Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Top 13 Books for October: Middle Grades, YA, and Adult

Okay, so this is more like the top  13 Reads for October from someone who isn't into scary/horror/mystery very much.  So there is no Stephen King in this list and maybe nothing you're really expecting to see.  Mostly these are fun to read.  That's why I picked them!

Middle Grade

Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
Beautiful tale of a young girl who can communicate with spirits.  I just loved how this was eerie and a little scary, but really about a girl who wants to know her mother. Review here.

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Mo LeBeau is on the case again!  This time she's solving the mystery of the ghosts haunting Tupelo Landing.  And her grade depends on it! Review here.

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Three friends must ban together when one of them claims to be haunted by a mysterious china doll.  The doll has revealed that she was made up of the ground-up bones of a murdered child and must be buried.   Creepy, sad, and hopeful at the same time.  Review here.


One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Love this book.  Not super creepy, but a little bit as Georgie follows the pigeoneers her sister supposedly ran off.  The sheriff found her dress, but not her body and Georgie just knows that her sister couldn't bed dead.  Review here.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I am creeped out by this book and The Other Mother.  Ugh.  It's been awhile, but I'm still creeped out by her.

Gargoyle Hall by Angie Sage
A fun read about Araminta who is shipped off to boarding school, only to find out that a mysterious beast has scared all the other students away.  She's determined to help the school recover. Review here.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The peculiar children in Ransom Rigg's book are inspired by old pictures of children in interesting poses.  Those pictures are used throughout the book.

Beautiful Creatures/Beautiful Darkness Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Supernatural powers and a girl who could choose the dark or the light. Review here.

The Enemy by Charlie Higsin
ZOMBIES!  And the only non-zombies left are kids.  Lord of the Flies meets The Walking Dead?  We all love a great Zombie story--right?

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
A power that is so great it must be kep out of the wrong hands.  Gemma Doyle has to learn and understand the powers that she has. Review here.


Under the Skin by Michael Faber
Super weird and super creepy.  I'm creeped out thinking about it still.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
So much fun to read!  To imagine Abraham Lincoln as a secret vampire hunter was awesome.  Grahame-Smith does such a great job of weaving the vampires into history that sometimes I had to stop and remind myself that Abraham Lincoln wasn't really a vampire hunter.  Or was he?  (Don't watch the movie.  It was awful!)

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

This was a great read.  Another Zombie book, but with a lovely young zombie as the protagonist.

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