Top Ten Books for Halloween

Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake

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Cas kills the dead.  Anna is dead.  And pissed about it.  Oh, star crossed lovers how I love you.

 

The Girl With All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey

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It is almost impossible to share anything about this book without spoiling it.  Let me just say, "Super creepy children." and leave it at that.

Through the Woods
by Emily Carroll

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You might think that this is an adorable fairy tale inspired graphic novel.  You would be wrong and then spend days getting over the heebie jeebies that this book caused. *shudder

 

The Darkest Part of the Forest
by Holly Black

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Kind of a mix between every fairy tale ever and kinda not.  Halfway through the book you are hit with the creepiness. There is a brother and sister, a horned boy, and a glass coffin in the woods.

Shiver
by Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater can do no wrong.  This is by far my favorite werewolf story ever.  I am still not completely sold on her heroines but the writing is so good that I am willing to overlook them every time.  And Sam is a delicious cinnamon roll who should be protected at all costs. (My review of Shiver is here)

A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness

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This book will cause sobbing.  Lots of it.  Not that I am speaking from personal experience.  Not at all.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K Rowling

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I guess you could include all the Harry Potter books in this list but this is the one that most focuses on Halloween and ghosts.  The deathday party food  alone is pretty scary.

 

How to Hang a Witch
by Adriana Mather

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Because the Salem witch trials weren't terrible enough let's add high school. *runs away screaming.

Also?  This book is written by a descendent of Cotton Mather.

A History of Glitter and Blood
by Hannah Moskowitz

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This one I am including for the sheer WTFery.  I can't decribe it except to say that it is possible that it will cause  seizures and you should not read it if you are planning on operating heavy machinery.

 

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks

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So, what happened when the Zombie apocalypse came?  Well, the world reacts in true to form manner.  

What really scares you in books?  I am super susceptible to drawn out tension.

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