing touches on this year’s costume, jump over to find which books we recommend to get you in a SCARY MOOD!

 

There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins:  Thanks to Penguin Teen, we received an advanced copy of this novel and gave you our killer theory a couple of months ago.  A cross between Scream & I Know What You Did Last Summer, this book will have you at the edge of your seat, counting a gruesome number of bodies.

 

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Little Monsters by Kara Thomas:  When you’re new to town and everyone seems so nice until you become the suspect in the disappearance case of one of your new friends.  This mystery/thriller keeps you guessing at every turn. Part Pretty Little Liars and part Mean Girls, the ending of this book will leave you absolutely floored.

 

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova:  Brujas, family, alternate dimensions in hell. Labyrinth Lost is the perfect witchy brew you’re looking for.

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper/Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco: What do you get when you combine a fearless girl with an interest in anatomy and a penchance for autopsies? Serial killers, creepy late-night walks, boys who don’t know how to show affection, this series has everything you need to get ready for Halloween.

 

This Savage Song/Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab:  In a land where Monsters rule and your safety isn’t guaranteed, this dark urban fantasy will capture all the Halloween creepiness and darkness your heart desires.

 

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Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia:  I saw a review where this book is called “vampires for people who are tired of vampires.” This glorious urban fantasy takes place in Mexico City and involves dueling vampire clans. Who lives? Who dies?

 

Ten

Ten by Gretchen McNeil: Trapped on an island with no electricity and cell phone reception after a DVD let’s everyone know that this trip is a revenge fantasy by some unknown sadist.  There is a huge body count that will keep your head spinning and you looking over your back. A horror re-telling perfect for fans of Agatha Christie’s works such as Ten Little Indians and And Then There Were None.

 

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The Beast Is An Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale:  A creepy and atmospheric fairy tale, ala Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Darkness encroaches a small village on the outside, but fear also grows inner darkness.  Not a horror story, so much as a fantastical adventure.

 

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Devil In Ohio by Daria Politan:  Inspired by true events, this story follows a teen girl who escapes from a satanic cult and incorporates everything from abuse to satanism to creepy towns.

 

The Disappearances

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy:  Aila and Mile’s mother’s home town is full of the unexpected.  As the curse escalates, it’s up to Aila to discover the truth of the why and the how of the mysterious Disappearances that happen every seven years.

 

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The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne:  Cemetaries. Grave parties. Spending time and tending to your grave in life. Ghosts. This book has all the components to keep you spooked out this Halloween season.

 

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House of Furies by Madeline Roux:  The first in a series.  A Gothic horror story where evil people go to be punished and die.

 

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The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett:  With a book that starts off with “People call this God’s country, but you can’t have God without the Devil” and a character whose last words are “I plead the blood,” you better have all the lights on in your house when you read this horror novel.

 

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Odd & True by Cat Winters:  Probably the most character-driven of the books on the list, this book of two sisters who believe vastly different things about the existence of monsters and how they end up encountering the Leeds Devil.

 

Basic Witches

Also, a special shout-out to Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama and Raise Hell With Your Coven for taking a witchy approach to your well-being!

 

Make sure to check back tomorrow for an AMAZING Wicked Reads giveaway!!

~Carmen

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