Top Creepy Reads for Halloween

Tis the season of ghosts, ghouls and garish shades of orange – Halloween month, of course. In spooky celebration style, we’ve rounded up a selection of our top creepy reads. Most of them are recent(ish) releases to boot, so even if you’ve already exhausted all the existing ghost/vampire/pumpkin lit, you’re guaranteed to find something that might have missed your radar.

slasher girls

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys – April Genevieve Tucholke

A collection of terrifying tales written by some of the biggest names in YA lit, including Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo and Jay Kristoff.  This anthology includes everything from psychological thrillers to bloody horror: zombies, murderers, and twisted versions of your favourite fairy tales.

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Hannah is a twenty-something born and bred Capetonian who adores reading and reviewing books, and encouraging critical discussion on all things pop culture. Currently a politics graduate student, she spent two years working in digital marketing before deciding she missed the student life. Loves QI, travel, dark chocolate, fantasy & YA books, pilates and sarcasm.
  • Ellis D.

    You forgot GODS OF THE NOWHERE: A NOVEL OF HALLOWEEN by James
    Tipper. It’s got to be the ultimate YA Halloween read of the last 10 years. It
    pretty much IS everything Halloween in one epic story. I read it every year. Good
    list though!

    • Thanks for the suggestion! Will definitely be adding it to my personal Halloween list!