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6 Bone-Chilling Reads for October

6 Bone-Chilling Reads for October

Hi guys, it is officially fall! I am excited to be posting my first fall themed article of the year. As you may or may not know, I love to read and I especially love to read creepy books, so I decided to create a list of 6 books that I think are absolutely perfect for October. If you have already read these or they don’t interest you, feel free to email me at newsthatsparkles@gmail.com for more! Also, from now on I will be scheduling articles to post every Wednesday and Saturday. Don’t forget to follow all my social medias, subscribe to my site, and, most of all, don’t forget to sparkle!


1. The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

The Girl From the Well is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. It is the story of a lonely ghost named Okiku who is obsessed with numbers and wanders the globe seeking vengeance for children who died gruesome deaths as she once did. That is, until she finds a young boy named Tark who is haunted by a dark spirit. To make it more interesting, the novel is actually based off the Japanese legend of the ghost Okiku. I would definitely recommend this bone-chilling story for older teens who enjoy a scary story.

Creep Factor: 4/5

Sparkle Rating: 4/5

2. Paper Towns by John Green

In the novel Paper Towns by John Green, Quentin Jacobsen has had a crush on his next door neighbor Margo for ever, but they haven’t been close friends since they were children. Then, one night Margo takes Quentin on an amazing adventure in the night to get revenge on her friends that did her wrong just to disappear the next morning. Although Quentin is initially disappointed, he soon discovers that Margo has left him clues so that he can find her. This book is thrilling and mysterious and, overall, a great read.

Creep Factor: 0/5

Sparkle Rating: 3/5

3. Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll Bones by Holly Black is absolutely perfect for the month of October! Three childhood friends venture to another town in order to bring a creepy bone china doll back to it’s proper grave. This book is adventurous, creepy, and heart-warming all at the same time.

Creep Factor: 3/5

Sparkle Rating: 5/5

4. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is the horrifying true story of Ebola and it’s relative, Marburg. Preston delves into the origins of the viruses in the jungles of central Africa and how it came all the way to Washington D.C. just a few years ago. I suggest this book to people who enjoy science or a scary story but I will warn that the book gets graphic at points when talking about symptoms of the diseases. Overall, it is sure to keep readers on edge and cringing.

Creep Factor: 4/5

Sparkle Rating: 3.5/5

5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

In A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Conor O’Malley is faced with the tragedy of his mother having cancer. He slowly grows lonely as people only know him as the boy whose mother is sick and he soon becomes haunted by nightmares. One night a monster shows up at Conor’s window and says that he wishes to tell Conor three stories so that he may then tell the monster his own story: the story of his truth. This novel is overall very moving and makes for quite an experience to read. Also, for those of you who enjoy movies there is a very well made movie based on the book as well.

Creep Factor: 2/5

Sparkle Rating: 5/5

6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

After a horrific attack on his grandfather, Jacob travels to a mysterious island in order to discover the truth about his grandfather’s past. On the island, Jacob explores a children’s home where his grandfather lived for a period that reveals the truth behind the stories he once told his beloved grandson. This story is not only suspenseful, but also exciting and magical.

Creep Factor: 4/5

Sparkle Rating: 5/5


Ocean at the End of the Lane Book Review

Ocean at the End of the Lane Book Review

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is definitely one of the best books I have read all year. During a funeral the main character decides to travel back to where his childhood house once stood. Mysteriously he ends up at a house at the end of his lane and talking to an old woman who he knew when he was a child.  This house was where his friend Lettie Hempstock lived before she left to a far away lace. The man than remembers her duck pond and goes to the back of the house to see it. As he sits watching the pond he falls into memories of his childhood. A childhood filled with mystery and magic and horror and so much more. Over all this book was amazingly written and the ending was astounding.

Rating:  5 out of 5 cats (cats are the Sparklenews version of stars)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an amazing movie based off the second book in The Hunger Games series by Susan Collins. If you liked the first movie, The Hunger Games, than you’ll love this movie! It starts off with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in district 12 acting out before they head off on their victory Tour of the 12 districts. As they act more in front off the cameras and talk less while off the cam, Peeta is feeling like he does not want to just act for the cameras and ignore each other anymore, he decides he wants more. Through out the victory tour different challenges arise as Katniss’s Mocking Jay pin becomes a sign of uprising through the other districts. Later on in the movie Katniss and Peeta are faced with, yet another, problem; they are put into a quarter quell filled with all previous winners of the Hunger Games from different districts. So join in on the thrilling movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

Over all, I would rate this movie a 5 out of 5 cats due to its amazing screen play and nice flowing plot

Despicable Me 2 movie review

Despicable Me 2 movie review

this movie is about ex-villain Gru who decides to become a hero. He works with a woman named Lucie to try and find a villain who has stole a very dangerous serum, that when you drink it you become very strong and powerful.  I loved this movie when I saw it and I thought it was very funny. If I were to rate this movie out of 5 cats (equal to stars) I would rate it 6 cats!