Freaky Friday Books

Hi everyone! Today is Friday the 13th - so whether or not you believe that today is an unlucky day, it cannot be denied that it is a good day to have a look at spooky books :)

Below is a list of some of our favourite “darker” books, and links go to The Book Depository. Prices are based in US dollars and based on current availability and prices on The Book Depository. They ship worldwide with free postage too! If you would rather shop than succumb to superstition, just click on the title and it will direct you to that edition on The Book Depository.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Hardcover version is $16.63 (paperback available)

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here were more than just peculiar.

Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake

Hardcover version is $16.67 (paperback available)

Armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly dagger, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local folklore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead - keeping annoying things like the future and friends at bay.


The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan

Paperback version (pictured) is $11.15. Other versions available

Surrounded by death one girl must learn what it is to live. Moving, scary, stunning.


Ashes - Ilsa J. Bick

Paperback version (pictured) is $14.16. Other versions available

A cataclysmic event. A dramatically changed world. A zombie army. Can three kids really survive… and who can they trust?



Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Paperback version (pictured) is $11.22. Other versions available

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape.


The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff

Paperback version (pictured) is $10.31. Other versions available

Mackie Doyle is a Replacement-left in the crib of a human baby 16 years ago. Mackie would give anything to live among the humans, but when a baby goes missing, Mackie is drawn into the underworld known as Mayhem.


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - April Genevieve Tucholke

Hardcover version is $16.99 (paperback available)

Violet is in love with River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives, but when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother’s frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil.

Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard

Hardcover version is $16.21(paperback available)

In an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black

Hardcover version is $19.16 (paperback available)

Living in a world of walled cities where quarantined monsters and humans endure dangerous predatory existences, Tana, one of three survivors of a horrifying massacre, safeguards their lives by visiting the evil heart of her city.


Stay safe on this Friday the 13th! Don’t walk under ladders, avoid black cats, don’t break any mirrors… our recommendation is to stay at home and curl up with a good book!

What do you think?

  • Out of these, I’ve only read Warm Bodies and Anna but I really want to read Miss Peregrine’s and some of the others as well!

    Thanks for sharing ladies, great idea!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  • Thanks to this post, I’ve now added some more creepy reads to my TBR shelf. I’ve only read ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ on this list, which I loved - and will definitely be checking out some of the others :)

  • I should have followed your advice! My mom got food poisoning and my car broke down on Friday O_O I don’t usually believe in that stuff but WTF??

    I’m not a fan of creepy reads at all, but I’ve kind of wanted to read Miss Peregrine’s. I’ll make sure I read it while there’s still plenty of time before bed :P

    • Kristy says:

      :) So sorry to hear that Kayla!
      I think you will be okay with Miss Peregrine’s - it is a very unique book, and even though it is along those lines, it is still one I would recommend to someone who said they didn’t really like creepy reads.

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