With only one week left til Halloween, I thought it would be fun to talk about scary books, maybe books that make you leave the lights on or steals sleep, despite the best efforts of sleep startups like Casper. I love this time of year because I like to curl up with a good mystery, a haunting or maybe just a horror book. In other words, I like to be scared 😉 There are some really fun scary stories out there, but there are a few that stick out in my head as books you SHOULD NOT read before bed.
Through Glass Serial by Rebecca Ethington
Through Glass is a serial series about a young couple on the day the sky turns black. Creatures invade, turning everyone to ash and Lex and Cohen are alone in their houses, with only their windows separating them. Of course the story becomes much more than this, but I don’t want to spoil it for those that have never read it. It’s a dark dystopian, with horror elements. Stay in the light and if you hear a CLICK, RUN!!!!! If you are looking for a clean horror read, this is it!
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About Rebecca Ethington
Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as "Interesting and Intense" by USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog.
From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca's imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.
Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.
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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Full Dark, No Stars
was my first attempt at reading the famous horror writer Stephen King. It’s a collection of four novellas, each dark and twisted beyond comprehension! The first reminds me a bit of The Tell-Tale Heart
and honestly I couldn’t finish it. It was that
scary! The second story is now a Lifetime movie starring Maria Bello and involves rape (so trigger warning!). The third is the shortest story and perhaps scariest of the four! The last, A Good Marriage,
was actually made into a movie starring Joan Allen which is just as creepy as the book itself! If you’re looking for a book that will keep you awake at night, this is it!
About Stephen King
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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Within These Walls by Tracey Ward
Within These Walls
by Tracey Ward isn’t necessarily scary so much as it will make you jump and keep you in suspense until the last page! This boxed set is actually two sister series (the third of this sister series just came out!
) featuring my favorite monster: ZOMBIES! The first two books which comprise the Quarantined series
is the start of a zombie apocalypse in Portland, Oregon. These two are probably my favorite in the entire series. It’s like reading The Walking Dead!
Alyssa and Jordan are fantastic and I was thrilled to see them in the sister series (the last three books in this boxed set) which is set nine years later. The second set of books, the Survival series
, features a group of teens that have somehow survived the initial apocalypse, are parentless, and just trying to stay alive. I don’t know about you, but there is just something about zombies that get me overtime. And these zombies are scary because they are NOT your typical slow zombie (those always make me laugh), no these guys are fast when they are still fresh and slow down over time. If you’re looking for a book that isn’t super scary but will still make you jump, this is it!
Click to see my review of the first book in this awesome series!
About Tracey Ward
"I don't write romances, I write relationships. One is pretty and perfect and all consuming. The other is real."
Tracey Ward was born in Eugene, Oregon and studied English Literature at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). She loves writing all kinds of genres from YA Dystopian to New Adult Romance, the common themes between them all being strong character development and a good dose of humor.
Her husband, son and snuggly pitbull are her world.
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