Even if you aren’t dressing up as Pizza Rat for Halloween this weekend, you can still get into the spooky spirit by curling up with one of these chilling new books. Pour yourself a cup of hot apple cider and crack open one of these new releases. But we should warn you: you might want to sleep with the nightlight on.
“The Witches: Salem, 1692” by Stacy Schiff
The Salem Witch Trials never cease to fascinate and Stacy Schiff’s buzzy book about a winter in 1692 when 19 people were hanged for practicing witchcraft will have you mesmerized. Excerpted in The New Yorker earlier this month, Schiff extensively researched real life witch trials from this time-period and writes engrossing first-person accounts of their lives. you won’t believe these stories are true — but they are.
“Slasher Girls & Monster Boys” selected stories by April Genevieve Tuchokle
If you regularly binge on “American Horror Story” and “The Walking Dead,” you’ll love this this collection of scary stories. Though all written by popular YA authors, don’t be fooled — these shorts will keep you up at night and the psychological thrillers will mess with your mind.
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