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Good day, Reel Lites! We are in the midst of Halloween season, so this new lit round up is all about the spooky, scary, spine-tingling, terrifying and fantastical books being released during the month of October. There’s mermaids, murder, and vampires! Happy reading!

Daughters of the Lake Book Cover

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
Kate Granger retreats to her parents’ Lake Superior home after the end of her marriage. When the body of a murdered woman washes up, no one can identify the woman, except for Kate. She has seen her before in her dreams. (October 1, Lake Union Publishing)

Elevation by Stephen King
In the town of Castle Rock, Scott Carey is engaged in an escalating battle with his next door neighbors whose dog regularly does his business on Scott’s lawn. When Scott finally understands the prejudices his lesbian neighbors face, he tries to help them in the launch of their new restaurant. (October 30, Scribner)

The Oyster Thief Book Cover

The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi
Fate brings together Coralline, a shy mermaid in search of a legendary elixir to save her gravely ill younger brother, and Izar, a human looking to find a cure for his dying father. As their attraction grows, their secrets threaten to tear them apart. (October 2, Pegasus Books)

The Vampire: A New History by Nick Groom
Marking the bicentennial publication of The Vampyre, Groom details the complex history of the iconic creature through literary and artistic representations and by drawing on medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives. (October 30, Yale University Press)

The Witch Elm Book Cover

The Witch Elm by Tana French
After Toby is beaten and left for dead by two burglars, he recovers from his injuries at his family home where he takes care of his dying uncle. When a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. (October 9, Viking)

Your Turn

So…which book are you adding to your TBR List? What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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