Tuesday, October 25, 2016

13 Spooky Reads for the Halloween Season

It's that time of year again--time to pull out all the creepy, spooky, ghostly books for a month of Halloween reads. Today we are linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for a Top Ten Tuesday all about Halloween.

What are you reading this Halloween Season? Today we're featuring thirteen (because that is the spookiest number, after all) YA and Middle-Grade books that you might not want to read with the lights off.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich: Sisters Silla and Nori must navigate their aunt's creepy, haunted house where Nori plays with a ghost in the basement.

The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker: Hitchhiking ghosts, government conspiracies, kids with weird and creepy powers. This book is a perfect addition to a Halloween reading list.

The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot: A retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde where Jekyll unwittingly created a race of heart-eating monsters.

As I Descended by Robin Talley: A retelling of Macbeth set at a southern boarding school where aspiring power-couple Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten unleash a dark power.

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace: A girl rises from her grave a year after her murder. Who killed her and what has she transformed into?

The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud: Reading the newest addition to the Lockwood & Co. series is my favorite Halloween tradition. I'm so happy but so scared all at once.

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby: In this suspenseful thriller, Nico's sister returns after a four-year absence but can't remember anything about where she's been or why she vanished.

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather: Samantha Mather, descendant of Cotton Mather of Salem Witch Trial infamy, moves to Salem where she encounters unhappy Descendants and a unruly ghost.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab: In a city divided between monsters and humans true enemies are not easy to spot.

Omega City by Diana Peterfreund: A middle-grade adventure featuring government conspiracies, Cold War era technology, and a hidden underground bunker.

The Graces by Laure Eve: Everyone says the three Grace sisters are witches but no one knows for certain. River will do anything to become part of their circle.

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachman: Anouk is selected to help with the excavation of an underground palace in Paris and becomes a pawn in a creepy and sinister game.

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar: Tamaya and Marshall take a shortcut home through a forbidden wood in this middle-grade thriller.


  1. Those are all new to me, but I've added many of them to my Wishlist :)

    Here's mine:


  2. I love when blogs post so many covers of books! I like to see books I do not own, I might like their covers :P
    My TTT.

  3. The only one I've read so far is Fuzzy Mud, which is definitely spooky, and went over a treat with the kids at my library! Louis Sachar is such a reliably good middle grade writer.

  4. A few of these are on my TBR.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/top-ten-tuesday-80/


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