I was scrolling my Kindle library one day, as you do, and even though I am currently still reading the two books that I mentioned in my previous bookish update, I was just…scrolling…not looking to cheat… no.
Since we have the spooky night approaching… you know, Estonia is getting into the Halloween swing as well, although we do have our own all souls nights… I mean, 3 occasions of it in November, in fact… Anyway, first book, then I’ll tell you about the Estonian pagan traditions below…
Here are 3 horror books that are currently on my Kindle waiting to be read!
Off the Grid – John Hunt
Graham Richards was shopping with his family at an outlet mall when an active shooter began indiscriminately murdering people with a rifle. Graham was shot in the face and when he woke up in the hospital, his family was dead. And now, all he wants is to be left alone. Living out in the woods, growing his own food, and using solar power for his energy needs, he hopes to live the rest of his life in obscurity. But when a little girl goes missing in the nearby town, the strange, scarred man in the lonely cabin is the first suspect and Graham finds himself being pulled back into the world he wanted to leave behind.
Currently with an average rating of 4,26 on Goodreads
***Fun fact… Martinmas (Mardipäev) on November 10th and St. Catherine’s Day (Kadripäev) on November 25th are also celebrated with riddles… here’s a riddle for you: what can you find in an empty pocket? Feel free to pop your answer in the comments 🙂
The Snow – Flint Maxwell
This is how the world ends: with a single snowflake.
After a tragic accident at work, all Grady Miller wanted was an escape, and he finds it with two of his closest friends. Together, the three of them travel south to Prism Lake for the upcoming holiday, where they plan on spending the sunny weekend drinking, grilling, and relaxing.
But when a series of monstrous blizzards cover the eastern United States in feet of snow, knocking out communications and making the roads impossible to drive on, they realize their weekend of fun could turn into a lifetime of survival.
Because there’s something out there besides the cold…
Current average rating of 3,85 on Goodreads
Can you tell I had a trigger finger when it came to grabbing those ‘snowcovered cabin in the remote nowehere’? 😀 Love those covers, I do… so cosy! Too bad shit’s going to go sideways, hey!
The Mortality Experiment – Halo Scot
Secrets are sentient. In the far, foreign future, a deep-space mission turns catastrophic when the crew’s personal demons become literal demons and seek revenge.
The Ward gathers broken souls for doomed missions. RJ, Kaj, Mazha, and Jace fit the bill perfectly…perhaps too perfectly. A criminal past, a dangerous dream, a tragic accident, and an unbearable shame comprise the secrets that haunt and consume them. They run from their pasts, escape toward their futures, and when the Ward opens a door, they all barrel through, leaving the Protectorate’s interstellar sanctuary for a paycheck and adrenaline.
Once in deep space, however, the secrets they buried burst free from their graves and gain a murderous sentience intent on revenge. The four crewmates must fight to overcome their deepest regrets, or their secrets will destroy them.
But secrets are mortal wounds. They don’t heal easily…and they don’t like to heal, either.
CONTENT WARNING: THE MORTALITY EXPERIMENT is a highly graphic novel intended for mature audiences, including on-page murder, death, torture, mutilation, abuse, child abuse, substance abuse, violence, sex, rape, incest, and mental illnesses. This list is not comprehensive. Please read at your own risk.
Current average rating is 5 stars on Goodreads. This is a new title, it arrived fresh to my Kindle during the night. (31.10.2022)
If you’re wondering how Estonians celebrate the spooky season, which is much like Halloween, then you can find a brief description here. I think what I like most about our celebrations is how singing has kept its place, and riddles…
And there we have it… What are you planning to read during spooky season?