Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Book List!

Here are a few fun, creepy books!
Most of the summaries are from Goodreads and the pictures link to Amazon.
Click on the author & illustrator names to visit their websites.

Frankenstein: A Madeline Parody
Written by Rick Walton, illustrated by Nathan Hale
          This laugh-out-loud funny and devilish send-up of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline is for little monsters everywhere.
          Frankenstein is the scariest of all the monsters in Miss Devel's castle. He can frighten anything--animals, parents, even rocks. Until one night, Miss Devel wakes up and runs downstairs to find that Frankenstein has lost his head!
Skeleton Cat
Written by Kristyn Crow, illustrated by Dan Krall

         A spooky Halloween read-aloud guaranteed to tickle the smallest funny bones!
          After nine lives, Skeleton Cat is back for his tenth. And he has big dreams: to be a drummer. So he rattles and shakes his way through town to find the perfect band. And this phantom cat cause quite a hilarious scene.
          Kristyn Crow's punchy beat, rollicking action, and clever rhyme paired with Dan Krall's ghoulishly charming art makes Skeleton Cat a perfect, catchy read-aloud for all ages.
Upside Down: A Vampire Tale
Written & illustrated by Jess Smart Smiley

         Harold is a friendly young vampire - but he loves candy so much, the dentist might have to pull his teeth! Now, what if he and the dentist, plus a couple friendly bats, all get caught up in the evil plots of the local witch? It's a wild magical romp for all ages, just in time for Halloween!

Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire

         Growing up in a family of vampires, witches, werewolves, and other assorted embarrassments can be tough on a girl who is just trying to be normal and fit in. When the school plans a Halloween ball, dressing up proves to be a lot harder than it should. Mackenzie has high hopes to at least talk with the boy she likes, but first she has to make it out of the house ALIVE, or at least looking like she's not Half-Dead.
          What is a "good" girl to do? When reality bites, it make take more than a little bit of family magic to see her through.

The Music of Anna Morse, Katon University series #1
Written by Andrea Pearson

          When Anya, a talented cellist, goes to Ohio to sharpen her skills with wind magic, she has no idea her studies are about to collide with terrifying creatures and people from another dimension.
           Based off one of HP Lovecraft’s popular stories. Will take about an hour to read.
Rot & Ruin, Benny Imura series #1
Written by Jonathan Maberry
          In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

I Don't Want to Kill You, John Cleaver trilogy #1
Written by Dan Wells

          John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.
          He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.
          He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.
          Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means.
          Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.
          Dan Wells’ debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Diana, for featuring my story! I appreciate it. :-)


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