Looking for some spooky books to get you in the Halloween spirit? Check out this list from Beautiful Redemption co-authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Then on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. ET, join Kami and fellow YA superstars Maureen Johnson (Name of the Star) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) for a live chat all about frightening fiction!
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Kami Garcia’s Top 5 Spooky Books
1. White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick. Because who doesn’t want to know what is on the other side of death? Hint: a condemned rectory and a chair with wrist and ankle straps are only the beginning.
2. Abarat by Clive Barker. Because wearing a tank full of your own nightmares is pretty scary — especially if your grandmother spends her free time sewing her own army out of flesh and mud.
3. Carrie by Stephen King. Because it’s classic Stephen King, and you should always read the book before you see the movie.
4. The Glass Demon by Helen Grant. Because by the time you figure out if the demon Bonschariant is haunting the lost Allerheiligen stained-glass windows, you’ll realize there are more frightening things to fear.
5. The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan. Because the Bell Witch makes the Blair Witch look like Mary Poppins — and the Bell Witch wasn’t a hoax.
Margaret Stohl’s Top 5 Spooky Books
1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Because nobody should have buttons for eyes. *ever*
2. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Because Mom always said never to go off the path and now I know why. Your flesh will get eaten. And hello, fast zombies.
3. 1984 by George Orwell. Because of the rats part. And a lot of other things.
4. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Because of the grandmother, who is scarier than fast zombies. She deserves button eyes.
5. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Because it makes the Hunger Games look like the Slumber Games. As in, wearing a sort of necklace that blows your head off when you mess up. How’s that for dressed to kill?
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