10 Horror Books to Sink Your Teeth Into

It’s never to early to start preparing for Halloween. And the best way to get in the spirit is with a few fear inducing late night reading sessions. So I’ve put together this list of Horror books – mostly for me, but I figured you might be looking for something to read too so I thought I’d share. 

What Horror Books are on your List?

The Horror Books Going on my List

10. Gretel by Christopher Coleman

With mixed reviews, the first on my list of horror books seems a little like Marmite. Either you’ll love it or hate it. A modern twist on an old classic. When an ancient evil sets it’s sights on an unsuspecting mother a young girl must learn to be a hero. 

9. Pretty Little Things by T.M.E. Walsh

A horror book that seems like a thriller with a reportedly terrifying ending. An ending that no one is willing to let on about, other than to say it was unexpected. You’ll have to read it to find out for yourself what they’re talking about – I definitely will be. Determined to keep her daughter safe after almost losing everything Charlotte’s worst nightmare starts to come true. Locals girls the same age as her daughter start to go missing. And when the bodies turn up, they’re half buried with traces of mud and wildflowers under their fingernails. 

8. The Meg by Steve Alten

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If you’re still a shark freak after shark week and want more of the Jason Stathem Movie The Meg why not dive into the series? Yes, I said series. This is book one in the Megalodon series – there’s no reason the thrills have to end. Refusing to forget that time he had a run in with a Megalodon, an old friend and a hot-shot submarine pilot convince Jonas Taylor to return, reluctantly, to the water. 

7. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King

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Yes I know, it’s been out almost a year now and I still haven’t got around to this one. But it is still on my list of horror books to read and I do intend to get to it soon. A collaboration between Kings this is the story of a virus that spreads across the world. Shrouding women in a cocoon-like gauze when they sleep, and if awakened they behave as if feral and become violent. But in a small town in West Virginia, one woman remains unaffected. 

6. Final Girls by Riley Sager

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Apparently wickedly funny and unputdownable, Quincy, Sam, and Lisa are the Final Girls. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees. But then Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Quincy knows she is next – can there only be one final girl? 

5. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

From this Bram Stoker Award-winning author comes a tense, gripping tale of paranoia that may or may not end in the world being saved. And all the family wanted was a nice holiday in their cabin by the lake. Ah well, not all holidays go to plan. I’ll definitely be adding this one to the ever growing book list. 

4. Just Before I Died by S.K. Tremayne

A psychological horror thriller – sounds good to me. After an accident she was lucky to escape and recover her memory from Kath finds that her husband is angry and her daughter keeps talking about a man on the moor. Soon Kath realises her accident wasn’t an accident at all.

3. Darksoul by Anna Stephens

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Not due for release until the 30th of October you’ll be able to save all that cash you get in your Trick or Treat bag to get it if you can wait a day or two – or you could pre-order it now. Common ground, deep routed differences, and an affliction that Scott Carey concerned: he’s loosing weight but not getting any thinner. 

2. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

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The release date for the 13th book in the vampire chronicles is October 3rd. And in this instalment Lestat discovers new enemies who despise his rule of the blood-drinking realm. All he wants is peace and harmony but he will have to deal with this new threat. Is he strong enough to do it alone or will he have to call in help? 

1. Dracul by Dacre Stoker

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Set in 1868, 29 years before the book Dracula, Bram Stoker has locked himself in a tower to survive the night against an ungodly beast. Armed with a bottle of brandy and numerous weapons, he writes an account of how he arrived at this point. I’m not sure I can wait until the 18th of October for this one, I mean I’ll have to but I want it now! 

0. Selfish Plug: Moon by K.T. McQueen

Moon, Noctisbellum Inc., horror books
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What, you thought I wasn’t going to include one of my own horror books? In a Romanian smallholding, Alice and her friends settle in for a relaxing holiday. Enjoying the remoteness, the promise of snow, and each other’s company (mostly). But it isn’t long before the local werewolf pack catches their scent, and Alice’s in particular. It’s so familiar, and yet it’s been years since Alice was last there. Soon, secrets are revealed and the werewolf pack make their move. Check out my latest offering and if you fancy a review copy (eBook) of Moon send me a DM on Twitter and I’ll hook you up.

Horror and Fantasy Author – Also writing as K.T. McQueen. Love Western Horror, cowboy boots, my cactus Collin, & my Demon Cat.
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