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“Vampires of El Norte” by Isabel Cañas

Growing up on her family’s hacienda in 1840s Mexico was difficult enough with the threat of aggressive Anglo settlers from the north, but Nena wasn’t prepared to face the sinister and terrifying creatures that come from the dark and seem to suck the very life from people.  It is one of these creatures that changes […]

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Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom

So, take The Handmaid’s Tale and bring it back to it’s origins: Puritan, colonial America. Now, make the main character reactive Janine instead of calculating June. And give her a friend who happens to be a demon that is having an existential crisis. Yes, I’m serious. And this is just the start. This book, beloved […]


Daunting Movies and Haunting Reads Booklist

This month we are featuring a booklist of scary movies to watch and spooky books to enjoy! Looking for something new? We have many booklists to spark your interest! “Hereditary” directed by Ari Aster Watch the psychological supernatural horror film Hereditary, about a grieving family who is haunted by a tragic and disturbing occurrence. Then […]

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“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour

The vampire in “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (2014) doesn’t seem to relish being a vampire. It seems she’d rather be listening to music, or eating hamburgers brought to her by cute boys. There are only three kills in the entire movie, two of them perpetrated against men mistreating women. In between these […]

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Jaws by Peter Benchley

Just in time for Shark Week. Have you read the book that started it all? Before the iconic movie there was this book published in 1974 and written by Peter Benchley. If you can get past the egregiously dated language and attitudes of the 1970s, this book makes entertaining beach reading or can help extend […]

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Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Becca is new to Piedmont High and quickly attracts the attention of the most popular girls in school. To her confusion and amazement, they want her to join their squad – sit with them at lunch, go shopping after school, and attend parties. At one said party, Becca finds herself being led into the woods […]

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The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Looking for the perfect read to get into (or maybe wrap up) this spooky season? The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix is the horror book for you, especially if you’ve ever wondered what happens to the sole survivors of slasher films after the ambulances clear and the credits roll. You’ll root for Lynnette […]

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“Plain Bad Heroines” by Emily Danforth

A novel about a movie production about a novel; Plain Bad Heroines is layered enough to pull the reader in and clever enough to make it a page turner. The book centers around the school of Brookhants, an all girl’s school on the coast of Rhode Island. A cluster of deaths surrounding the school haunts […]