Great Halloween BOOks: Monsters From Within

What are monsters? Do they have sharp teeth and claws? Do they dwell beneath the earth? Or do we see them within ourselves? There are many different types of monsters, some of which you can meet when you read these stories. So come discover the unknown powers of the phantom of the opera, travel beneath the earth where goblins live, or visit a Caribbean island overrun with jumbies in these monster books.

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Does this book remind you of the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter? 🙂

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Brilliant scientist Victor Frankenstein meant to create new life when he began an experiment to reanimate the dead. Instead, he created a monster too hideous to behold. But there is more to Frankenstein’s creation than meets the eye, for there is a being who wants nothing more than his portion of happiness in life. Unfortunately, he will take everything from Frankenstein in order to receive it.

The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle

When Kate and her sister move to Hallow Hill after the death of their father, they don’t expect to meet the goblins that live beneath the earth. But Kate has caught the goblin king’s eye, and he intends to make her his bride. However, Kate won’t go down without a fight.

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

When young opera singer, Christine Daaé, hears an unearthly voice in the walls of the Paris Opera House, she believes it is the angel of music her late father said would protect and guide her. The new owners of the opera house don’t believe in the supposed opera ghost who inhabits the theater and demands money, but even they can’t explain the strange occurrences that continue to happen. And when Raoul arrives and renews his love for Christine, he realizes that the angel of music and the opera ghost may be the same person, one who is a danger to all who visit the opera house.

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Corinne lives a happy life with her father on their Caribbean island, but everything changes when a beautiful stranger visits their home. Corinne’s father starts to act different, and Corrine realizes that the strange woman must be one of the jumbie monsters that inhabit the island. Soon jumbies start to show up everywhere, and it’s up to Corinne and her friends to stop them.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Who is the cruel Mr. Hyde, and why does he always visit the home of Dr. Jekyll? It seems strange that a kind, respected man like Dr. Jekyll should tolerate someone like Mr. Hyde. But it appears that Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll are more alike than anyone could ever imagine.

RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Strange things happen when Rune sings, but her mother still insists that she hone her talent at a French art conservatory. Never mind that the school is in a building which has ties to the infamous Phantom of the Opera. But soon Rune learns that the legendary phantom is real, and Thorn, his violinist companion, may be her undoing.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Thirteen-year-old Conor wakes one night to find a monster outside of his window . . . but it doesn’t scare him. The being outside of his window isn’t the monster in Conor’s eyes. The monster lies in his nightmares, the ones he’s been having ever since his mother began her cancer treatments. The monster may even lie within himself.

Do you know any more great books with monsters? If so, then share them in the comments below. Also keep an eye out for my post tomorrow where I will recommend some great books with a compilation of Halloween creatures and stories.

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