Thank you to Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Book Dragons for hosting this year’s Bookending Autumn 2019 series! Click on the Bookending Fall Icon to see the announcement page.
Today’s prompt is hosted by the amazing Lauren @ Northern Plunder and while it is her last day, I enjoyed seeing what she had us come up with! 🥰
List 5 books you’d recommend this horror season + a mini review as to why
So Mel actually gave this great horror recommendation list recently, and honestly she would be the queen of picking the best books for the horror season, but I’ll come from my perspective, which is definitely not as scary as you would think.
As of me writing this, I’m still reading it – but like 100 pages left or so, so I have a good grasp of the story – and this was definitely a scary story that still balanced out with other fantasy and mythological elements. There are local Gods that come to visit every once in a while, the joys of sisterhood and dealing with loss and grief. I liked that it was creepy, but didn’t completely stop me from sleeping, you know?
I read this last year for a book club and we had scary books for October, and this was definitely one of them. The twist at the end was not expected for me, and I was lost in the story. Warning though, it’s pretty gory and can get violent.
This was creepy guys. But not only did it have supernatural horror aspects, but it deals with a toxic relationship and that in itself is scary.
If you’re like me and can’t always handle super scary stories, I think this one would be super good for you. Yeah, sometimes it can get pretty scary and you’re trying to stay safe and all that, but it doesn’t get too intense. It would be a good introduction.
This one is also a good step into the supernatural world, and while some of it can get scary because of the demons and stuff, it’s not something that will keep you awake in terror. I loved this one and I got so much Buffy vibes from it!
Short and sweet! I hope these mini reviews were okay. I didn’t want to get too much into it since I already have full reviews for them on my blog, but I think these would be perfect for someone like me who can’t handle too scary.