T5W # 15: Favorite Spooky Settings

118368Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out our goodreads group. This week’s topic is Favorite Spooky Settings.  I think this week’s topic is pretty self-explanatory, the settings can be ones that already exist in books or ones you’d like to see in books.

1. The Haunted House

Everyone loves a good haunted house tale and we get that in Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, one of my favorite spooky books.

2. Mysterious School

I love a good school setting but pair that with horror/mystery and you’ve good a top notch spooky setting. A favorite with this type of setting is Every Heart a Doorway by Seaman McGuire (which I recently reviewed and really recommend)

3. Victorian England

This was a very spooky time period but I only put this setting on here because of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I’m probably the only person who finds her work super creepy but it’s the truth –  I just really really hate the whole angel and demon trope. I’ve only ever gotten through one of her books (Clockwork Angel) and that was after months of reading a few pages then putting it down. Don’t get me wrong it was a good book – just super creepy.

4. The Creepy Island 

This setting is more common in movies and tv and makes for great entertainment when the victims are stranded on the island and start to be picked off one by one and there is no escape for them. (…well that was dark). Anyway we saw this setting in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Perculiar Children and it was a great spooky setting for this book.

5. Hades/Underworld

Now I haven’t actually encountered a lot of books with this particular setting but I think it’s very spooky. In Evernearth by Brodi Ashton we get a little bit of the underworld and it was great.


It’s funny how I’m doing this post when we don’t even celebrate Halloween on my side of the world, if I were to take a guess I would say a quarter of the population wouldn’t even know what it was. I know! Mind blowing!


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19 thoughts on “T5W # 15: Favorite Spooky Settings

    1. Thanks! It’s was pretty tricky because I don’t read a lot of horror but I don’t think it matters as long as you had fun with your list (which I’ll definitely check out)

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    1. Same for us! I find it pretty ridiculous when people dress up to party on Halloween when it’s like a normal day for the rest of the country. I’m like sit down, no one is raging with you.

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  1. Great list. Personally I love the “somewhere isolated” setting. Middle of nowhere with no one for miles, no way of escape and creepy goings on. Similar to Island I suppose but could be middle of a forest, up a mountain, abandoned village…

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