Happy Spooky Season Readers,
Turns out this spooky season I have become obsessed with horror books and went looking for horror books that are heading our way before the end of the year. I am going to include a blurb; Goodreads link and I will be using the publication date stated by Goodreads.
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Food for Thought by Ariana Ferrante (November 7th)
Limos is the goddess of starvation. Whatever she touches
withers and wastes, crumbling to dust. She aids those seeking destruction,
plaguing fields with famine and waters with drought. When mortals see her, they
yearn. Her opposite, harvest goddess Demeter, makes life flourish wherever she goes.
She supplies mortals with fruits and vegetables, piling their tables with
sustenance and satisfaction. When mortals see her, they are contented.
Given their opposing natures, The Fates themselves have decreed Limos and Demeter are never to meet, promising only ruin and mutual destruction should they ever unite. But when Demeter arrives at her doorstep, begging for her assistance, Limos can't help but fall victim to the same yearning her mortal worshippers feel... Goodreads
Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng (November 7th)
After a shocking scandal that abruptly ended her teen
popstar career, eighteen-year-old Sunny Lee spends her days longing for her
former life and cyberstalking her ex-BFF and groupmate, Candie. The two were
once inseparable, but that was then—before the tragedy and heartache they left
in their wake.
In the here and now, Sunny is surprised to discover that Candie is attending a new K-pop workshop in her hometown. Candie might be there chasing stardom, but Sunny can’t resist the chance to join her and finally confront their traumatic history. Because she still can’t figure out what happened that horrible night when Mina, the third in their tight-knit trio, jumped to her death. Or if the dark and otherworldly secrets she and Candie were keeping had something to do with it . . .
But the workshop doesn’t bring the answers Sunny had hoped for, nor a happy reunion with Candie. Instead, Sunny finds herself haunted by ghostly visions while strange injuries start happening to her competitors—followed by even stranger mutilations to their bodies. In her race to survive, Sunny will have to expose just who is behind the carnage—and if Candie is out for blood once more—in Linda Cheng’s spellbinding sapphic thriller that will have readers screaming and swooning for more. Goodreads
Merciless Waters by Rae Knowles (November 14th)
Aboard the ship Scylla, there is no future or past. Jaq, her fickle lover Lily,
and their all-female crew exist in an endless present. It’s better this way. At
least it keeps Lily by Jaq’s side, where she belongs. But the meddling gods
care little for Jaq’s longing, and despite her protective rituals, their
punishment arrives all the same:
A man, adrift on the open ocean. Delivered to snatch Lily from Jaq’s arms forever. Jaq knows what to do. She’s lost Lily before. Her lover will return—when this interloper, this distraction, is snuffed out. But Jaq’s murderous schemes may not be enough. The intruder’s presence infects her crew with a plague her spells cannot cure: memory. And as the women recall how they came to Scylla, their minds bend one by one towards revenge.
Including Lily’s. Especially Lily’s. Now Scylla draws closer to shore, leaving Jaq with an impossible choice. Deny Lily and evoke her ire. Or join her—and possibly lose her for good. Goodreads
Good Girls Don’t Die by Christina Henry (November 14)
Celia wakes up in a house that’s supposed to be hers.
There’s a little girl who claims to be her daughter and a man who claims to be
her husband, but Celia knows this family—and this life—is not hers…
Allie is supposed to be on a fun weekend trip—but then her friend’s boyfriend unexpectedly invites the group to a remote cabin in the woods. No one else believes Allie, but she is sure that something about this trip is very, very wrong…
Maggie just wants to be home with her daughter, but she’s in a dangerous situation and she doesn’t know who put her there or why. She’ll have to fight with everything she has to survive…
Three women. Three stories. Only one way out. This captivating novel will keep readers guessing until the very end. Goodreads
Godly Heathens by H. E. Edgmon (November 28)
Infatuation. Reincarnation. Damnation.
Gem Echols is a nonbinary Seminole teen living in the tiny town of Gracie, Georgia. Known for being their peers’ queer awakening, Gem leans hard on charm to disguise the anxious mess they are beneath. The only person privy to their authentic self is another trans kid, Enzo, who’s a thousand long, painful miles away in Brooklyn. But even Enzo doesn’t know about Gem’s dreams, haunting visions of magic and violence that have always felt too real. So how the hell does Willa Mae Hardy? The strange new girl in town acts like she and Gem are old companions, and seems to know things about them they’ve never told anyone else.
When Gem is attacked by a stranger claiming to be the Goddess of Death, Willa Mae saves their life and finally offers some answers. She and Gem are reincarnated gods who’ve known and loved each other across lifetimes. But Gem – or at least who Gem used to be - hasn’t always been the most benevolent deity. They’ve made a lot of enemies in the pantheon—enemies who, like the Goddess of Death, will keep coming. It’s a good thing they’ve still got Enzo. But as worlds collide and the past catches up with the present, Gem will discover that everyone has something to hide. Goodreads