This month is all about setting the vibe for Halloween and the sooky season. With that in mind, there are some great books out there for all my fellow book worms that fit right into the cozy and spooky vibe. These books are quick reads and will leave you on the edge of your seat. From suspense to downright fantasy, these books are sure to leave you wanting more and feeling prepared for the spooky season.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
When Coraline goes looking for excitement in her new home, she quickly bites off more than she can chew. When she discovers a parallel universe to her own in which everything is filled with more excitement and fun, it quickly turns dark when her Other Mother and Other Father want her to stay forever. In order to escape back to her own world, she must help rescue the other children who have been trapped and outwit her Other Mother at her own games.
The Lost by Natasha Preston
Best friends Piper and Hazel are kidnapped and locked away in a secure facility with other local missing kids. They must risk sanity and friendship to find a way out, but the prison is more than it seems – the facility is filled with rooms which deliver different forms of torture. Each day, names of the children are called to enter certain rooms and forced to endure the torture within. They must not break and they must all stick together if they want to make it out alive. Will they survive long enough to make it out or will they be lost forever?
These are my favorite fictional characters from my favorite Halloween movies. Who are yours?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Harry Potter is the boy who lived. When he discovers that he is no ordinary boy of eleven and is, in fact, a wizard, he is whisked off to the great wonders of the wizarding world. Here he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and befriends Rona and Hermione. This world isn’t as perfect as it seems, as the school holds a secret that some will go to great lengths to discover. Harry and his friends must work to save the school and possibly the entire wizarding world.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Four Paths, NY is a town like no other; it is overrun by woodlands and has a beast in its belly. In this town, the descendants of the town founders are held at a higher plane and hold the only powers to keep the monster at bay. When Violet Saunders, a descendant, moves into town, she soon discovers her family’s ancient secret and how she plays a major role in the survival of the town’s population. With the help of the other descendants, she will work to uncover the truth behind The Gray and how to put a stop to its reign.
Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
Fans of Stranger Things will see this novel as a must! You thought you knew the story behind Eleven’s mom and Dr. Brenner, but think again. This novel dives deep into the mystery behind the lab and the experiments that eventually led to the Upside Down. It’s the summer of 1969, a war is brewing, and Dr. Brenner will stop at nothing to reach Terry’s true potential.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Samantha Kingston is pretty, popular, has the perfect boyfriend, and the perfect best friends, so what could go wrong. When the ebbs and flows of the social pyramid get sticky at a high school party, Samantha ends up dead… that is, until she wakes back up the next morning. She then relives the day she died over and over for seven days. She soon realizes that, by making small changes, she can have a bigger impact on those around her than she realized.