Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers

Top 10 Scariest Looking Book Covers

I came to realize as I put this particular list together that teen book covers, in general, are not that scary. Teen books in general are not that scary.  (There are exceptions...I considered putting I Hunt Killers in the freezer like Joey on Friends).  But here's what I got.

1) Bliss by Lauren Myracle
I've been meaning to read this FOREVER.
The poor girl is all happy-go-lucky, but something sinister seems to be happening.

 2) Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry
The hand reminds me of the hand on The Addam's Family...
or that terrible movie Idle Hands.  I don't really like detached body parts that can 
move on their own.  It's just not natural :)

3) Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Masks are just creepy...especially plain white ones without an expression.
And no...you may not come at me with a white mask.  That would be rude.

4) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Dude...the girl is floating in the air...and she looks like she has an evil secret.

5) Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Slimy things in jars are always creepy.

6) The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The visual of a knife and scissors hanging over a baby carriage is just not right.

7) Unsouled by Neal Shusterman
Scary...scary...scary...especially the one with its eyes open.  No...no...no!

8, 9, 10, 11)  Not scary, just HILARIOUS!  Silent Night is a personal favorite.  The tag lines really bring everything together.  "Nighttime is the right time for terror!"  "C-A-T spells murder." "Will Lily get an A in murder?"  "Happy holidays-you're dead!"  Brilliant.  Just brilliant.  And I've read them all :)

What made your list?

Happy reading!

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