In honor of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to do a cover post about haunted houses!
I’ve never been to a legitimate haunted house before (unless you count my parent’s house since there’s a ghost in the shower). I’ve also never been to Halloween Horror Nights or any similar event. But I have been to a few of those random, rinky-dink, fog-machine, people-in-costumes, fake-blood kinds. I’m not exactly a big fan of being scared though, I don’t even watch horror films, and I startle super easily (seriously, all you have to do is, like, walk into the room I’m in and speak quietly and I’ll jump five feet in the air), so I really don’t foresee myself voluntarily going anywhere that’s actually scary at any point in the future.
BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy how they look on book covers! So enjoy these covers, and make sure you don’t trick-or-treat at any houses that look like these ;-)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Book Covers featuring Haunted Houses
Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates
Creepy house in the middle of the woods? No, thank you!
The Shadow Demons Saga by Sarra Cannon
I’m pretty sure these aren’t actually haunted houses, but they still look creepy, and I still wouldn’t want to go in them, so close enough. Plus the covers were too pretty to pass up!
The Feast of All Souls by Simon Bestwick
Definitely creepy, especially with the silhouettes in the doorway, and the font makes it seem even more interesting!
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
This is an interesting design, and it gives off a much more somber creepy vibe.
The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
I love the design of this one and how it’s plays with the title so well. Plus the colors work nicely together.
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
This is just a really pretty cover. I haven’t read this, so I don’t know if she’s actually haunting that house, but I’m just going to assume for the sake of the post.
Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
The roots and the plants and the slight tilt to the house and the colors make this one really eye-catching.
The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner
I just like how this one looks (yes, I’ve used it before). Also, fun fact, that bed and breakfast on the cover is a real place that is actually said to be haunted (the author talks about it on her blog).
The Haunting of Timber Manor by F.E. Feeley Jr
I just really like the art style on this one, plus it’s got a haunted house, scary woods, people, and a wolf.
Paracosm by Anya Allyn
This one is so unique and attention-grabbing! I mean, it’s a floating house. And it’s creepy. And just really pretty overall.