I love scary books, even though I’m obsessed with fluffiness. These are some of my favorites!!! + I’m currently listening to Sadie by Courtney Summers and I’M SO SCARED PLEASE SEND GENTLE HUGS.
So much stress. My review is going to be endless tears and concern.
My first manga!!! I’m only on page 120, but it’s already dark and October-ey. A bored, intellectual high school boy finds a special notebook outside. He investigates! and realizes he can write names in it and KILL???? So far it’s creepy af.
As I Descended by Robin Talley
Sapphic Macbeth! Shakespeare is inherently dark, especially with Macbeth. Make it f/f and put it in a high school AU???? I’m invested please bless me on this journey.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
I feel like this will be low-key terrifying.
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Inside My Library Mind rec’d this to me and I want to read it so much!!!?????
Vampires, Frankenstein, dragons, and killing fields. ++FRIENDSHIP! at this point, all you have to do to get me to read something is point at it and say “behold! ’tis friendship!”
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
My sister calls this “subtly frightening” and vague descriptions automatically freak me out. The cover!!!!
Anatomy of a Murderer by Tim Floreen
This book is SO UNDERRATED!!????? It haunts me every day. This felt existentially scary for me, it took at least 3 days to recover.
M/M romance, but the love interest is a murderer. TW: violence in a school setting
This has such a big fan base on Tumblr (I’m deeply part of this fandom). It’s such a great series!!!!
Post-apocalyptic world with gay assassins. And it’s free online..
The Wicker King by K Ancrum
Another severely underrated book. While reading this I felt so unsettled??? + I loved the couple SO MUCH. Their love is so pure, but tragically put under horrible circumstances.
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
I know what you’re thinking. “Hun your attempts at including TFC in all things is not subtle”
But there is nothing more terrifying than “Baltimore’s calling.” If you’re a fan YOU KNOW.
*rushes to protect Neil Josten*
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater
Does this series make anyone else slightly petrified??? I was so scared, and I felt deeply flawed because no one else talks about this book being scary. BUT THIS WAS SO DAMN SCARY.
**aDaM aRe yOu oKaY??**
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
In this story, each kid has their own door, and your world is either Corpse Bride/Nightmare Before Christmas or soft Alice in Wonderland.
I was in love but also noivous.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab
Magicians. INHERENTLY SCARY.
12 scary books!!! Have you read any of these? I can’t wait to read A Darker Shade of Magic, I loved Vicious so muchhhhh
Do you like scary books? Give me all the recs!!!!!