October is finally here! You know what that means, the spooky month is officially started.
In fairness, I already started getting into the spooky vibe at the start of last month but now it’s official.
As a bookworm, I thought a good way to spread the Halloween fun would be to recommend some bone-chilling books.
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
To be honest, I adored this book so much that it was going to show up sooner or later on one of these recommendation lists.
As Area X keeps expanding, the Southern Reach keeps sending expeditions to try to uncover it’s secrets. Each expedition has ended horrifically, perhaps they might be more successful on the 12th attempt.
I wrote a whole ramble about why I loved this sci-fi horror, so for more info check that out.
Alice by Christina Henry
A woman is locked away in a hospital, remembering very little of who she used to be.
When a fire erupts at said hospital, she takes her shot at freedom, fleeing thanks to the flames. Reading to relearn who she was and who she is.
Thing is, she wasn’t the only one to escape.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
What do you get when you cross Scooby-Doo with the writings of H.P. Lovecraft? Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.
The former group known as Blyton Summer Detective Club have not seen each other for 13 years. Not after their final case in 1977.
All grown up they reunite for one last case. They must face the nightmares that have haunted them all these years.
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
Speaking of Lovecraft. My favourite novella he wrote is The Shadow over Innsmouth. In my opinion, it’s his best work.
So imagine my joy when I found a squeal of sorts!
Following the events of The Shadow over Innsmouth the rest of the townsfolk are forced to relocate to the desert by the U.S. Government. Only two survive. Aphra and Caleb Marsh.
Suspecting Communist spies of stealing occult secrets from Miskatonic University, which could bring about the end of the world, FBI agent Ron Spector recruits Aphra. She must uncover her stolen history to stop the approaching darkness.
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
He sees them.
Noah Turner sees the monsters. His father did too. He even built a shrine to them. His mother has only seen a peek or two, but being the practical woman she is, doesn’t believe. His older sister claimed not to see them.
Not only does Noah see, but he also invites them in.
What are you reading this spooky season? Let me know!