Looking for some spooky reading this Halloween? Try The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. It won the Newbery Medal this year, and it's awesome! Here's what it's about...
There is a hand in the darkness, and that hand carries a knife. The knife has dispatched nearly an entire family, and the man holding it is on his way to kill the baby.
But the baby is not in his crib. In fact, the baby has wandered up the street to a graveyard. The man is in hot pursuit, but the baby is snatched up by a protective ghost, and disappears. The ghosts of the graveyard decide that they will raise the child, who is still being hunted.
They call him Nobody, or Bod for short. A vampire acts as his mentor, and a werewolf is his tutor. But Bod is growing up fast, and sooner or later, he will have to confront his past.
To find out what lurks there, check out The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
Gaiman himself narrates the trailer for this book on YouTube - watch it here!
If you want a really intense book, try Bonechiller by Graham McNamee. Here's what it's about...
Danny and his father haven’t stopped moving since his mother died. They go from town to town, trying to escape their memories. Now, Danny is stuck in a remote town in the Canadian wilderness, during one of the coldest winters on record.
Then one night, Danny is attacked by a terrifying white beat with rows of teeth and a stinging tongue. He escapes, only to discover that every generation, kids go missing in this town during the coldest winters.
Now the beast is invading Danny’s mind, and it's after his friend. He knows it’s only a matter of time before it returns for him. And this time, running won’t help.
Bonechiller will keep you up at night, so be careful!