Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers
I haven’t read most of the books on this list (okay… now I’m looking at my list I haven’t read ANY of them!) and it has a lot to do with their covers. That and I’m not really into gory, horroresque stories.
Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares – both by Kendare Blake
The Vivisector by Patrick White
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Replacement by Breanna Yovanoff
The Next Thing I Knew by John Corwin
I’m not a big horror reader either, but I don’t think many covers are that creepy. You however have found a few that will give me chills. Eyeballs and dolls *shudder*
The Eyeball one is the creepiest one for me too. That and the chicken one for some reason…
THE EYE. THE EYE BEING CUT OPEN. Ohmygosh, that has scarred me for life.
I KNOW RIGHT!? So creepy. I have no idea what the book is about but the cover is so gross.
The cover is just *shudder* I don’t know what it’s about, either, but I don’t think I would go near it!
What the absolute hell is that eye thing??? Holy crap. Staying FAR away from that book thankyouverymuch
OMG your covers gave me a fright! That chicken! The eyeball! The Cat! I’ll be sleeping with the lights on 🙂 Nicely done.
Some of these covers are NOT OKAY. Like, I’d be scared to even open the book, I think. And ooh, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD is good!
Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
Oh my God!! You’ve got some terrifying covers. I can’t get that eye one out of my mind. *shudder*
I’ve seen The Vivisector pop up on a couple of lists today, but that doesn’t make that ghastly picture any easier to look at! I have such a phobia about things near my eye, so just looking at it is making my eyes water.
Oh dear god, I’ve never seen the cover for The Vivisector before (or even heard it of for that matter) but it’s frightfully disgusting! I can’t believe that eye seriously made it on the cover, I’m sure it’s received heaps of complaints right?
I don’t read horror either so I wouldn’t really know what covers to choose for this meme either, but you’ve got a wonderful selection!
Joy @ Thoughts By J
WHOA that Poppet book is creepy. WHAT IS THAT? If I would have done this topic Peregrine’s (GAH CREEPY KIDS), The replacements and Anna would totally have been on my list!!
I so agree about bright and happy covers.
They make you feel good right?
Great list though.
Um. AHHHHHHHHH! Some of those are intense! So creepy! Especially the eyeball. Dear god, the eyeball.
YOU WIN. YOU WIN, OKAY? I’ve looked through several of these this morning. I watch a lot of horror and I don’t think I scare too easily, but that eyeball being pried at. . . Excuse me while I go feign vomiting.
These scary book covers are definitely doing what they set out to do; which is creep us the hell out!
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Ewww I can’t even look at that eye!!!!! SO gross and scary!! ok now my eye hurts. I like the cover of The Willows Haven. There’s something about bodies floating in water that creeps me out!
Vivisector is just sooo creepy! Anna Dressed in Blood made our list too. I didn’t think of Starters, but it is rather disturbing. Great list!
The replacement and poppet are terrifying!!