I have a confession to make: I am not big on Halloween.
Before you stomp me to the ground with your superhero-strength in costume-form, let me explain, k?
I'm German. There's basically no Halloween in Germany aside from fake American Halloween that results in not much more than funnily dressed up candy to horrific prices.
Also, some teenagers think it's the perfect opportunity to drink. But then again...
So, I always feel a bit lost in October, when everyone starts reading scary books. That might also have something to do with the fact that I usually don't read scary books. Because I don't like horror or crime or thriller or whatever else might be scary. Not because it's scary, but because I don't like horror, thriller or crime novels...
You see where this post is going, right? I'm just bending and twisting the rules so much that you think I'd write a Top Ten List on the actual topic, while I actually don't. Whatever, let's get started.
1) Pretty Little Liars by Sarah Shepard
...is a fantastic mystery read that I cannot get enough of (although I could never read those books back to back). They are refreshing, juicy, a bit scary and a very, very girly version of everything thriller, mystery and....Halloween?
2) Born Wicked by Jessica Shirvington
This is probably my most favorite trilogy ever. It is about witches in New England in what I think the 19th century and it is the most amazing story ever. Gripping, fast paced, passionate, funny, heartbreaking. You have to read it!! Oh, and witches...halloween???....
3) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I still haven't finished this series, but I've gotten through book four which was a massive 500 pages. If you still haven't read the series I highly recommend it. One of the best out there. DON'T shy away from the vampire thing! These are the kinds of vampires you have never seen before! They're like Harry Potter. No, reallly.
4) Admittedly, I am running out of ideas here.Oh, wait. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnsson
Really good crime novel, in my opinion. I recommend the audiobook.
5) Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick
Have only read the first two books but seeing as how they are so amazingly disturbing, you'd do good getting them ASAP. Because you honestly can't go as a zombie for Halloween if you haven't read these books...
Oh, and I really, really want this to be a movie...
6) Okay, I'm out. Can't think of anything...
BY THE WAY; I NEED YOUR HELP!
Really. I've got to find a costume until Thursday and literally have no time or money to get one. Any ideas? The creative - or not - people amongst you? I need something cool, cheap and quick ...? By any chance? I'd sure love you guys forever!!!
Kidding, I love you anyway!