Top Ten Scariest Book Covers (54)

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Top Ten Seven Scariest Book Covers

I’ve only got seven, because I don’t like scary books and try actively to avoid scary covers. I hide my eyes when I watch scary movies and I cannot stand zombies or gore. I hate being frightened. So this one was tough for me!


Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)

The use of white to set off those heterochromatic eyes is just freaky.


A Monster Calls

It’s a thing with claws and a spiky head and it’s totally threatening and there’s a house *hides*


Unwind (Unwind, #1)

Just a hand! That’s all you give me? *wails*


UnSouled (Unwind, #3)

I can’t even. Just looking at this makes me want to cry *hides under covers*


Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

‘Dressed in blood’. With blood on the dress and those petals? Scary as hell!


The Torturer's Daughter

The empty scene, and the single naked light bulb evoke such feelings of isolation.


What is this creepy ginger with Medusa hair doing on this cover?


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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28 thoughts on “Top Ten Scariest Book Covers (54)

  1. Lucy

    Very spooky! Anna and Unwind are my faves in both content and cover 🙂 Starters is creepy, the redesigned covers are a little less scary I think.

  2. jamielee841

    I’ve never noticed how creepy A Monster Calls is until today after seeing it on so many lists! WOWSA. The Torturer’s Daughter looks so ominous. Unwind creeps me right out too — WHAT THE HECK IS ATTACHED TO THAT HAND!

  3. Vilia

    I’ve seen Anna so many times now (I picked her myself) that the scary factor is fading a little bit. The Starters one though is really, really creepy. Here’s my TTT

    1. Nemo

      I’ve had Starters for a while but in my defence my hubby bought it, not me! We also have Anna, but we don’t have any of the others.

  4. Harry Potter

    Harry slept badly. First he dreamed that he had overslept, and that Wood was yelling, “Where were you? We had to use Neville instead!” Then he dreamed that Malfoy and the rest of the Slytherin team arrived for the match riding dragons. He was flying at breakneck speed, trying to avoid a spurt of flames from Malfoy’s steed’s mouth, when he realized he had forgotten his Firebolt. He fell through the air and woke with a start.

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