Halloween, it’s a holiday that’s so popular it’s almost scary. According to Business and Technology, Halloween is big business. Fueled by kids in costume, yes, but young adults and adults have accounted for the largest growth in the past several decades. Today, Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday, following Christmas.
So this Halloween, hand out tasty treats, dress up divinely, or decorate your home. But don’t forget book treats like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, video classics like The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock, or recent releases like the one’s below that are sure to make your hair curl.
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Benny Imura’s first memory is of his brother Tom grabbing him and running as their zombified father drags their mother back into the house. Now, 14 years later, Benny sees Tom as a coward. To the rest of their small town, however, Tom is one of the fiercest, bravest zombie bounty-hunters around. When Benny reluctantly chooses to become his brother’s apprentice, he begins to understand the zombie problem isn’t so black and white. As the two brothers come face to face with an evil much greater than the undead, Benny begins to understand there’s more to Tom as well.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness
Scholar, Diana Bishop, unknowingly opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript during her research at Oxford's Bodleian Library. Though descended from a long line of distinguished witches, Diana wants nothing to do with her family’s legacy and is determined to maintain her ordinary life. She sends the book back to the stacks, but soon discovers she’s opened a world of magic that’s now impossible to hold at bay. Here begins the story of a reluctant witch, a centuries-old vampire, and a mysterious manuscript that draws them together.
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
When Rebekkah Barrow returns home for her grandmother Maylene's funeral, she discovers that she is expected to assume Maylene's job as the town Graveminder. This position was created because of a curse that allows the dead to walk the earth unless kept at rest by a living member of the town. A former love interest is hired to work as Rebekkah's assistant, the Undertaker, but their thrilling adventures with zombies keep you engaged in this lively read!