Tuesday, October 29, 2019

10 Favorite Scary Books 2019

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

A horror film director's daughter suicides and a young journalist tries to figure out why, accompanied by 2 quirky proteges. Did something supernatural occur? Or was it just weird reality?

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
What do you get when you cross Buffy the Vampire Slayer with The Babadook? This awesome LGBTQ horror novel with a twist.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I just reread this and forgot how creepy and beautiful a story it is, with Frankenstein's monster a figure of tragic neglect.

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy
A scary, contemporary tale about a once popular girl who has undergone a childhood trauma in the woods and a geeky boy who's one of the most likable boy-as-a-friend-becomes-a-romance I've ever read.

The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas
Chilling story of a teen girl's isolation in a southern town. The demon isn't as demonic as what waits at the heart of the woods in this creepy, atmospheric tale.

The House by Christina Lauren
A possessive house raises an orphaned boy. Then a girl comes along and the house gets jealous. And whatever it is, it can effect her even when she's not there.

Alabaster by Caitlin R. Kiernan
A tough, mysterious girl fights disturbing monsters in this anthology by a master of horror.

Reigning Cats and Dogs by Tanith Lee
Steampunk horror, with a romance between two young people trapped in a Victorian life of drudgery, elevated when each becomes possessed by the Egyptian gods Bastet and Anubis.

Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
A unique and entertaining vampire story set in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans. The heroine and her friends are likable, the vampires gorgeous and scary.

The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers
Weird and intriguing. Percy Shelley and other poets are persecuted by a terrifying muse who is actually a monster form ancient mythology. Original and astonishing.

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
A lyrical, mythical, and horrifying story of vampires, starring a charming monster. Fascinating characters and historical settings.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
An anthology of beautifully told, vivid tales of fairy tale horror.