Fae Friday

Fae Friday – Friday The Thirteenth

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Oh no! It’s Friday the 13th! To celebrate (or keep Jason & Freddy away) we’re going to talk about horror! What are some of your favorite horror and/or thriller books?

I know I’ve discussed this before, but I’m the wussiest of the wusses. QUEEN OF THE WUSSES! 

So I obviously don’t read much horror, but every now and then, I’ll read a book that toes the line. I’ve read a handful of books that are technically classified as horror, but generally aren’t completely terrifying. Here we go:

  • Hunger by Alma Katsu — this one is the only book on the list that is full-on horror, and I went to sleep when I was halfway through. BIG MISTAKE. I woke up multiple times with nightmares, and obviously couldn’t go to sleep the next night until I finished the entire book.
  • House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland — this was more spooky and creepy than actual horror, but that’s about my usual limit anyway. 
  • Horrid by Katrina Leno — this was another one that was super spooky and fairly creepy but didn’t actually venture into all-out horror.
  • The entire DI Callanach series by Helen S. Fields — if you’re going to be reading any of these books, don’t make the mistake that I did. Make sure you leave yourself enough time so that you aren’t stuck reading them late at night. I couldn’t possibly go to sleep while in the middle of one of these books, since they’re legit psychologically terrifying.

Give me recommendations for some thrillers that aren’t over the line into horror. I love the thriller genre, but I get so scared away by horror!

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