I think that horror books seem to be less talked about compared to other genres of books, but I absolutely adore them! I decided that today I wanted to talk about some of my favorite horror authors, to hopefully help some of you who want to start reading horror, or giving recommendations to those of you who already love the genre! All of these are great ways to get into horror, so here we go!
One of the most famous horror writers in history, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is notorious for being the start of the rise of the vampires within fiction. It is now my favourite classic novel that I’ve ever read and I can’t recommend it enough!
I first read NOS4R2 a couple of years ago without even knowing who Joe Hill was, but completely fell in love. Then I found out that he was Stephen King’s son, and I was shocked! His writing is so brilliant and full of suspense, he definitely takes after his father!
I was recently bought Odd Thomas by my fiance, and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. I read Ashley Bell and loved how dramatic his writing was, and his unique stories are captivating!
I wish I could read a book written by Paul every single day because his books are AMAZING. I first read one of his books last year, and I read it all in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down!
I ADORE DAWN. The Creeper Man is still 100% one of my favourite books of all time. It has one of the best writing styles, and the suspense is built up PERFECTLY. I can’t recommend it enough!
James Herbert is one my fiance’s favourite authors so I knew I needed to read his books. I read The Rats and for such a short book, it had so much impact! I really thought he pulled you into the story so well, and I am so ready to read more of his books!
I’d heard nothing but great things about the Hannibal Lecter series, and after picking it up I saw why it was such a loved series. Hannibal is such an interesting character
I absolutely adored the film for I Am Legend and until the past couple of years I had NO idea it was even a book, but wow. It was absolutely amazing, and different to the film in the best way. If you want a short horror then this is the one to read!
Asylum uses pictures to help tell the story and I thought this was so brilliantly unique. I still need to read the rest of the series, but who doesn’t love a good creepy asylum!
THE ACTUAL KING OF HORROR. Do I need to say any more? If you haven’t read his books, then please please make sure to check his books if you want to start reading horror, or if you love the genre!
Those are ten of my favourite horror authors! Are yours different? Or are yours the same? Let me know below!
Until next time,