As we all know the month of Halloween– er, October– is all about the spooky, fantastical, and supernatural, and what better way to celebrate that than a good book jam packed with vampires, zombies, or other miscellaneous supernatural creatures? Here are five great supernatural books to read this October.
1.The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey.
In a post apocalyptic world ravaged by the Hungries, one little girl wakes up every day in a room by herself. She waits for the Sergeant and the other men with guns to strap her into her wheelchair and take her to the classroom where she learns about the times before Breakdown and about Greek myths from her favorite teacher, Miss Justineau. Then she is taken back to her room, and the process is repeated day after day. The only thing about her life that she truly dislikes is Dr. Caldwell and her frightening lab.
Melanie is a very special little girl, but she isn’t entirely sure why. Her teacher calls her a “little genius”, even though everyone else seems to be scared of her. But when Hungries attack, Melanie, Miss Justineau, the Sergeant, and Dr. Caldwell are thrown together as they try to navigate the outside world and stay alive.
“It’s not just Pandora who had that inescapable flaw. It seems like everyone has been built in a way that sometimes makes them do wrong and stupid things.”