Here‘s my #OctoberWrapUp. I read 3 books this month.
This book flips from a woman in an asylum in the late 1800‘s to the events that led her there, and a diary from the 1600‘s.
This is a creepy and atmospheric read. I enjoy gothic tales and books with diary entries, so this was a good read for me (and bonus, there is a cat 🐈 Jasper). Plus, the cover 💕
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme 👻)
Definitely not my usual kind of book but surprisingly I'm rather enjoying it! There are a lot of comparisons to other supernatural fiction books but somehow it's giving me Queen of the Tearling vibes.
It's also raining and cold outside so homemade shortbread and some afternoon tea is just what's needed before a performance of Mozart's Requiem this evening. 🥰🌿
I‘m starting this one now for my first #Screamathon read of October.
How‘s that for a spooky quote on the matching bookmark? 😬
Thank you so much @4thhouseontheleft 🎃🎃🎃
I‘m feeling very blessed and spoiled this morning. So excited about the books, the bath bombs, the ST loot, the cute little pumpkin lights and all of the goodies!
Happy #screamathon to you!
#7days7covers #covercrush #day2 The 2nd in my favourite covers is this debut novel from Laura Purcell. Not only is the cover amazing, the story is too, very creepy and atmospheric. But this cover is just a feast for the eyes, isn‘t it? Why don‘t you give it a go @MrsMalaprop
On the surface, this book is about the creepy incidents that took place in a decaying Victorian country house inherited by a widow. The element of malevolence and suspense are very effective, making this a gripping Gothic horror read with interesting and complex characters. Underneath all the hysteria and madness though, there‘re dark themes of abuse, incest, murder, and psychological trauma. 👇
What a creepy read! I really liked this book about a young widow who retires to her dead husband‘s country estate for the duration of her pregnancy.
It slowly builds a sense of menace & the reader is unsure at first whether it is supernatural in origin or if someone is orchestrating things. 4🌟
I‘m so happy to have finally snag this edition of The Silent Companions!! Isn‘t it gorgeous?!?! I‘m waiting until late September or early October to read this beauty.
I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this gothic, creepy, haunting novel.....I can‘t wait!!
I really enjoyed this gothic tale ... the “
silent companions .. an interesting journey ... Creepy & very readable
I‘ve just downloaded another by this author Queen Of Bedlam.... will start this later 👍🏻( not sure what to expect... no Litsy rating yet )
Apologies to vegetarians... read no further.
I‘m really enjoying this book ... second attempt & this time I love it ... timing is definitely a factor I‘m understanding more.
As for this swan reference.. I‘ve never heard of it before.. I‘ve googled & it was something that happened long ago ... it just seems it wasn‘t long enough ago .. ... 😢😢😢
Creepy and dark with enough twists to keep my heart pounding, this was a true gothic novel and its horror shouldn‘t be underestimated. The atmosphere is dark and claustrophobic, as the metaphor of the mirror shows up time and time again in surprising and chilling ways. Although the writing feels too stiff at times, this is really a thrilling and unnerving read.
Death and SPLINTERS!!!! I don't tend to read gothic novels but this one sounded intriguing.... A bit slow to get started but keep going with it. Creepy in the extreme, with a 3 stranded story (present, recent past and distant past) to keep you guessing.
I will never want to go near stage scenery / mannequins / any kind of freestanding wooden figure again.... they might just be watching....
DEATH AND SPLINTERS!!!!!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a ride that was! Purcell perfectly captured the spooky Victorian atmosphere she was going for while infusing the story with the right amount of scariness and skepticism about the main character‘s sanity to the point that you couldn‘t tell what was real anymore. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a spooky read.
Even though the prose isn't great, the author has managed to create a very heavy, eerie atmosphere. Good, gloomy story for gloomy days ... and I didn‘t know that the silent companions were a thing ... https://www.incollect.com/articles/silent-companions
Pregnant and newly widowed Elsie moves to her late husband‘s estate, The Bridge, known for its sinister reputation among the villagers. Soon Elsie discovers a painted wooden figure in a locked room that looks astonishingly like herself, along with an ancestor‘s diary, and begins to wonder if she‘s lost her mind or something more evil is going on. A creepy, ghostly, morsel of gothic fiction.
Well, that was dark. This one is not for the faint of heart. Eerie and claustrophobic, it makes for a perfect October read. I still have a few questions (see comments below) but this is a heck of a ghost story.