Hello and Happy Halloween week!
To celebrate Halloween this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and Bookish) theme is focused on the creepiest YA book covers.
We do need to acknowledge that creepy is in the eye of the beholder. My personal creepy tolerance is pretty darn low and I get freaked out easily. Thus, I tend to stay away from horror and scary stuff in general. I think it’s because I have a great imagination and once I picture a creepy image in my mind its like the snowball effect and the image gets scarier and scarier and scarier. So yeah, I shy away from scary.
So, what YA book covers haunt my dreams? I’ll show you but you may need to hold my hand!
1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
This reminds me of one of the images shown during the X Files theme song.
2. Unsouled by Neal Shusterman
Seriously. What the heck.
3. Starters by Lissa Price
I’m sure this wouldn’t freak me out as much if it wasn’t colored this way. But it is and it does.
4. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Kate Alender
Anyone else think of that awful horrible horrifying scene in The Sixth Sense?
5. Dust & Decay by Jonathan Mayberry
This screaming demon lady makes me want to curl up into a ball and weep.
6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
What if that’s MY house?!
7. All of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books by Alvin Schwartz
All of my childhood nightmares were in these covers and the interior illustrations.
8. Silent Night 3 by R.L. Stine
They have DEAD eyes! (Okay so this one is a mix of creepy and hilarious!)
9. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
No more please. PLEASE! This one was in my book fair one year and I actually turned it over because it kept staring at me.
10. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
This cover has major creep factor, which is why I’d rather watch the cheesy movie than read the book!
Okay, so if these covers scared you I apologize but welcome to my world! Are there any covers that just creep you out beyond belief? Feel free to share in the comments section below!