Spooky Reads for Your Halloween Night

Are you looking for a scary read to knock your socks off? Or to scare you half to death so you can stay up all night? Well, do I have the reads for you to complete your scariest Halloween night.

On October 31st, Halloween might be the only thing everyone is thinking about. It is going to be the best night any kid, adult, or reader could enjoy. Whether you are going trick-or-treating to find the best candy or trick-or-treating to find the best book for the horrific night you are going to have, you are in for a real treat or a trick if there is a plot-twister.

Spooky Reads to Read During Halloween

1. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Um, a spooky story with demons and tons of magical fantasy elements in it. Sign me up! This book is so good, and it can definitely get you in the correct mindset for Halloween. Also, if you do not have the book by Halloween, you can read my review on it to get you in the mood for this spooky, scary tale: Book Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding!

2. Black Birds of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Meg Kassel's Black Bird of the Gallows is not spooky nor scary, but it can be a creepy, suspenseful, and daunting tale of death and survival from supernatural creatures. There are also characters who dress up in costumes, which is the perfect thing to read while getting ready to party or trick-or-treating, to hide their identity. It also has an infuriating romance to keep you busy all night long.
Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows

3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Of course, I have to include my favorite trilogy of all time by Cassandra Clare, who writes addicting books that will leave you on the tips of your toes all night. This series has a lot of steampunk elements, scary events, and a romance that will make you swoon. Also, if you continue on with the whole trilogy, you will meet the best love triangle of them all. Sadly, I do not have a review on this trilogy(hopefully, soon), but that means you can read the trilogy without looking back at my posts every time you finish a book.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I would have to say The Book Thief has to be on this list because I think that almost all books set in during the time of World War Two are downright sad and horrific due to the events that occurred during that time. Even though I may have not liked it as much as I had hoped I would have, you or someone else may pick up this book up and enjoy the sadness, the grief, the life-lessons, and the horrors Liesel has to endure. This book will give you the chills and the goosebumps you want on that spooky Halloween night, but with the chills you have, you have the sadness and the teary-eyed moments that follow along with the horrors.

5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Looking for impending doom with vampires, ghoulish creatures, and a romance that is to die for? All you have to do is take a look at Simon Snow's life. Simon Snow, no way in relation to Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, is the chosen one who will save those with magic and those without from a creature who wreaks ravage into everyone's lives. It is Simon Snow's last year at Watford School of Magicks, which he is very thankful for since he is terrible at magic and hates his roomate Baz. Between a quest to get rid of Baz, who is a bloodsucker, breaking the rules, and an epic battle, this book will for sure keep you reading throughout your terrifying Halloween night.

6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Now, there are scary books; and then, there are terrifying books that can leave a reader exhilarated. Six of Crows does not disappoint with Leigh's beautiful writing style, her incredible world-building, and her band of misfits who are on a heist. Throughout the book, the characters open themselves to the reader, such as Kaz with his scary past and his terrifying nature that will horrify you at times. I will try to keep this short even though I could talk about this book and its sequel, Crooked Kingdom, for hours; but, it is best to go into Six of Crows without knowing anything to get the full effect of the book Leigh Bardugo has written. Even though this book is not the scariest, some of the characters could get a honorable mention or a trophy to take to their gang.

7. IT by Stephen King
I am currently reading IT, and it is said to be scary, period. However, I kind of find it hilarious since the people of Derry are so stupid. Ha! Okay, IT is a thriller about a small town with a murderous clown who haunts children's nightmares and daily lives. I am already getting chills writing this sentence. If you have seen the trailers for this book's major movie adaption, have seen the movie, or have read the book, you know this will replace an increase in your daily intake of caffeine since it is scary; and, when I mean scary, I mean SCARY(maybe, I am not sure yet)!

This has been my list of spooky reads for your's, your best friend's mom, your mom' best friend, and everyone's Halloween night! However, if you do not want to read a book, watch a scary movie, such as "IT," which is out in theaters now. Although, in case you want to read a book, look at this list and choose any book of your choosing!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy!

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