Books with Halloween Creatures

I wasn’t planning on doing a post today, since my October wrap-up is coming tomorrow, but hey it’s Halloween! Gotta get in the spirit!

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In honor of this Very Important Holiday, I’ll be giving a book recommendation for all those spooky, scary Halloween monsters out there.

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Witches

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Witchcraft and Women edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe

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This book has not one but fifteen stories of witches! Old witches, new witches, borrowed witches, blue (er, green?) witches, this anthology has them all. From a wide and diverse array of authors, these stories follow witches and women of all sorts whose magic gives them power in a world that wants to take it away.

Ghosts

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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This lovely middle grade book is chock-full of ghosts and spooky things, taking place in one of the most haunted cities in the world, Edinburgh. The main character, Cass, is one of the few living people who can see ghosts – in fact, her best friend is a ghost – and her parents are paranormal investigators.

Vampires

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I realized that I’ve mostly steered clear of vampire books since they were a huge thing withΒ Twilight, but this book/series has some of ’em. Even though it’s been years since I’ve read a Cassandra Clare book (and honestly I don’t remember much about them), I remember the vampire scene of this book pretty vividly.

Werewolves

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

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Again, uh, I haven’t really read many werewolf books? So I’ll settle with recommending a classic: the Harry Potter book with my favorite werewolf out there, Remus Lupin. You really can’t go wrong with this book.

Zombies

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

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Called “shamblers” in this story, the zombies ofΒ Dread Nation have risen in the wake of the Civil War, creating a national crisis. The main character, Jane, is one of the many young black women trained to be “attendants” and fight off shamblers for their employers, but Jane has bigger plans than that.

Demons

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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The demons in this story are the highest caste of beings in this fantasy world, with animal features that mark them as superior. Lei is a human Paper Girl chosen to be a consort to the Demon King, but that doesn’t mean she’s not going to put up a fight.

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Happy Halloween, eat lots of candy, and stay safe!

What’s your favorite book with a Halloween creature? Do you know of any good vampire or werewolf books?

x Margaret

7 thoughts on “Books with Halloween Creatures

  1. Yay! I am glad you posted on Halloween πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ I love Halloween even tho I don’t do scary haha. I love your book recs! I didn’t realize City of Ghosts was middle grade? I could probably read it then! I thought it was a horror book.

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  2. Cindy

    I love that gif haha. Toil and Trouble sounds like an interesting book and while its not high on my TBR, I do want to get to it. I love Victoria Schwab so City of Ghosts is definitely one I’ll get to soon. Great post!

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