5 Spooktacular Reads This Halloween


As we are nearing Halloween and sadly I'm not doing a lot for it this year, I thought I'd come up with a more adult-appropriate way of enjoying the occasion. I still highly recommend having a go at pumpkin carving as it's tons of fun, albeit messy, but once you are done you may want to consider picking up a thrilling read that will fit in with the season perfectly. 

Come colder weather and darker night I always enjoy more darker reads so I've pulled together five of my top thrillers that range from spooky to down right horrifying! Hope you find something from my list to read this Halloween!


Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
 If this isn't a book perfect for Halloween then I don't know what is! This haunting looking book tells the story of Miss Peregrine's home for unusual and definitely peculiar children on a remote island off the coast of Wales. Throughout the book interesting and haunt character appear backed up with vintage photos that really do make this a unique read. Is it scary? Not really, but it's definitely one of the most unique books I've read with the added photos and letters. If you were a lover of the Goosebumps books then you will be sure to enjoy this quirky, spooky book. Buy - £6.79 Paperback here or £5.17 Kindle here

Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Hayes
On to a much more sinister book here that although doesn't fit the Halloween theme is very much a thriller and one that will have you shocked and even scared at times. Telling the story of Catherine in two separate time frames we see a once outgoing, happy woman turn into a suppressed terrified victim at the hands of her boyfriend. With a truly believable narrative this isn't one for the faint hearted (I found it very tough to read in parts) as the book deals with matters of domestic violence, OCD and post-traumatic stress disorder, with some utterly heart wrenching and scary scenes. Into The Darkest Corner really is a true thriller that you won't be able to put down. Buy - £6.39 Paperback here or £3.79 Kindle here

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 
 With nearly 10 thousand customer reviews on Amazon and this bestselling book now being a major film I feel the world and it's dog know the basic plot to Gone Girl by now. So I will spare you details and jumped to what I loved about this book and why you should read it. Firstly this is plot twist central and will continuously have you guessing up until the last chapter. However be warned that you may not find any likable characters in this book that you root for! But a very thrilling read all the same. Side note - I've heard Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is much more twisted than this book! Buy - £3.99 Paperback here or £5.99 Kindle here

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I decided to include A Monster Calls into my Halloween selection not only because the story centres around a monsters, be it a metaphorical one, but because this books pulls out all the emotions in you and is such a raw and amazing book. I won't go into detail with this one but if you have ever lost anyone then this is a book to read. It also makes a great Autumn/Halloween read with the vivid haunting descriptions throughout. Buy - £3.99 Paperback here or £3.79 Kindle here

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Lastly I had to include what has been the book of the year and one I got though in a matter of days. With the simple premise of a girl on a train that witnesses something that changes everything, I was expecting quite a simple story but this turned out to be quite the thriller with chapters telling the story from other points of views. This really is a book that covers a lot of ground and through I didn't love or relate to any of the characters it's certainly a gripping read that you will want to know the outcome of, however dark! A great book to pick up right about now. Buy - £6.00 Hardcover here or £5.70 Kindle here

Hope you've found something new to read here! 

Happy Halloween! 
Fee xo. 

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