Greetings, fellow book nerds! I’m back from our awesome vacation out west (Post coming soon!) and I’m ready to jump into spooky season. Today I’m going to share a few of my favorite Halloween/Fall themed books, just in case anyone else would like to join in and have a hauntingly good time.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman – When Coraline’s parents move her into a new house she can’t help but explore every single inch of it. Most intriguing is the fourteenth door in the house, which contains nothing but a brick wall behind it. To Coraline’s surprise, she opens to door one day and discovers a passageway to a house that mirrors her own. Things look like they are better in this new house until Coraline realizes that her new “parents” intend to trap her there forever.
Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schwab – Cassidy’s parents are famous ghost hunters. They drag her from place to place so they can track down supernatural life forces and record it for their tv show, The Inspecters. What her parents don’t realize is that Cassidy is the only one who can actually see ghosts, including her best friend, Jacob. As a middle grade series, this might not be the scariest for adult readers, but it’s still a fun one to check out. They’re steeped with ghost lore and rich history of the settings where the books take place. So far, my favorite book in the series is Tunnel of Bones. I loved the elegant descriptions of Paris and the creepy catacombs! (Check out my review of City of Ghosts)
Stay tuned for part 2, coming very soon! In the meantime, creep it real.