In her fast-moving rural seaside town, Jade sees the latest events for which only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror fiction, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.
Hello horror fans! Are you preparing your TBR list for horror season? Are you planning a movie marathon (or 20) to get you through the fall months? I’m the type of person who likes to watch and read horror all year round. So I could lie and tell you that as soon as the leaves turn brown, I’m in a horror mood. But I’ve been reading horror by the pool all summer. Still, there’s something about the fall season that makes horror novels all the more exciting. It just feels festive, you know
If you love horror movies, you probably have a lot of opinions about what kind of horror you like to watch the most. This is great because the more you know about your tastes in horror movies, the easier it is to choose your next favorite horror read. Take this quiz and choose your favorite horror films from different genres: vampire films, zombie films, slasher films, sci-fi horror and more. Then get yourself a new horror novel that perfectly suits your particular taste.
The following quiz will give you the title of your next favorite horror novel based on your favorite horror movies. After receiving your new book, read on to learn more about the book that was chosen for you. And to find out what other results you could have got!
So go ahead and turn up your favorite horror movie soundtrack, take this quiz and get ready to get scared.
Do you have your results? Big. Here’s what your new favorite horror book is about (and here’s a chance to see what other results you could have gotten). Try not to look before you take the quiz! You don’t want to ruin the scary surprise.
Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – This horror novel is a haunted house story inspired by Japanese folk tales. A group of friends decide to have a wedding in an abandoned Heian-era mansion. The house is built on the bones of a dead bride who is hungry for company. What could go wrong right?
The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino – After a home invasion, Sydney Burgess’ life feels like it’s falling apart. She said she killed the burglar who broke into her house, but she can’t remember that. And nobody believes her.
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This is a neo noir horror thriller that reinvents vampire mythology. Domingo is a street kid just trying to survive in Mexico City and evading the police. Atl is a vampire, a descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, and she has to flee the city. Will Domingo be able to help Atl escape, or will Mexico City devour them both?
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson – This young adult novel is a psychological horror thriller compared to The Haunting of Hill House and Get Out. When Marigold moves her newly mixed family to a beautiful home in the Midwestern city of Cedarville, she thinks this could be the fresh start her family needs. Where have we heard that before? Sounds like the beginning of every haunted house story of all time, doesn’t it? Yes, White Smoke is a haunted house story, but it will surprise you.
This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno – The Thing Between Us is a horror story about a broken smart speaker (called Itza). At first the Itza just looks strange, but then Thiago’s wife dies and he realizes that something much more sinister is at play.
Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood – This book is an Ethiopian-inspired dark fantasy retelling by Jane Eyre with a horror twist. Andromeda is a debtera, which means that it cleanses households of the evil eye. When she is hired for handsome Magnus Rochester, Andromeda quickly realizes that this job is different from any other.
Do you want more horror novel recommendations? Here are 8 of the best horror novels to scare you this fall. Be afraid, dear horror fans!