Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween freebie - Ten Creepy Covers

Halloween Freebie - Ten Creepy Covers
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I'm not a huge fan of scary movies...I prefer the tongue in cheek horror films to downright scary.  Cabin in the Woods - awesome.  The Conjuring - ridiculously terrifying and induced several hours of Friends binge watching to stop the "I'm being watched" feeling.

Books have never really given me that same feeling.  At least not the one's labeled "horror."  Thrillers, on the other hand, you know, the one's that could potentially be true, those cause the hair to stand up on my arms.

In the spirit of Halloween, and in case you're looking for something to read this holiday, here are my picks for 10 creepy book covers.

1) Shutter by Courtney Alameda
For some reason, when I first saw this cover, I thought it was a monster wearing a top hat.  I actually continued to think that while I read it, and when I was done, I actually asked myself what the top hat had to do with anything.  And then I looked at the cover again and realized there is, in fact, no top hat.  It's still creepy though.  And the book was awesome.

2) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Old pictures always makes me think of the unbelievable pictures taken of the deceased a hundred years ago, posed as if they were still living and breathing.  The children are the worst.  I know the pictures are manipulations, but it's still totally weird.  And another awesome book.

3) Lockdown Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Doesn't this remind you, just a little bit, of "The Empty Child" episode of Doctor Who?  "Are you my mummy?"  Creepy.

4) Bliss by Lauren Miracle
Blood.  Photos.  Blood.

5) The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Anytime there are sharp objects hanging over a baby buggy, it's gives off a seriously creepy vibe.

6) Asylum by Madeleine Roux
The book is called "Asylum".  And there is a smudged face creature.  And I bet it could walk in the awful jerky, arms at weird angles,way that horror movies are in love with at the moment.

7) The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

8) Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
No.  No, no, no, no, no.  Just, no.

9) MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
I've not read this one, but it gives me a bad feeling.  Don't summon Mary.  Why would you want to summon Mary?  Mary doesn't look like a nice girl.

10) Silent Night by R.L. Stine
And this one just because I love it.  And you should too.

Happy reading!

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