Fun fact. I wrote this yesterday, when it was Tuesday, forgot to post it. I'm an idiot, but here it is anyway. Top Ten Tuesday, a meme from the Broke and the Bookish. This is my list of books to read for Halloween, to get
a good scare. I don’t really read a lot of horror it turns out. So some of them
are more creepy than scary. I also realize there are a LOT of vampire books on
this list. I have no imagination.
Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist because
it’s really creepy. There is a really spooky vampire, and apart from that the
story is really gross and horrible. And oh my God I love it. And it’s not just
scary vampires it’s also the creepiness and horror of humans.
Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake. It
is awesome. It’s a bit like the TV show Supernatural. Until season four
started. It’s about a kid called Cas who hunts ghosts. He travels around with
his mom and his mom makes spells and poultices and stuff and Cas kills ghosts.
Then he meets Anna, who rips apart anyone who steps into her house. Except Cas.
It’s gorgeous and it’s spooky and oh gosh.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. It’s Dracula.
The first (sorta, there were others), at least the first that got some good
traction. It is still awesome. The end is a bit meh, and the middle is kinda
weird, but Dracula is awesome. And it’s so creepy.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It
is a book based on Dracula, and the “real” Dracula, a count who lived in
Carpathia and used to impale his enemies on poles. Fun guy. The narrator’s
family is haunted by this count through books that magically appear at their
desks or in their homes and they become obsessed with finding out about the
origins of the book.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Is a creepy
tale of a girl named Coraline who is disappointed in her family so she goes
through a door in her house and finds her other mother. And it is so creepy and
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Which
isn’t really scary, but it is fucking disturbing. So if you want to lose faith
in humans and all hope for the future then you know, read this. Or if you need
to throw up. Iain Banks is a genius.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Again, not scary like hidden monsters, but it is scary considering the things
people are capable of. So that’s fun.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter by Seth
Grahame-Smith. It’s actually quite a lot of fun. Abraham Lincoln hunts
vampires. It’s just stupid enough to work. It’s not that scary, hilarious
though. The movie is also sort of stupid enough to be good.
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman. In this
story Dracula rules England together with queen Victoria. It’s set during the
time of the Ripper murders, with a twist I don’t remember. The story is cool,
peppered with people from history, and fictional characters like Sherlock
Holmes. And it’s really cool. Dracula is just in this background like this
creepy overlord, it’s awesome.
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff. Hey
one not about vampires, go me. This is about Mackie Doyle who is a Replacement
or a changeling. He lives in a regular family who work around his issues with
iron and consecrated ground, but Mackie is slowly deteriorating and dying. There
are demonlike changelings and people who die and it’s amazing. And I loved it.