So the month of October is nearly upon us and I have decided I mainly want to read creepy/scary/paranormal books in the month of October! I will possibly read other books but these are the books I really want to read in October as they sound really creepy and go so well with Halloween!
Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser
In this book you will find monsters who are sad, misunderstood, discouraged, lonely, and in many cases demonized, particularly the demons. Perhaps someday you will realize that inside each of them is a human, or at least parts of one. Because these monsters hunger for more than man-flesh; they hunger for love. Exploring the secret lives of monsters from literature and popular culture Frank Lesser presents Godzilla facing an existential crisis, a yeti longing to work for Vogue magazine while Hansel and Gretel s witch complains about her new no-child diet. Sad Monsters catalogues the mood swings, shortcomings and neuroses of ghouls, goblins and unicorns, and proves that monsters are only human.
The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb by David John Griffin
The turn of the last century and Theodore Stubbs manor house resides in the quirky village of Muchmarsh. A renowned entomologist, he is often within the attic adding another exotic specimen to his extensive collection of insects. But Theodore is also a master hypnotist, holding the household in thrall to his every whim. Theodore's daughter-in-law Eleanor returned from the sanatorium two months before is a haunted figure, believing that her stillborn child Alastair lives and hides in the shadows. Then she falls pregnant again, but this time by the hypnotic coercion and wicked ravishment of Theodore. A dreadful act begets terrible secrets, and thirteen years later the boy Alastair Stubb begins to lose his identity.it is not long before mystery, intrigue and murder follow gleefully in his wake. The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb is a gothic terror of the highest order, delivering a dream-like and hallucinatory reading experience that promises to reveal secrets both disturbing and astonishing. Do you dare meet the Stubbs?
Charmed by Michelle Krys
The electrifying sequel to HEXED.
Since Indie Blackwood discovered she was a witch, life has been pretty crazy. Now her best friend Paige is missing, kidnapped by the Priory and taken to Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals.
Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. But facing the dark world’s most dangerous witches and warlocks means keeping her plan a secret from her boyfriend Bishop and forging alliances with a seriously sexy sorcerer.
No one who goes in ever comes out . . .
Say Her Name by James Dawson
Drip...drip...drip...In five days, she will come...Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear...But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror - five days - but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before...
Where The Ghost Walk by Peter Underwood
Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms. Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the Worcester to Birmingham canal or Roman soldiers seen near Lichfield Cathedral the inexplicable is everywhere. Peter Underwood, the world s leading expert on paranormal phenomena, provides this definitive guide to Britain s haunted places. Arranged by the various environments where ghosts appear, airfields, ancient sites, ruins, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, gardens, railways, seascapes, highways and woods. From the ghosts of Jacobite soldiers in Gallows Tree Lane, the ghost of King Arthur which has been seen in Tintagel to the phantom Spitfire of Biggin Hill airfield Where the Ghosts Walk is an indispensable guide to the rich world of the unexplained. Fully illustrated throughout with Peter Underwood s own photographs.
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High School burned down. The blaze killed three and injured twenty, and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. For two decades, little was revealed about what became known as the Johnson Incident.
A diary has been found in the ruins of the school. In this diary, Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly's twin, tells of the strange and disturbing sequence of events leading to the incident.
But Kaitlyn doesn't exist. She never has.
The House On Cold Hill by Peter James
Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, he has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and he sees Cold Hill House as a paradise for his animal-loving daughter, the perfect base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being separated from her friends.
Within days of moving in, it becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents of the house. A friend of Jade's is the first to see the spectral woman, standing behind her as the girls talk on FaceTime. Then there are more sightings, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. As the haunting becomes more malevolent and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the terrified family discover Cold Hill House's dark history, and the horrible truth of what it could mean for them . . .
So these are the books I hope to read in the creepy month of October.
Are you planning on reading any creepy/scary books in October? Let me know what ones if you are!
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