I apologize to anyone who read my top ten tuesday this week; I made a grave error. I didn't include the BEST HALLOWEEN-SPIRIT BOOK EVER! So, to make up for this, I will include a special "#0 book" addendum.
A Night of Blacker Darkness
by Dan Wells
I have two words to convince you all that this is the best halloween book:
This is a brilliantly witty, darkly humorous book by Dan Wells. John Keats and Mary Shelly are both prominent characters, and it's really just a literary explosion of hilarity. (Disclaimer: there actually aren't any vampire bunnies in this book; that's just a joke because Dan always refers to the book as "the vampire bunny book." The vampire bunnies do not actually appear in the published version, although they are still mentioned)
Have a delicious blurb:
Frederick Whithers is desperate to commit the crime he's already being
punished for: defrauding the bank out of a vast inheritance. He fakes
his death to escape, but when he's seen climbing out of a coffin
everyone assumes he's a vampire; when he shows none of the traditional
vampire weaknesses, they decide he must be the Great One, the most
powerful vampire in the history of the world.
Half horror and
half farce, Frederick's tale is an ever-growing avalanche of bankers,
constables, graverobbers, poets, ghouls, morticians, vampires, vampire
hunters, not to mention some very unfortunate rabbits. With a string of
allies even more unlikely than his enemies, can Frederick stay alive
long enough to claim his (well, somebody's) money? And if he can't,
which of his innumerable enemies will get to him first?"