Halloween is right around the corner and two of our fave authors — Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl — have put together an exclusive list of their fave haunting tales for the JJJ Book Club.
Kami chose “White Crow” by Marcus Sedgwick as her number one.
“Because who doesn’t want to know what is on the other side of death? Hint: a condemned rectory and a chair with wrist and ankle straps are only the beginning,” she tells us.
Margaret picked “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. “Because nobody should have buttons for eyes. Ever,” she shared.
Check out their full book pick list inside and don’t forget to head over to our pals at Figment.com for a live chat with Kami, Maureen Johnson and Ransom Riggs on Tuesday, October 30th @ 7PM ET/4PM PT.
WHAT IS YOUR fave haunting tale?
– “Abarat” by Clive Barker. Because wearing a tank full of your own nightmares is pretty scary — especially if your grandmother spends her free time sewing her own army out of flesh and mud.
– “Carrie” by Stephen King. Because it’s classic Stephen King, and you should always read the book before you see the movie.
– “The Glass Demon” by Helen Grant. Because by the time you figure out if the demon Bonschariant is haunting the lost Allerheiligen stained-glass windows, you’ll realize there are more frightening things to fear.
– “The Bell Witch: An American Haunting” by Brent Monahan. Because the Bell Witch makes the Blair Witch look like Mary Poppins — and the Bell Witch wasn’t a hoax.
– “Forest of Hands and Teeth” by Carrie Ryan. Because Mom always said never to go off the path and now I know why. Your flesh will get eaten. And hello, fast zombies.
– “1984″ by George Orwell. Because of the rats part. And a lot of other things.
– “I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga. Because of the grandmother, who is scarier than fast zombies. She deserves button eyes.
– “Battle Royale” by Koushun Takami. Because it makes the Hunger Games look like the Slumber Games. As in, wearing a sort of necklace that blows your head off when you mess up. How’s that for dressed to kill?
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