Monday, 13 February 2012
J. D. Sharpe - Oliver Twisted - UK Blog Tour - Top Five Scary Books
I'd like to start with a quick apology for the delay in this blog tour. Unfortunately the arrival of the post and my working hours just didn't coincide. However here it is better late than never . . . . .
To promote the book launch for J.D. Sharpe's debut novel she has written a post about her top five scary books. If you choose to explore any of these titles, then I hope they don't give you sleepless nights. Sweet dreams . . . . . . If you would like to read the book review that I have posted then please click the following link: Book Review
Many thanks to the author for writing this insightful post - I wish you a successful book launch this week.
Okay, I love scary books. I always have. For me, scary isn’t just about gore, although often that is the only thing that will do. Sometimes though, it is just about that creaking door and all that this could signify. It’s a scratching behind the wall or a scrawled note. It’s a situation or world that is so horrific that you can’t stop thinking about it.
So here are my top five scary books:
1) Witchfinder by William Hussey.
When I am not writing books I am editing them and Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide was my first acquisition for the Oxford University Press children's list.
From the first page I was hooked. I just knew that I had to be the one too bring this book to the world....
So Why am I so Passionate about this book? Well I'd urge you to read it and find out for yourselves. With its mix of magic and science,horror and beautiful writing,it is quite unlike anything I've read and I envy you your first foray into the world of Witchfinder...
2) Ghost of Chance by Rhiannon Lassiter
This is a book to chill you to the bone. Just how did Eva Chance die? Can you imagine being a detective in your own murder? That’s what Eva Chance, now a ghost, has to do. The compelling narrative, split between Eva, and Kyle and Kyra Stratton, keeps you glued to the book until you finally know what really happened to Eva.
3) Pretty much any book by Stephen King
The richness of his work is simply put ‘astounding’. Stephen King is known for his horror, but he is a very diverse writer turning his hand to science fiction, thrillers and even an extraordinary fantasy/western called The Dark Tower. Whatever he turns his hand to, you know you will be entertained and you know you will be reading with your heart in your mouth.
4) 1984 by George Orwell
Why is this novel so chilling? Because it could happen. Our world could become one where we allow ourselves to be manipulated and brainwashed. Where we lose our free will. This book was written in 1950 but is has lost none of its punch.
5) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. I haven’t read this one yet but I know I’m going to love it and so I’m including it here!