Hello everybody! It’s almost Halloween and since I’m starting to get exited I want to read some spooky books! If you’re like me and ou don’t want to get ultra-scared with a ‘proper’ horror book but still enjoy a bit of spookiness in this time of the year here’s my top 3 spooky books!
3- Doll Bones by Holly Black
Doll Bones is the story of Zach Barlow, Alice Magnaye, and Poppy Bell’s quest to return a haunted doll to its proper grave site in another town.
2- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline Jones and her parents move into an old house that has been divided into flats. One rainy day Coraline discovers a locked door in the formal living room. Her mother unlocks the door, which at one point led to the apartment next door, and they discover that it has been bricked up. Coraline decides to unlock the door when she is home by herself. This time, she finds the brick wall behind the door gone. In its place is a long hallway that leads to a flat identical to her own but inhabited by the “Other Mother” and “Other Father”. They seem to look like her parents, except that in place of eyes, they have shiny black buttons.
1- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The story begins as Jack has murdered most the members of a family except for the toddler upstairs. Unknown to him, the toddler has climbed out of his crib to explore. The toddler crawls out of the house and up a hill to a graveyard where the ghosts find him. They discuss whether to keep him until the Lady on the Grey appears and suggests that the baby should be kept. The ghosts accept and Mrs. Owens (the ghost who first discovered the baby) and her husband, Mr. Owens, become the foster parents. The baby is named Nobody Owens and is granted the Freedom of the Graveyard, which allows Nobody to pass through solid objects when in the graveyard, including its gates. The caretaker Silas accepts the duty of providing for Nobody. The man Jack is persuaded by Silas that the toddler has crawled down the hill, and he eventually loses the trail.
And that’s it! These are my favourite spooky reads of all time! If you haven’t read them yet it’s the right time to do it and if you have, I’d like to know your opinions about the books!
See you soon!