Halloween Jack O'Lanterns

Spooky Read Recommendations for Halloween 2012

Executive Editor Book Buzz

Halloween Jack O'Lanterns

What is your Fear Factor?

Frankly, my fear factor is pretty pathetic.  I do not naturally gravitate towards scary books and I positively flee from horror movies.  I also don’t generally encourage my children to read scary books because I prefer to not have them crawling into my bed at night in a hyped state of activated imagination.  However, some people enjoy a good fright without too much gore.  Here are a few suggestions from the Compass Book Ratings database by age.  The books were great reads, but have a content level of 5 or less in all categories.  So if you or someone you know is in the mood for a Halloween read, then these are fabulous books to try.

To go to book review with content analysis, click on the book’s cover.

Happy Halloween Reading!

Cindy M., Executive Editor

Midnight in Austenland, Book CoverAge 21+

Surprisingly, this story has a spooky side to it!



Haunting Violet, Book CoverAge 16+

This murdered ghost story is set in the 1800’s in England.



The Death Catchers, Book CoverAge 14+

This young protagonist sees her first ghost on Halloween. Perfect for this time of year!



The Stone Child, Book CoverAge 12+

Loved this! Deliciously spooky…even to a reader who isn’t normally a fan of scary stories!



The Mapmaker and the GhostAge 9+

This adventure and treasure hunt has a famous ghost, but isn’t too scary.