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Books for Halloween
*Disclaimer* I know it's officially November, but I couldn't resist doing this post right after Halloween!
1. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson- It's about Jack the Ripper, how can you get more Halloween than that? The book's spooky atmosphere blends perfectly with the dreary rain-filled setting.
2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman- I read Coraline when I was much, much younger but I still remember the "mom's" button eyes scared me so badly I had to sleep with the lights on.
3. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King- Really, any book by him will do, I mean it's Stephen King, the master of horror. I'm suggesting this one because it's the only one I've read. For a book that's just about a little girl getting lost in the woods, this is a scary, scary story.
4. The Wake Series by Lisa McMann- This is not a "scary" book series, it has more of a creep factor than anything. The dream sequences give me this little shiver every time.
5. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting- It's about a girl who can locate dead bodies and sense their killers. This is an amazing series. The parts of the murderer's mind that you can read, Violet being stalked, it's all a great suspenseful read. And there's kissing, lots and lots of melt your bones with its sweetness type kissing.
6. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain- I just remember being snuggled up in a blanket and reading this on a very cold day. The timeline of the book is more Thanksgiving and Christmas driven, but I think it would be a good Halloween read too. The creepiness, suspense and all around "darkness" of the novel should satisfy horror fans.
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor- This is a perfect Halloween book. Angels, demons, monsters and magic, this thing has it all, along with beautiful writing that is dripping with fantastic descriptions.
9. White Cat by Holly Black- Creepy, creepy little book, but a very good Halloween read. The curse working, murder, mafia and characters should keep any reader absolutely riveted.
10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- I have never read this book, I confess to it. However, based on all of the reviews calling it creepy, wicked, delightful and deliciously gothic, I think it's safe to include on the list.
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
Any Edgar Allan Poe writing
Warm Bodies by Issac Marrion
Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Texas Gothic by Heather Morris
Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
*A funny note about this post* I kept griping to myself about how I had no "Halloween books" to put on this list. Then I realized over half of the books I own could be considered "Halloween books" because they're paranormals. Reading about magic, ghouls, ghosts, witches, vampires, werewolves and a myriad of other supernatural creatures has become so normal to me that I don't consider them bound to any season.