Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s theme: Ten Books Every [X] Should Read
My choice: Ten Books Every YA Thriller/Horror Fan Should Read or Ten Books to Try Out if You Want to Start Reading YA Horrors & Thrillers
I’m seriously cheating with this because I posted a Top 5 YA Horror list a while ago when I wasn’t really using the blog properly, but I honestly couldn’t think of anything else so 😉 And this way I get to add 5 more books to it. I know there’s a ton of great horrors/thrillers out there that I haven’t read yet, but I’ll get to them! I’m always open to recommendations!
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Shift by Em Bailey – An amazing psychological genre-bending thriller with an insane plot twist that will MESS YOU UP. You’ll probably cry
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – An amazing friendship group with a wonderful dynamic. Ghost hunting. A cursed ghost that’s more than meets the eye. There’s romance, blood and one of the main settings is an abandoned Victorian manner in the woods. Like, c’mon. Talk about the perfect #aesthetic.
Need by Joelle Charbonneau – A scarily realistic look on the psychology of how far certain people will go to get what they want feat. social media
Stolen by Lucy Christopher – A super realistic and intense take on Stockholm Syndrome. You’ll be messed up for days/weeks/months. You’ll probably cry.
Say Her Name by Juno Dawson – A brilliant retelling of the Bloody Mary legend, with fun pop culture references and a lovely female friendship. Books don’t usually scare me, but this made me want to avoid my bathroom mirror for days.
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James – A contemporary thriller with so many twists and turns you’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time. It’s a roller coaster from start to finish. You’ll probably cry.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – One of the most unique and creative takes on zombies that I have ever seen. You’ll probably cry.
Four Houses by Victoria Scott – A crazy, amazing short story that feels like a full length novel. An extremely interesting and unique concept that is super haunting, messed up, beautiful and will make you think. You’ll wish you could keep reading it forever. Oh yeah btw, it’s free.
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz – Every teen slasher ever in book form. Interesting characters with multi POVs. There’s a strong female lead, blood, gore and it’s set in an abandoned amusement park. What more could you want?
The Merciless by Danielle Vega – Psychotic teenage girls perform exorcisms in their spare time. Fast paced. Intense. Blood. Gore. Messed up. The ending will drive you crazy in the best way.