Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Top 7 Scariest Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Scariest-Looking Book Covers. 

I'm the first to admit I'm easily creeped out but I still couldn't make it to ten this time. I tried to stick to books that I would actually consider reading because, let's be real, plenty of horror covers scare me but I'm not quite prepared to actually venture into the genre. (This is what happens when you read It at like age ten, you are SCARRED FOR LIFE).

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)

I've mentioned Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children before as one that freaks the hell out of me and it definitely tops the list! That little girl... just so scary. This is the stuff of nightmares.

From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die, #2)

Speaking of creepy little girls... I debated briefly between From Bad to Cursed and its predecessor, Bad Girls Don't Die, but this one won pretty quickly. That's just the creepiest expression, ugh!!

The Replacement

Sharp weaponry + baby carriage? Yikes. The smoky fog and creepy tree branch in The Replacement's aren't really helping matters either!

A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1)

I checked A Certain Slant of Light out from the library way back when I first started blogging but had to return it before even cracking open the cover because it just scared me too much! Part of the scariness of this one comes (for me) from how unclean everything seems.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) 

This book cover is definitely more gorgeous-creepy for me than straight-up scary but scary it remains! The creepy house in the back, the blowing hair, the BLOODY LEGS... Anna Dressed in Blood seems so perfect for Halloween time reading!

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

Tell me Unwind doesn't have the creepiest cover! This is such a typical horror movie image, it brings up a lot of feels!

The Unquiet

I actually think this is a gorgeous shot, but nevertheless, also pretty spooky. The Unquiet definitely gives off the creepy, psychologically-intense vibe. 

That's all for me! Do any of these creep you out too? Share your TTT links! :)


  1. The Replacement seems to be popular this week. It is a super creepy cover! Great list!

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  2. I love the Bad Girls series! It's just the right amount of spooky-enough to put me on edge, but not enough to make me jump out of my skin with fear! Happy Halloween! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1IL

    1. I've heard good things about the series but never tried it out myself... Glad to hear you liked it! Happy Halloween to you too! :)

  3. I've never heard of A Certain Slant f Light, but I WILL be adding it to my TBR! I LOVE scary looking books! And I can't believe I forgot about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children! I haven't read it, but I do plan to!

    Great picks!
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  4. Oh, we share a couple of the same covers! Anna Dressed in Blood was a pretty creepy and gore filled book so it's perfect for Halloween, but it's also pretty funny, overall a really great book.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

  5. I love these covers. I think the Replacements is scariest because of the juxtaposition between the baby carriage and the sharp things. Creepy! :-)

  6. Love these covers! The Replacement and Anna Dressed in Blood are definitely my favourite covers in the "creepy factor". :)

  7. The Unwind cover is really good. It gives me breathing problems by just looking at it.

  8. I don't know what it is with A Certain Slant of Light - it just has that vibe that gives you goosebumps.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

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