Ten Books To Read To Get You Into The Halloween Spirit!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we could recommend our favourite scary/creepy reads. I’ve went for more creepy than anything else as I’m a massive baby when it comes to horror.

For the Goodreads page, please click on the book image!

Hollow Pike- Juno Dawson

Hollow Pike

This was a debut novel and it’s an absolute cracker. A really atmospheric piece.

Cruel Summer- Juno Dawson

Cruel Summer

This totally reminds me of Point Horror. I adored it.

Say Her Name- Juno Dawson

Say Her Name

Bloody Mary used to terrify me (still does if I’m honest…) and this one really creeped me out.

Frozen Charlotte- Alex Bell

Frozen Charlotte

Ahh. Dolls. *shudders*

The Haunting- Alex Bell

The Haunting

I loved this one more than Frozen Charlotte. Probably because I have a personal connection to the place in which its set.

Choker- Elizabeth Woods

Choker

This messes with your head. Unexpected gem!

Bad Girls Don’t Die- Katie Alender

Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)

Dolls. *shudder*

Through The Woods- Emily Carroll

Through the Woods

Why not throw a graphic novel in there? Loved this one!

The Drowning- Rachel Ward

The Drowning (The Drowning #1)

A creepy read. I really enjoyed this one.

Another Little Piece- Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece

Kate Karyus Quinn is a writer that you’ll either love or hate. I really enjoy her unique books.

What have you recommended this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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The Ones That Got Away #6

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This feature is going to showcase some recent reads that I haven’t fully reviewed. This may be because I didn’t finish the book or that I didn’t have enough to say to warrant a full and fair review of a book that I’m sure others will absolutely adore. I figure this way the books will be highlighted and someone somewhere might find the right book for them!

(BOOK IMAGES GO TO GOODREADS)

Numbers- Rachel Ward

Numbers (Numbers, #1)

 

Since her mother’s death, 15-year-old Jem has kept a secret. When her eyes meet someone else’s, a number pops into her head – the date on which they will die. Knowing that nothing lasts forever, Jem avoids relationships, but when she meets a boy called Spider, and they plan a day out together, her life takes a new twist and turn.

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me- Leah Thomas

Because You'll Never Meet Me

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

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The Stuff of Nightmares- Malorie Blackman

The Stuff of NightmaresSynopsis:

Kyle has always been afraid of things, especially dying. Whilst on a train on a school trip, Kyle realises that he isn’t the only one who has buried fears and, more importantly, he now burns with the desire to live, and to live without fear. But will Death release him?

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Rock War- Robert Muchamore

Rock War (Rock War #1)

Synopsis:

Meet Jay. Summer. And Dylan.

Jay plays guitar, writes songs and dreams of being a rock star. But his ambitions are stifled by seven siblings and a terrible drummer.

Summer works hard at school, looks after her nan and has a one-in-a-million singing voice. But can her talent triumph over her nerves?

Dylan is happiest lying on his bunk smoking, but his school rugby coach has other ideas, and Dylan reluctantly joins a band to avoid crunching tackles and icy mud.

They’re about to enter the biggest battle of their lives. And there’s everything to play for.

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Monsters

Synopsis:

Set in the Cornish town of Fowey, all is not as idyllic as the beautiful seaside town might seem. The body of a young woman is discovered in the nets of a fishing boat. It is established that the woman was murdered. Most are shocked and horrified. But there is somebody who is not – a twelve-year-old girl. She is delighted; she loves murders. Soon she is questioning the inhabitants of the town in her own personal investigation. But it is a bit boring on her own. Then Miles Giffard, a similarly odd twelve-year-old boy, arrives in Fowey with his mother, and they start investigating together. Oh, and also playing games that re-enact the murders. Just for fun, you understand…

A book about two twelve-year-olds that is definitely not for kids.

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Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR. I managed to read 4 books from my Winter TBR and DNF two others on my list. So 6/10 is much better than I had previously done with a TBR list… I’m hoping to read the four books that I missed off my list. I have to prioritise these books as they’ve been on my TBR for AGES and I read such wonderful things about them!

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These books!!! I NEED to read them. Maybe Someday is a book that everyone says I should get to, but for some reason I never get around to it!

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend My Heart and Other Black Holes Stolen: A Letter to My Captor No Place to FallI'll Meet You There The Art of Being Normal

I know that I’m reading many of these books soon! I am so excited to read I’ll Meet You There as I adored Something Real by Heather Demetrios. I’ve also heard fantastic things about The Art of Being Normal.

Have you read any of these books? Which should I prioritise? What’s on your Spring TBR? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Water Born

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Drowning

Synopsis:

Nicola’s dad has been terrified around water for as long as she can remember, and will never come to watch her swim. But then Nicola starts to hear a voice in the pool which changes everything. When girls start drowning, who’s to blame? What secrets lurk beneath the surface?

Thoughts:

I really enjoyed The Drowning which was one of my surprise favourite books last year and a book that I quite commonly include in my Top Ten lists. Although this book is part of the series, I think it could be a good standalone read. You don’t necessarily need to have read The Drowning to enjoy Water Born. With Water Born, Rachel Ward has created another fabulously creepy and eerie read. It certainly kept me turning the pages and not so keen to be in open water…

Water Born centres around Nicola who swims for the local swimming team. Her father isn’t happy with her hobby, but he lets her do it. Nicola soon notices her Dad becoming very strange around water and she discovers articles concerning girls around Nicola’s age that have drowned. She wonders why he has an obsession with water. Her mother passes it off as some sort of OCD, but Nicola is not convinced. Alongside seeing a boy at the bottom of the pool, life is becoming stranger by the minute.

I don’t want to say too much about this story, but I assure you, if you’re into Young Adult thrillers- there’s definitely enough to satisfy you in this story!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A thrilling read that makes you think long after you’ve finished!

British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. I failed majorly with my Autumn TBR list. I am determined to get through these books, even if I have to shun other books until these are read!

(Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book!)

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In January, I challenged myself to complete or start some series. These are the ones I have remaining. I better get to them ASAP! I’m particularly looking forward to continuing and completing the Chaos Walking series.

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People keep telling me to read these two… I keep on letting other books through before I read them, but I promise I will read them both before the year is out!

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I’ve wanted to read this book for ages now. I just haven’t got to it! I will… eventually!

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Love the cover, and I think I’m going to love the book. So I’m not sure why it hasn’t been read yet!

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I love Rachel Ward’s writing. I have been waiting to read Water Born for ages now, but I just haven’t had the time. I’ll MAKE the time! I also want to start her Numbers trilogy!

What are you hoping to read this Winter? Let me know! Feel free to leave your links and I’ll stop by your blog!

Top Ten Books To Read To Get In The Halloween Spirit

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten Books To Read To Get In The Halloween Spirit.

This list is going to be HARD for me to create as I shy away from scary reads. My imagination just always runs away with itself. So please excuse my rather ‘tame’ list!

As ever, click on the book image to take you to Goodreads!

Hollow Pike

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This book is particularly creepy! I found it very eerie, but so engrossing!

Cruel Summer

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Cruel Summer definitely has a I Know What You Did Last Summer vibe. I loved it!

Say Her Name

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James Dawson does it again with the very creepy Say Her Name. It is based on Bloody Mary. *shudders*

Into The Darkest Corner

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This book is more of a psychological thriller. It’s still pretty disturbing though…if you like a disturbing read!

Follow Me Down

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Tanya Byrne is an amazing writer. This book is mysterious and engaging!

The Drowning

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I don’t recommend this book if you’re experience flooding and horrendously wet weather. Like I was, when I read this… *shudders again*

Cuckoo

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Another warped psychological thriller. I really enjoyed this book!

Dead Silent

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I absolutely love this series! Dead Silent is particularly creepy.

The Girl Who Wasn't There

I read The Girl Who Wasn’t There as part of my feature I do with Luna from Luna’s Little Library.

A book I’m looking forward to reading with a Halloween vibe!

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Alex Bell is a good friend of mine. Her first YA Horror novel is coming out soon in paperback. It is available as an e-book at the moment. It looks and sounds so creepy. I’m pretty sure she thinks I won’t read it… but I will!

What books put you in the Halloween spirit? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!