What is Halloween without the chills and 🎃 *pumpkin emoji*? Trick or treat differently this year.
Take a torch under sheets and enjoy it with these horror books.
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
A homicidal creepy clown, Fresno is moving freely at Kettle Springs. He is here to remove the “rotten kids”.
Kettle Springs, caught between a tussle between old and new. The kids want to pull pranks and move out. The adults want the place to be great again.
Malorie by Josh Malerman
Sequel to Bird Box, Malerman is back with new adventures. The book picks up after twelve years from the first one. This is an insight into Tom and Olivia’s teenage years and how Malorie is coping with the new world.
This book comes unexpectedly with a lot of claustrophobia, darkness, mystery, and no doubt horror.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
A classic horror flick. A motel that is old holds secrets at its bosom.
Viv Delaney wants to move to New York. Starts as a night clerk. Soon, she will be grasped within a labyrinth of mysterious facts that consumed her aunt years ago.
If It Bleeds by Stephen King
Stephen King is back with his magic. The book includes four short fiction works- Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds.
King instills various old gothic elements.
P.S. “ghost in the machine”.
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Four friends are cursed. They commit a crime after being threatened by supernatural beings.
The book features an unusual combination of injustice and hope. The horror in the book has been blended to attempt social commentary.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Noemi is summoned by her cousin Catalina. Catalina suspects that she is being poisoned. Leaving behind the glamorous world, Noemi decides to help her cousin.
What she discovers is a discussion in itself.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel performs some rituals. He wants to be accepted by his family for his gender.
Yadriel summons the ghost of Julian Diaz. Diaz wants to investigate a few things before he leaves. As they stay together, Diaz becomes reluctant about moving back to the grave.
It will be fall in another week. What’s your plan for this fall? Are you excited for the Halloween?