Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Horror October: Recommended Ghostly Reads
So for the second post as a part of Horror October, I thought I'd recommend some of the good ghost books I've read. Because you can't go past horror and Halloween and what not without ghosts. Oh, and if you missed the first introduction post I did with Chantelle here you go.
Disclaimer: Some of these recommended ghost books aren't really that scary. So I don't even know if they fit the genre of horror. But whatever. They have ghosts. That should be good enough :P
If you want actual scary ghosts:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
There are so many reasons to read this book.
1. Male protagonist
2. FREAKING SCARY GHOSTS. And gore. Yay!
3. A romance with a ghost that isn't cliched
4. There are probably more reasons, but it's been a while since I've read the book so forgive me if I stop here.
Oh, and if you read it, you'll need to grab yourself a copy of the sequel, because DANG THAT CLIFFHANGER!
Darkhouse by Karina Halle
This is the first book in the Experiment in Terror series and is basically about these two people who are trying to make a ghost hunting documentary thing. I personally didn't find most of the books in the series too scary, but the third book, Dead Sky Morning, was actually quite creepy. I'd probably only recommend the first five books in the series though, because it goes a bit downhill from there.
If you want ghosts that aren't really that scary but are still dangerous:
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I guess that some of these ghosts are actually scary. Well, the villain was scary (ish). But the highlight of this series is probably the supporting cast. All of the minor characters are really awesome. And while there isn't much romance in this first book, the second book <3.
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Some good old fashioned ghost hunting. Apparently Supernatural style. Which I wouldn't know, because I haven't seen Supernatural. Regardless, lots of action and adventure, although the ghosts themselves aren't particularly scary at all.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Okay, totally not sure if these are even technically ghosts, but whatever. I'm counting them as ghosts. Basically there's this "archive" of the dead which is kind of like a library, but with bodies instead of books. Sounds beautiful. But seriously, this book was awesome, so go track down a copy!
If you want the previously mentioned "hot boy" ghosts:
Love You To Death by Meg Cabot
Meg Cabot, I love you. And this series is damn good. Although the last time I read this was maybe 3 or 4 years ago, so my tastes may have changed since then. Regardless, I'm going to recommend it because if you want to read a Cabot, this series is the one to go for.
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Okay, it's also been a while since I read this, so I'm sorry if I'm wrong about this but I'm about 80% sure that the ghost in this book is the boyfriend of the MC. And from the blurb it does seem that way. So I'm going to count it as a "hot boy" ghost. Argue with me in comments if you want.
Aaaaand that is literally the extent of good ghost books that I've read. I have read other good books featuring ghosts, but ghosts weren't the main featured creatures.
Anyway, go ahead and comment and recommend me some ghost books if you like :)