Reading Guide to the Halloween Season | Book Recommendations

The fall and Halloween are my absolute favorite! When it comes to reading, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it in the month of October. (In my opinion) The fall season has a certain atmosphere and I believe the month of October does as well. The month of October needs to be filled with spooky, creepy, thrillers with paranormal and the unusual. As I was developing my reading list for October I thought I would give some recommendations to others with those books I think are perfect for the month of October.

Ó  Asylum by Madeleine Roux 

This was a dark and creepy story.  And of course it is about an asylum so that is a creep factor within itself. The imagery is so well done I felt like I was thereIt has a dark ominous feel to it and the creepy pictures sprinkled throughout the book help to create that eerie atmosphere.

Ó Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

This book is definitely peculiar. It also uses strange and creepy pictures to help tell the story. It is not dark or ominous, but very atmospheric and unique.

Ó Hexed by Michelle Krys

This was a campy story and more light hearted and fun than dark and ominous. I have to say I would categorize this more Charmed/Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esk. It was a fast-paced witchy novel filled with intrigue, mystery and humor.

Ó You by Caroline Kepnes 

This is written in second perspective from a stalkers perspective. I believe that is all I need to say.

 

Ó Odd & True by Cat Winters 

This story was absolutely marvelous and full of monstrous creatures. The two sisters grew up hearing stories about monsters and magic. It is a wonderful story about sisters and has a nice atmosphere.

Ó Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel 

A love story in the midst of mass chaos. A interesting and creative YA paranormal read that presents unique mythology and characters. It dove into the world of Harbingers of Death, beekeepers, and the hidden magic within.

Ó This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This was a dark YA with monsters, crime and murder. The atmosphere and overall feel was dark and ominous. It was also beautifully written.

What are some of your spooky/creepy reads?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books If You Like…

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TOP TEN  BOOKS IF YOU LIKE DISNEY MOVIES 

(I am going to preface this with the fact that I have not read all these books. I could not find a topic in which I have had enough books to recommend.)

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Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce – Alanna disguises herself as her brother so that she can become a knight.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer- This is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella in which Cinderella is a Cyborg.

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We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt- The love and development of a bond between sisters.

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge -Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson -Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

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Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown – One word mermaids!

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Splintered by A.G Howard – This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together.

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My Name Is Rapunzel -My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series by Rick Riordan -Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.

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A White So Red by Krystle Jones-Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart.

Aliens!

So I have always had this weird thing about aliens. I always picture them as these ugly little green things with huge eyes. Because of this I have always been deterred from watching and reaching alien related things. Lately though for some reason I have has this growing interest in the subject matter. I feel like recently they make aliens out to be like robotic and not as gross looking things. Right now I am watching Battleship (2012) and it is really making me want to break into the alien category of Young Adult novels. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would love to here some other peoples opinions on alien related books and movies!

We LOVE It Wednesday

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SCOTT LYNCH, THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA

Words cannot even describe how I felt about this book. I feel like this book (and the Gentleman Bastard series as a whole) does not get enough hype. I know I am late to the game on this one too since it was published in 2007. The Lies of Locke Lamora is a high fantasy novel that includes thieves, crime and murder. I have to say that for me the best part was that there was no love story! Sometimes it is nice to have a novel that tells a great action packed story without including  love . Scott Lynch creates an amazing world and brilliantly brings it to life on every page. This is the first time I have dove into an adult high fantasy novel and I could not have been happier with the choice. The Lies of Locke Lamora created a suspenseful, exciting read that I could not put down.

For other resources and links:

My Blog Review 

Goodreads

Best Fantasy Books (Another Persons Review)

Strakul’s Thoughts  (In case you need more reason to go buy and read this)

Amazon (GO BUY IT !!! (Its only $5.58))

We LOVE It Wednesday!

I have decided to add a recommendation Wednesday to my long list of daily appearances on my blog. And by We, I really mean me ( It just seemed to go with the whole alliteration thing) I am also going to add links to my review of the book (Or what I have of one , if I have one) and other sites that have reviews and where you can purchase the book. Because after seeing this and reading all the reviews you are going to want to read it too!!!

For my first “We LOVE It Wednesday!” I have chosen:

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ALEX LONDON, PROXY

For fans of dystopian novels!

I thought this book was new and exciting! It is a sci-fi rendition of the Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman, I don’t know if this was the purpose, but they were really similar in my perspective. I also find it interesting that the main characters name is Syd! From the beginning I was enthralled and got lost in the interesting story and dynamic characters. There is so much growth and discovery of the characters that you see the whole depth and change take place. It contains dark and controversial elements. Proxy is a wonderfully brilliant story and you won’t see the end coming.  I cannot wait for the sequel to come out May 29, 2014!

For other resources and links:

My Blog Review (sorry it is not complete)

Goodreads

Alamosa Books (another persons review)

Cuddlebuggery Book Blog (In case you need more reason to go buy and read this)

Amazon (GO BUY IT!)

Booksamillion (For another buying option)