A beautifully presented, free guide to 12 of the best novels on witches, wizards and occult. Part two of a series of guides covering all the genres of Halloween (ghosts, vampires, werewolves, paranormal romance, horror and classics) to find the perfect books to create a toe curling Halloween.
The guide is beautifully designed to evoke a spooky Halloween atmosphere and is sure to inspire you to explore your darker side.
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BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
GHOULS, GHOSTS, VAMPIRES AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
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Spend your Halloween week with some of the most terrifying and best loved books across the various paranormal and horror genres. I’ve really enjoyed compiling the lists and hope you enjoy reading them.
Vampires & Werewolves
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past & the key to their future. Diana & Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life - a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, daemons & long-lived vampires.
A Discovery of Witches
Harry Dresden is the best and technically the ‘only’ at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the ‘everyday’ world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a - well, whatever.
Kylie finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people & it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, but the kids there are far from ordinary. They’re supernatural—learning to harness their powers, control their magic & live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks. Or does she?
C. C. Hunter
Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, & predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. When she meets the brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful— even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart.
The Sea Priestess
Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, & here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis & foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred works by her side at an isolated retreat, investigating occult mysteries. They find themselves drawn to a cult through which they learn the significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moontides.
Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he is gifted with the magical ability to reach into books and draw forth objects. But when Gutenberg vanishes without a trace, Isaac finds himself pitted against everything from vampires to a sinister, nameless foe who is bent on revealing magic to the world at large... and at any cost.
Jim C. Hines
I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects puts me in demand. But the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city— & I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.
Rae of Hope
15 year-old Rae never knew her family's history. Her parents died when she was young & it’s only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder School that a dark family secret is revealed. Will she carry the sins of her father? She faces the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness.
W. J. May
In Ixia the government’s Code of Behaviour forbids the practice of magic. Imprisoned for murder Yelena Zaltana’s punishment is death, until she is reprieved – for a price.
As a food taster she risks death daily, a position she would be a fool to refuse… Where magic equals death & survival is all Yelena’s battle for her life has just begun.
Maria V. Snyder
A Modern Witch
Lauren is Chicago’s youngest realtor. She’s also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches’ Chat doesn’t make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, & handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch. What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.
In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, & investigating a highly toxic Relic that has just turned up
My name is Peter Grant & until January I was just a probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police. Then, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, & that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable & a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years.
Rivers of London
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