October is quickly coming to a close. I have two more Halloween-themed posts for you including this one before I say goodbye to my favorite holiday. Today I’m sharing a list of books that are perfect for the Halloween season, but for one reason or another are very underrated. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova – If you haven’t picked up the Brooklyn Brujas series yet, you are missing out on some great witchy books, not to mention the amazing Mortiz sisters. Magic gone awry always makes for an interesting read.
2. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – If you’re looking for a scary book that’s not too scary, consider this one. Mila brings her bff back to life (and a couple of more girls accidentally) and must find out who killed them.
3. Pitch Black by Courtney Alameda – I’m sure you’ve seen me mention this book multiple times, but I’m so bitter that more people haven’t read it. Space is scary, people.
4. Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – If you’re more into atmospheric reads for October, consider this sophomore novel by Leslye Walton. The villain in this one makes me shudder.
5. Odd & True by Cat Winters – All of Cat Winters’s books are underrated and she literally has something for everyone. Are demons your thing? Try The Cure for Dreaming. Historical paranormal stories? The Uninvited is waiting for you. Looking for a Hamlet retelling with ghosts? The Steep & Thorny Way is fantastic. Sisters battling supernatural creatures? Odd & True is the one to reach for.
6. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – If vampires are your monster of choice, give Certain Dark Things a go. The world-building in this one is superb. I would really love to see an adaptation of this one.
7. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke – I am one of the few bloggers that absolutely loves this novel. If you like character-driven stories with a touch of magic, you should check out this one.
8. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I read with this one. If weird and inexplicable is your sweet spot within the horror genre, look no further than this one.
9. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper – Not sure why people didn’t take to this one, but it features witches, curses, and a complicated and tumultuous mother-daughter relationship at its center.
10. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell – Another novel that wasn’t well-received. The protagonist is a female serial killer! I’m convinced if this was released today, it would be a lot more popular.
Have you read any of these? Which eerie novel do you think is underrated? Lets talk in the comments!