Top Ten Tuesday: Scariest Looking Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday: Scariest Looking Book Covers

I knew I wouldn’t end up having many, or any, “scary” covers in my collection, so I decided to take to Goodreads. I found some I could share with y’all!! Let’s check them out!



These two are more haunting than scary. I think they’re actually rather striking and, yes, even beautiful. And! I own them! :D



What I find scary about these two is the old, abandoned feel of the building and desk. I could never walk into a building like that. Heck no!



I think the fact we can’t see the faces makes it scary. Or at least it leads me to believe the story is scary.



Just look at those faces!! And those teeth!! eeeep!



Dude…R.L. Stine’s covers. ‘Nough said.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

27 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Scariest Looking Book Covers”

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    Aly @ My Hearts Books

    I wish I wasn’t a punk but I can’t. I try with creepy but I can’t commit to it unless I think it’s not going to be that creepy. The 30 Days of Night and Goosebump books are nightmare inducing.

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    Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews

    I loooove the cover of This is Not a Test. It’s so delicately creepy and haunting, and the mixed up angles add to that scary-factor. I also can’t get enough of the Cryer’s Cross cover either – and after reading the book I’m definitely a total wimp when it comes to school settings and those awful, creepy little students’ desks.

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    The 30 Days of Night covers are so scary but I love them. They’ve got this hold over me that I just like to pull out my copies and look through them. Especially this time of year. I’m totally with you on the R.L. Stine covers.

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    Rachel Patrick

    Loving GRAVEMINDER and CRYER’S CROSS. And I totally dig Carrie Ryan’s covers–they’ve got a pretty darkness to them. Some of these other covers, though, are creeeppy.

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    Chrissi Reads

    Argh! Some of these covers truly terrify me. (I am a bit of a wimp though.) I did read the Goosebumps covers when I was younger, I remember thinking the cover was creepier than the actual story.

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    Ula @ Blog of Erised

    I totally forgot about Asylum and Goosebumps series. Almost included Ryan’s books as well.

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    I remember being annoyed that the Goosebump books were that scary – it smacked of false advertising. It was the same with the Nightmare Hall series. #3 & #4 are really evocative though and I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to dive in and read the books.

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    WOAH those 30 days ones are creepalicious. I also remember being creeped out by that Goosebumps cover as a kid but I LOVED that one so much!

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    Ok that Asylum book is a big fat HELL NO. I am easily scared, but that book just gives me the creeps. I don’t do well with asylums or mental hospitals.. especially old abandoned ones. I actually had to skip the Supernatural episode that was about one, HA.

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    ewww… i hate the 30 days of night covers— and asylum is scary too. but really… Goosebumps takes the cake— what the heck?! I would never want that on my kid’s shelf. hahahaha Hello nightmares!

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    Creepy book covers are creepy, especially The Dead-Tossed Waves, Asylum, Graveminder, those with the guys/monsters and teeth… great creepy and scary list!

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    Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide

    Cryer’s Cross is CREEPYYYYY. Like, I don’t even want to know what the book is about hahaha.
    RL Stine has some scary covers too! Even the Goosebumps ones. Ah, the king of horror for the younger crowd. (And sometimes the older too)

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    Graveminder reminds me of those creepy old buildings where something sinister is always happening. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jenni Elyse

    Your last four books are pretty freaky looking, especially the 30 Days of Night ones. I wouldn’t want to encounter those face any time in my life!

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