This week was a freebie, but it was supposed to be a *Halloween* freebie, and as you all know, I don’t do scary books. Or even, really, Halloween.
I swear, I’m going to just take next October off.
But, in the spirit of the spooky, scary season, I present 10 book covers that are scarier than the books themselves:
10. Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King
Even though this is a Stephen King book, it’s a pretty straightforward detective novel. But that cover? Tell me those two guys aren’t serial killers.
9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
Look at her. But not too closely or she will steal your damn soul.
8. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
I don’t know…something about the black rose, sort of withered, and the scrawl of the review at the top…that scrawl was not written by someone who’s mentally stable, is all I’m saying.
7. Die Again, Tess Gerritson
This girl is about to go on a killing spree.
6. The Racketeer, John Grisham
Don’t blink or he’ll get you.
5. Dr. Knox, Peter Spiegelman
I wasn’t sure which of these skulls was creepier. What do you think?
4. Conspiracy in Death, JD Robb
Nothing to see here. Just an old-fashioned haunted house.
3. Tell No One, Harlan Coben
“Tell No One” is what echoes through the house. And that font. *shudder*
2. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
I mean, it’s a creepy-looking dude holding a skull. I’m out.
1. Robopocalypse, Daniel H. Wilson
So, these robots were taking over the world, which IS kind of scary. But this dude looks like he could be chasing you through the woods.
Bonus Entry: Ok, I didn’t read Robogenesis, so I don’t know how scary it was. But those eyes…let’s just say I won’t be sleeping well tonight.
So, there you have it. Do you have a book cover that you think is scarier than the book? I’ll peek through my fingers at the comments.