From creatures that eat the souls of children, to hotel’s filled with REDRUM, with Halloween fast approaching, what better than to curl up on the sofa with a pumpkin spice latte and a good old creepy book?
5 – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
An abandoned orphanage, creepy old-fashioned photographs, and creatures with tentacles in their mouths that eat the souls of Peculiar children? Sounds pretty terrifying to me…
4 – The Haunting of Tabitha Grey – Vanessa Curtis
When Tabitha’s family move to Weston Manor, odd things begin to happen to Tabitha. Old ladies start showing up that only she can see, servants bells ringing in the middle of the night, crying coming from empty rooms… Is Tabitha’s imagination acting up, or are the secrets of the house slowly coming to life?
3 – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer was an ordinary girl until she wakes up from a coma with no recollection of what happened to her and the deaths she imagines in her head start to become real… Be careful what you wish for…
2- Dark Room – Tom Becker
Somebodies killing the kids of Saffron Hills and for some reason Darla’s mind seems to be tuned into the mind of the killer’s. Is she going crazy? Or is there a chance that Darla can get to the bottom of the mysterious murders?
1 – The Shining – Stephen King
Whilst it’s not exactly YA, it wouldn’t be right to have a list of spooky reads without mentioning Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. Set in a hotel full of dark secrets and REDRUM, ‘The Shining’ is the perfect Halloween read!
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