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This week’s topic is Top 5 creepy atmospheres! However, I’ve recently done a recommendations on spooky books and most of those I would recommend for creepy atmospheres. So for the sake of not being overlly repetitive, I’m going to be talking about….
Top 5 creepy atmospheres I’d like to read!
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
This is a dystopian-thriller kind of deal, I think. It sounds like a modern take on the hunger games, as in this society, whenever a girl turns 16 they are send away for a year (their Grace year). They do this because they believe that at this age, teenage girls emit a powerful aphrodisiac which lures men and makes women jealous and by sending them away they release this substance into the wild and come back purified. But the dangers they encounter on their grave years are much bigger than what you might think.
This sounds absolutely terrifying but also, very atmospheric.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
We all know how much I adore this author. Especially her ability to create the creepiest atmospheres ever. I’m completely fascinated by all of the worlds she has created but I would never, ever want to live in one of them.
This one with the small-town setting, the children disappearing and a possible witch is another one I can’t wait to read, but have no need to actual visit.
The Beautiful (The beautiful #1) by Reneé Ahdieh
This is a historical-paranormal-fantasy novel featuring vampire and taking place in 1872, New Orleans. I’m having trouble thinking of a more atmospheric setting than this.
I’ve heard some mix reviews so far, but the setting calls to me so much that I’m going to have to risk it and read it for myself.
Sorcery of Thornes by Margaret Rogerson
Margaret Rogerson debut novel An Enchantment of Ravens was one of my favorite books of 2017 and if there was one thing that book accomplished, was the rich world-building and atmosphere.
In here, instead of enchanted forests we have magical libraries and I don’t know why I haven’t purchased this already!
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
This is a mystery that takes place at a smart house with all of the new technologies you could imagine. Well, that creeps me out a lot. It says in the synopsis that lights turn on and off without warning, as well as music bursting out randomly in the middle of the night. Add in creepy children and consider me spooked.
Have you guys read any of these books? Do you have any recommendations, let me know!
Until next time,