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!
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.
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:
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.
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:
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?