BOO!-k Culture's Halloween Reads

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Bluebeard's Castle: A Novel (Verso Fiction) By Anna Biller Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781804291856
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Published: Verso - October 10th, 2023

Anna Biller, writer/director of The Love Witch (2016), brings her nostalgic whimsy to the page with this campy, wonderfully over-the-top interpretation of the Bluebeard legend. 

--Devon D.


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Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror By Jordan Peele (Editor), John Joseph Adams (Editor), Jordan Peele (Introduction by), N. K. Jemisin (Contributions by), Rebecca Roanhorse (Contributions by), Tananarive Due (Contributions by), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Jordan Peele (Editor), John Joseph Adams (Editor), Jordan Peele (Introduction by), N. K. Jemisin (Contributions by), Rebecca Roanhorse (Contributions by), Tananarive Due (Contributions by), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributions by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593243794
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Published: Random House - October 3rd, 2023

Horror anthology edited by Jordan Peele and featuring works from such authors as N. K. Jemisin, Rebecca Roanhorse and Nnedi Okorafor. Need I say more?

--Devon D.


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A Guest in the House By Emily Carroll Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250255525
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Published: First Second - August 15th, 2023

My spooky season pick is Emily Carroll's new graphic novel,  A Guest in the House. This sumptuously illustrated, gothic tale will appeal to fans of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca and is the perfect read for those looking for a bite-sized dose of horror. 

--Rachel C.


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Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story By Mary Downing Hahn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547028644
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Published: Clarion Books - April 21st, 2008

Wait Till Helen Comes was the first juvenile fiction horror book I read, and it was equal parts haunting and engaging. It engrossed my 10-year-old brain for months.

--Leo M.


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The Children on the Hill By Jennifer McMahon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982153960
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - October 25th, 2022

This is the perfect spooky season read! It calls back to the classic monster tale Frankenstein and has all the elements of a good monster story. But in this story maybe the monster isn't actually where you expect it to be...

--Emma S.