Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Excellent Creepy Reads Recap!

I've read some incredible creepy reads in the past year that are too terrific not to give a shout out to one more time.  If you haven't picked these up on my previous rave reviews, then what are you waiting for??!

Beautiful Lies, by Jessica Warman
The most artfully written thriller I've had the pleasure to read. Seriously.  It's art.  Also, it's so damn creepy! Twins, mystery, deaths, serious mental instability.  What more could you want?
My review.

This Dark Endeavour, by Kenneth Oppel
Unbelievably impressive prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  Oppel has created a believable first part to how Victor became the creator of the famed monster.  Filled with atmosphere and language that made me want to swoon and was equally chilling.  This is one of the most unusual creepy YA reads I've read in awhile.  Oppel has won awards for a reason.
My review.

Such Wicked Intent, by Kenneth Oppel
Because I dare you to read book the first and not need to immediately read, the even creepier, book the second.
My review.

The Diviners, by Libba Bray
Um, I had no idea Libba was capable of such a totally horrific imagination.  Winner of the single creepiest villain ever. Gives me the willies just to think about it.  Oh and the book rocks, so there's that.
My review.

Fathomless, by Jackson Pearce
Such a fantastic end to a creepy and enthralling series!  Can be read on it's own, but it has a delicious tie in to Sweetly and Sisters Red (which I reviewed on Sunday). Think homicidal mermaids and Fenris, and then throw in creepy triplet psychics. I know right?!
My review.

Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake
Killer ghosts, a ghost hunter and a love story.  Weird right? But it works.  The sequel came out last month, Girl of Nightmares, and I'll be reviewing it later this month (cannot wait to delve into it!).
My review.

The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson
MORE killer ghosts! But Jack the Ripper style this time.  I read this during the late night part of my Dewey Readathon in the spring and good god it was making me jumpy!  When I started getting too creeped out to use the bathroom I decided it was time for bed.
My review

Sweetly, by Jackson Pearce
Part two of the series, again, it can be read on it's own, but of the three books it's the one I think benefits the most from it's relationship to Fathomless and Sisters Red. Creepy re-telling of Hansel and Gretel with Fenris.  Kick-ass heroine goodness.
My review.

The Book of Blood and Shadow, by Robin Wasserman
Edge of your seat thriller replete with sinister religious groups, crazy historical discoveries and murder.  LOVED this book beyond reason.  Just talking about it makes me want to read it all over again!
My review.

The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa
Post-apocalyptic Vampires, and a killer scene with a motorbike.  Obviously I loved this book to pieces.  Also, the mutant in-between Vampires and humans is inordinately creepy.
My review.

Scary School, by Derek the Ghost
In the realm of fun/scary reads, it doesn't get more enjoyable than Scary School.  Big bonus, it's filled with fantastic illustrations.  Make sure to check in later this month when I review the sequel, Monsters on the March.
My review.

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskey
Unexpectedly funny Vampire book!  So very entertaining and silly.  A good light read.
My review.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskey
Not as good as the first, but not without it's enjoyable moments.
My review.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin
Psychological, possibly paranormal thriller, with the craziest cliff hanger ever!  Adored this book and am EAGERLY awaiting the sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer in 13 days.
My review.

Fracture, by Megan Miranda
A paranormal thriller with one of the most realistic and heart breaking teen relationships I've ever read.  Breath-taking debut!
My review. 

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
Ok, I wouldn't normally put this in a scary reads category, except- it has flesh eating horror horses.  Racing man-eating horses seems like a pretty good October read.  Also, it takes place at the end of October and it feels so innately fall, you really have to read it then.  Oh, and it's incredibly awesome as well.  So there's that.
My review.


  1. The Diviners is SO creepy and fantastic and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorites. (It didn't scare me too much but the Evolution had me absolutely TERRIFIED.) Anna Dressed in Blood sounds really good- I'll have to read it now! (: