If you missed last week’s “Monster” prompt, be sure to check out our favorite photos from day 6 of our challenge.
“Folklore” was a hard topic for many of our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge participates. We are so glad they rose to the challenge! Here are some of our favorite folklore selections.
Carissa_reads shared her current folklore read of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
“In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?“
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Shriekingviolets428 shared her copy of Alice by Christina Henry.
“In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.
In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…
Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago.
Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful.
And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.”
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Today's #ladiesofhorrorfiction is folklore! I haven't read Mary: The Summoning yet, but I am hoping to get to it this month. I think Bloody Mary is one of my favorite folklore stories, and I have memories from trying to make her appear when I was younger. Do you have a favorite folklore-related horror story? . . #marythesummoning #hillarymonahan #bloodymary #tbr #prettycover #folklore #horror #horrorbooks #horrorreads #bookish #womeninhorror #bookstagram #bookporn #booklover #bibliophile #igreads #instabook #booksofinsta #booksofig #bookishfeatures #bookfeaturepage
Our own book.happy posted Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan from her TBR stack.
“There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go.
A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.
Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.
A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late?”
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Day 7 of the #ladiesofhorrorfiction challenge is Folklore. . . This graphic novel by Emily Carroll is perfect for readers who like dark folklore. The art is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this one. . . So how is everyone this week? It’s been interesting at the Snyder homestead. My parents and my brother are coming to visit next week so we are all super busy getting the house ready! I’m excited! I haven’t seen them in almost 2 years!! . . #bookstagram #booksandcoffee #folklore #graphicnovel #darktales #stunningartwork #illustration #readthis #booklove #booklover #bookworm #readersofinstagram #busy #familyvisit
Gowsy 33 shared one of her favorite dark graphic novels Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.
“‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’
Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.
These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.
Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…”
“Follow the story of Anne and Grace, as they continue their quest to find the truth and free Grace from the dark world of the Fae, while Anne fights against the plot of the Fae in her own world.“
Have you read any of the folklore stories featured here from our Instagram challenge? What are your favorite LOHF folklore titles? Stayed tuned for next week when we share our favorite “Night” photos!