October 21, 2012 by Heidi
Okay, so Scarlet is more exciting than creepy, but we’ll let that go, kay? The next two weeks I’m planning to feature some creepy books here at Bunbury in the Stacks in preparation for Halloween! Look at me getting into the season, which, if you read my post Thursday, you’ll know is not my favorite. I’m such a wimp! Hence, some of what you’ll see will be more dark than scary, but we all find our own way to enjoy the season. Here’s what I have to show for this haul:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer [Amazon|Goodreads] (From Feiwel and Friends)
I’ve already read and loved one book named Scarlet this year, but being as I adored Cinder, here’s hoping the title will go 2 for 2!
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick [Amazon|Goodreads] (From Roaring Brook Press)
Thea and Ana did a joint review of this one last year on The Booksmugglers for their Halloween week, where they both said lovely things and rated highly, so when I saw it in Macmillan’s fall catalog this year I pounced.
Furious by Jill Wolfson [Amazon|Goodreads] (From Henry Hold & Co. BYR)
This one was a total surprise, but not a bad one! I love that it’s a stand alone, the Furies seem popular just now, let’s see if Wolfson can do them as awesome as Miles.
Steampunk Poe by Edgar Allen Poe [Amazon|Goodreads] (From the library)
This one combines Poe’s original short stories and poems together with the awesome illustrations of Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac. I love me some Poe, so I’ll certainly be featuring a couple of stories and illustrations in some Salute Your Shorts posts over the next two weeks.
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn [Amazon|Goodreads] (From the library)
This book scared the crap out of me when I was in 4th or 5th grade. It was what made me stop reading horror for well over a decade. Well, time to put on my big girl panties and see if it can still terrify me into a stupor (I’m banking on no).
And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst [Amazon|Goodreads] (From NetGalley)
I’ve heard such lovely things about this author from a number of bookish friends. After seeing the word ‘auto-buy’ associated with her one too many times I decided to take a chance on a self pub with a beautiful cover.
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool [Amazon|Goodreads] (From NetGalley)
I picked this one up because even though I haven’t read Vanderpool’s previous work, Moon Over Manifest, it did win the Newberry. Let’s hope it’s not as big of a disappointment as the last time I made this gamble.
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster [Amazon|Goodreads] (Purchased)
Flannery wrote a mini review of this one this past week, which made it sound amazing for those of us who love things like Anne of Green Gables, Meet Me In St. Louis, and epistolary novels. So I went ahead and snagged myself a copy.
Hope everyone’s settling into the Halloween season! Last night we went to an awesome event, Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns, at the local gardens which had hundreds of amazing carved pumpkins, so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite bookish ones! Aren’t they fantastic?