Halloween is looming, so it is about time we get some like-minded books out!
I have chosen a few books that I have read in the Halloween’s that have passed and ones that I have my eye on to feast my eyes upon, I have also tried to add some books that are not necessarily identified as a hallows end read.
DRACULA | BRAM STOKER
I think that this book should be MUST for every Halloween! It tells a tale about a Mr Harker who visits Transylvania with the aim of helping him to buy a house in London, but his host turns out to be more than he bargained for. If you have not heard of this, what rock have you been living under!
FRANKENSTEIN | MARY SHELLEY
I confess that I have not read this, but I have ( of course) heard about it and indeed watched many films that are based upon this classic.
This story is about Victor Frankenstein, a mad scientist who through his experimentation creates a monster, I always thought that the monster was Frankenstein, but it was not!
There are so many different points of view on this book, some hate it and others love it, so you will have to try to see for yourself.
SWEETPEA | C.J SKUSE
The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…
I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.
I have this on my kindle already, so I will more than likely write about it at some point, but if you beat me to it, let me know what you thought.
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE | STEPHANIE PERKINS
I have only read one Stephanie Perkins book and I quite liked it, it is not my usual choice of read ( Anna and the french kiss) but afterwards, I had no desire to read anymore, but this may change that.
One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.
I am not sure how a sickly sweet writer of romance novels can adapt to a slasher / horror writer, but only reading it will we find out, undecided yet for myself.
THE SHRINE | JAMES HERBERT
Alice, a deaf-mute, has a vision of a lady in white who says she is the immaculate conception. Suddenly Alice can speak, hear, and perform miracles. The visitation site becomes a shrine. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force centuries old.
This list cannot be completed without a James Herbert book and I had areal struggle choosing one, I went for this because I felt that it was in the spirit of things…get it? spirit of things?……*I crack myself up sometimes!*
CARRIE | STEPHEN KING
Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed… But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction…
Again, one cannot forget to add a Stephen King book and I choose this one as it is a classic SK book, an oldie, but a goodie. When all the girls at school were reading Danielle Steel, I was reading Stephen King and James Herbert… waaaaay better in my opinion!
Honourable mentions – otherwise this list will go on forever!
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Strouse
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda ( this was due to be out now, but unfortunately has been pushed back until next year, but it sounded good and I wanted to feature, so nerr!)
Wax by Gina Damico( awesome cover)
I hope that you have enjoyed my selection and I have not been too predictable in my choices, I tried to put some differing ones in there:)
- Have you read any of these?
- Did you like my choices?
- Is there a book you would have included, if so, tell me and we can discuss
Thanks for dropping by and have an awesome booktastic day!