Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers

Posted October 29, 2013 by Kara in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a heme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Top Ten Character Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers.


I am a horror wimp. The Blair Witch Project made me cry. The Village made me cry (in more ways than one), The Exorcist made me cry. I refuse to see Signs because I do not want to cry.

I’m easy to scare.

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So it was not hard to find covers that freaked me out. This weenie girl shares her top ten covers that make her want to (you guessed it) cry.

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10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Read/Not Read: I have not read it, but I want this book. 
Thoughts: The cover is creepy in a good way. The artwork draws a positive outlook on the story. I also love the title, as well. 
Scare Factor: 5/10
 
9. The Replacements by Brenna Yovanoff
Read/Not Read: I’m on the fence about adding this to my reading list.
Thoughts: The cover is creepy, and I am scared for the baby inside. CPS, anyone?
Scare Factor: 5/10
 
8. Ashfall by Mike Mullin 
Read/Not Read: Read it – loved it!
Thoughts: I really enjoy the entire spooky element. Great cover design.
Scare Factor: 6/10
 
7. The House of Dead Maids by Claire B. Dunkle
Read/Not Read: Not read.
Thoughts: What is it about the eyes? Eyeballs are just not my thing. Even when they are missing. Ick. 
Scare Factor: 7/10
 
6. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (UK Cover)
Read/Not Read: Read it – conflicting opinion about the book.
Thoughts: Freaky cover. I like the US cover more for this story. I will say, at least it is an interesting concept!
Scare Factor: 7/10
 
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5. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer (UK Cover)
Read/Not Read: Read it – wasn’t a fan.
Thoughts: I wouldn’t have read the series if the covers looked like this, because it makes the series appear to be more horror-bound that paranormal. Like I said, I do like the concept.
Scare Factor: 7/10
 
4. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Read/Not Read: Not read.
Thoughts: Oh Gods, I nearly wet myself when this cover popped up. The alien face thing makes my tummy hurt.
Scare Factor: 8/10
 
3. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Read/Not Read: Not read.
Thoughts: Eyeballs are freaking creepy. That eye makes my stomach actually hurt. NEXT.
Scare Factor: 10/10
 
2. They Thirst by Robert R. McCammon
Read/Not Read: No, never.
Thoughts: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
Scare Factor: 10/10
 
1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Read/Not Read: When I was young.
Thoughts: Nightmare material. This was a very popular series in my preteens, and the books scared me to no end. I still cannot look at the book without feeling the need to wet my pants and curl up into a ball.
Scare Factor: 99/10
 
What books did you list this week? Did I traumatize any of you? Leave a link!

 

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