Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Books for Halloweentime

As the weather gets cooler, the fog starts to appear, and pumpkins start to decorate your neighborhood - there's no better time to curl up by the fire with a cup of cider and read some great Halloweentime books!

Here's a list of some books I recommend for fall.

I'll start with books for the SCAREDY CAT:

Journal: The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason

This book is so much fun to read, because it's not like any novel you've read before, it's an altered book! It's artsy and decorative. The pages show you clues and chilling secrets to the story of Amy... can you figure out why and how she died?

You *must* visit Amazon and look through the pictures of this book. I can guarantee you you'll be wanting to read this "book" as soon as you see how artful and beautiful this "thriller" is.

Also, if you're a SCAREDY CAT, there's always Wicked. It's a newer book but it's becoming a classic!
If you're a TWILIGHT FAN, check out Need by Carrie Jones or Evernight by Claudia Gray. I enjoyed them both. Need had a moment that had me shaking in my boots, calling for my husband out of fear. Evernight isn't as chilling but it sets the scene for a creepy, dangerous story. I loved them both. I finished Evernight this morning and ran out for the sequel right away...
If you're a TIM BURTON fan, do you love A Nightmare Before Christmas or Sleepy Hallow? Check out his funny/morbid book of short stories & poems called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.
I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton, so this book is a lot of dark fun to flip through.
For the HISTORY BUFF, check out this book on Edgar Allan Poe. You can read alllll about him...
...and the people he knew.
I love these little vellum envelopes. The book has several of them...
They're full of Poe's letters & documents you can read for yourself.
OR if you want something really historically creepy, read A Delusion of Satan, which is a book on the Salem witch trials.
What's creepier than that???
What books are your favorite for creepy Halloweentime???

2 comments:

  1. Hi! I lurk around your blog from time to time and love what I see. You are so creative! Listen, I'm wondering if these two books (Need and Evernight) are appropriate reading for my 13 year old son? He loved the Twilight books. I see that they are classified as young adult, for 12 and up, but does any of the romance material push the limits and get too steamy for young teens? I would love your feedback. Thanks!

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  2. Need is pretty PG, but there were several times it used the "JC" curse. {Which wouldn't really bother you if you're not religious, but it irked me that the characters said it a few times.}
    Evernight is more PG-13, but no worse than the 4th Twilight book, Breaking Dawn. There are some heavy kissing scenes, but they don't go any further than that {SO far, I'm 1/2 done with the second book now, Stargazer.}

    Another read he might really like, it's still got a tiny bit of romance but much more action and adventure is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I loved that book, too.

    Good luck and thanks for the comment!

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