Monday, October 19, 2009

Books by Theme: Halloween Reading

"This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween."

MySpace Codes

The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
The minister’s two daughters accuse the village healer’s granddaughter of witchcraft in this rich novel of magic and suspense.

Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan
Ten stories delve into the crevices of nightmare, temptation, and helplessness with a mixture of earthy dialect and inventiveness that makes this sometimes horrifying, occasionally funny, and always mesmerizing.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
A alternate-history tale of Gothic London, complete with a possessed amnesiac girl, a young demon-hunter, and the countless terrifying creatures who haunt the night.


The Bone Collector’s Son by Paul Yee
An unusual ghost story blends East with West against the backdrop of anti-Asian protests in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vancouver.


Lezlie said...

Cool list! I don't think I've ever heard of any of these.


L said...

Ack, I love a good haunting! Great list and covers. Might have to check out that Chris Wooding book.

Matt said...

The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn sounds like a modern The Crucible! Perfect for my Halloween reading.

Nina said...

They all sound great and i do adore the covers. Never heard of them before, but i do want to read red spikes. Very interesting.

Icedream said...

I'm adding all of these to my wish list! I am especially intrigued by The Bone Collectors Son. Thanks for the heads up!

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