Feature: Spooky Reads for Fall
Don’t you just love themed reading? Well we do, especially around this time of year. So here are some suggestions for some Spooky Reads for fall! Leave us your favorites in the comments!
Whichwood (Furthermore, #2)by Tahereh Mafi
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers
on November 14, 2017
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.
Our story begins on a frosty night…
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi – Tahereh recently said at an event that she doesn’t get to talk about Whichwood much…which means we all should talk about it for her! This creepy middle grade book is technically a companion novel to Furthermore, but it can be read as a standalone and this one has lots of wintery themes too so you can devour this one anytime this fall or winter!
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken – This is the book that got me into reading middle grade. Imagine being a boy who is fighting against a demon your distant grandfather made a pact with? As you can imagine, this one is not only creepy but full of heart (and book two is out in February 2019!)
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – The new kid on the block but sure to be a favorite for many. What would your world be like if you could see ghosts…and your parents take you to the most ghostly of places? Find out now!
Coraline by Neil Gaiman – There is no wrong way to consume Coraline but I especially love the graphic novel. Something about the illustrations just kicks it up a notch.
The Amulet Series by Kazu Kibuishi – Forgive me, world, for only just now catching up on this one. A dark story about a girl battling an evil being trying to steer her away from life, while also saving an alternate dimension. This series is 8 volumes deep with only one more to go – and the art is fantastic!
Shutter by Courtney Alameda – Still the absolute best ghost book I’ve ever read. The twist in this story is SO good.
I really need to get around to reading City of Ghosts. If this year is any indication it’ll get pushed to next year’s Halloween but her books are SO GOOD!
For MG, I would add Doll Bones and Small Spaces to the list. They’re spooky without being scary. Great list!
City of Ghosts is definitely on my list to read.
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With the two works here that I’ve read, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding” and the “Amulet” series, it’s been so awful to have to wait for the ends of the stories! Finally–I know when I can finish the “Prosper Redding” story!
I’ve seen City of Ghosts everywhere! It sounds so interesting! And Whichwood too!! The cover is so pretty! I’m going to check them out. 🙂
I enjoyed Furthermore last year but haven’t picked up the companion book yet. I loved, loved City of Ghosts and now you reminded me I wanted to read Shutter.
I think I liked Whichwood better. It was so dark and yet still brilliant.
I’ll have to put that one on my birthday list then 🙂
I didn’t get into this one although I love her Shatter Me series.