Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Happy Halloween! Today is the day we (ok, I) have been waiting for and to celebrate, here is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The first book of the All Souls Trilogy, A Discovery of Witches is simply wonderful. Diana Bishop, historian and reluctant witch, doesn’t use her magic in hopes of leading a ‘normal’ life. After a brief encounter… Read More Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

I warned you there would likely be a second book from Women of the Otherworld! Let’s talk undead creatures this Halloween eve, with No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong. Book seven in the series, No Humans Involved offers zombies, ghosts, vampires, demons, werewolves and more! That sounds like a lot, but encountering these creatures is less odd considering the… Read More Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Now a young adult option for Halloween, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Pictured here is the original cover art, because I absolutely love it. The paperback looks quite different. This is the first book in the Nightshade Series*. Now, this book itself isn’t too spooky, but the series overall has shifters, magical relics, forces of evil, and some horrifying… Read More Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Halloween Reading: xxxHolic by CLAMP

I can’t talk about spooky, supernatural reading without mentioning xxxHolic (or Holic) by CLAMP, one of my favourite manga. Holic introduces us to Watanuki, a young man who encounters the powerful time-space witch Yuko. Recognizing Watanuki’s own, problematic supernatural abilities, Yuko offers to assist him… in exchange for working at her wish-granting shop. Spirits of all shapes, sizes, and powers seek her magic and Watanuki ends up doing the legwork for every transaction.… Read More Halloween Reading: xxxHolic by CLAMP

Halloween Reading: The Taker by Alma Katsu

Today’s chilling tale is The Taker by Alma Katsu. The Taker may best be described as “haunting”. Not because of ghosts, but because of the quiet, deadly atmosphere created through amazing characters and writing. I would say “peaceful” if such terrible things weren’t happening… but they are. This story allows us a glimpse into immortal life as the narrative weaves between… Read More Halloween Reading: The Taker by Alma Katsu