Monday, October 17

🎃 5 Must Read Supernatural Mysteries - Perfect for Halloween {Guest Post by Rachel @ Paein and Ms4Tune} 🎃

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Firstly, thank you so much to Veronika and Ruzaika for including me in this year’s Spooky October, I’m incredible honoured and ridiculously excited!

I’m Rachel, a.k.a. Ms4Tune from Paein-and- Ms4Tune’s book blog which I share with Kerr a.k.a. Paein. We’ve been a blogging duo for just over 3 years. We’ve shared our views and vented our feelings on a huge number of books in that time and it doesn’t look like we’ll be running out of material anytime soon thanks to all the amazing recommendations we get every day. That is why I’m going to share some of my favourite recommendations with you today.

5 Must Read Supernatural Mysteries, Perfect for Halloween

Now that the weather’s getting colder, the night’s darker and Halloween is fast approaching, I can’t think of anything better than curling up under a warm blanket and getting stuck into a book with the ability to scare my socks off!

While Horror may be the first choice for many people, I personally prefer a Supernatural Mystery. For me, a Supernatural Mystery is the perfect balance of scare and intrigue and always has me on the edge of my seat. With this in mind, it is my pleasure to share with you 5 of my favourite Supernatural Mysteries, perfect for Halloween as part of this year’s Spooky October here on Regal Critique!

1. Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost was only released last month but I predict great things for this Latin American Alice in Wonderland. It’s quite dark and full of deception. It’s beautifully written in a way that feels familiar and the storyline is packed full of magic. Be prepared to second guess yourself constantly!

2. The Jackaby Series – William Ritter

With its Victorian inspired setting and Sherlock Holmes meets Dr Who vibe, it’s easy to tell why this series made my list. Jackaby is a quirky, slightly eccentric but total adorable detective with a keen eye for the supernatural and with the help of his assistant Miss Abigail Rook he gets into numerous sticky situations. It’s fun, it’s fast paced and it’s one that will make you laugh out loud, when you’re not freaking out that is.

3. The Diviners Series – Libba Bray

Now some of you may be put off by the page count of The Diviners because let’s face it, it is a bit of a tombstone, but please give this a try. It’s full of atmosphere and suspense and perfectly captures the characteristics of 1920’s New York. There are bone chilling moments that will have you clutching your duvet but it also has many heart-warming moments too. You are bound to find a connection with at least one of the myriad of characters that all play a part in this creepy supernatural mystery.

4. The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully dark, oppressive and gothic supernatural mystery set in the Victorian era. It’s eerie atmosphere and cleverly spun storyline make this a wonderful read for a dark evening.

5. The Casquette Girls – Alys Arden

This is a completely underrated book in my opinion. It’s set in New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina so we see New Orleans stripped back to nothing. Those that return find that everything they knew is gone and life will never be the same again. It’s a wonderful story full magical history but it’s also scary as hell with death and dark mysterious creatures lurking in the ruins of this once bright and vibrant city. Definitely worth picking up!


If you have any Halloween recommendations you’d like to share please comment below. We’d love to hear them.

Thank you again to Vera and Ruz!

Rachel is a twenty something book reviewer and full time book hoarder. She loves anything book related and is unashamed of her massive TBR pile. As well as reading, she enjoys baking and long naps with her lazy greyhound.

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