Top Five Tuesday - Kelly's Halloween Reads

This week Kelly brings us her Top 5 Reads For Halloween

Whether you're monster mashing, wishing Casper was a real boy or looking for something that'll have you hiding under the covers after seeing dead people, young adult has you covered. Today I'm sharing some of my favourite reads for Halloween! Or if you prefer, spooky books who strangely have black and white covers. Mostly.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Creepy and gruesome in parts, you may want to sleep with the light left on. The book is told from Cas's point of view, and he doesn't hold back. He swears, he tells is straight and doesn't sugar coat his words. He also has never had any friends or connected with anyone, having chased ghosts all over the country. 

It's a romanticised ghost story, despite the blood and gore.

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor
Throughout the quiet, darkened streets of Melbourne, eighteen year old Anton Marin searches for ghosts, delicately releasing their spirits from Earth by easing their passage.

Theatrical and charismatic, Gap Year In Ghost Town is wonderfully written with humour and finesse. Simply brilliant.

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein
An unreliable protagonist and a nonlinear narrative that blends present tense with the childhood psychiatric transcripts of a young girl who witnessed an abduction. It's incredibly atmospheric and places the reader within the narrative. Small Spaces is a compelling, unpredictable and consuming debut.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was fantastical, a wonderfully rich and picturesque world that enchants and delights. As a young boy, Jacob was raised on the tales of mythical children who were extraordinary. Invisibility, levitation, creating, shaping and enchanting the children's home where taught by Miss Peregrine herself.

A whimsically eerie storyline of the curious and wonderful. Lyrically beautiful and immersive, I absolutely adored it.
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Every Breath by Ellie Marney

It follows the story of Watts and Mycroft as they investigate the murder of a homeless man outside of the Melbourne Zoo. While the police suspect it as little more than a cruel sporting kill from a twisted individual, Mycroft and his forensic obsession know it's not as simple and the two explore Melbourne while investigating who killed Homeless Dave.

Ellie Marney is a natural storyteller, creating realistic, flawed characters that will adhere themselves to readers. I simply adored the slow burning romance, the intensity of the attraction between Mycroft and Watts only added to the suspense. It was simplistic, beautifully written and cemented Ellie Marney as an instant favourite on my shelves.
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1 comment

  1. Yessssss to Small Spaces. I thought that book was SO GOOD.
    I haven't read any of the others, but I'm putting them on my list!


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