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Hello, Halloween season! We’re ready for the chills…starting with these 10 spookalicious books we seriously can’t stop reading.
The Mediator: Shadowland, Book One by Meg Cabot
Suze Simon is your average girl who happens to be able to see and talk
to ghosts. When she moves to California, there is a ghost named Heather
who wants revenge on her ex. Will Suze be able to help her move into the
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Four teens go on a road trip over the summer and accidentally hit and
kill a boy. They dump his body in a lake, and swear to take the secret
to their graves. But, the following summer, one girl receives a note
stating, “I know what you did last summer.” The person who wrote the
note wants revenge, and if these friends can’t outsmart the anonymous
writer, they’ll be the next to die.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Bod Owens became an orphan as a toddler when a man murdered his whole
family. He crawls down to a nearby graveyard, is discovered by the
ghosts who live there, and is taken in by two of them. Follow Bod as he
grows up and encounters everything from vampires to mummies.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Violet has an unusual talent. She can find the bodies of people who have
been murdered. When a serial killer starts terrorizing her small town,
Violet may be the only person who can stop him.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
This classic scary story book will keep you up all night with creepy
black and white illustrations. The best way to read it? In the dark with
only a flashlight and your besties!
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
Alexis thought Kasey was just acting weird as usual when she kept
playing with this strange antique doll. But soon after, weird things
start happening in their house—doors open and close by themselves, water
boils on an unlit stove—and that’s not all. Kasey’s blue eyes turn
green and she starts talking like people decades ago. What’s taken over
Kasey? Will Alexis be able to save her?
The Afterlife by Gary Soto
Chuy is just your average Californian cutie, but when he is suddenly
stabbed in a restroom and is soon floating above his bleeding dead body,
he now has to embark on a new life as a ghost. He’s able to do things
he’d never dreamed of as a human—including possibly falling in love with
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Jacob just lost his grandfather, who wrote him a letter before he died.
The letter takes Jacob to a remote Island off the coast of Wales. There,
Jacob finds an abandoned orphanage. The kids who were sent there were
sent away for a reason—they were dangerous, and they might still be
Ruined by Paula Morris
Rebecca just moved to New Orleans and is staying in a creepy house with
her aunt. She soon befriends Lisette in the local graveyard, and she
shows Rachel around New Orleans. There’s only one catch: Lisette is a
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
When Xander moves from LA to a small town, he couldn’t help but be
disappointed. Shortly after moving into an old Victorian-era home,
strange things start happening—things going bump in the night, ending up
at his school, and time traveling portals. After all these occurrences,
Xander starts to wonder whether this house is good or evil.
What’s your favorite spooky read? Blog about it, babes.
BY KELLY MYSLINSKI ON 10/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, Book Club, books we love, Authors, Meg Cabot, halloween, books