Top 5 Favorite Creepy Books with Meg Kassel, Plus Giveaway!

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Top Five Favorite Creepy Books

 

Black Bird of the Gallows is a creepy, YA paranormal told through the perspective of Angie Dovage, who meets the mysterious boy next door, who turns out to be a little something more. Namely a harbinger of death. With that in mind, I thought it would be great to share with you my Top Five Favorite Creepy Books!

 

 

 

I’ll start with THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll. Oh my, this collection of short stories is gruesome and delightfully illustrated. I love the original stories and the whole flow of the book. Some are scarier than others. The one that sticks with me the most is “My Neighbor’s House.” Oh man, I had nightmares about that one.

 

 

 

When I was a kid, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, would usually turn up at sleepovers and someone would read from it. This collection of chilling legends and stories was actually terrifying to this preadolescent mind. Nevertheless, I’d take my turn reading and I still know all the words to “The Hearse Song.”

 

 

ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake really freaked me out. I was super intrigued by a love story with a ghost (because how does THAT work out?) and this book completely sucked me in. It was surprisingly gruesome and gory, with entrails and whatnot, which isn’t common in YA. There should definitely be more entrails in young adult books, in my opinion.

 

 

Brenna Yovanoff is a skilled mistress of creepy YA and her novel FIENDISH is exactly that. You have a heroine who awakens after years of magical sleep in a decaying basement who can’t see because her eyes are sewn shut. Disturbing? Check! But also delicious. Everything about this novel is lush and vivid and smells faintly of decay. I have loved everything I’ve ever read by Ms. Yovanoff. She is one of auto-read authors.

 

 

THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan is a book that scared me silly. I probably should have known I’d have problems sleeping after reading it, because I have a genuine fear of zombies. Like, I have a plan of how to protect my house and survive if reanimated corpses started walking around consuming the living. I am aware the irrationality of this, but still. Ms. Ryan really went the extra mile with this book, making it a truly terrifying and creepy read.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Meg Kassel!

Meg Kassel is an author of paranormal and speculative books for young adults. A New Jersey native, Meg graduated from Parson's School of Design and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a writer. She now lives in Maine with her husband and daughter and is busy at work on her next novel. She is the 2016 RWA Golden Heart© winner in YA.

 

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Meet Black Bird Of The Gallows!

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What's more, she knows something most don't. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.

 

 

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Black Bird Of The Gallows

By: Meg Kassel

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Release Date: September 5th, 2017

 

 

 

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Comments 5

Dianna G. on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:44

Love the cover! I really like scary books.
The synopsis is interesting -- brings a new perspective on whole boy-next-door thing.

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Love the cover! I really like scary books. The synopsis is interesting -- brings a new perspective on whole boy-next-door thing.
Lily M. on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:36

Paranormal is always my go to, Good vs. Evil

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Paranormal is always my go to, Good vs. Evil :)
Sam on Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:56

The cover screams Halloween! Definitely want to read this!!

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The cover screams Halloween! Definitely want to read this!!
Mariely Cespedes on Saturday, 07 October 2017 13:52

The cover is very beautiful, it caught my eye in a instant. The plot sounds very unique and interesting! It’s something I will definitely read.

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The cover is very beautiful, it caught my eye in a instant. The plot sounds very unique and interesting! It’s something I will definitely read.
Penny Olson on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:07

I love the dark cover with the crow. The story sounds like something perfect for Halloween.

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I love the dark cover with the crow. The story sounds like something perfect for Halloween.

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