Hello bookworms, I hope everyone is having a good week! Since Halloween is right around the corner I wanted to share some of my favorite spooky, creepy reads. This list will include Ya and middle grade titles. I can’t believe that October is almost over, it’s going by way to fast. I have so many books I wanted to read that I may have to push some into November.
Strange Grace-Tessa Gratton
This is one of my new favorite books. A long time ago, there were three witches. And the youngest one fell in love with the devil, together, they made a deal. Every seven years the best boy from the village has to run into the forest, willing to sacrifice his life to protect his village for another seven years. It is the perfect book to read for Halloween🎃
Small Spaces- Katherine Arden
This story follows Ollie, a 12 year old girl in the sixth grade living in Vermont. She is dealing with the death of her mom, she is isolated from the other kids in her class. On her way home from school, she comes across a woman crying by the lake. The woman is holding a book and wants to throw it into the water. Ollie takes the book from the woman. This book is super creepy and atmospheric.
The Wicked Deep – Shea Earnshaw
I am currently reading this book, and LOVING it so far! This story is about three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery, two centuries ago. Now each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. I cannot wait to see how the story finishes, its atmospheric and whimsical writing.
Sawkill Girls – Claire Legrand
Sawkill isn’t a safe place for young girls, more frequently young girls have gone missing, without their bodies ever being found. There is a local legend about a paranormal beast, who hunts and feasts on these young girls. The story follows three girls, they come together trying to figure out what is killing these girls. I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t live the ending. I still think it’s a really good spooky read.
Sadie – Courtney Summers
This is another book I’ve been seeing everywhere, and I really want to read it in the next week. This book follows Sadie, she hasn’t had the easiest life, having to raise her little sister. Then her sister is found dead and Sadie starts her own investigation to find the killer. It sounds amazing and every review I’ve seen of this book has been positive.
The Dark Descent if Elizabeth Frankenstein – Kiersten White
This book seems to be getting mixed reviews, but I’m still interested in reading it.This is a retelling of Frakenstein from the perspective of Elizabeth – an orphan taken in by the Frankenstein family. I really wanted to get to this book and I’m hoping I still can as I just got a copy of the audiobook!
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought .I hope your having a happy October !