28 October, 2011

Halloween Booktacular! Great Halloween Reads

My Great Halloween Reads from 2011:

Frost by Marianna Baer
Seemingly perfect house, but with unexplainable and odd happenings. Leena's descent into isolation and her roommate's life in danger made this book suspenseful and intriguing.

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Yovanoff knows how to write a book with spooky elements, suspense and monsters wit human faces.

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
This was one of the creepiest books that I have read in a long time. Taylor has a way with descriptive passages, and her collection of stories is perfect to read by flashlight

Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Marr has a solid adult debut here. Though different from what I've come to expect from the author of the stunning WICKED LOVELY series, it's definitely a winner.

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Definitely a spooky read, and one that can be read in just a few sittings, if not less.

The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle
This was an audiobook read for me, and it was fantastic and creepy and just perfect for a fall night.

And now... for a giveaway:

FURY by Elizabeth Miles

If you have a U.S. mailing address, you can enter to win a signed copy of FURY! I'm not leaving out my international followers, though. If you live outside of the U.S., you have the chance to win your choice of FURY by Elizabeth Miles or DEARLY, DEPARTED by Lia Habel from the Book Depository.

Please comment answering this question to enter: What is the spookiest book you've read this year? (doesn't have to have been published in 2011)

-- One U.S. winner will receive signed FURY by Elizabeth Miles OR one International winner will have winner's choice between FURY or DEARLY, DEPARTED from the Book Depository

-- Must be 13+ to enter

-- Comment answering above question, and include U.S. or International, and a way to contact you

Check out my other Halloween Booktacular posts here:

Halloween Booktacular! Blog Celebration Post #1: Giveaway of DEARLY, DEPARTED ARC by Lia Habel (U.S. only)

Each blog will have their own giveaways during the Halloween Booktacular, October 24th-30th. Make sure you visit all of them to take advantage of the great giveaways and author guest posts! Remember, for your entry to count you must answer the question in bold color above and leave a way to contact you, or just be sure to check back on November 1st.

Participating Blogs:

Dark Readers
Good Choice Reading
An Avid Reader's Musings
Books With Bite
Once Upon A Twilight

Happy Halloween!


  1. I'm the first! I haven't really read many spooky books, but I guess The Ranger's Apprentice was the spookiest so far! Thanks for the chance! I'm a follower! wilsondev(At)gmail(dot)com

  2. I've read a couple spooky books so far this year but I think I will say The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer was my absolute favorite of them all! Happy Halloween!!

    GFC: sarabara081

  3. I thought Stephen King's It was pretty scary. Please enter me in contest. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  4. I read so many books, but i would say the scariest recently would be dean koontz - your heart belongs to me...


  5. i forgot to say US!


  6. The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. The whole necromancer/raising the dead thing creeped me out, especially when I read at night.



    HEART'S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier was spooky, brilliant though.


  8. International

    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is probably the spookiest book I've read this year.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Happy Halloween!


  9. The spookiest book I have read is The Forest of Hands and Teeth...Loved it!


  10. The spookiest I've read so far is Gretchen McNeil's Possess. I had to stop reading it at night. :p


  11. I cannot really say I have read any spooky books yet this year. I have read many in the past to include Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas had some pretty hairy moments. Thank you for the lovely opportunity to win Fury, I have wanted to read this book for a very long time :)


  12. I haven't read any spooks lately for except The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, which I loved!!!
    And I've heard great reviews for Fury! Thanks for the giveaway!

    U.S. cindy.ramirez78@yahoo.com

  13. I want to read Fury SO bad!! Thanks for the giveaway:)
    The freakiest book I read this year is The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates!
    Julie W, US
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  14. Somehow have not read many books I would consider really spooky.

    About the only one is The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff that you mention.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    I am International

    I Follow via GFC.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  15. I've never been big on the spooky stuff, but your mention of The Space Between makes me think of the creepiness of The Replacement, so I'm just going to go with that.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a USer.

  16. Gosh, the spookiest book I've read this year must be The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!
    Awesome book x)

    I'm an International follower, and can't wait to get my hands on Lia Habel's Dearly, Departed! ;)

    Email: ycelestial@hotmail.com

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  18. The spookiest was definitely The name of the star.
    International follower
    my email: monika(dot)kajbic(at)gmail(dot)com
    Happy Halloween and thanks for the Giveaway!

  19. I like the elephants the best. I much prefer the 30's era circus. I think it seemed much more exciting then.


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