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Top Ten Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit

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

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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!!

What books are just TOO scary for you??

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://twitter.com/OnStarshipsBlog Anya E. J.

    Dude, I got scared at the weird earth villain in The Lost Hero by Rick Riordian, which I’m pretty sure is not supposed to be scary at all xD Like, I was trying to fall asleep and I had to think of puppies! I hear ya on the being scared at mildly scary things…. meaning I also haven’t read any of these and probably never will :( But thanks for sharing :D

    I’m doing a giveaway instead of TTT this week, but it’s here in case you want to check it out :) http://www.onstarshipsanddragonwings.com/2012/10/23/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-the-testament-of-jessie-lamb/

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Hahaha, we are scary book twins. :) A lot of theses aren’t too scary, I promise!

  • http://twitter.com/TeenyReader TeenyReader

    Really want to read Poison Princess! Great list :D
    Check out my list here http://teenyreader.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      The Poison Princess was surprisingly good! I hope you do get a chance to read it.

  • http://twitter.com/sillylittle Linda P

    I have The Raven Boys. I’ll probably be reading it on Halloween!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Yesssssss. It’s seriously SO SO SO good!

  • http://www.gonewiththewords.com/ Jess @ Gone with the Words

    I really need to read Something Strange and Deadly soon! It sounds so good and perfect for Halloween! :D

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      It wasn’t everything I’d hoped and dreamed, but it’s def a solid read. AND perfect for Halloween :)

  • http://twitter.com/Quinn0611 Quinn’s Book Nook

    I’ve only read two of the books on your list: Beautiful Creatures and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Definitely good Halloween reads. I’m pretty excited for the Beautiful Creatures movie.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      AND The Evolution of Mara Dyer was just published yesterday! AGH!

  • Ash @ Typing Tiara

    Glad to see The Raven Boys on your list, its sitting on my TBR and I think you’ve just given me the perfect excuse to go devour it. :D