Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Countdown! Favorite books!

This is Halloween! This is Halloween!! Welcome to my mini countdown for Halloween! My favorite holiday of the year! I do love Christmas but Halloween is my holiday. Thanksgiving is only around to give me a four day weekend and a lot of food but it's all about Halloween & Christmas.

Can I say though, I loathe stores that already put up their Christmas decorations/start selling items? Let Halloween come and go before you do that. Why can't you wait until After Thanksgiving? Hmph!

But I'm getting carried away....

Today's blog post is about some of my favorite (recent) scary/horror books.

Summary: WHERE WERE YOU ON OCTOBER 1ST AT 3:03 P.M.? Graphic artist Clay Riddell was in the heart of Boston on that brilliant autumn afternoon when hell was unleashed before his eyes. Without warning, carnage and chaos reigned. Ordinary people fell victim to the basest, most animalistic destruction. 
And the apocalypse began with the ring of a cell phone....

The story follows Clay Riddell as he searches for his son during the apocalypse that was started by a cell phone. I've always been fascinated by the whole idea of the world going to crap because of technology (My love for The Terminator & T2 and Maximum Overdrive) and this story had the idea of what if "cell phones cause more then cancer?" I picked up this book on a whim and I read it in one sitting. The characters had me engaged, the idea of the dial tone from the cell phone making people brains go mush and what happened to his son had me on edge. I will say, I did not like the ending. King is known for letting his reader's decide what happens but it felt off to me. Otherwise, really good book!

Summary: My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you’ll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it’s too late. You touched the book. You’re in the game. You’re under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read John Dies at the End, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

The story follows two friends, John and Dave (not their really names) and their paranormal adventures with the Soy Sauce. I actually didn't hear about this book until the movie was released on demand. I enjoyed the film for its convoluted story and decided to give the book a go. This book is more comedic horror and it works. It is so much better in my opinion. John and David both take some soy sauce, which is a drug that opens up your mind to something else and the guys end up seeing Meat Monsters, wingless white files that dig into your face, and other crazy things. They spend the time trying to figure out what is going, what is soy sauce, why they got it, and John dies at the end. 

Summary: "Give Me a D-I-E" Newcomers Corky and Bobbi Corcoran want more than anything to make the cheerleading squad at Shadyside High. But as soon as the Corcoran sisters are named to the team, terrible things happen to the cheerleaders. 

I love, love reading the Fear Street book by R.L. Stine and I of course needed to add one of them onto my list. The Fear Street Cheerleaders was my favorite book and series. I actually finished re reading the first book in between class breaks. There are three books and the are about sisters Corky and Bobbi Corcoran who want to be part of the cheerleadering sqaud. They got on the time and that's when all the spooky and death starts happening. I read these in middle school and I still enjoyed them. Granted, you can tell when they were written and there are better YA horror stuff out there now but you can't say no to classics. 

Okay, so this isn't a huge list. I didn't want to boogle you down with a long list & the last two semesters hasn't left me with much time to read anything I want. Liberal Studies is a reading major. A lot of reading and a lot of papers. I did pick up Star Wars: Death Troopers. A group finds an abandoned Star Destroyer, board it to scavenge, half of the group returns with a deadly disease, and chaos ensues. Oh yes, let's see how this goes. Haha..

What are some your favorite scary books? Authors? I need to start a new list of books to read!


  1. Star Wars Death Troops and Cell are officially on my "To-Read" list!!!
    Thanks for recommendations--especially since I can read horror just fine (watching it however...I just can't handle. I think my brain edits my imagination lol).

  2. Oooh... Star Wars + horror? Colour me intrigued.

  3. Omg! First evil looks like so much fun. I am going to keep an eye out for this book now. I love a bit of R L Stine.

  4. I must check out Cell. I haven't read much Stephen King, but I've loved what I have read!

  5. Oh man I remember everyone used to read R.L. Stine when I was in middle school... except for me lol Sure brings back memories though!



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