Book Recs: Spooky Season

Crushed on by kelly, on October 14, 2021, in Book Recommendations, Feature, Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Recommendations: Spooky Season

Spooky Season is our favorite season so we figured we should share our joy with y’all! Here are some books we read and loved as well as some books that are on our TBR this fall! You can see them all in one place on our Bookshop page!

Shout out to Penguin Teen for providing us with a free finished copy of The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh!


A Lesson In Vengeance by Victoria Lee – sapphic, ghosts, witches, magic, dark academia…

The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig – queer, vampires, chosen one, very humorous!

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – this is a perfect ghost story for October, if you haven’t read this one yet…please self correct now – here’s a review if you need more convincing.

City of Ghosts/Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schwab – this MG ghost series is seriously frightening and gets scarier as the series goes on!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson – One of the best thriller series you’ll ever read. Perfect for crossover readers, these books are not afraid to get d a r k.

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky – Goldy writes some dark takes and I am here for it. This book is on my best of list for the year.

Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly DeVos – fat positive, zombies, humorous

The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling – all those dark creepy vibes just looking at the cover!

Survive the Night by Riley Sager – You can’t go wrong with any of Riley’s books. Twists galore!

That Weekend by Kara Thomas – Kara is easily one of my fav thriller writers and this is my fav book by her yet.

Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall – I would read Kate’s grocery list…and it probably would still terrify me. They are THAT good at horror.

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo – adult horror, queer, ghosts, southern gothic… super creepy!


Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall – queer, werewolves, patriarchy-smashing, graphic novel

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson – fighting the rising dead with revenant possession

The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh – queer, ghost, horror story!

The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story by Sonia Hartl – queer, vampires, 1980s!

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig – atmospheric, creepy creatures, ominous

What We Devour by Linsey Miller – standalone, queer, blood sacrifices, dark fantasy

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes – January 25th release – adult, sci-fi, space horror!

To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames – creepy, feminist thriller … alright!

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake – historical, mystery with blood drained bodies!

The Silence of Bones by June Hur – This book has sat on my TBR too long and MUST be read!

Book Recs: Spooky Season

The Girls Are Never Gone

by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Published by: Razorbill
on September 7, 2021
Genres: Horror, LGBTQIA+, Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 336

Dare Chase doesn’t believe in ghosts.

Privately, she’s a supernatural skeptic. But publicly, she’s keeping her doubts to herself—because she’s the voice of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, and she needs her ghost-loving listeners to tune in.
That’s what brings her to Arrington Estate. Thirty years ago, teenager Atheleen Bell drowned in Arrington’s lake, and legend says her spirit haunts the estate. Dare’s more interested in the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death—circumstances that she believes point to a living culprit, not the supernatural. Still, she’s vowed to keep an open mind as she investigates, even if she’s pretty sure what she’ll find.

But Arrington is full of surprises. Good ones like Quinn, the cute daughter of the house’s new owner. And baffling ones like the threatening messages left scrawled in paint on Quinn’s walls, the ghastly face that appears behind Dare’s own in the mirror, and the unnatural current that nearly drowns their friend Holly in the lake. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of Arrington, she’ll have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake…it might not be willing to let her go.

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