Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween Reads for Spooks in Need!

I won't lie, just like Scrooge vowed to keep Christmas in his heart the whole year long, I made it my personal mission to do the same with Halloween! I write not only about witches and vampires, ghosts and death, but skeletons and mummies too. 

So it should come as no surprise that my Halloween Reads list of 2020 ranges from poetic early readers to my YA Urban Fantasy first love and is a carefully curated curious thing indeed. 

Say that three times fast! Then try and say this:

Moundshroud's the name, Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a must read for me every Halloween season. It follows eight trick-or-treating friends as they have an adventure to save their friend Pipkin, while learning the true meaning of Halloween. 

There is also a 90's animated film version with the cast cut in half—but a fun edition to any Halloween TV bender. You can see about the film here

Call in the spirits, wherever they're at!

You might not know this about me, but I have a serious thing with the Haunted Mansion! I've got a half completed Haunted Mansion Office (don't ask me about it, no doubt, you'll see it when I'm done), and it's the first and last ride I do everytime I am at Disney. I've got cool Haunted Mansion merch, art, and even clothing. 

I've also got this ridiculously cute book of the song Grim Grinning Ghosts (which by the way can be heard at my house every 3rd song on Halloween night). 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Being a YA book lover such as I am, I spend a lot of time with books that have Holly Black's name on the cover. Still there's something special about the The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Set in a sort of Vampire Apocalypse, there is a ton of really great world building here. 

For a book about vampires, it was wholly original. Dark and bloody for sure, with a mad as rabbits love interest and a few unexpected twists. Read it if you love YA. You can get it on Kindle and binge it with me tonight. (Seriously, I am doing that as soon as I finish this!)

Don't have a Kindle? You can read Kindle books on almost every device.