Can you believe we are already on day 28?!?!?! This month has gone so fast it's unbelievable. Today I have a guest post from the wonderful Amy Lukavics! She has written some spooky books and her latest one, The Women In The Walls is crazy scary!
Amy is talking about her top 5 spooky reads!
Ever since she was little, Amy was especially intrigued by horror books and movies. Raised in a small mountain town in Arizona, she sustained herself on a steady diet of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books before discovering Stephen King in her mother's bookshelf.
Amy lives with her husband, their two precious squidlings, and an old gentleman cat by the name of Frodo. When she isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing games across many platforms.
1. The Troop by Nick Cutter. Viscerally terrifying and equally heartbreaking. I could not put this book down no matter how hard I tried.
2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. A legend of the horror genre, this book didn't have me entirely until the end, in which I was won over and then some. Shirley Jackson's writing is so good it hurts.
3. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. My favorite story in Through the Woods is, by far, The Nesting Place. Skin crawlingly creepy and visually stunning.
4. The Cipher by Kathe Koja. A riveting, engaging, and perfectly Hellish ride.
5. Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Top notch storytelling. My favorite part about this book is that it never explicitly describes the monsters, leaving it to your imagination's wildest guesses. This one, like The Troop, really pulls at your heartstrings in unexpected but unforgettable ways.
Something isn't right in this house. Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she and her best friend and cousin, Margaret, know the ancient hallways inside out. Or so they think ...When her beloved Aunt Penelope disappears while walking in the surrounding woods, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret, meanwhile, has been spending a LOT of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her mother's voice whispering from the walls. Shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly and completely unravels. And then she begins hearing voices herself ...
Sometimes I believe the baby will never stop crying. Sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner fears she is losing her mind. When her family move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, Amanda hopes she can leave her haunting memories behind: of her sickly Ma giving birth to a terribly afflicted baby; of the cabin fever that claimed Amanda's sanity; of the boy who she has been meeting in secret...But the Verners arrive on the prairie to find their new home soaked in blood. So much blood. And Amanda has heard stories - about men becoming unhinged and killing their families, about the land being tainted by wickedness. With guilty secrets weighing down on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or within her soul ..