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Book Recommendations for the Halloween Season

Since Halloween is creeping closer, I thought now would be a good time to talk about some spooky books that I’d recommend for you to read if you want to feel those Halloween vibes. I’m not a big horror reader myself so most of these books are not ‘scary’ scary but I do think they all match the spooky season somehow. I’ve put the books into sub categories, if you’re looking for a specific vibe. So let’s get onto the book recs!

Gothic books:

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A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson – This is a reimagining of Dracula’s brides and it has such a gothic atmosphere that makes it a perfect Halloween read.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – This is a mystery that is not spooky as such but has definitely a gothic feeling to it.

Graphic novels:

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Beetle and the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne – Beetle and the Hollowbones is such a cute graphic novel about a goblin witch named beetle and her ghost friend.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll – Through the Woods has five separate stories in it and all are very spooky, the artwork is very creepy too.

Atmospheric historical fantasy books:

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Dangerous Remedy (Battalion of the Dead #1) by Kat Dunn – Dangerous Remedy has a dark atmosphere to it as it’s about a group of characters who save people from the guillotine.

The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray – The Diviners is definitely one of the most atmospheric book series I’ve ever read and the way the author describes what happens in it is so eerie and spooky.

Paranormal books:

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Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1) by Annette Marie – There is mages, witches, vampires and demons in these books and I really enjoy the atmosphere of them.

Black Sunshine (Dark Eyes #1) by Karina Halle – This is a vampire book that has a bit more of a darker feel to it.

Scary heart pounding books:

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The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin – This is a post apocalyptic series about vampire like zombies. These books have such heart pounding scenes in them.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – Again this is another adrenaline rush book but this is about killer mermaids and about a crew of people that go to investigate them.

Have you read any of these books? What book recommendations do you have for the Halloween season?

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Underrated YA Fantasy Books

Today I decided to do a post talking about some YA fantasy books I think are underrated. Even though some of these books have a good amount of ratings I still think they are a bit unknown in the book community which is why I’ve included them here. So let’s get unto the books!

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Daughters of Nri (The Return of the Earth Mother #1) by Reni K. Amayo
• Twin sisters separated at birth
• Captured my attention from the beginning
• Goddesses and powers

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Heart of Mist (The Ormere Chronicles #1) by Helen Scheuerer
• Forbidden magic
• Epic plotline
• Intriguing characters and backstories

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State of Sorrow (Sorrow #1) by Melinda Salisbury
• Focus on politics
• Court scheming
• Great descriptions of the different lands

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A Treason of Thorns by Laura Weymouth
• Whimsical story
• Magical houses
• Unique premise

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth
• Narnia like world and story
• Has both fantasy and historical (WW2) setting
• Focuses on a character with depression

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The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
• Character has power to turn people into gemstone
• Warring Kingdoms
• Interesting family dynamics

What are some YA fantasies you think are underrated?
Have you read any of these?

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Book Recommendations for the Spooky Season

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October is the time for all the spooky books so I thought I’d recommend you some books that I think would be great to read at this time of year. These books have different kinds of spookiness to them, some have a creepy atmosphere, some are scary and some are just books that I thought have an autumnal feeling about them.

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Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

What are some books you’d recommend for the spooky season?