October '16

Weekend Recommendations – Halloween Special!

I work in a bookshop and I am able to recommend books to people daily and there is no better feeling than someone walking away with a story I’ve loved because I told them about it. So I wanted to start doing the same to you guys, this blog series will be me recommending three books I have genuinely loved and think other should also fall in love with.

This weekend’s reviews will be based on Halloweeny reads, anything spooky, magical or a little paranormal.



Nightfall, by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

This is the most recent book I have read and to start with I wasn’t actually able to read it in bed if I was alone. The premise is that there is a town that has fourteen years of constant sun and then fourteen years of night and in the later the people of this town must evacuate and leave their homes according to a very specific set of instructions.

There is a constant sense of impending doom in this book and in a sadistic way, I love it! If you fancy something a bit different, that will make you jump at your own shadow, then give this a go!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

This series is a must read for any reader, no matter what genre you like. This fantastic mix of authentic vintage photographs and a story about children with peculiarities makes for a read jam packed with action and weird characterisations.

Riggs’ world follows the idea that some people have evolved with special abilities to be able to do certain things, such as float (see the cover photo), control fire, be invisible. You will be constantly intrigued when reading this as you follow the trials these children have to go through to survive.


The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Halloween doesn’t always mean scary, this book is about beautifully entrancing magicians and a circus that make you wish the book was real. This story follows a competition between two people as they spend their lives training as magicians to beat each other, despite never having met.

This book has a superb aesthetic, the characters are most definitely people to fall in love with and want to join on the pages. If you want to see magic, adventure and marvels then this is definitely for you!



Let me know if you’ve read any of these and enjoyed them, or if I have made you want to read them? Happy Reading!




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