Leaves are falling, pumpkins are being carved and our willpower against sugary treats is being tested! There's only one thing that all of this could mean-- it's Halloween (or as we'll be calling it, HallowREAD)! The only way for bookworms like us to get into the spooky spirit is to read our favourite, most creepy books that should never be read in the dark! As we count down to one of the most anticipated nights of the year, each day I will be posting either a spooky, eerie, or super-natural type excerpt that makes scurrying under the covers seem like not such a bad idea!
My challenge for you: read a novel (or two!) that helps you get into the Halloween spirit and/or share your most scary bookish moments on your blog or in the comments below! It'll be a week full of creepiness, books and a GIVEAWAY that will give TWO of you the opportunity to win one of the seven books featured throughout the week! Stay updated on all of the fun using the hashtag #YAHallowRead on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
As the night owls would say, It's going to be a real HOOT :) !
Today's HallowRead excerpt comes from ANGELFALL by Susan Ee...
When I walk out of the corner office, I find that the dead man in the foyer has been messed with. He seems to have lost all of his dignity since the last time I saw him.
Someone had arranged for one hand to propped on his hip while the other hand reaches up to his hair. His long, shaggy hair has been spiked as though electrocuted, and his mouth is smeared drunkenly with lipstick. His eyes are wide open with black felt lines radiating like sun rays from his socket. In the middle of his chest, a kitchen knife that wasn't there an hour ago sticks out like a flagpole. Someone stabbed a dead body for reasons only the insane can fathom.
My mother has found me.
She spread her arms out toward me in a pick-me up gesture, the way she used to when she was a toddler. If not for the blood dripping down her face and streaking her stitched-up body, I would think her expression as sweet and innocent as it's always been.
"Ryn-Ryn." Her voice is on the verge of tears. It's the sound of a frightened little girl, one who's sure her sister can make the monsters under her bed go away. Paige hasn't called me Ryn-Ryn since she was a baby.
I look at the angry stitches crossing her face and body. I stare at her bruises- red and blue all over her battered skin.
It's not her fault. Whatever they did to her, she's the victim, not the monster....
I decided to choose two excerpts from this novel because I found they both have some good creepiness to them...One thing is for sure: I never want to cross Penryn's mom ! O_o
Two winners will each get to choose which book out of the seven featured during the week they'd like to receive as a prize.
Contest open internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you (Not sure? Check here)!