It's Halloween! Here are some more scary books to get you into the mood!
Scowler by Daniel Krauss. Ry's father was a monster of a man, but he's in prison--until he escapes. Determined to return to the family he tormented, Ry's only choice is to bring back those who protected him in his youth-- nice Mr. Furrington, wise and all-knowing Jesus Christ, and the murderous blood-thirsty Scowler.
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough. Aunt Ida doesn't want her nieces Cora and Mimi to stay with her-- she knows what happens to children in Byers Guerdon. She knows what happened last time, she knows the family curse. But as much as she tries to protect them, the more she pushes them to explore on their own-- leading them straight into danger.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Will is an apprentice to a monster hunter. Late night slayers are normal, but there's a new monster taking over, one that Will may not be able to stop. The first of a series, follow it with The Curse of the Wendigo.
The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle. Seldom House isn't passed through the generations. It requires a family that is related by death instead of birth. Tabitha is brought from the orphanage to be the maid for the new master. Once there, she is haunted by the ghosts of the maids that have gone before, cold figures with no eyes that slip into her bed at night. Technically a prequel to Wuthering Heights, you don't need to know anything about it to enjoy the book.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. Mackie is a changeling left in a crib 16 years ago. He just wants to fit in with the mortal world, but must return to the underworld he came from when the baby sister of the girl he has a crush on is taken.
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton. Silla's just lost her parents to a murder-suicide and discovered that she can do magic, but her magic is based in blood.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Coraline feels ignored by her parents and is overjoyed to find a secret door in their new house that leads to an alternate reality, a seemingly better one. But the Other Mother never wants to let Coraline go back the real world, and she sees that not everything is as it appears. This one's for a bit of a younger audience, but is still deliciously creepy.
Velveteen by Daniel Marks. Velveteen was kidnapped and murdered and is now stuck in the City of the Dead. She has a job there, but she's just figured out how to exact her revenge on the man who killed her-- but doing so may destroy everything.
Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge by David Lubar. 13 horror stories include murder, ghosts, revenge, and monsters. Lots of good stuff to get you in the mood for Halloween!
What books freak you out and give you nightmares?
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