Hey guys! Today I wanted to talk to you about a few books that caught my eyes and would make PERFECT Spooky/Fall/Halloween-y reads (pick your favorite term :p). They are all new releases you can expect to hit the shelves soon, and I was lucky enough to receive them a bit early. I’ll let you guess which one I’ll start reading first;)
1.The Tenth Girl – Sara Faring
Just this cover already freaks me out! It has such a horror story vibe, like a house where I would NEVER EVER spend the night.. or even 10 minutes! Add to that a mysterious girl pension and missing students and I am SPOOKED. The little extra in this book: Sara Faring sharing Patagonian myths and lore in this story!
Release date: September 24th
At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.
Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.
One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive, she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.
2.The Beautiful – Renee Adhieh
Vampires are doing a comeback!!! I was super excited when I learned about that one (and that vampires might be In again after the Twilight/Vampire Diaries time), especially as it is happening in New Orleans, a city with dangerous magic if there is one! And a city I’m captivated with too… so I’m all for this book! Hope it will be as good as I expect!!
Release date: October 8th
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
3.The Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo
Pretty sure everybody has heard something about this book at this point! One of the most anticipated releases of the year and Bardugo’s first adult book. And it does look and sound pretty scary (especially if like me you naturally fear snakes). It is said to be dark academia, with mysterious student societies and secret crimes… The perfect read for a spooky moment, to read on a rainy night if possible! (And with the option to hide under your blankets!). On a side note, I was so sure the MC was a man until I re-read the synopsis… ooops!
Release date: October 8th
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
I think that with these books, I’m all set for the dark rainy days to come! What about you, do you have your eyes on some more sinister/spooky reads for this season?
See you for a cup,