Stay in this Halloween with one of our creepy reads, recommended from staff across Blackpool Libraries…
Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow
Crow Moon is set in a dystopian version of Cornwall where eco communities run by witches protect themselves from the Redworld Gangs. Teenager Danny lives in the Greenworld and his own magical powers are slowly emerging. He becomes integral to the battle that plays out between the Gangs and the Witches. This is the first in a trilogy and I was hooked after the first few pages.
This book challenges cultural ideas around the environment, I love the strong female characters and how Anna McKerrow has manages to weave in Cornish myths and traditions into this futuristic story.
Submitted by Clancy- Reader Development Manager at Blackpool Libraries
Night Music by John Connolly
Night Music is a collection of spine-tingling stories. It is packed full of absorbing short stories containing fantastical creatures, sinister presences, revenge and horror. For respite some of the stories are warm and witty, but most have a pervading creepiness guaranteed to make you glance over your shoulder as you read.
This book is a must read for those cold, gloomy autumnal evenings.
Submitted by Michelle- Library Assistant at Palatine & Revoe Library
The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert
Crickley Hall – a house with a terrible past – is rented by a family escaping from personal tragedy and hoping for a new start in the country. It turns out it is the last place they should have gone.
An atmospheric and disturbing ghost story with many twists, making for a gripping read.
Submitted by Pam- Library Assistant at Layton Library
Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Written in 1983 but in the style of a Gothic novel, a short read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
It is full of ghosts, graveyards, dying village children, sea mists and much more. A great read to keep you awake at night!
Submitted by Ruth- Library Assistant at Revoe & Palatine Library
What’s your favourite Halloween read?