School starts. There’s a chill in the air. Leaves begin to fall from the trees. And our thoughts turn to horrendous creatures doing mind-altering things in the dead of night… or sometimes during the day.
Find yourself without a read this Halloween season? Try one of these out. Have a suggestion? Leave it in the comments as my contemporary (formerly urban) fantasy list needs bucked up. Let’s all take a turn to the creepy side…
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – Some say this is the book that started the urban fantasy genre. Not sure about that, but I’m part way through reading it right now and have to say… I’m hooked.
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk – I used to say no book was worth having to keep the lights on all night long to read it – this book proved me wrong. I read the first three books in the Whyborne & Griffin series in 3 days and I’ve been a Hawk fan ever since. Since then, I’ve moved to her SPECTR & Hexworld serieses (both paranormal romance) and her Restless Spirits series (horror romance).
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles – I read a book which Charles and Hawk cowrote – Remnant (it’s free at this link as of this post), using their well known characters. I moved to The Magpie Lord and once again, was caught by a spec fic author.
Abandon by Blake Crouch – This is definitely a creepy book. I don’t like the back and forth of time periods, but the story definitely has you pushing forward to find out what the hell happened and why.
Looking for something lighter? How about:
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – say what you will about the beginnings of this series, I enjoyed the mish-mash of characters & plot, though I preferred the secondary characters to the main ones.
Here are also some books from my TBR list that might interest you on a cloudy night when the wind’s knocking at your door…
Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence
Anything Neil Gaiman
The Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman… which is at the top of my TBR list because I love humor with my creepy
What’s your favorite book to read that makes you slightly to really uneasy when things go bump in the night?