Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, probably because of all the chocolate! (I feel the same about Valentine's Day.) But what's Halloween without a host of supernatural creatures? Whether you're dressing up as a ghost, demon, witch, or vampire, we've got a paranormal book to inspire you.
Three Souls is not your usual ghost story. In 1935, a young Chinese woman wakes up floating above her own funeral, wondering why she's being denied entrance into the afterlife. Floating beside her are her three souls--yin, yang, and hun--that tell her she must make amends before she can move on. For fans of Lisa See and Amy Tan, the story is infused with the rituals, sights and sounds of early 20th century China. If you're not a ghost for Halloween, maybe you can rustle up some traditional Chinese apparel!
For all of you aspiring to be a witch or demon this year, we have the penultimate entry in Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, The Undead Pool. In this installment, Rachel Morgan has to deal with floundering truces, erratic spells, and undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control. The only way to keep all-out war from starting is through ancient, elven wild magic, which carries dangers of its own.
Night Watch is the first installment in the Night Watch series about the Others, a group of magicians, vampires, shape-shifters and other supernatural beings who must pledge allegiance to either the forces of Darkness or Light. On his first field mission, Light magician Anton Gorodetsky stumbles upon a young female Other with extraordinary potential power who hasn't yet chosen a side. As the Light and the Dark move closer to war, the two discover that their destinies are closely intertwined and one wrong move could result in the destruction of the entire world.
So this Halloween, have fun, eat lots and lots of candy, and then make sure to check out these supernatural stories, all available on Edelweiss.