Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 10 Books to Get You Into the Halloween Spirit!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1) by Jackson Pearce
A Red Riding Hood retelling with werewolves and sisters and plenty of violence. This is one of my favorite books and it is just perfect to get into the Halloween spirit. 

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
There's ghosts and a murder and paper hearts. It's morbid and oh so perfect. 

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard
This is one of my favorite books of the year. I'm not a huge zombie fan, but I just love these books. It's the perfect combination of zombies, steampunk, sass, and romance.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
It's a classic, just think about how much this book has shaped our pop culture. And it was written by a teenage girl in Victorian England! How awesome is that! I'm reading it for the second time this year for a class.

The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong
In general I prefer the Darkness Rising series, but I just love the creepiness of this book. You don't know how much trouble being a necromancer is until your woken up by a corpse crawling on top of you. It is just so CREEPY! 

Graveminder by Melissa Marr
This line from the summary (taken from Goodreads) is what got me to read this book "While growing up, Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual at every funeral: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words, "Sleep well, and stay where I put you.""

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd 
This is a retelling of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells. Sarah actually read this book first. She was halfway through it when she said "This is really disturbing. You'll love it." She was totally right.

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White
It is a fun monster fighting book which has the perfect combination of monsters and humor. When I first read this it reminded me of Buffy. 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
Okay, I just read this yesterday and it's really different from the rest of the books on this list, but I had to add it. There is nothing scarier than not being able to trust your own mind. I was reading the sequel last night before bed and it was giving me the creeps! So well done, I love it!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I don't recommend this specifically for Halloween, I'm recommending it for the day after because “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” This is one of my all time favorite books. It has horses and monsters and monster horses and is just utter perfection. I finally got Sarah to read it at the beginning of the year and she totally agreed.


  1. The Scorpio Races is sooooooo good! I've had Sisters Red on my TBR for a while now. I really need to get to it! Also, I can't wait to finish the end of Mara Dyer; one more week!

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  2. I tried the Madman's Daughter but had to DNF it :(

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  3. Love this list! I haven't had a ton of time to read recently unfortunately, but I DID get to reread The Scorpio Races a bit ago (also one of my faves) and gahhh just so good! Spooky and very autumnal.