The SPOOKATHON is a thriller/horror themed readathon taking place from October 17th until October 23rd 2016 and YOU. ARE. INVITED! SPOOKATHON is hosted by Booksandlala, Paige’s Pages & Bookerly! Check out each of their Youtube channels for exclusive giveaways during SPOOKATHON! There is no sign up needed, and no minimum book challenge.
The official challenges are as follows:
1. Read a thriller
2. Read a book with red on the cover
3. Read a book with a spooky word in the title
4. Read a 2016 release
5. Read a book with a paranormal character/creature
To enter to win a SIGNED COPY of The Telling you may do any of the following
(or all three for more chances to win):
1. Follow @thespookathon on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet
2. Like and regram the Instagram giveaway post you can find on each host’s individual Instagrams by using #spookathongiveaway (@booksandlala, @shannon_bookerly @paigespageskc)
3. Post your own #SPOOKATHON video on YouTube!
The Telling’s giveaway will run the entire length of the Spookathon, and the winner will be announced on 10-24-16
First and foremost I just want to point out that I will most likely not be reading every single one of these books, but I thought I would like to give myself some options! That being said, check out my picks for the SPOOKATHON challenges!
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
The Haves. The Have-Nots. Kate O’Brian appears to be a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book smart. She’s street-smart. Oh, and she’s also a masterful liar. As the scholarship student at the Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut out for her: her plan is to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls—specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner. As for Olivia, she considers Kate the best friend she’s always needed, the sister she never had. When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia, a fact she’s intent on keeping to herself. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal—and can’t afford to ignore. How close can Kate and Olivia get to Mark without having to share their dark pasts?
A Book With Red On The Cover
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do. Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.
A Book With A Spooky Word In The Title
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end.
A 2016 Release
Tokyo Ghost, Vol.1 by Rick Remender
The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: humanity is addicted to technology. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for, and gangsters run it all. Who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of LA and into the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo.
A Book With A Paranormal Character/Creature
Preacher, Book 2 by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
Jesse Custer, along with his girlfriend Tulip and their Irish vampire friend Cassidy, head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then Jesse flies to France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the forces of the mysterious organization known as The Grail.