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Best Horror Books

When it comes to horror books, you may first think about Dracula or Frankenstein which are classics. When you speak of the famous writer of horror stories, you may think of Stephen King. There are also a sea of excellent horror stories in addition to the classics and the bestsellers. The following recommend 10 best horror books with refreshing themes and plots.

The Walking Dead: Compendium One

The Walking Dead

As the first part of this series, The Walking Dead: Compendium One is one of those New York Times Bestselling series. This books obviously about the world which is under the control of the dead and how humans survive in such an state.

This series is worth your money and your time. They should be on the reading list for anyone who is a fan of zombie or the TV series on AMC which won the Emmy Award.

The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1)

The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1)

The Line is the first book of Witching Savannah novels that are urban mysterious tales in the modern period. J.D. Horn in this book weaves betrayal, romance and of course magic into an intriguing Gothic fantasy in Savannah, a southern city.

If you are a big fan of witch or witchery, this book will not let you down. You can find in The Line the back alleys and graveyards in Savannah, Mercy Taylor who is a smart and talented girl as the main character as well as a powerful witch family carrying secrets. There are both fascinating first person narration and the engaging descriptions of Savannah. You are definitely going to love this series!

John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End

You will be intrigued to read this book just from the perspective of the name John Dies at the End.

John Dies at the End is a tale of invasion and the future at the same time. There is a kind of soy sauce in this book, which can “choose” its takers and make them have the ability to pick up on the doings in other dimensions.

Most importantly, John Dies at the End is funny story you can’t help laughing out loud even though it is regarded as a scary fiction. So just pick up one copy and read it.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is published to be in memory of the 40th anniversary of the film The Exorcist which was released forty years ago.

Chris MacNeil and her daughter live in Georgetown. Odd things was to happen to them. The daughter Regan was once a happy and energetic child and suddenly starts to change; there are rustling sounds at night; items in the house seem to disappear strangely and reappear in another places; and Regan complains about her bed which even shakes at night.

The Exorcist is so chilling and scary that you are not able to forget . . .

Innocence

Innocence

As the New York bestselling book, Innocence is an engrossing novel blending suspense, mystery and original and acute insight.
Innocence is written in a masterful way. You can not know the ending of the story until you finish one of the last chapters, and you have to turn pages back to check out where the clues are while you miss them unconsciously.

Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy Book 1)

Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy Book 1)

Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy Book 1) was nominated in the International Thriller Award.

Ethan Burke, an agent from Secret service is sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho to find out where two federal agents who are out of touch bucolic in this place. However, he is in an accident on his arrival. He wakes up in a hospital with no briefcase, no cell phone, and no ID, and no one believe what he says about his identity and mission. What will happen to him? Where are the two missing agents?

Once you start to reading Pines, you are definitely hooked and can’t let it go until you finish it.

Rushed

Rushed

Eric has a recurring dream that leads him to leave. He figures out nothing and why. Instead, he feel more and more desperate to leave and go somewhere. With this strange compulsion, he makes his mind to go for a drive in hope of proving there is nowhere to go for him. However, the nightmare is not a random and meaningless, it brings him to an adventure full of nightmare out of his expectation.

Rushed will not let you down.

Horns

Horns

Horns is one of Bram Stoker’s famous horror books. It is a twisted and chilling novel of supernatural and psychological book filled with suspense.

One morning Ig Perrish woke up after a hangover and found that he grew horns on his head. What happened to him? What he will do with his horns?
It’s an excellent story of crime, love and of course, horror. You will not be disappointed.

House of Leaves

House of Leaves

House of Leaves is about a young family who move into a small house on Ash Tree Lane. However, they find out an amazing and shocking phenomenon that the house looks bigger on the inside than what it looks on the outside.

It is the first time that this astonishing story is available in book form. In addition to unchanged story, this book also presents vertical footnotes, colored words, the second and third appendices.

Haunted

Haunted

Written by Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted has become well-known and is adopted as a movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton.

This book is a collection of short stories written by people who are on a writer’s retreat. They all responded to an ad to “give up three months of your life and create the masterpiece you have always said you would”. Each of the 18 respondents had an idea of where they would be going – to a large country estate, a camp in the woods; yet the reality is they get locked into an old ornate theatre house. They have food, shelter, and facilities, yet all doors are locked, all windows bricked over and no way out.

Written by Miranda Zhang

Miranda Zhang

Miranda is an experienced book reviewers with a master degree in English Literature and Critici. She like reading books and travelling.

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