Looking for spectacularly spooky read this Halloween season? We here at Flux have you more
than covered! Keep reading for page-turners that will chill you to the core.
The Grisly BloodbathThe Boy Meets Girl Massacre (Annotated)
, by Ainslie Hogarth
In this tale from dark author Ainslie Hogarth, Noelle Dixon takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the horrifying murders that happened there decades ago. That's why she has a diary—to write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don't really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her father's failing health, her friend Alfred's inappropriate crush, and the sore spot on the back of her head that keeps getting worse. When a party commemorating the anniversary of the original killings ends in a ghoulish bloodbath, Noelle's diary becomes the key piece of evidence for investigators. But the cryptic entries suggest that there's more to the bizarre case than can be rationally explained... The Creepy CultCreed
, by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
When their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and Luke's brother, Mike, seek help in the nearby town of Purity Springs. But as they walk the vacant streets, the teens make some disturbing discoveries. The seemingly deserted homes each contain a sinister book with violent instructions on disciplining children. The graveyard is full of unmarked crosses. Worst of all, there's no way to contact the outside world. When Purity Springs' inhabitants suddenly appear, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of Elijah Hawkins, the town's charismatic leader who has his own plans for the three of them. Their only hope for survival is Elijah's enigmatic son, Joseph. And his game may be just as deadly as his father's... The Frankenstein PhenomenonHenry Franks
, by Peter Adam Salomon
For Henry Franks, death is everywhere. It claimed his mother a year ago, in an accident that robbed him of his memory and left him covered with horrific scars. It's in his skin, leaving him numb to pain no matter how hard he tries to hurt himself. It obsesses his distant father, who buries himself in his work at the morgue. And it's stalking the streets, where a serial killer's path of destruction reveals the dark truth of Henry's past.
"The thinking teen's horror choice of the year."—Booklist
Looking for even more spooky and sinister reads? Check out The Secret of the Sevens
, The Lonely
, and The Drowned Forest