The Thing About Horror
I am still not into horror but so excited to celebrate it because apart from ghosts, apparitions and weird scary noises, I’m all for it. Okay, I’m mostly for it. It’s just that I can’t handle watching a horror movie or TV show. I tried to, as a kid, and I still get creeped out if I start thinking about some of the stuff that I watched (which isn’t even that horrifying and mostly embarrassing).
What’s the most Halloweeny thing about me? Well, the fact that I went from Sana to Sanatorium on Twitter for it. Ha. Nevertheless, as soon as fall arrives all I want to do is curl up in a blanket with tea and just read really disturbing books.
Read to Be Unsettled
So in regards to that, I started reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu which is pretty disturbing and dark. After that, I plan to read Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater which isn’t horror but it has dark elements and fist-slamming Ronan, so there. I also might read Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini because witches.
Horror: The Subgenres
Do you tend to read creepy, spooky or horror books in fall? Read a good horror YA lately? Let me know!
Jess @myreadingdress says
YES YES YES! I'm living Halloween vicariously through you, ok? I'm so glad that you're eating up The Young Elites! Arrrghh it was just so good! And Blue Lily. I can't even contain my excitement right now. It's too much for me. Trial by Fire was meh for me but I'm curious about what you'll think of it! I didn't think I'd have time for a Halloween read but I've just started Unspoken (Lynburn thing series wow, super eloquent) and it's quite gothic which is a nice touch! HAPPY HALLOOOOWWEEEEEN!
Asti Choquette says
Woohoo! Glad you're joining us in the fun Sana!
I actually think it's quite funny because like 80% of the people who have signed up for the event can't really stand horror. We're all too sensitive (myself included)!
I like your Halloween plans. It may not be horror, but still contains darkness! (And c'mon, you know I love my darkness.) I'm actually planning on reading two of these books (BLLB and The Young Elites) later this year – so am looking forward to your reviews! Hope you like them 🙂
Oh, and in regards to your question, I like to read dark books all year around! But horror? Not so much. I did read Parasite by Mira Grant within the last month which is considered horror, and The Diviners by Libba Bray which I also consider a bit of a horror, so go me! I enjoyed both. But honestly, I think reading horror is way easier than watching horror. Doesn't mess with your mind as much (or not mine anyways)! 😛