Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Scary Book Covers

Happy Tuesday!  Today's Tuesday theme is so fun--the Top Ten Scary Book Covers!  Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this!

YA books can get really creepy, and covers are so awesome nowadays that they can get super creepy, too!  So here are a few of my favorite scary covers:

Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith...yeah, I would prefer not to come face-to-face with this guy.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs...Notice that the girl on the cover is levitating?  Makes it a bit creepier.  I love the photos inside the book, too--keeps you feeling edgy!

The Rats by James Herbert...Ok, no way are you ever getting me to read this book!  Rats preying on humans?!  AAAAAGH!

The Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan...All of Shan's books are pretty creepy-looking (this is #2)...yeah, this kid on the cover has definitely had a bad day.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff...Daggers/scissors hanging over a baby bassinet?  Eek!

Unsouled by Neal Shusterman...I talked to Neal at my ILF conference last week about this cover...did you know that HE asked for one of these heads to have its eyes open?!  That's the creepiest head of all!  These covers get spookier with each book!

Blood on my Hands by Todd Strasser...dripping blood--need I say more?

The Restless Dead by various authors...dragging/digging hands always get me.

Misery by Stephen King...I could've put any Stephen King book here, but this one is just known for its crazy scary factor.

Read If You Dare by READ Magazine...We have this book in my library and the girls' eyes are shiny red and jump out at you...super creepy!

So what do you think of my choices?  What are YOUR scariest book covers?

I'll be back tomorrow with an outfit based off of The Knife and the Butterfly...see you then!


  1. Agreed on The Replacement. UnSouled in particular is shudderingly creepy. Great list.

  2. Great list. The Replacement is pretty creepy!

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