Friday 13th Creepy Reads & Recommendations

If you're new here let me share that I am a huge baby when it comes to scary things. I do however try to get in the spirit of Halloween, and with Friday the 13th being in October I knew I had to embrace it, and get into reading some creepy reads. 

I want to recommend some books that I have read that aren't too scary, but are atmospheric and will get you in the Friday 13th and Halloween mood. 

The Body Finder
Violet has always had an unusual gift. She can sense out dead bodies, but only bodies that have been murdered. On top of being able to find the bodies she can also feel the echoes they leave behind, and the imprints that come from the killer. When murders start occurring in her small town, Violet starts using her gift to identify the killer. Little does Violet know that while she is trying to discover the killer, the killer is hunting her.

This book read like a thriller. It was gripping, creepy, dark, and left me chilled to the bone. I picked this book because we as readers get small parts of the book where we are in the killers head, and it's terrifying! The entire time reading this book I couldn't shake the feeling that someone was watching me.

The Immortal Rules
This is a very dark dystonia fantasy world where vampires rule, and humans are their food supply. In this world it's easy to start out in survival mode, and end up losing your humanity. Allison refuses to believe that her life is going to be nothing but survival. She plans on hunting a legend of a cure that will stop humankind being created into rabid creatures that kill humans as well as vampires.

This book had me on the edge of my seat from the very start. I listened to the audio book and highly recommend it. Kagawa is a fantastic author and she isn't afraid to go to dark and disturbing places in this book.


The apocalypse has happened and nowhere and no one is safe. During the day you have to worry about gangs doing whatever they have to do to make a name for themselves by ruling out of fear. At night creatures comes out to play. Fallen angles take a little girl, and it happens to be our main characters sister. Penryn is a fearless main character who will do anything to save her sister no matter the cost. This leads Penryn to make a deal with a fallen angles Raffe. 

This book is dark, atmospheric, and it feels realistic. This is the type of read that will keep you up at night wondering if this could one day be our world. 

The Raven Boys

Blue lives with her family of psychics and she happens to be a catalyst. This book is about her journey with a group of boys from a prep school, and their adventures looking for a dead king.
I know what you are thinking, no one every gives any details on this book. Well the reason being is you REALLY should go into this book blind. Any detail really is a spoiler when it comes to the gem.

What I can tell you is this book is beautiful and twisted, full of friendships, confusion, wit, and a dash or paranormal. This is one book that is worth the hype. Also if you feel confused in the start, don't think you missed something. This book is written to leave the reader confused and guessing, and trust me it's an amazing ride!

Stalking Jack the Ripper

I have finally started this book, and I'm really excited about it! Everyone has recommended it, and with the second book out I may just marathon them.

The Roanoke Girls

I just started this book, and I can already tell you it's a creepy read for sure! This is a thriller about a family of women that live a town that they never last long in. The women either run or die. We start out with our narrator telling us how her mother killed herself and leaning a confusing note about trying to wait longer. Lane is now older and she is one of the Roanoke girls who has moved away, but is drawn back to her hometown when she gets a call telling her that her sister has gone missing.

This book is all about family secretes, revelations and the love that binds and tears this Roanoke family apart.

These are my Friday 13th creepy reads and recommendations. Leave your recommendations in the comments. I would love to add some to my TBR for Halloween =)

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