Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Halloween Book Recomendations | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic has to be linked to Halloween, so I thought I would make a Halloween book recommendations!

1.      Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
I have a feeling I’ll be mentioning these books forever, considered how obsessed I am with them these days! I know a lot of us are reluctant to books with zombies, but really, it’s more about necromancy! It is set at the end of the 19th century and the characters travel all around the world, it gets us to such magical places. It is a must read for fans of The Infernal Devices. It’s also CREEPY.

2.      The Diviners by Libba Bray
I love the atmosphere in these books. It also has a historical setting because it is set in New York during the 1920’s. these books are creepy, because of Naughty John in the first one, but also because of the dreams in the second one, it’s possible you’ll be scared to sleep after this! It features a cast of very diverse characters; we get to see every aspect of New York this way.

3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar’s Children by Ransom Riggs
This book is also kind of historical in fact, ha-ha. The photographs are enough to make this creepy actually, I’m in awe that Ransom Riggs was able to get them and put them in his story! The setting of Library of Souls was deliciously creepy, please read it.

4.      The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
This book is set in Ireland and its beautiful haunted landscapes. It is centred on a family which is accident-prone every October and our main characters are trying to find out why. You never really know if you’re in reality or in your dreams, it’s a feeling I really enjoyed because I felt like I was floating.

5.      This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
It is inspired by Frankenstein, so of course it’s made for Halloween! It’s set in Geneva at the beginning of the 19th century and Frankenstein the novel is a big part of the plot!

6.      Jackaby by William Ritter
This book is pitched as Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes; do you need more to buy it? Honestly, it is like a Sherlock Holmes’ novel, except the mysteries are surrounded by paranormal aspects. It is also set in a creepy town the characters are wandering in at night.

7.      Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
If you’re a fan of The Raven Boys, you’ll love this book. It deals with dreams and demons and I think the events are triggered during a Halloween so yessss.

8.      The Archived by Victoria Schwab
It is an urban fantasy where every dead soul is on a shelf, but sometimes they ran away. It’s the job of Mackenzie, our main character, to hunt them down. This idea is really fascinating and creepy at the same time.

9.      The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
That’s Sanderson’s YA novel which involves magic and evil creatures made of chalk. It is reminiscent of Harry Potter in a good way, because there is a character that will make you think of Snape. However, the next book will probably be released in the next century *sighs*

10.   The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Look, another historical fiction! I think I’m obsessed with these at the moment (because of Something Strange and Deadly). It is the story of peculiar women who belongs to the same family and it’s beautiful and heart-breaking and a creepy

What do you think I should read on Halloween? 
Let me know in the comments ;)


  1. I want to #2,3,4, and 10 some day soonish! My TTT

  2. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but you make #1 sound so good! I will be adding Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard on my TBR list! {New follower via Bloglovin} My TTT