Horror Books For This Halloween

We are almost there! It’s almost Halloween and i thought it will be a good idea to share some horror books to read on the very day since Halloween is falling on a Saturday, hence having the time to read a good book.

I’ve been looking for interesting horror books to recommend you and myself for this time of the year so here are some of the best rated horror books according to the internet.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

According to many this is one of the most terrifying books of all time. Starting out with a simple premise, a house that is bigger on the inside than on the outside, but it spirals into unreliable narrators, typographic mysteries, and a lot of little details that make the reader doubt its own understanding of the story.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Said to be a perfect work of unnerving horror and the best haunted house story ever written. I know Netflix made an adaptation of it and most people really loved it.

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IT by Stephen King

Often said to be one of the masters of horror, Stephen King wrote this one after flying sitting next to a guy dressed as Ronald McDonald. Anyway, because of this book many people are really afraid of Clowns. Having been adapted twice, for television and cinema, it is said to be one of the most traumatizing and horrible stories.

Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The myth, the legend, said to have given nightmares to people for ages, Dracula is by far one of the greatest Vampire’s stories ever. It was adapted so many times for tv and cinema, it without doubt one of the greatest horror stories ever.

The Shining

The Shining by Stephen King

Get lost in the halls of this terrifying hotel alongside the Torrance family. Another iconic book by Stephen King. Adapted to the cinema by Tanley Kubrick. You can enjoy both and tell me which one you liked most. Also, there’s a sequel called Dr. Sleep, though i wouldn’t recommend as much.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

Another one by this master of gothic horror. The unsetteling story of two sisters, and uncle and the isit of a cousin. It is one of my al time favorite books, i would totally recommend, also a few years ago it was adapted to a film which was pretty good too.

What are you reading this halloween?

Horror Books Released on 2020

Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.

Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

A game turns deadly with a killer who picks his victims one by one, letter by letter.

Every year the senior class at Lincoln High plays assassin. Lia Prince has been planning her strategy for years and she’s psyched that not only does she finally get to play, she’s on a team with Devon Diaz. But this year, the game isn’t any fun–it’s real. Abby Ascher, Ben Barnard, and Cassidy Clarke have all turned up . . . dead. Can Lia stop the ABC killer before he reaches D?

It begins with one body.

A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won’t stay dead.

It spreads quickly.

In a Midwestern trailer park, a Black teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic makes a new religion out of death. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.

Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead.

We think we know how this story ends.

We. Are. Wrong.

Born just ten months apart, July and September are thick as thieves, never needing anyone but each other. Now, following a case of school bullying, the teens have moved away with their single mother to a long-abandoned family home near the shore. In their new, isolated life, July finds that the deep bond she has always shared with September is shifting in ways she cannot entirely understand. A creeping sense of dread and unease descends inside the house. Meanwhile, outside, the sisters push boundaries of behavior—until a series of shocking encounters tests the limits of their shared experience, and forces shocking revelations about the girls’ past and future.

Sisters is a one-two punch of wild fury and heartache—a taut, powerful, and deeply moving account of sibling love and what happens when two sisters must face each other’s darkest impulses.

Jo lives in the same Appalachian town where her mother disappeared fifteen years ago. Everyone knows what happened to Jo’s mom. She was wild, and bad things happen to girls like that.

Now people are starting to talk about Jo. She’s barely passing her classes and falls asleep at her desk every day. She’s following in her mom’s footsteps.

Jo does have a secret. It’s not what people think, though. Not a boy or a drug habit. Jo has a twin sister.

Jo’s sister is not like most people. She lives in the woods–catches rabbits with her bare hands and eats them raw. Night after night, Jo slips out of her bedroom window and meets her sister in the trees. And together they run, fearlessly.

The thing is, no one’s ever seen Jo’s sister. So when her twin attacks a boy from town, everyone assumes that it was Jo. Which means Jo has to decide–does she tell the world about her sister, or does she run? 

Watch Over Me

Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes to the opportunity: living in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.

But she hadn’t known about the ghosts.

Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a job and a place to stay at a farm on an isolated part of the Northern California Coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home, a real home. The farm is a refuge, but also haunted by the past traumas its young residents have come to escape. And Mila’s own terrible memories are starting to rise to the surface.

Watch Over Me is another stunner from Printz Award-Winning author Nina LaCour, whose empathetic, lyrical prose is at the heart of this modern ghost story of resilience and rebirth.

Horrid

Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone…and more tormented.

As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the “storage room” her mom has kept locked isn’t for storage at all–it’s a little girl’s bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears….

Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more…horrid?

None Shall Sleep

In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI can’t crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case—a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers—things begin to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the country’s most notorious incarcerated murderers for help: teenage sociopath Simon Gutmunsson. Despite Travis’s objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them the information they need to save lives, he’s an expert manipulator playing a very long game…and he has his sights set on Emma.

Captivating, harrowing, and chilling, None Shall Sleep is an all-too-timely exploration of not only the monsters that live among us, but also the monsters that live inside us. 

It Came from the Multiplex: 80s Midnight Chillers

Welcome to tonight’s feature presentation, brought to you by an unholy alliance of our spellcasters at Hex Publishers and movie-mages at the Colorado Festival of Horror. Please be advised that all emergency exits have been locked for this special nostalgia-curdled premiere of death. From crinkling celluloid to ferocious flesh—from the silver screen to your hammering heart—behold as a swarm of werewolves, serial killers, Satanists, Elder Gods, aliens, ghosts, and unclassifiable monsters are loosed upon your auditorium. Relax, and allow our ushers to help with your buckets of popcorn—and blood; your ticket stubs—and severed limbs; your comfort candy—and body bags. Kick back and scream as you settle into a fate worse than Hell. Tonight’s director’s cut is guaranteed to slash you apart.

Thirteens

Twelve-year-old Eleanor has just moved to Eden Eld to live with her aunt and uncle after her mother was killed in a fire. Her birthday, which falls on Halloween, is just around the corner, and she hopes that this year will be a fresh start at a new life. But then one morning, an ancient grandfather clock counting down thirteen hours appears outside of her bedroom. And then she spots a large black dog with glowing red eyes prowling the grounds of her school. A book of fairytales she’s never heard of almost willingly drops in front of her, as if asking to be read. Something is wrong in the town of Eden Eld.

Eleanor and her new classmates, Pip and Otto, are the only ones who see these “wrong things,” and they also all happen to share a Halloween birthday. Bonded by these odd similarities, the trio uncovers a centuries-old pact the town has with a mysterious figure known as Mr. January: every thirteen years, three thirteen-year-olds disappear, sacrificed in exchange for the town’s unending good fortune. This Halloween, Mr. January is back to collect his payment and Eleanor, Pip, and Otto are to be his next offering…unless they can break the curse before the clock strikes thirteen.

This Town Is Not All Right

Twins Beacon and Everleigh McCullough are moving from their home in sunny L.A. to Driftwood Harbor, a rainy fishing village in New England. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s something strange about this town and the mysterious group of too-perfect students called The Gold Stars. After Everleigh is recruited into their ranks, Beacon must uncover Driftwood Harbor’s frightening secret before he loses his sister forever.

This Town Is Not All Right is the middle-grade horror debut from M.K. Kyrs (YA author Michelle Krys). Be prepared for a thrilling page-turner with a major mystery because the residents of Driftwood Harbor will do whatever it takes to keep their dark secrets from rising to the surface.

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

Even If We Break

Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

Genre: Young Adult,
Pages: 336
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Rating: 3 stars

Summary: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends tied together by a game and the deadly weekend that tears them apart.

FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.

Are you ready to play?

My review:

Five roleplayer friends about to go their separated ways because of lies and tragedy decide to make the last weekend together a moment to remember but as they start playing in an isolated cabin in the mountains things start to go south, and all hell break lose. Who is the one trying to kill them all? Will they survive?

I really wanted to read this book since it came out but i’ve been waiting for October to do so. I actually thought it would be more scary.

The book has five different voices, as each one of the characters have their own chapters.

At first i did enjoy them, i really liked the characters and the fact that there was a lot of representation, there was a trans boy, a non binary character and a not neurotypical one. I read some reviews were people complained about the fact that there were two no cis characters but to me it made sense since they were the only ones in their school, and from personal experience, lgbtq+ people do find each other and grow closer together because they have things in common other people don’t. So i did like this little fact about the book.

The story is pretty straight forward, the friends find one of theirs is missing and everything start going to hell. The thing is, for me at least, the first half of the book was so much better than the second half. In the first half i really felt like i couldn’t put the book down. I just needed to know what was going on, but in the second half of the book two of the characters were out and i felt the stroy being told a little forced.

The main problem i got with the book was there were too many povs and they felt the same, at times i lost track of which character was the one talking because they all sounded the same, they had no different ways of talking between each other.

As for the resolution of the story, i didn’t like it. I don’t find the reason for what happened actually a good one, which surprised me because other books i read by the same author i really could get behind the why of what as happening. I just feel like the reason and the ending itself was a total miss.

So, i don’t know, i’m not sure if i would recommend this book to others, since i wasn’t that okay with the ending. I think the author should’ve found a better reason for the events, though maybe it could have changed the book too much. I was expecting something more spectacular or even paranormal… so i don’t know. I’m a bit dissapointed on the book.

But don’t get me wrong the first half is great.

Overall, i give this book 3 stars and nothing more.

Have you read the book? If so, did you enjoy it? If you didn’t do you think you’d give it a chance? Let me know in the comments below!

Reminiscing Monday: AHS.

After reading became difficult for me, i started enjoying a lot watching tv. Well, not tv per se, but Netflix and Crunchyroll, you get the idea.

There are two kinds of tv shows i enjoy the most; comedy and horror.

Comedy is so easy going, you don’t have to think about anything, but with horror, i wish i could stop thinking.

As i’m a very impresionable person, watching horror tv shows it’s a whole experience for me. I get really scared if they do it right.

One tv show that fails to give me nightmares, although i wish it did is American Horror Story.

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Sure, the show can make you feel at times a bit uncomfortable, but to this day it never gave me a true scare and i’ve been watching it since its very first episode. I got to admit i did not always finish the seasons, because i got bored. For example it took me three times to finally finish watching Murder House. I would just leave it unfinished when i hit episode 12. Yes, i got bored at the end … twice. I won’t complain though because Murder House, Coven and Apocalypse brought my favorite topic and character to the show; Michael Langdon.

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I don’t know what it is, maybe i grew accustumed of the plot twists by Ryan Murphy, but i gotta admit it hadn’t surprised me since season 3.

Sure, i still love the show, it’s one of those creepy tales tv shows you just can’t get your eyes off or maybe that’s the actors they bring to the show. I feel all of them are so magnetic i love them all so much, it’s just a joy to watch it.

I love the fact that they don’t cut with the blood and the ugliness, it just as it would be if it were to happen or at least as i think it would be. I mean, when my head goes to that kind of ugliness, it just looks like it does in AHS. It may be that they managed to get to my head, and thus i imagine stuff as they show, but well… i just really enjoy it.

Anyways, AHS is my aesthetic for horror.

The thing is, i didn’t always watched the show, there was a time when i was sort of mad at Ryan Murphy, i can’t even remember why and i know it’s stupid, but i couldn’t watch any of his tv shows. But let’s be real, i totally forgot why i was mad, and it sure was something silly so i put that away and started rewatching all the seasons and catching up with the ones i missed.

For what it’s worth, i think AHS may be of Ryan’s best works. I watched all the ones that came out since Glee, so i don’t know about before but as far as i understand the guy is a tv genius.

So, there’s that…

Do i recommend this show? Absolutely… surely not every season may be for you, and some may disturb you … or bore you but heck, it’s amazing.

If you haven’t watched it yet, i would recommend it if you want some shows instead of movies for this halloween.

Recommending Horror Movies

Hey there, everyone! Since we are in the Halloween Season i thought to share with you some of my favorite horror movies so you can check them out and maybe watch them this season!

For those of you who don’t know me much, i’m a huge fan of horror movies and tv shows, i just love the adrenaline if gives you when you watch them.

Because of that i decided to share with you some of my favorite horror movies that aren’t very popular or mentioned (at least most people i know never heard of them), i hope you enjoy them or at least get a little scare from them.

A washed out red image of a woman with arms oustretched as if being crucified

STIGMATA (1999)

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.

I watched this movies for the first time when i was 10 and i never forgot it. Obviously, since then i watched it a few times and though i don’t find it scary anymore i still like it a lot.

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BUTTERFLY KISSES (2018)

A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students’ disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project.

When i first heard of this movie i become obsessed with the premise. After watching t i was obsessed with the supernatural character in it, Peeping Tom. For some reason i just ADORE Peeping Tom. This movie, a documentary inside a documentary is such a great idea it still blows my mind. Let me know if you watch and enjoy it.

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THE VAST OF THE NIGHT (2019)

One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.

Another movie that obsessed me for days when i watched it. It is so beautifully done, i just can’t even begin to explain it. You just have to watch this movie. It’s amazingly beautiful.

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CREEP (2014) and CREEP 2 (2017)

A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

I just love so much the way the main actor plays. he is just the best. This story is so creepy (duh) and twisted, i just can’t get my eyes away every time i watch it. It is wickedly adictive and great.

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PHOENIX FORGOTTEN (2017)

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

I first heard of this movie from my favorite youtubers, and since then i’ve been a fan. This movie has something about it i just can’t pinpoint but it’s totally compeling. It may not have the best effects and may not be the best movie ever, but it’s beautiful in a different kind of way, and i just truly adore it.

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SUMMER OF 84 (2018)

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

This may not be the best movie out there but man, that ending. The first time i finished watching it i just couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.

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DARK FEED (2013)

A film crew moves into an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a shadowy past to shoot a low budget horror movie.

This movie had me thinking about it to this day. There are some images you just can’t get out of your head even if you’d want to. I don’t remember how i found this movie but i’ve been trying to make people watch it for a long time, i just liked it so so much.

Well, those are my recommendations for this halloween, i hope you give at least one of them a chance because they are different and amazing.

What are your favorite horror movies? Leave them in a comment down below!

The girl in the video by Michael David Wilson

The Girl in the Video

The Girl in the Video

Genre: Adult, Horror
Pages: 108
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Rating: 2.5 stars

[[Before you read the summary: if you are wanting to red the novella, don’t read the summary of it will spoil a lot]]

Summary:

From the creator of This is Horror comes a new nightmare for the digital age.

After a teacher receives a weirdly arousing video, his life descends into paranoia and obsession. More videos follow – each containing information no stranger could possibly know. But who’s sending them? And what do they want? The answers may destroy everything and everyone he loves.

The Girl in the Video is The Ring meets Fatal Attraction for the iPhone generation.

Review:

Maybe i should have read the summary before going into the novella, but after having read it i feel it reveals too much.

The novella is about a teacher living in Japan with his wife when he starts receiving weird videos, from there it just gets ugly.

I think the thing i liked the most about the novella was the main character. Since it’s a novella characters don’t get very developed so, i couldn’t really like or dislike them much.

There isn’t much to say about it… so why am i reviewing this? mostly to tell you not to read the summary or you’ll get spoiled. Also, to say, i don’t think t was very well executed. I think this had the potential to be a a sort of Harlan Coben book but fell short because it doesn’t develops enough the story.

It is more of a thriller than a horror story. I men, i read half of it and went to sleep without even a second thought about the book. It really did not scary me at any moment, but if you want something to get you out of a slump and a quick read i’ll recommend it.

Overall i give it 2.5/5 stars.

Cute Books For This Halloween On Sale.

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Hey there! I’m just making this little post to let you know about two really cute books that you can get for this Halloween season for a cheap price in the kindle store! I already read one of them and i purchased the second one just now and will be reading it very soon.

Monsters You Should Know de [Emma SanCartier]

Monsters You Should Know by Emma SanCartier

Meet the world’s most unusual monsters in this darkly funny collection of creatures and cryptids from folkloric history. Illustrator Emma SanCartier captures the bizarre and hilarious elements of 17 monsters from around the world in a light, tongue-in-cheek tone, from the Japanese dream-eater Baku and the Persian carnivorous unicorn Shadhavar to the Eastern-European Shurale, a literal tickle monster. Illustrated in lush watercolor, Monsters You Should Know is a perfect primer for the many strange, frightening, and compelling things that go bump in the night.

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $1.99

Pumpkinheads de [Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks, Sarah Stern]

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (story) and Faith Erin Hicks (art)

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $2.99

Also, as a bonus:

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition de [Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean]

Coraline 10th Anniversary Enhanced Edition by Neil Gaiman

This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coraline—also an Academy Award-nominated film—is enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader’s guide, and much more.

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus the following bonus content:

  • Original Coraline manuscript pages
  • Coraline’s Many Houses: A Retrospective
  • Video: The official Coraline Movie Trailer
  • An excerpt from the Coraline Graphic Novel , adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell
  • Audio: Coraline Graphic Novel Podcast
  • Audio:  Music from the Coraline audiobook, performed by the Gothic Archies
  • Excerpts from other books by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean: The Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair
  • Coraline Foreign Edition Cover Gallery

You can find this book right now in the kindle store for only $4.99

I hope you enjoy the books!

The Horror Genre.

But first, what is horror? Horror can be fright, scare or disgust. In literature you may find it, as literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as “a piece of fiction in prose of variable length… which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing”.

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Horror has always been with us. From the begining of human kind, there had been stories to scare little children so they wouldn’t misbehave or stay up late at night. It started as folklore and stories tell from generation to generation. Even Myth is set upon scaring the people from “the wrath of the gods” so they would behave.

As story went from mouth to mouth to being written, so did the horror genre. It became part of the mythology of different places in the world. IT started by telling stories of monsters that lived in the dark such as vampires and it grew from there more and more.

But horror literature started its way as we know it mostly since the 18th century. It started with a gothic style . It drew inspiration from the late middle ages, finding its first steps in The Castle of Otranto by author Horace Walpole. The book was firstly published as medieval romance, then rediscovered and republished as a fake translation. IT became very popular in no time.

The gothic horror became what we now really know as horror in the 19th century, it was written by great authors like the Grimm Brothers, Mary Shelley, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker.

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The horror presented in the 19th century many of the current and most iconic monsters and horrors in human history.

As we enter the 20th century, we can see a proliferation of cheap newspapers which led to the growth of horror publications. At first it came in parts on the magazines, until the whole novel could be published. This way many became known authors.

In the later years of the 20th century from the ’60s and moving forward started a new beginning for the horror. As slashers movies started to become more and more popular and many books were starting to being adapted to movies, such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, the horror got a new apogee in which authors as Stephen King came to be.

Stephen King believes the horror gets popular again in waves, every 10 or 20 years it comes back, which could explain his character IT coming back very 27 years.

As far as we can see horror has been very popular over the last century and into this one, especially with a lot of horror movies coming out every year. Even though many of them aren’t as good.

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As we come closer and look into the 21th century we can see that with techonology alongside, horror has shifted and became even more common, even for younger people. Books for Young Adults, and even for kids are released every month. And not only that but the fenomena of Creepypastas, short horror stories on the internet, was created.

Overall, i think it has been a very long time since horror has been relevant, always there, from our very beginning as humans, and to this day when technologies accompany us but it can take away our most deeply rooted fears.

Are you afraid of the dark?

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October’s *spooky* TBR

Oh, halloween season is here!

I have to admit i love horror movies and October is because of that one of my favorite times of the year! The thing is … i almost hadn’t read any horror/thriller books in a very very VERY long time.

Feeling a little ashamed to admit i don’t read horror books i decided this is the perfect moment to start doing so. Which means this Ocotober i’ll be challenging myself to only try and read horror/triller fiction!

I researched a little on the topic because i didn’t want to come in with empty hands this months, so here is my hopeful TBR for the month of October.

I’ll say i won’t be reading Stephen King this month, because i would need more than a month to read his scariest books (such as IT, although i own some), his books are just huge and i’m planning on reading as muchas i can. The one Stephen King book i’m gonna try this month is Carrie, it’s relatively short and i love the movie.

So, without further ado here’s my TBR list for October:

House of Leaves

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

705 pages

I know this one is a big book, and because of it i won’t be reading many others this big. I just got this book for my birthday last year and i haven’t read it yet. As far as i understand this book is apparently dead scary and i can’t wait to get my hand on this one. Wish me luck!

The Whisper Man

The Whisper Man by Alex North

355 pages

I saw this book at the bookstore about a month ago and i just fall in love for some reason with the cover and the description. I really hope i enjoy it as much as i enjoy having it on my my shelves.

The Girl in the Video

The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson 

105 pages

A novella that caught my eye the moment i saw it, and i’m really wanting to read it.

Clown in a Cornfield

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

352 pages

I don’t know why but this book just calls and begs me to read it, so i might as well do it this October, because why no?!

Carrie

Carrie by Stephen King 

256 pages

I adore the movie and it’s one of my all-time favorites, so i might as well already read the book. I think it’s time. I’m ready.

Even If We Break

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

336 pages

I read previous books by the author and i loved them so i’ll be giving this one a try too. I truly hope it stands with her other works because they were fascinating.

What will you be reading this halloween?!

News on Books

This week has been full of great and amazing news about books! So I thought to share with you the ones i’m the most excited for!

Nina Lacour will be on Friday First Reads Live at Penguin Teen Instagram this very Friday with her new novel WATCH OVER ME which will be released next September 15th!

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CEMETERY BOYS a trans book by trans author Aiden Thomas has made its way to the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER list on its very first week of release! This being the first book of its kind (but hopefully not the last!). The book was released on September 1st and it is already a hit!!!! It also debuted #2 in the indie bestsellers list!!!! From this humble blog we want to congratulte Aiden for this amazing achievement ! The reviews for the book are simply Outstanding! I already freed my weekend for reading it! What about you?!!!??

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Adam Silvera‘s More Happy Than Not is celebrating its 5th anniversary! (well it was in June but anyway! we are always happy to talk about this book and Adam Silvera himself!!!!). And for that on September 8th a new deluxe edition of the book was released with an additional NEW final chapter! I already ordered my copy, did you?!

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One of this blog’s favorite authors, Becky Abertalli (author of Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda and Leah on the off beat) will be releasing a new book next April and this week we got to see the cover for it! Are you excited or what?!

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Doesn’t it look AMAZING?! Can’t wait for it to be April 2021 already!!!

Also, Becky published on her medium page a very touching and important post, if you want to read it you can do it here.

Another blog’s favorite, Jennifer Niven (author of my all-time favorite All the Bright Places) is releasing her new book Breathless this month! You can get your signed copy and a personal video message by her, all details on jennifernivenbreathlessvideo.com

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The book’s release will be on September 29th!

Also, Jennifer announced her book Holding Up The Universe was option as a movie so she is working on a scrpit! Fingers crossed for the movie to be!!!!

Ally Carter (author of Gallahger Girls as many other books) announced on twitter her first original screenplay A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS is going to be a netflix movie starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes!!!!! Read everything we know about it here.

And last but not least!!

Warcross by Marie Lu has been optioned for a tv adaptation! we’ll be waiting for more news on the topic and i’ll inform everything i hear and read about it!

And, that’s a wrap for this week! What other interesting news about books have you read or hear this week?! Tell me all about it down below in the comments!