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THIS IS HALLOWEEN, THIS IS HALLOWEEN--okay, okay, so it's still September and Halloween isn't until the last day of October. But don't blame me for getting into the spirit of things early. I've seen some of y'all celebrating in July.
In the spirit of our creepiest, darkest holiday, I've compiled a list of books I want to read by the end of Halloween night. All of these have a darker, more sinister tone than my usual fare -- which makes them perfect for October.
1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I've already started this one! A dark fantasy, this is set in a world where every generation, the queen gives birth to three triplet girls. When the sisters come of age, they duke it out for the throne. I'm enjoying this book so far, though the prose does make it a bit hard to get into. I'm excited to see how it ends. (No spoilers!)
2. Truly Madly Deadly by Hannah Jayne
A murder mystery, where a teenage girl's abusive boyfriend dies in a sudden accident... and she gets a note that simply reads, "You're welcome." I've actually had this book on my shelf for literal YEARS, but I've never gotten to it. Until now!
3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I'm probably the most excited to read this book out of everything on this list. In the village in which Agnieszka lives, a wizard known as the Dragon protects the citizens in exchange for a girl being handed over every ten years. Everyone knows being chosen by the Dragon is a terrible fate, and Agnieszka is terrified that this time, he'll choose her best friend, Kaisa. But it's not Kaisa he wants; it's her/
4. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Picture, if you will, two college roommates, thick as thieves. Then, fast forward ten years. One's a supervillain. The other is on a crusade to kill everyone with superpowers. Chaos ensues. I've heard amazing things about this book, and I hear it's becoming a series, so I can't wait to jump in.
5. Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
I actually had the pleasure of interviewing Kali Wallace for this blog a couple months ago (see here), so I'm excited to start this book! Breezy wakes up in a grave a year after her death, with no memory of what happened. Now, she must solve her own murder, and figure out why she's alive... or at least, awake.
Five books in just over a month is ambitious, but I have faith that I'll be able to knock at least a couple of these out this month. Stay tuned for the reviews!
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What books are you looking forward to reading this spooky season? Tell me about them down below!