Top Ten Tuesday – ALL TIME Favorites

Hey guys!  This week’s Top Ten is All Time Favorites in a particular genre.  I have a feeling I’m going to regret this next month because this is sure to be a topic, but I want to talk about ghost stories this week.  Because truly, who doesn’t love a good ghost story?  And besides, once October starts, you really want to have these things decided.  I like to know early what creepy story looks good.

toptentuesdayTop Ten ALL TIME Favorite Ghost Stories

1. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

A return from last week!  This ghost story is creepy, unsettling, and highly entertaining as we get to see ghosts that are more than just an annoyance–they’re deadly.

2. Hereafter by Tara Hudson

This is a cute human-ghost romance.  And not the only one of those on this list.  But, as you’d come to expect from a ghost story, it also goes dark at times.  It’s not all fluff.

3. Shade by Jeri Ready-Smith

Just thinking about this series weirdly puts me in a good mood.  Set in a world where kids can see ghosts, it’s totally normal for people to get messages from beyond the grave.  But how is a girl supposed to move on from her dead boyfriend when he won’t stop haunting her?

4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

And we’re back to the creepy.  I totally adore this book, partly because it’s one of two on this list with a male protagonist.  Also, it builds like an episode of Supernatural.  Anna, a ghost with the ability to kill, takes out everyone that enters her home.  Everyone…except for Cas.

5. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Alright, we’re back to the human-ghost romances.  This one was always super cute because it’s set in France and it has a ton of history in it.  I really liked that.

6. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Ok, so this series is really about banshees (or bean sidhes, as they say in Gaelic).  But you can’t haven banshees without death, and Kaylee does see their spirits, so that counts as a ghost story, right?  Yes.

7. Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Aaaand…creepy.  This is one of those books that is going to give you the willies.  A bunch of teenagers decide to spend the night in an abandoned asylum, videotaping the whole thing for a movie competition.  But the asylum isn’t what it seems to be…(is it ever though?)

8. Shadow Kissed by Richelle Mead

I’m going to say very little about this one, the 3rd book in the Vampire Academy series.  Suffice it to say that this book pulls at my heartstrings and makes me emotional every time I read it.  And yes, even though it’s a vampire book, there are definitely ghosts in this one.

9. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

This is kind of like a Ghost Whisperer story, where our main character sees ghosts.  However, these ghosts are not benevolent.  There’s a curse, and they’re going to carry it out.

10. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

This is simply one of those stories that is just funny to read.  The stereotypes alone of a cheerleader (our ghost) and a goth getting along make it funny.  I just think it’s cute and humorous, a nice lighthearted ghost story after all these other ones filled with deadly and malevolent ghosts.

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