Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Go Bump in the Night

(A Halloween List Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish)

It's my favorite time of year!  Halloween! I love the fall weather, cider, creepiness, and witchery that comes with it! I also really enjoy some creepy books now and then - you know the kind that give you goosebumps, make your spine tingle, and sometimes even sleep with the light on. I'm not big on gory, scary slasher flicks, but I do like those scary books that make you just a little jumpy.

Here are ten of my favorites!

1. Shutter by Courtney Alameda (Review)
Seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing is a tetrachcromat, able to see ghosts in color and capture them on film, but when a routine hunt goes awry, Micheline is infected with a curse known as a soulchain and if she is unable to exorcise the entity in sevendays, she will be destroyed, body and soul.

2. Compulsion by Martina Boone (Review)
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions.

3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
 Jasper "Jazz" Dent is the son of Billy Dent, the country's most notorious serial killer, and "Dear Old Dad" taught him everything he knew. But Billy's in prison now and Jazz wants to convince the world -- and himself -- that he's not like his father. When several murders occur in his town, Jazz and his friend Howie try to track down the killer before he strikes again

4. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Audrey Rose Wadsworth prefers breeches to ball gowns, autopsies to afternoon tea, and scalpels to knitting needles. Audrey covertly studies forensic medicine and human anatomy under her uncle a prominent, if peculiar, London doctor. But “Leather Apron” is on the loose, butchering women in London’s East End.  Audrey and Uncle's wickedly handsome assistant Thomas Cresswell, are quick to uncover the killer’s grisly trademarks along with an unsettling connection to the Wadsworths themselves.

5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

6. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
 Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

 9. The Diviners by Libba Bray
Privileged young Evie O'Neill is sent to live with her eccentric uncle in New York City -- a "punishment" that utterly delights Evie, who can't wait to mix with Ziegfield girls and sneak into some big-city speakeasies. But when her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, is called on to help solve a rash of bizarre, other-worldly murders, Evie is drawn in to the investigations because of a special ability she's tried to keep secret.

10. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

1 comment:

  1. Aw man! I forgot to add the Graveyard Book in my list! But awesome list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Catch you over @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog !


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