🎃Ready to start a spine-chilling journey through the pages of eerie tales and supernatural stories? Check out our picks to put you in the right espooky mood this October.
Vampires of El Norte
"Vampires and vaqueros face off on the Texas-Mexico border in this supernatural western from the author of The Hacienda."
Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight
"Hilarious and action-packed, this contemporary graphic novel retelling of Don Quixote follows a young girl in Texas who is obsessed with becoming a modern-day knight and thwarting supernatural evil—for fans of Mighty Jack, Zita the Spacegirl, and Amulet."
I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me
"Laure Mesny is a perfectionist with an axe to grind. Despite being constantly overlooked in the elite and cutthroat world of the Parisian ballet, she will do anything to prove that a Black girl can take center stage. To level the playing field, Laure ventures deep into the depths of the Catacombs and strikes a deal with a pulsating river of blood."
The Forest Demands Its Due
"A Lesson in Vengeance meets The Taking of Jake Livingston in this thrilling, page-turning YA horror/fantasy set in dark academia about a queer Black teen who discovers the sinister, deadly history of his boarding school and the corrupt powers behind it all."
The Haunting of Alejandra
"A woman is haunted by the Mexican folk demon La Llorona in this ravishing and provocative literary horror novel about motherhood, family legacy, and self-discovery."
A Tall Dark Trouble
"Perfect for fans of Shea Ernshaw, Nina Moreno, and Elizabeth Acevedo, Vanessa Montalban’s YA debut is a dazzling Latine twist on Practical Magic that follows a family of Cuban American brujas entangled in love, magic, and murder."
American Brujeria: Modern Mexican American Folk Magic
"American Brujeria is about the fascinating blend of American and Mexican folk magic currently practiced by those living in the US but whose roots are steeped in Mexican culture."
Haru, Zombie Dog Hero
"Ellen Oh, author of Spirit Hunters and winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award Honor for Children’s Literature, delivers a new spooky middle grade novel about the friendship between a Korean American boy and his dog, Haru—who has become a zombie!"
She Is a Haunting
"A House with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror, perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic."