Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. In honour of Halloween, which I don’t really do anything for, here are some creepy books you might want to check out if you’re in the mood for a scare.
Poe by J. Lincoln Fenn
There’s supernatural elements in Poe as well as the standard stuff of having a creepy old house full of secrets, a séance and a possible psychotic murderer. Poe may be creepy but it also does a great job in adding humour to make the creepiness bearable.
The Strain by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro
If you’ve seen the TV show, you’ll know what The Strain is about. The thing about the book is it starts with this plane that’s completely silent and the atmosphere in the airport is suffocating. From there it never really lets up, there’s the vampire like creature, the graphic description of peoples bodies changing – the whole thing really sets your teeth on edge.
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
I don’t want to say too much about it because it’s one of those books that’s best to go in blind but it was another creepy book that gave me goosebumps. I liked the tension and sense of foreboding throughout the novel and when the weirdness starts to happen, you don’t know what to believe. (more…)
Matt thought his troubles were over when he managed to close Raven’s Gate but really they were just beginning. When news of a second gate in Peru reaches him, Matt travels there with journalist Richard Cole but they are soon separated and Matt is in danger. On the streets of Lima, Matt meets Pedro, they don’t speak the same language but their fates are entwined as Pedro is special like Matt. Together they are Two of the Gatekeepers and they are stronger together than they are apart.
As this is a sequel, there may be some vague spoilers for the first book Raven’s Gate but I’ll try to keep them to a minimum.
In Evil Star Matt now knows who is and it makes him more likeable as even though he’s still a teenager who makes mistakes, he has become more resourceful and willing to believe in his role as a Gatekeeper. Matt still doesn’t have full control of his powers though so when he’s separated from Richard he really struggles until he meets Pedro. (more…)
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s a simple meme where you just have to answer three questions:
– What are you currently reading?
– What did you recently finish reading?
– What do you think you’ll read next?
I think it’s a great way to share my recent reads as my reviews are always way behind what I’m actually reading.
So here’s my answers!
What am I currently reading? Night Rise by Anthony Horowitz
As it’s the ReReadathon I’m rereading The Power of Five series. Night Rise is the third book of five and even though I only started it yesterday and it is 400 pages long I’m making good headway with it. It’s a bit odd being with new characters as in the previous two books the focus has been on Matt so not following him was a bit strange to start with but that being said it’s great to learn about Scott and Jamie who are two of the Five.
What did I recently finish reading? Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz
The second book in The Power of Five series is my favourite so far and it’s actually the one that I could remember the most about even though it’s been almost 10 years since I first read it. The last third in the Nazca Desert is action-packed and what happens with the Nazca lines was pretty scary and one of the things that always stuck out about this series.
What do I think I’ll read next? Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz
And continuing the ReReadathon with the fourth book in the series! I really want to power through these now, even though they are now getting longer and more complicated with more characters, because I’ve never read Oblivion (the fifth and final book in the series) and really want to see how it all ends.