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27 October 2018

Five Creepy Reads for Halloween

I love reading seasonal books. Romance in February for Valentines Day, coming of age summer holiday stories during August, Horror nearing Halloween, and everything festive in the sun up to Christmas.

Today I'm sharing my top five creepy Halloween reads. And all of these were five star for me.

Darkmere by Helen Maslin
When I read this book it went straight on my all time favourite shelf. It's a fantastic blend of contemporary teen drama, supernatural horror, and historical betrayal. Think Skins in a haunted manor.
Fir by Sharon Gosling
This book is so creepy! Everything from the setting to the characters, even the weather is full of the creep factor. It's not one to read when it's snowing unless you really want to be terrified, and I love the subtle environmental message behind it.
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
Gosh this book. It's probably the most well known on this list thanks to it being featured in the Zoella Book Club, and it's an excellent read. It's creepy and really gets in your head, and makes you think. Also Frozen Charlotte dolls are the creepiest things ever.
Monster by CJ Skuse
What is a monster? This book explores what makes a monster, and I love it. It's set in a boarding school over Christmas and really used the isolation of the circumstanced to build the tension and fear factor. It's one to read wrapped up warm.
Say Her Name by Juno Dawson
Nope. No more mirrors for me after reading this book. It takes a popular (and scary) urban legend and puts a boarding school twist on it. I love everything about this book and it creeps me out so much. And also makes me afraid to look in mirrors for around a month after reading.

What are you reading this Halloween?


  1. These all sound great! I recently did a blog post about Tom Slemen's books which you may like babe as they're all horror based. Gonna check these ones out, thanks for sharing 💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

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  2. I don't really do Halloween so I am not reading anything particular. However, going back to Harry Potter is always a good idea!

  3. I want to read all the creepy books but I'm so tired and stressed and required reading and... I need to calm down. I picked up this book called The Monsters of Templeton. It had one monster in it. The monster died on page one. I feel betrayed.

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

  4. Oooh I LOVE this post! There's something really special about a properly creepy book - they are way more exciting to me than tv or films! I love the sound of Say Her Name, that sounds like it'd give me chills! Thanks for the recommendations :)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  5. I love spooky books so these sound perfect for me! I love Stephen Kings books personally, such a great range of horror explored in his books. Will be adding these to my TBR.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  6. You had me at no more mirrors! Say Her Name sounds fabulous, it's going on my TBR pile now, haha. I love your blog, Cora, I always find new authors and titles that I haven't come across before, thank you! x

    Lisa |

  7. Great list you have created! I don't think I could read them though, I'm not the biggest fan of creepy/scary books 😂 I used to be able to read them, and also watch scary films but now I can't :P


  8. This sounds like a great list Cora! I don't often read scary books but I like the sound of Monster, an isolated boarding school at Christmas sounds like it is going to be a creepy story. Thanks for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  9. Ooh! I'll have to check these out!! Thanks for sharing!


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