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Hi everyone! I guess that I should introduce my chosen topic this week. See, I'm a bit of an oddball: I love Halloween, witches, magic, black cats and all that stuff, but at the same time, I'm something of a scaredy-cat. I can't do outright gore or intense psychological torture stuff. Which leads me to struggle sometimes in finding books to read (or shows to watch) that are fit for Halloween, without keeping me up for weeks on end o.O Which explains why this week's topic is:
Ten Best Halloween Reads for Fellow Scaredy-Cats
The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong - This one is always my favorite Halloween reads. It has EVERYTHING. Witches, Necromancers. Werewolves. Evil boarding houses. And of course, ghosts! It's suspenseful, but still YA so it's perfect for someone like me.
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier - A deliciously atmospheric Middle-Grade read about an evil tree that controls spectres around a haunted house. Don't let the fact that it's MG fool you, this one is wonderfully creeptastic!
Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones - Part Grim Reaper, Part Private Eye, Charley Davidson is all kinds of awesome. There's even some romance with the son of Satan himself. How fitting is that for this time of year?!
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - Werewolves! This actually isn't a scary read at all, but the setting and tone are wonderfully immersive and it *is* hauntingly beautiful, so I'm going to say that it works.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik - Ok so, there's an EVIL HAUNTED FOREST. And I don't mean just a little bit evil. No, I mean full on, evil incarnate. My nature walks while I was reading this were tainted with nervous glares at my surroundings O.O ...just in case.
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe - It just isn't Halloween without The Raven! It's haunting and it's the kind of story that just stays with you. Poe sets an eerie tone like no one else.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - This one's self-explanatory right?! Especially coming from me ;) Wizards. Witches. Magic. Ghosts. Diabolical Dark Lords. Yeah, Harry Potter and Halloween go together all too well.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab - This one is another pick that might not be an ''obvious Halloween'' but it's an evil face-off between two villains! Diabolical schemes fit the bill for me.
Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning - My other go-to paranormal romance for the spooky season. Sure, the Fae might not ''sound'' Halloweeny (is that even a word?) but the Dark Fae of this world are seriously wicked, their world is dark like nothing else...and there are some *ahem* evil objects that fit the bill to a tee.
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver - Another MG read, although this one might be cuter and fluffier, it does feature a ghost prominently throughout. Ghosts are my favorite supernatural creatures for this time of year!