Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten YA Scary Books For Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you want to participate, click here. This week's theme is a Halloween freebie! I'm not personally one for thrillers or scary stories, but in case you are, below is a list of the top ten (mostly in order) terrifying books I've ever read!

3. H20 (The Rain) by Virginia Bergin
Regardless of whether or not I enjoyed the series, the concept of the bacteria-infested rain and the descriptions of the dead bodies was gruesomely horrifying. This was the ultimate apocalypse that was truly frightening!
2. Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
This book is hands down the creepiest, most thrilling book I've ever read! Don't be fooled by the seemingly harmless concept of a girl looking for her mother- it's a physiological thriller that was extremely terrifying by the end! 

3. The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
This book definitely is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. No spoilers, but by the end I was seriously freaked out!

This was required reading in my AP English class last year- and it's safe to say that it's not a book to read before bed! 
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5. After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
It's basically a book of all the ways the world could end- how is that not terrifying?

6. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
I read this book a little more than two years ago in one of my English classes. The Lord of the Flies's initial survival concept is not scary, but what happens to these characters' personalities and what their new "society" becomes is one of the creepiest things to ever be envisioned.

7. Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J Breedlove
The entire setting of this book is in a world created by nightmares and filled with monsters- while the book itself wasn't very scary, the ideas certainly were!

8. Wake by Lisa McMann
By the end this book definitely became terrifying- but you have to be patient for about 100 pages first before it truly starts to be disturbing. But I would say that Wake is probably one of the most well-written books on this list.

9. The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M Obrien
Oh boy, by the end here it's totally terrifying when the mystery is solved! While creepy in it of itself, the more you read the more freaky it becomes.

10. The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda
While this is one of the most thrilling books I've ever read, I never was truly scared or disturbed, which is why this is last. However, this fast-paced mystery is one to read!

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