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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scary Books for October

I don't know what the deal was, but I ended up reading three scary middle-grade novels right in a row this summer.  Each made my spine tingle in a different way.  I started with:
Great cover, yes?
This book puts the creep in creepy.  I remember thinking as I read it in July that is would be a perfect October read--it totally screams Fall.  It's author, J.A. White, also managed several surprises in this book which blew me away.


I adore this cover, too.  Something about the branches...
The first page of this book completely captivated me.  I could NOT put it down.  And yeah, it is best read during the daylight hours if you are a chicken like me. Well done, Aaron Starmer!


Again with the branches.  I am a sucker for branches.
This one took me far away--incredibly mysterious circumstances.  And Jonathan Auxier managed to make me care about his characters from the get-go, which them made me want them to GET OUT OF THAT HOUSE NOW!  But of course, they didn't. *cue evil laughter*

Anyway, if you are looking for a book filled with suspense and chills, you can't go wrong with THE THICKETY, THE RIVERMAN, or THE NIGHT GARDENER.

Happy reading!

xo--

hrh

4 comments:

Julie Dao said...

I haven't read any of these, Shelley! They sound so delightfully creepy! Have you read DOLL BONES by Holly Black? Another great Halloween-y MG.

Julie Dao said...

P.S. I tagged you for a fun blog award today! http://www.juliedao.com/2014/10/the-one-lovely-blog-award.html

Dawn Simon said...

What great covers! I've been thinking about doing a post about spooky books, too, but I have not yet gotten my act together. Ah, well. I'm glad you did!

I'm reading DOLL BONES by Holly Black. Creepy premise and a fun story! (I see Julie also recommended it. Hi, Julie!)

Nikki Loftin said...

I read all three of these as well this summer! Such a lovely bunch of scariness. Let me know if you find any more good ones!