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Halloween Book Reviews

By: Haley Troha

It’s that time of year again. Time to debate whether or not you’re too old to go trick or treating. Time to grab the hoodies and thick socks out of your closet. Time to get some awesome Halloween books to read! If you really want to get into the spooky season spirit, here are some frighteningly good reads that will get you ready for all those horror movies and jump scares.

Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, by: Jessica Spotswood. A fun and fast collection of short stories about witches. Full of adventures, romances, and cultures that can appeal to anyone’s reading taste, this book is an easy read that embraces the magic and mysticism of powerful and empowering women who don’t mind breaking a few eggs.

Rebecca, by: Daphne du Maurier. A mysterious fiance, a nameless protagonist, and a curious house. Rebecca follows the story of a girl who falls swiftly for the charismatic Mr. De Winter and is swept off to his haunting estate of Manderley. Soon, however, not even the grandeur of the home can hide the secrets of its master, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. A domestically creepy classic, this would be the perfect book to read this month, especially as it matches with the book club’s classic novel theme.

The Inheritance Games, by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes. If you were a fan of Karen M. McManus’ works, you might enjoy this young adult mystery. With twists, turns, secrets, and a very chaotic love triangle, this mystery will have you reading all night. While it isn’t as spooky as some other mysteries, it’s a fast paced, action packed literary phenomenon which I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys reading.

*If you are interested in book discussions and reading, Book Club meets one Tuesday per month. Book Club info is available on the LLC site. Also, students can stop by and make book requests with Mrs. Pigoni or anyone at the front desk at any time. The LLC's eBooks/Audiobooks and library book catalog are accessible 24/7, so Falcons can also check for great books there.

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