Top Ten Tuesday: Scariest Book Covers


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

Before we cracked the cover, we were scared.


1. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

This book cover draws so many students because it is so scary!


2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

This cover is even scarier after you read the book!


3. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

There are monsters cooking in that glass!


4. Annabelle by Ruby Jean Jenson

I haven’t read this book, but the cover always frightened me.


5. It by Stephen King (Spanish Edition)

This is the scariest movie of my childhood, and the Spanish edition fits my memories of it.



Ricki shared some of my favorite scary covers already: Anna Dressed in Blood and The Monstrumologist are definitely on my list as well.

1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This cover is more creepy than scary, but it definitely deserves to be on the list.


2. The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike

These books terrified me when I read them in high school and this new cover really captures the fear.


3. Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman

Another creepy more than scary, but it is majorly creepy and the ending makes it even worse!


4. Doll Bones by Holly Black

Creepy doll is creepy!


5. Carrie by Stephen King

I knew I had to find a King book with a scary cover because he is the ultimate horror author.


Can you think of any other really scary book covers?


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Scariest Book Covers”

  1. Great array of covers & fun idea. There’s not much scarier than Stephen King. I looked for Dracula covers, still think it’s a very scary book & I’ve read it in book groups several times but the cover is not so scary.


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