Helloooo fellow spooks and…non-spooks, I guess is what I’ll call them. *Ahem* Pardon me.
It has been faaaaar too long since I last did a book review…whoops! But now I’m back with not one, not two, but THREE spooktacular books for all you who are going to celebrate Hallowe’en, and are looking for some ghost stories, zombie-munching tales, or some monster-under-the -bed type jazz. Well do I have some tales for you!
First one (we’re doing it from creepiest to creepyish) is The Infects by Sean Beaudoin. Alright, spook alert: if you are terrified of zombie invasions the way some people are terrified of heights, the dark or adorable cats, DO NOT read this book! Even if you are not terrified of zombie invasions, I would still not reccomend your read this during the night or rigt before going to sleep or hiking. I made the mistake of reading it right before bed (or half of it anyway)…Worst…idea…EVER. I was kicking myself over it when I woke up at midnight. So unless your looking to creep yourself out of sleep or you are not afraid of zombies at all…then don’t read it at night.
Alrighty, on with the book. I can’t really describe it without spoiling it outright. So a brieff runsown; “Nero” ,Nick. Fail. Rehabilitation hike in the forest goes sour. Zombies. Eat people. This book is quite descriptive in how the poor people were eaten. Chicken nuggets casued it. I am seriously swearing off KFC for awhile now.
That about does it. I don’t want to say anyhing more or I’ll ruin it, because as scary as it was, it’s a good book. So, I’ll just motor along to the next two.
Both books are relatively the same, so I’ll lump’em together. Both are non-fiction, or at least that is where you’d find them in most libraries.
No.1 ~ Canadian Ghost Stories by Barbara Smith
No.2 ~ Ghost Stories of British Columbia by Jo-Anne Christensen
Yay!! CANADIAN GHOST STORIES!! I would have picked one from another country(Germany has quite a few spooky ones as does Japan)but sadly I do not own any books with ghost stories from other countries. If any of you know of any I could get my hands on, please let me know.
You can probably guess what both books are about. No.1 contains “true” stories of peoples experiemces with ghosts which they re-told to this Barbara Smith and she wrote them in a book. Some are pretty good! Others…nnnnot so much. But it is a good read. As is No.2 which ia kinda the same but set in BC only. Places that are haunted , who haunts there, etc.
I think that about covers it! And once again, The Infects, is a scary book so don’t read it to younger kids/siblings or let thsm read it unless you think they can handle it.
Happy Spooky All Hallow’s Eve!
Yours, Seren Llewellyn