Friday, October 30, 2009

Creepy Reads for Halloween

There's no better accompaniment to a pumpkin full of candy than a good book! If you're looking for something spooky this weekend, check one of these out @ the library!

Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris
Suddenly shipped off to New Orleans to live with her tarot card-reading Aunt Claudia for 6 months while her dad's on business in China, New Yorker Rebecca feels lost. With a cemetary across the street, voodoo stuff in her bedroom, and the in crowd at her new school tormenting her (especially when gorgeous guy Anton seems to be taking an interest in Rebecca), life in New Orleans is just too weird. And when Rebecca encounters the 150-year-old ghost of Lisette, a dead girl with a dark secret that it turns out only Rebecca can see, things start to get even weirder.

Bliss by Lauren Myracle
When hippie girl Bliss In-the-Morning-Dew moves in with her conservative, straight-laced grandmother in Atlanta, she's looking forward to the start of a normal life. But when she walks onto the campus of her prestigious private school on the first day and starts hearing voices whispering to her about blood, well... it's only the beginning. If you're a fan of creepy, suspenseful, horror-filled mysteries, this one's for you!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
One of the creepiest reads I've ever run across, this post-apocalyptic zombie tale has Mary and a few survivors of her small village wandering a narrow, fenced path through the Forest of Hands and Teeth, hounded at all sides by the moans of the Unconsecrated (i.e., zombies) rattling the fence. Want to know more? Check out our review!

Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Mlynowski
Five short stories about truly terrifying vacations. Mysterious disappearances on a cruise ship, a coven of witches and an enchanted boyfriend, an ancient curse that causes you to go mad (and on a murderous rampage), a soul-sucking neighbor, and creepy kids in the woods of Romania are more than enough to make you want to keep your lights on - and avoid vacations next summer!

Zombie Blondes by Brian James
If you love B horror movies, you'll love Zombie Blondes! This campy horror novel starts out when Hannah and her dad move to small-town Vermont for a fresh start. Hannah has her doubts about her new classmates, especially when it turns out that at Maplecrest High, the cheerleaders really are zombies.

(finishing up Ruined!)

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