Spooky Books #4 | Adult & Middle-Grade Halloween Books 👻

👻 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful and spooky day, enjoying all your readings.❤️ Today I’m back with the fourth and last part of my series of posts where I’m sharing with you some lists and recommendations of spooky books so that you can add to your TBR and maybe read at some point! 😍 I’m happy to have shared this season of horror with you, I know there is still a full week left in the month, but I’ve decided to stop here with my posts because I have to start writing my posts for the end of the month and the beginning of the next one, even so, don’t worry lol, because next Saturday 31, I’ll be coming with a tag for Halloween and thus “celebrate” together with you. 🧙🏻‍♀️ So, you know that I LOVE everything that has to do with spooky stuffs, so it’s a pleasure for me to be putting together this last list full of interesting books for you.

This time, and to end my mini-series, I’ve decided to bring you 10 perfect spooky & horror books to read during Halloween night, and this time, as I’ve already talked a lot about spooky YA books, I’ve decided to focus on Adult & Middle- Grade books, so that more people can find these lists of help, being as varied as possible. 😊 I don’t know about you, but I love to read a really creepy good book at least once a year within the Adult genre and also sometimes I love to relax with something slightly spooky within the Middle-Grade genre, so this time I’ve decided to prioritize some titles I haven’t heard much about in the bookish blogosphere, to again, be able to bring you a greater variety of readings. 👏🏻 I can’t say that this is a recommendation list as such, I like to see it more as suggestions for you, since I haven’t read these books yet, even so, they’re all in my TBR, because they sound unique, intense, atmospheric, entertaining & interesting, but Above all, they’re on my list because they sound VERY SPOOKY, and I think I have put together a pretty solid list to enjoy this season, so I hope you can enjoy it and find new books that catch your attention. 🥰 

I hope it’s something you enjoy, thank you SO much for your support with this mini-series for October, I love you, you’re incredible, I hope you’re having an incredible spooky month 🥺 & without further ado, let’s get started! 👻

 💫  Spooky Books #1 | Rare & Twisted Plots 🎃

💫  Spooky Books #2 | 2020 Horror Book Releases  🦇 

 💫 Spooky Books #3 | Mystery & Thriller Books 🔍 

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 👻 Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch House. For years it has remained empty, overgrown, abandoned. Soon the door will be opened for the first time in decades. But something is waiting, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests…
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek. 


 👻 The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”
Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.
 


 👻 The Hunger by Alma Katsu

A tense and gripping reimagining of one of America’s most haunting human disasters: the Donner Party with a supernatural twist.
Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos, unknowingly propelling them into one of the deadliest and most disastrous Western adventures in American history.
As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains…and whether the evil that has unfolded around them may have in fact been growing within them all along. Effortlessly combining the supernatural and the historical, The Hunger is an eerie, thrilling look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point. 


 👻 Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke

At first glance, Phil Pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. They take walks in the park together, visit county fairs, museums, and zoos, and eat together overlooking the lake. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to set his own bedtimes and eat candy whenever he wants. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined.
What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life. 


 👻 My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act….different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?


 👻 The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep #1) by Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs

When a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over the edge of a cliff into the icy waters of Still Cove, where no one ever goes, friends Tyler and Ella – and even ‘cool kid’ Opal – rush to his rescue… only to discover an island hidden in the swirling mists below.
Shrouded by dense trees and murky tides, the island appears uninhabited, although the kids can’t quite shake the feeling that something about it is off. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat with an array of curiosities inside: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to places they’ve never heard of, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable.
As the group delves deeper into the unknown, their discoveries – and their lives –begin to intertwine in weird and creepy ways. Something ancient has awakened… and it knows their wishes and dreams – and their darkest, most terrible secrets. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy things that lurk within their own hearts?
 


 👻 The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner

“Remember, my dear, you do not really and truly exist.”
Made of dust and bone and imagination, Irréelle fears she’s not quite real. Only the finest magical thread tethers her to life—and to Miss Vesper. But for all her efforts to please her cruel creator, the thread is unraveling. Irréelle is forgetful as she gathers bone dust. She is slow returning from the dark passages beneath the cemetery. Worst of all, she is unmindful of her crooked bones.
When Irréelle makes one final, unforgivable mistake by destroying a frightful creature just brought to life, Miss Vesper threatens to imagine her away once and for all. Defying her creator for the very first time, Irréelle flees to the underside of the graveyard and embarks on an adventure to unearth the mysterious magic that breathes bones to life, even if it means she will return to dust and be no more.
With echoes of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, debut author Heather Kassner crafts a gorgeously written story humming with magic, mystery, and dark imaginings. 


 👻 Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker

The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe.
When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. 


 👻 The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith

Twelve-year-old Simon is obsessed with aliens. The ones who take people and do experiments. When he’s too worried about them to sleep, he listens to the owls hoot outside. Owls that have the same eyes as aliens—dark and foreboding.
Then something strange happens on a camping trip, and Simon begins to suspect he’s been abducted. But is it real, or just the overactive imagination of a kid who loves fantasy and role-playing games and is the target of bullies and his father’s scorn?
Even readers who don’t believe in UFOs will relate to the universal kid feeling of not being taken seriously by adults that deepens this deliciously scary tale.


 👻 The Haunting of Henry Davis by Kathryn Siebel

Two kids are about to find out that their lives are anything but ordinary when a ghost from the 1918 flu pandemic arrives and stirs up adventure. Perfect for fans of A Tale Dark and Grimm!
Ghosts only haunt when they’ve left something behind…
When Henry Davis moves into the neighborhood, Barbara Anne and her classmates at Washington Carver Elementary don’t know what to make of him. He’s pale, small, odd. For curious Barbara Anne, Henry’s also a riddle–a boy who sits alone at recess sketching in a mysterious notebook, a boy, she soon learns, who’s being haunted by a ghost named Edgar.
With the help of some new friends, this unlikely duo is off on an adventure to discover who Edgar was while alive and why he’s haunting Henry now. Together, they might just help Edgar find what he needs to finally be at peace.


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I hope you liked it a lot & that you can find new readings to enjoy!  
I LOVE YOU, thanks for always being there for me.🧡

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 👻 I would like to know your opinion: What do you think of these books? Some sound interesting to you? Have you read any? & What spooky Adult or/and Middle-Grade book would you recommend to me? Let me know everything in the comments, I’d love to chat with you! 👻 

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26 thoughts on “Spooky Books #4 | Adult & Middle-Grade Halloween Books 👻

  1. I really loved Kill Creek and Sour Candy those were such great reads. Sour Candy also is very short so can be read probably less than an hour since it is only 67 pages. I did just finish My Best Friend’s Exorcism and overall enjoyed that one. I sadly wasn’t a fan of The Cabin At the End of the World.

    For middle-grade I haven’t read any of those. I do have The DarkDeep on my TBR. I do love all the covers for the middle-grade books and will be adding the others to my TBR. I am such a sucker for a good illustrated cover.

    Thank you again for doing this series. It has been so enjoyable finding so many new spooky reads from your lists.

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    • I’m SO glad that you give me your opinion on many of the books, it helps me know what to expect once I read them. ❤️ Glad you enjoyed Sour Candy, I probably read it at some point as it’s so short! 👏🏻 & I feel you!! I’m also trash for good covers, so they’re all on my TBR, plus I love how they sound. 😍 Thanks to you for checking my posts, I had a lot of fun making them. 🥺✨✨

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  2. I love the cover of The Haunting of Henry Davis. Middle Grades always have the most gorgeous covers. The Darkdeep looks great too. I added both to my TBR!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this list! I actually haven’t heard of any of the books on this list, so I’m really excited to check them all out 🤩I’ve been meaning to read more middle grade as well, so this is perfect!

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  4. Great post! I’ve only ever heard of one of these books, so thank you for letting me discover more! I don’t read that many spooky books to be honest, but I want to give them a shot!

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