October is spooky month! Time to decorate the house, carve some pumpkins and eat only food that is made with pumpkin or has a spooky theme. We love to do crafts, watch Nightmare before Christmas for the 100th time and read books. Witchy, spooky or a mystery, we’ve got it all!
Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
This beautiful novel is one you probably want to read every year on the 31th of October. New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award – winning artist Faith Erin Hicks teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place, and a person, with no regrets.
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
A fairytale but make it science fiction, fantasy and dystopian, together it brewed The Lunar Chronicles. The four book series has different main characters but the story is all linked and yes… these fairytales meet each other. Trust us, this is the crossover that sounds so ridiculous that it actually makes sense.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.
She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson
A book that starts with a riddle that gets creepier and creepier as the trilogy goes on. We love the dark academia vibe and the fast paced detective story. For this book we highly recommend listening to the audiobook since having a narrator adds to the mystery.
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.
The Raven – Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
Love some Witch magic? A book that combines magic, a not so typical American sorority and movie vibes from the 00’s. It’s an easy and light read with an almost thriller-like plot.
Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches.
For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.
Legensborn – Tracy Deonn
Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend – Arthur and the round table – and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC, Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape, until Bree witnesses a magical attack on her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts (and fails) to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.