These Creepy Books Are Perfect For Halloween


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You’ve probably started getting your Halloween costume and those lovely knit sweaters ready for the season. But you also simply cannot miss these five creepy books that’ll make your blood run cold in the most Halloween-appropriate way! Cuddle up, grab a blanket and get ready for some gruesome reads.


#1 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

After the brutal murder of his family, the child Nobody Owens is raised by supernatural beings in a graveyard. He is an average boy but his questionable, creepy home separates him from the rest! Besides the obvious dangers and adventures in the graveyard, there’s trouble threatening outside… If Nobody leaves his home, he will come under attack from the man who killed his family.



 The Graveyard Book $8

#2 The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie Doyle lives in the small town of Gentry but comes from a world of “living” dead girls. He is a “Replacement”, someone left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. When his friend’s baby goes missing, he is drawn back into the creepy underworld and has to face dark creatures to find his rightful place. Scary and a lil’ heroic!



The Replacement $9

#3 In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Tense and romantic, the story is set in 1918 during the frightening and bleak outbreak of Spanish Influenza. Mary Shelley Black, a sixteen-year-old girl, watches as desperate mourners flock to spirits for comfort, but she has never believed in ghosts herself. That is, until her dead boyfriend returns. What could he possibly want from her?


In the shadow of Blackbirds $6

#4 The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

The story revolves around Katie, an Amish girl who finally gets a taste of the real world. However, rumors abound that there’s something murderous out in the real world which keeps her locked in by the Amish elders. When Katie finds a brutally injured young man and smuggles him into the family’s barn, she risks the safety of her community and has to face some deadly consequences.


The Hallowed Ones $7

#5 We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

If you’re looking for a creepy classic, this 1962 novel might just be it. Merricat Blackwood and her family once lived on the family estate. Not long ago, something happened one terrible night that kills them all. Acquitted of the murders, Constance returns home where her uncle protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. But trouble stirs when their cousin Charles appears… Teeming with suspense, this one will keep you desperately turning the page to get to the bottom of this scary mystery!


61r2kwp2tzl-_sy344_bo1204203200_We Have Always Lived In The Castle $12


We hope you enjoy this list that will get your heart pumping! What are some of your go-to creepy books for Halloween?

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Carissa Morais

Writer, magazine junkie and travel enthusiast living in Kuala Lumpur. Her big dreams include traveling to New York, publishing a women's fiction novel and backpacking across Europe.

  • Laura Mareno

    I want to read so bad the first one! It seems like the perfect read for this season!! great recomendations!:D

  • Caitlin

    I’ve never heard of that Neil Gaiman book but I absolutely want to read it! I’m hoping to read Sleepy Hollow this Halloween – you can never go wrong with a creepy classic!

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