Because I’m in a bit of a mood… for some spook season books! 😉
Gallant– this was my latest moody read and it was just perfect for those Halloween vibes! Scwhab brilliantly executed this dark family drama with its edgy fairy tale feel.
Our Crooked Hearts– possibly the moodiest book I’ve read this year, Our Crooked Hearts is an angsty coming of age story full of witches and dark deeds that will haunt you for years to come.
House of Hollow– on that note, here’s another edgy book for those looking for a strong dose of YA horror!
Winterwood– of course, if you’re looking for something a little more witchy, you absolutely will not go wrong with Shea Ernshaw’s stunningly atmospheric story!
Wuthering Heights– delving more into realistic books (but still with an edge of the ethereal) Wuthering Heights is an excellent classic for those seeking something a little gloomy for those autumnal nights.
Book of Hidden Things– but if you need something a little weirder and totally different, then perhaps pick up this odd little book set in Southern Italy. If you want something that will take you far away from the everyday and will leave you with an unsettling feeling of unknowing- look no further!
Darkest Part of the Forest– one of the more unusual fairy tale style stories I’ve read, this will take you from the everyday into, well, the darkest part of the forest where you’ll discover the Fae aren’t quite so lovely as they’re often portrayed.
The Diviners– sticking with YA, I thoroughly enjoyed this supernatural series, with its murder mysteries and end-of-the-world-is-nigh plots! Such an inventive quartet that’s absolutely worth picking up (particularly in audiobook form thanks to the wonderful January LaVoy)
Raven Boys– you really can’t beat this series for atmosphere and pretty prose! With its premise of the heroine’s first love being doomed to die, this definitely has its moody moments (in amongst all the adventure and excitement).
Darker Shade of Magic– seems like a good idea to begin and end a post like this with a Schwab book, since no one does moody quite like her 😉 and I really do love this fantasy series for its melancholic tone and sombre storylines.
And that’s all for now! Have you read any of these? And do you have any other moody suggestions? Let me know in the comments!
13 thoughts on “Moody Books!”
I forgot about Gallant! I need to get to that before the end of the month.
I have read and loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Raven Boys and the Diviners!
Hard to beat Wuthering Heights for moodiness and brooding anti heros
Great list! I just received a copy of The Raven Boys for my birthday. Can’t wait to start it!
I just reread Wuthering Heights…
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Such a great book! I really want to reread it now!
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I reread it for book club, and we really had a wonderful discussion about it
The Raven Boys is a perfect choice, here. And I do so love Schwab’s work…
Fabulous list! There are a few I’ve loved here (including Winterwood, which I think not enough people know about, and Darkest Part of the Forest, which I want to read again!). I do need to read Gallant too, so glad to see your positive comments.
I still need to read the last Diviners book, but it’s been so long since I read the others that I think it’s time for a reread!
House of Hollow has a very prominent place on my TBR at the moment.
Wow! I’ve only heard of Emily Bronte, lol
I’m actually reading Wuthering Heights right now. Lol