With Halloween exactly one week away, our thoughts are turning to what to wear, spooky sweets and how to carve a pumpkin (we make a mess of it each year!).
But Halloween isn't all dressing up and eating sweets. It's also a time to scare yourself silly, but rather than go down the traditional scary movie route, why not get stuck into a brand new book?
Below are Atom's Top 5 Halloween Reads. Read to the bottom, fill in the form and you'll be entered into our competition to win them all!
If you're looking for something scary this Halloween, Libba Bray's epic 1920s-set novel, The Diviners, is the book to read. There's a serial killer on the loose and our fabulous flapper heroine Evie is hot on his heels. But will she escape unscathed?
October means a brand new House of Night novel and Revealed sees Neferet on the hunt for revenge as Zoey fights to prevent an all-out war. Will it all end in disaster? You'll have to read Revealed to find out.
Allies & Assassins
The first book in a brand new series from Justin Somper, Allies & Assassins is not so much scary as thrillingly addictive. A story that will keep you guessing til the very last page, this fast-paced fantasy is the perfect book to lose yourself in this autumn.
The Waking Dark
Wondering when these recommendations were going to get seriously scary? This is the book to read. Guaranteed to terrify even the hardiest of horror fans, The Waking Dark might well be one to read with the light on.
Night School: Fracture
Last but not least, Night School: Fracture by the fabulous CJ Daugherty. Anything with 'Night' in the title gets our Halloween vote and this series lives up to its name with a dark, fast-paced plot and danger at every turn.
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