October is upon us again, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few titles to try for those of you who enjoy having your spines tingled.
Wuftoom by Mary G. Thompson
Evan stepped in something bad and now he is literally turning into a worm. As he changes, he becomes caught up in the battle between the wormish Wuftooms and their enemies the Vitflies. Both sides ask him to do terrible things and he must decide whether survival is more important than making ethical choices. If you like creepy-crawly things you will probably like this one.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
This classic, psychological horror story is about a lone man, Robert Neville, surviving in a world where everyone has been turned into zombie-vampires. By day he hunts them, by night they come for him. The appearance of a mysterious woman could mean there are others alive, but Neville doesn’t know if he can trust her. This book is recommended for more mature teen readers.
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
An evil spirit is trapped in the giant oak tree in the back yard of Zack’s family’s new home. When a lightning bolt hits the tree one dark and stormy night, the ghost is released and it has unfinished business with Zack’s family. Zack, with the help of a new friend and his stepmother, must find a way to destroy the tree before the ghost can get revenge. This is the first book in the Haunted Mystery series.
I’m gearing up for a science fiction binge, so I will be back next month with some classic SF recommendations.