Bhuvan Maheshwari

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Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy and Thriller Books To Read This October

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Friday the 13th has us spooked, but that’s like just one day, right? We have you covered with a curated list of books to amaze you, frighten you and keep you on the edge for the rest of October. Come Halloween, and you’ll be all terror-ready.

By the time you’re finished with the books in this list, it will be time for Season 2 of Stranger Things. You’re welcome.

Origin, by Dan Brown

Brown returns with Robert Langdon to a thriller centered around modern art in Spain. It starts with a conference where Langdon answer some questions but followed by some unexpected events, resulting in him fleeing to Barcelona.

The Core, by Peter V. Brett

A fantasy saga of humans who are fighting demons hunting them at night with two heroes in lead to fight against the evil powers. 

The Bloodprint, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Ausma Zehanat Khan’s debut fantasy novel is based on the theme of the battle between good and evil. The war is between the talismans, led by One-Eyed Preacher, and the companions of Hira, group of women getting their powers from a scripture. The significance of name Bloodprint denotes to a text that can be a weapon against the Talismans.

Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor

In continuation to the first book Akata Witch, in which an Albino girl named Sunny discovers her magical powers. Sunny becomes aware of her responsibility to lead a dangerous mission of saving the world from Apocalypse.

The Tiger’s Daughter, by K Arsenault Rivera

The Hokkaran Empire has conquered all land, and the nomadic tribes earlier inhabiting the place are left to flee. Now demons have started emerging from the forest coming for all their way, and it’s up to two women warriors to save their tribe.

What the Hell Did I Just Read, by David Wong

David Wong’s third book in the series started by John Dies At The End is a paranoia-led comedy-horror with a multitude of characters making this both compelling and funny.

The Crow Garden, by Alison Littlewood

Working as a consultant at an asylum, Nathaniel Kerner came to know the secrets about the asylum owner, who is more interested in skulls than the patients. If this weren’t enough to shock him, he meets Victoria who hears voices of the dead.

Tool of War, by Paolo Bacigalupi

This YA fiction is the third book in the Ship Breaker series. A genetically modified creature named Tool is the core of the story, struggling for its very existence.

Breach of Containment, by Elizabeth Bonesteel

Another addition to the space opera series after two successful books The Cold Between and The Remnants of Trust. Depicting the war between political factions for the balancing of power in the galaxy, the story revolves around Commander Elena Shaw who continues her investigation against the corrupt corporations.

Deep Freeze, by John Sandford

Virgil Flowers is set to solve a new murder mystery. The crime scene is in a small town where multiple events overlap each other, making the case more complicated.

Righteous, by Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe aka IQ returns after 10 years of his brother’s death to solve the case. IQ finds some evidence regarding his brother’s death, revealing some shocking truth before him. A superb thriller.

The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham

When three law students realize that they were victims of a scam played by their school, and decide to take avenge after knowing that the school’s owner also owns the bank that offers loan to students.

Strange Weather, by Joe Hill

The master of horror returns with an anthology of four stories in this book. The stories are apparently very different from each other in terms of tone and narrative.

The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A young girl discovers her telekinetic powers and learns to control it from a trainer, but she is unaware of her trainer’s intentions.

Switchback, by Melissa F. Olson

Continuing the first part Nightshades, Melissa F. Olson has introduced readers to a new organization that is The Bureau of Preternatural Investigations, an agency that confronts shades, a type of vampire, after tracking them on the basis of bloody body count.

Quick & Dirty, by Stuart Woods

A detective novel with a simple plot that’s compelling and interesting to read. A widow has claimed $12 million in insurance money, but the company is reluctant to settle the amount and hire a detective Stone Barrington to prove that amount need not be paid.

Act of Betrayal, by Matthew Dunn

Will Cochrane is back after three years to expose a past assassination. In a mysterious turn of events, Will is framed for multiple murders and he has to flee to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Siege Line, by Myke Cole

In the last installment of the military fantasy series, Jim Schweitzer wants to destroy the complete secret military program to save his family.

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier, by Mark Frost

It may have already aired on televisions, but the book fills all the blank gaps shown in the series. A chance to get more familiar with the characters and know them better.

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