It’s time for a spooky Top Ten Tuesday. This fun meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. These week’s list is all about creepy, spooky, scary stories that are must-reads during the Halloween season.
1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake was so creepy that I only read it during the day.
Cas is a ghost hunter determined to avenge his father’s murder. Each mission puts him one step closer to the demon that he seeks. Life is business as usual until he encounters Anna, a murderous ghost haunting a small town is Canada.
2. Stone Child by Dan Poblocki is a suspenseful mystery that is perfect for younger teens.
Strange things are happening in the small town of Gateswood, home to the famous auther Nathaniel Olmstead. Moving here is a dream come true for Eddie, until he realizes that the monsters from Olmstead’s books are coming to life and terrorizing the town.
3. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff is a unique journey into the mysterious world of changelings.
Sixteen-year old Mackie Doyle is a replacement. The real Malcolm Doyle was stolen as an infant and taken underground. For years the town of Tate has looked the other way, ignoring what lives just under the surface. When another baby goes missing Mackie takes action and confronts the sinister monsters that have been playing with human lives for ages.
4. Gone by Michael Grant is so creepy it doesn’t need ghosts!
One day everyone over the age of 14 disappears from the seaside town of Perdido Beach. The kids who remain are trapped by an invisible barrier. Inside battles are drawn: townies vs Coates kids, normal vs kids with new supernatural powers. All the while, the Darkness is awakening.
5. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is a chilling story about the price people are will to pay to have their dreams come true.
Max and his family move out of their war-torn city to the safety of the seaside. Their safety is short-lived when strange things begin to happen in their new house, leading them to believe it is haunted. They soon learn that more is at play then ghosts. The Prince of Mist, the great dealmaker, has returned to collect an old debt and no one is safe until he gets what he wants.
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6. Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore is ghost story with a touch of humor and romance to lighten the mood.
Amy Goodnight comes from a long line of witches, a fact that she would love to ignore. There is no denying her family history when she gets drawn into some total ghost weirdness while goat-sitting on her aunt’s farm. Spooky ghosts, uncooperative goats, and a hottie cowboy neighbor = a good time!
7. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez is full of quirky characters, spooky paranormal happenings, and a hint of romance.
Daisy Giordano is the only normal member of her paranormally gifted family. Her lack of psychic powers does not stop her from trying to figure out who or what is preying on the girls of Nightshade, California. Her family suspects a vampire, and it is up to the Giordano sisters to solve the case before any more cheerleaders are hurt.
8. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey is an eerie historical fiction with a ghostly twist.
Sixteen-year-old Violet Willoughby has been a part of her mother’s Spiritualism scam for most of her life and knows without a doubt that ghosts are not real. Her skepticism is shattered when a ghost begins appearing to her during an elaborate ruse staged at the country estate of a wealthy Spiritualist. The only way to end the haunting is to solve the mystery of the ghost’s death.
9. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and paranormal activity.
Violet Ambrose, a high school junior, has the ability to sense when someone or something has been killed. The dead leave behind an echo, and the killer carries an imprint of the dead. This ability usually just leads Violet to dead animals, but now a serial killer is terrorizing her small Washington town, and the police have turned to Violet for help.
10. I could not decide between a bunch of spooky favorites!
Oh boy! The layout of these pictures is horrifying! That’s it, I give up! Look at the pretty covers, disregard the wacky layout