Spooktober | Freaky Reads!

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It’s finally Halloween, and I’m celebrating by eating junk food and watching movies with my friends! You guys probably know by now that I’m not a big fan of horror anymore, but that doesn’t mean I have read some creepy books in my time!

Here’s are some of my ‘fave’ freaky reads (fave, of course, meaning the ones that freaked me out the most haha!):

Messenger of Fear

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

There’s only one way to describe this book: gross. It’s also clever and intriguing, but undeniably gruesome. If gore doesn’t bother you and you want to read a unique YA/NA novel, you should try this one!

The Dead House

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

This book is so creepy. It properly freaked me out, but it was amazing. Very psychological and scary and ah – if you like being scared, read it (just prepare yourself for the fear haha).

Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

This book was really good. It’s less freaky than the other books on this list, and is definitely more of a thriller. I really enjoyed it, so if you like creepy thrillers, this is the book for you!

Don't Look Back

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It’s no secret that I love Jennifer L. Arementrout – she could literally write anything, and I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy it. This thriller is so good, because it’s full of suspense and kept me hooked the whole time. It’s probably the best YA thriller I’ve read, so I definitely recommend it to fans of the genre!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The more I think about the Mara Dyer series, the more I realise how psychologically freaky it was. I really enjoyed it – it’s probably my favourite book on this list! I can’t recommend this series enough! The first book in the spin-off Noah Shaw trilogy is actually being published next month, so I’m thinking of rereading Mara in preparation for it!

Have you read any of these books?

Thanks!

– Emma

Read On!

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Spooktober | Fantasy Reads

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Halloween is tomorrow, and I’m doing a series of three posts where I’m sharing some of my favourite ‘spooky’ reads! In case you missed it, you can check out the first post here, where I share my fave paranormal books.

Here are some fantasy books that I love:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

This is one of my favourite series of all time; it’s right up there with Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vamps series! I think of City of Bones as being the book that made me the avid bookworm I am today, and I will always hold it close to my heart for that. Cassandra Clare has created a magical world hidden within our own, and it’s spectacular.

Carry On

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This novel is just beautiful. I adore Rainbow Rowell, particularly because she brings a wonderful sense of realism to everything she writes – even this fantasy novel. If you read this book, prepare yourself for the feels!

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

This series is just wonderful. I love it so much – the characters, the plot, everything is amazing in these books. I love mythology, particularly Greek, and wish there were more YA books featuring elements of it. Josephine Angelini is a very talented author, so if you like Greek mythology, you should definitely read this!

 

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series is amazing, but it has nothing on the stunning sequel. I struggle to find the words to talk about this book, so here is a helpful gif:

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All I can say about this book is read it. You won’t regret it, trust me.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is one ace author – to not only create the world of the Grisha, but to then pull off a plot like this one? Amazing. I’m in awe! Six of Crows was a great read, and I hope to read the sequel to it soon!

Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favourite fantasy reads?

Thanks!

– Emma

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