Per usual, I’ll never recommend super scary books for a Top Ten Tuesday. I always go for the more supernatural and suspenseful type books. Although I heard Ten by Gretchen McNeil was scary but not TOO scary.
But, no one should ever underestimate my ability to be scared at mildly scary things.
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Top Ten Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit
1Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama– Confession: I had to stop reading this book. Not only did it have some graphic scenes, but it also involves the defilement of church/holy scripture and really, really creepy stuff. If you like being creeped out, check out this book.
2Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard– Zombies! Nothing says Halloween Spirit like a few flesh-eating monsters.
3Defiance by C.J. Redwine– There are “cursed ones,” aka dragons. Maybe this is going with a “monster” theme, but I feel like this could qualify. Oh! There’s also a scary, horror-filled forest!
4Poison Princess by Kresley Cole– Apocalypse now! This book is also complete with “bagmen” (i.e. zombies) and tons of creepy visions.
5Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne– This is probably the most legit creepy book on this list. I’m talking like mega mystery and mega creep.
6The Diviners by Libba Bray– If you’re talking about The Occult, then this book is for you. There’s murders and a funky Occult museum. Halloween-ish FTW.
7The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater— Here’s another book with magic, psychic abilities and murder plots. I loved it!!
8The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge— Ugh – there are some weirdo beasts in The Nightmare Garden. This book truly lives up to it’s name.
9Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl— I think this book has the right feel to it for a Halloween-type book. It’s dark and set in a graveyard-filled Southern county.
10The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin– Most of the time, you have no idea if Mara is crazy or not. The suspense in this book is insane!!