Halloween Reads from Indie Sci-fi and Fantasy
Find monsters, horror, and wizardry below!
Yesterday I streamed about the indie books I’ve reviewed from the sci-fi and fantasy genres that I felt captured the spooky mood of the season. Here is a complete list of Halloween reads with links to my full reviews and notes about their relevant points for your convenience!
The Black Beast of Ipswich
by William Jeffrey Rankin
A compelling occult detective story that features two great detectives, cursed remains, and thrilling adventure.
This iteration of Rankin’s Carnacki series blends classic adaptation and mystery with horror and the paranormal.
Curse, Monster, Occult Horror, phantom
by Declan Finn
An action packed novel that is one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy.
This first installment in the Saint Tommy, NYPD series reverberates with tension, featuring physical battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil.
Demons, Exorcism, Serial Killer
by Morgon Newquist
A paranormal suburban fantasy with both classic horror and romance elements.
This driving story throws a relatable female lead alongside two compelling romantic interests in a fight against a demon wolf, all with harrowing tension and an uplifting theme.
Classic Horror, Monster
The Governess of Greenmere
by Paul Leone
A distinctly English-feeling fantasy novella featuring a good dog, fallen angels, and Merlin.
This standalone book combines Gothic fiction, Arthurian legend, and Christian myth in a tight story set in Paul Leone’s Immortal Champions world.
Creepy Castle, Gothic Horror
The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin
by L. Jagi Lamplighter
A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds.
Rachel sets out on a quest for knowledge and ends up getting more than she bargained for in this first installment of the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment series.
Witches & Wizards, Wriaths
Didn’t See Your Favorite Halloween Read?
Leave a comment below with the title of your spooky season sci-fi and fantasy, especially if it is from a indie author!
Check Out the Video!
After talking about indie Halloween reads, I also discussed my thoughts on Horror and how I view it in the context of my greater philosophy of fiction. I would love to hear your thoughts!