The display shelves in Waterstones this week, were mainly dominated by scary Halloween books, and, as a fan of horror stories, I was spoilt for choice regarding which books to choose for my Browse in the Bookshops. Not all of my chosen titles are of the horror genre, however, and I’ve chosen some really interesting books, this week to analyze.
My favourite is undoubtedly ‘Dorothy Must Die’ by Danielle Paige (2014). I love ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and I am guessing that this twisted, intriguing horror-take on the classic, will be right up my street. The cover is spot-on, in my opinion, and the blurb whispers promises of an intriguing sequel. It is one I will definitely be looking into. I really love the thought of it.
Next up is ‘The Dead House’ by Dawn Kurtagich. First impressions: not the most original-sounding story, but, nevertheless – it sounds like it’s worth a read. It was published in August, 2015 and it sounds like the perfect book for Halloween, what with spooky diary entries and an unexplained disappearance of a child – I’m already intrigued! Sounds like a really creepy, well-written book.
Last but not least is this gorgeous new edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’. It is a beautifully illustrated edition with some gorgeous artwork in it. I love it, but sadly it cost £30 which is way out of my price range! Admittedly Waterstones were offering it with a £5 discount, but even still £25 is a lot for a book in my opinion.
Well, that’s it for another Browse in the Bookshops. Thanks for reading everyone!