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Your next read is in the stars!. It’s the spookiest time of the year. Let Allie, the Book Psychic, pick a scary book for you based on your star sign!

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
The Listener by Robert R. McCammon

Set in the Great Depression, this historical horror novel features a young black man who has a special talent for hearing things that aren’t there—including a child’s cry for help, which gets him involved in a dangerous kidnapping scheme.

Pisces: February 19 – March 20
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
Two decades after the lead singer of a heavy metal band skyrocketed to fame and left his bandmates in the dust, the story gets complicated when the bandmates find out their former friend’s success may have come at the cost of a person’s soul.

Aries: March 21 – April 19
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Fall into this story of 1970s teen detectives reuniting as adults in the 1990s. It’s a twisty, paranormal mystery that will make you nostalgic.

Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker
Set in 1868, this is a prequel to “Dracula” that reveals both the author and the famous book’s origins. Written by a relative of Bram Stoker, and based on found notes and texts.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Written in dual narratives, one in Vermont in 1950, and the other in 2014, the book centers around a boarding school with a haunted past that a journalist wants to re-visit.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22
The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa
You’ll be entranced by this gothic story about Milo, who is haunted by the creations of his dead father’s horror stories.

Leo: July 23 – August 22
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror by Joyce Carol Oates

You’ll obsess over these six haunting stories, including one about a boy’s obsession with a doll after his cousin’s tragic death.

Virgo: August 23 – September 22
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
A reimaging of the fated Donner Party story, one of the most deadliest and disastrous western adventures in American history.

Libra: September 23 – October 22
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Jake and his girlfriend are on a road trip to see his parents, when there is a detour. Written from the girlfriend’s point of view, you’ll be treated to a twisty, thrilling story centered around relationships and fear.

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
From the author of the Newsflesh trilogy comes a new series about a young scientist Victoria and her crew who set out to find out why a film crew disappeared in the ocean while researching ancient sea creatures.

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Get transported to Night Vale, a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and conspiracies are all commonplace. Based on the popular podcast.

Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The real life horror of the Golden State Killer, whose disturbing crimes were left unsolved until this year, comes alive in McNamara’s true crime account.

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