Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is “Books to Get in the Halloween Spirit”. I’m not a fan of horror or anything that could give me nightmares, so most of these won’t be very scary – expect a lot of zombies. You can join in at this post.
1. Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry – the best kind of zombie book. It’s the first outbreak, and zombies are running wild. Dark, gritty, gory – perfect Halloween horror.
2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – it’s Frankenstein. What’s more Halloween than Frankenstein?
3. The Night has Teeth by Kat Kruger – werewolves and a creepy underground labyrinth make this book, while not really scary, a good one to help get you in that Halloween supernatural mindset.
4. The Infects by Sean Beaudoin – this is a really gritty and gory zombie book, so perfect for the Halloween ick factor.
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – while a calmer zombie novel than some, it’s still zombies and thus good for Halloween in my opinion!
6. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – ghosts, hauntings, creepy houses and a ghost hunter. Nice and chilling for Halloween.
7. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – vampires! Vampires are always very Halloweeny, and The Immortal Rules is a creepy look at a vampire run society.
8. Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith – a very dark and pretty scary look at an underground prison populated by teens, where things are lurking in the dark and people disappear.
9. The Dead I Know by Scott Gardner – while not very creepy, The Dead I Know takes place primarily in a funeral home, and the main character has some terrifying nightmares.