Halloween is my absolute favorite time of the year. If I could have pumpkins outside my house and fake bats hanging from my ceiling all year round, I would definitely do it. But since I can’t do that without making my neighbors raise their eyebrows, I’m going to share my top 7 must read Halloween Romances. Why 7? Well in the world of Harry Potter 7 was a special number in the magical world. So 7 sounds good to me! I’m ranking these in no particular order, so put on your witch hat, dust of your broom and let these books cast a spell over you this fall!
1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A woman with latent witch abilities raised by her darling crazy witch aunts gets rescued by a sexy French vampire who helps her uncover the secret of her past. She learns she’s the daughter of two of the most powerful witches to ever exist and they locked her abilities inside her as a child to protect her. The chemistry between the witch and the vampire in this book is just off the charts and Harkness writes in such a rich, luscious style that you’re just sucked into the story (get it, sucked?).
2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Yes, it’s not a vampire or werewolf book, but it’s aliens and those are sort of Halloweenish right? Just go with me on this. It’s one of the best romances I’ve probably ever read. Meyer shows the world her insight into humanity and love both physical and platonic in this book. A small silvery parasite-like alien is implanted in a 21 year old female host body of a resistance fighter. When the alien wakes up, the human host uses memories to make her fall in love with humans, particularly one human male. What follows is one of the most powerful love quadrangles I’ve ever read. Four souls, four hearts, four love stories woven seamlessly into a story of what it means to be human and to love.