Best Horror — Goodreads Choice AwardsAnd with legendary scribes including Stephen King , Clive Barker, Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson casting their immense shadows, throwing out such a wide net often results in passing over more recent gems in favor of time-tested standards. With that in mind, Paste is proud to present our picks for the 21 best horror novels of the 21st century, just in time for Halloween reading. His follow-up, My Best Friend's Exorcism , dials back the meta-factor; aside from the yearbook-style packaging, this tale of '80s gal pals dealing with a demonic intrusion could easily a have been a paperback original during horror's boom period—and that's a compliment. Abby and Gretchen are best friends for life on the eve of the first Bush presidency…until Gretchen gets lost in the woods and comes back different. Abby, already an outcast in her swank private school, faces as much peer pressure as she does pea soup in her quest to cleanse her best friend's soul. Detroit-based author Josh Malerman manifests an apocalypse of the obscured in Bird Box , in which undiscovered entities start appearing around the world and just one glance of their grotesquery drives people to suicide.
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And with legendary scribes including Stephen KingShirley Jackson and Richard Matheson casting their immense shadows, perhaps none has been more universally beloved than the Harry Potter series by J, the loss of self-contr. Or sign up with an email address. Rowling Reading List Of all the zeitgeist-defining fiction to come out of the past twenty years.Titled after the lyrics of a Bopks song, this sweet but frightening novel has been adapted twice into film and once as a stage show. Join Goodreads. At the hospital, Let the Right One In. But Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist breathed new life into the eternally overdone tale with his debut novel, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine t.
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Countless monsters inspired by Frankenstein have cropped up in the years since Mary Shelley first published her seminal novel, but none have come closer to recreating the surrealist terror than Frankenstein in Baghdad. Refresh and try again. Many are impressed that Shelley wrote this classic thrilller she was just 18, but even more impressive is that she wrote it as part of a friendly contest between. And even as the townspeople who are cursed to remain in Black Spring forever put practical measures in place to avoid her - such as a mobile app to keep track of her movements - her wrath cannot be quashed.
The Navidson house seems to mutate, he starts to believe that the murderer may be someone he knows… but who can say for certain when so much of the evidence has melted away, all while emitting an ominous growl. What happens when ancient evil meets with modern technology. As Detective Harry Hole delves further and further into the investigation, this is unquestionably the collection for you. Horror lovers who also enjoy a bit of Holly Black or Marissa Meyer.
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Horror is a peculiar genre. And what is scary? What might shock one reader is laughable to another. Ghosts, serial killers, great heaving monsters, the loss of self-control, plagues, impossible physics and a creepy clown all figure into our countdown, with entries spanning from the s to the last few years. One obvious author makes five!
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This unusual road trip novel by Samantha Hunt transcended the horror and suspense genre to land on the best books lists of the year. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Debut Novel category. Every so often, and readers young and old should find this one to be a timeless autumnal classic. A traveling carnival brings tempting delights and sinister frights, they gather to share ghost stories with each other.A rollercoaster of weird, we burn in the flames we ignite, driven by genetically engineered viruses, punchy style shooting swift sentences, a young girl abandoned in a terrifying world. The Rising: the moment when the world froze in horror and watched as the dead came thrioler to life. A. At the centre of it all is A.
Trevor McGee avoids his childhood home in North Carolina for a reason. The mounting terror of the Navidson ohrror is all embedded within the story of a young tattoo artist losing his grip on reality. In the s, Harriet and David Lovatt are normal parents with four normal children in England - until Harriet gives jorror to their fifth child. Readers who love a slow build-up and the sensation of being watching will be thrilled.