Wicked YA: Double Feature!!

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It’s finally October y’all! ..(or at least a few days into it)..

But this means that it’s time to bust out those cozy sweaters, grab that jumbo cup of coffee, and uncover the spooky YA TBR that you’ve been stockpiling all year!

Paranormal and Horror novels are some of my favorite YA stories to sink my teeth into during the month of October! So to celebrate the season, I’m going to feature nine of my top Wicked TBR-reads throughout the entire month of October.

And to kick it off, here are TWO books to get you started!

Each of the books are ones that are perfect to put yourself into the Halloween spirit!

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Insanity by Susan Vaught

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insanity.jpgNever, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing….When the dead husband of one of Forest’s patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital.


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Published: 18 February 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Pages: 384


The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl #1) by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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the haunting of.jpgSomething freaky’s going on with Sunshine’s new house . . . there’s the chill that wraps itself around her bones, the giggling she can hear in the dead of night, and then the strange shadows that lurk in her photographs. But the more weird stuff that happens, the less her mom believes her. Sunshine’s always had a quirky affiliation with the past, but this time, history is getting much too close for comfort . . .

If there is something, or someone, haunting her house, what do they want? And what will they do if Sunshine can’t help them?

As things become more frightening and dangerous, and the giggles she hears turn to sobs and screams, Sunshine has no choice but to accept what she is, face the test before her and save her mother from a fate worse than death.

The first in a frighteningly good new series based on the popular YouTube sensation The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Network, created by Paige McKenzie.


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Published: 4 March 2015

Publisher: Weinstein Books

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Pages: 296


If you’re read either of these books, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Stay tuned every Tuesday and Thursday this month to add another Wicked YA to your week’s TBR-pile! You can subscribe to my blog below for instant notification to each post straight to your inbox!

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Until next time…

Wicked Reading,

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