Hi, hello and lets get ready to get spooky!
I like spooky season so much and I feel like I’ve finally read enough “spooky” feeling books to give some recommendations so this is what we’re doing today 🙂
Say Her Name by James Dawson
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Read More.
I was surprised at how much I loved this book. It definitely wasn’t the scariest thing in the world but then again I’ve never really been scared by books/movies so maybe I’m not the best judge.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.
So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Read More.
I read this las year and wasn’t a huge fan however I’m recommending it because I think it would be great for someone who isn’t all that big of a fan of the typical Halloween spooky/scary reads but this does feature that witch and wicca subjects but reads more like a fun contemporary mystery.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Read More.
A cliché recommendation but a good one and after years of it being on my TBR I have finally read it and I can finally actually give my opinion and my opinion is that: “IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY YOU NEED TO READ IT!” I loved the occult topics mixed with the 20’s atmosphere. I definitely plan on continuing on with this series however I’m waiting for the final book to be released before reading.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Read More.
As I’m writing this post this is actually my current read so I’m not finished with it, obviously, however I have less than 60 pages to go so I feel confident recommending it. I love the premise of this book with the witches returning, inhabiting the bodies of three girls and drowning boys from the town. I’m really enjoying the characters and the way the story is going and I’m hoping the last couple of chapters don’t disappoint.
So those are my four recommendations for this year if you read them I hope you love them as much as I did. Thank you for reading 🙂