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Spooky Gothic Romance Books That Are Perfect for Halloween

by Silvana Reyes October 28, 2022

Halloween, but make it romance!

Are you read for something thrilling and exciting? Something with ghosts and secrets? A book that maybe has some mysterious deaths in a crumbling manor or a wicked monster trying to eat the protagonist? You know… the usual, right?

Gothic romances will give you hauntingly beautiful stories.These gothic romances will keep you on your toes with all the twists and turns!! And that’s the exciting part of gothic romances — they will always have you on the edge of your seat.

I thought it was a good idea to recommend some epic gothic romance books during this month, because it’s actually the perfect time of year for them. Just because it’s spooky season doesn’t mean we have to leave romance behind, because who only wants a spooky story, am I right?

I usually love stories that have romance in them, because I’m a romantic at heart and I always need a love story in between the action, scares, or alien-invasions, you know? If you’re like me, you’re going to love these next titles.

Gothikana by RuNyx

Gothikana by RuNyx

One of the most popular gothic romances is definitelyGothikana. Now, RuNyx is a favorite author of mine but I still haven’t yet readGothikana. The sequel (that is actually a prequel) is coming out this month, so this is the perfect opportunity to start reading so you can quickly catch up!

Gothikana follows Corvina Clemm who has always been an outcast throughout her whole life. After the death of her mother, she feels like her world has tilted. When she receives a letter of admission from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she takes this as a sign. Meeting the enigmatic part-time professor Vad unravels secrets that are far too dangerous to know.

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

This gothic-infused story will instantly captivate you with its beautiful writing and intriguing story.The Last Tale of the Flower Bride tells the story of a marriage that is suddenly unraveled by secrets.

Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a mysterious woman. They believed in their love but she agreed to marry him only if he never looked into her past. When she finds out her aunt is dying, she is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams… and it’s there where he finds out all his wife’s secrets.


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One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

Now, let’s move along to the monster-side of gothic romance. InOne Dark Window, Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in her kingdom— she actually needs a monster. A monster that can protect her.

But nothing comes for free, especially not magic. Especially not a monster’s magic. Her kingdom is slowly dying from a curse and to heal it, she’ll have to retrieve twelve keys. With the help of a mysterious highwayman, she’ll embark on a spellbinding and dangerous journey. 


A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers

A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers

So, how about a murder mystery? A Gothic murder mystery? Yes, oh yes!A Dreadful Splendor,set in Victorian London,follows a fake spiritualist who swindles wealthy mourners. But one misstep lands her in prison.

Then a stranger arrives to make her a peculiar offer. The lord he serves, Mr. Pemberton, has been inconsolable since the tragic death of his beautiful bride-to-be. If Genevieve can perform a séance persuasive enough to bring the young lord peace, she will win her freedom.. But when she arrives at his manor, she realizes that there is far more than meets the eye. Like the fact that Mr. Pemberton knows his wife was murdered and he wants Genevieve to help him find out who did it. 

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

And finally,Down Comes the Night is a Young Adult gothic romance where one girl loses everything important to her but one letter might bring the change she’s looking for.

Inside the letter, she finds that her presence is needed in Colwick Hall to cure a reclusive lord from a mysterious illness. But when she arrives, she finds out that the reclusive lord is none other than the infamous Reaper of Vesria, her kingdom’s worst enemy.



What's your favorite gothic romance? Let me know in the comments!

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