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Today’s topic of discussion is:

Scary books. What makes a book scary and what are some of your favorite scary books?




Well, honestly, I don’t read a lot of scary books. I’m a chicken!

But I do have some favorite scary books that are worth mentioning.

Why do I love them
Because they truly did scare me just a little bit.

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This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers – a realistic bleak view of what happens when the world is overrun by zombies. Students are trapped in the school while the world outside crumbles. I’m normally afraid of zombies so this one was harder for me to read but I think it’s one of my favorite zombie books out there because it’s not JUST a zombie book. So much more.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Yes, the photographs add a certain eerie quality to the story, but there’s a lot to appreciate in Rigg’s book. The story focuses on a home of gifted children, outcasts and the adventures that await them. It’s full of dangers that you can and can’t see. It’s full of dangers of monsters and men. Looking forward to reading the sequel.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – I have to admit that I really enjoyed Warm Bodies. It’s fun and I even saw the movie (and enjoyed the movie.) Dark humour help balance this story.

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn – Creepy dark and wonderfully creative, Another Little Piece is a step above. It’s twisted in a way that you know is wrong but can’t put your finger on. Captivating, the tone and story take you away.

Nos4A2 by Joe Hill – I listened to the audiobook of this story and I was glued to my seat, not wanting to get out of the car. How can you beat a vampire in charge of a horrible hell called Christmasland and the one and only woman who can stop him? Disturbing and graphic and very very scary.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – woah, that has more gore than I thought it was going to have. And it works! Perfectly balanced, the book is scary and thrilling, gorey and heartwarming. It’s the best kind of horror. Where you want the ghost to win.

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens – Okay. So I ¬†know this might not technically be a Halloween scary book, but to me it is. Mostly because of the subject matter. A young real estate woman is kidnapped from an open house and taken to a remote cabin where she spends months with the madman who holds her captive. It’s thrilling and disturbing and frightening to me because it’s real life, it’s contemporary. Weeks later I was still thinking of this book!


So there you have it!

What are your favorite scary books?