Netflix’s Stranger Things was the toast of Binge-watch-ville this year. The addictive combination of well-done 80’s nostalgia, mysterious dark-fantasy, interesting characters, imagery, and synth score proved irresistible to many viewers. If you need something to help you get by until the second season is released, grab some frozen waffles, turn on your Christmas lights and check out these…stranger reads.
It by Stephen King
A group of misfit eleven-year-olds take on an ancient evil in 1958. Decades later they reunite to try to finish the job. King’s memorable characters and masterful treatment of two different timelines make this book a modern horror classic.
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Three teenage friends unlock the magical power of music in 1980s Mexico City.
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
When a teenage boy goes missing in the woods with very few leads, his mother begins to suspect something supernatural is afoot.
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
The worlds of the living and the dead overlap as a family gathers to mourn its estranged patriarch in this spooky tale.
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn
80’s nostalgia? Check. Young, kick-butt characters? Check. Paranormal mystery? Check.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
When Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show comes to town, two boys must unravel the mystery behind terrifying and bizarre occurrences before it’s too late.
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Something is definitely not right in this small town.