October may be a month that is known for the horrific and scary, but what about the weird and whacky? That’s right—move over, Stephen King and R.L. Stine, today we’re going to uncover a list of some of the strangest books that have been getting buzz on Twitter this past year (but hey—to each his own!)
As if the concept of Bigfoot—a cryptic ape-like creature that roams forests—isn’t odd enough, Simon Okill’s Phantom Bigfoot Strikes Again catapults the mystic creature into a whole new realm of “what?” Get thrown into Beaver Falls, a town that is ruled by The Elders—Swedish-looking blond aliens from the planet Abba (?!) —who have genetically altered Duane Dexter into the Phantom Bigfoot to look after his tribe.
In Danielle DeVor’s Tail of the Devil, Mathias is a homeless teenager who is captured and transformed into a vampire because he is the reincarnate of an ancient vampire king. Cool, right? Not according to Mathias, who loathes his blood-sucking captors’ rules, which include using napkins and no swearing (seriously?). Initially, Mathias’ mindset is No thanks, I’d rather be homeless—until he realizes that there is an evil queen who won’t rest until he is dead.
Shape shifters seem to be all the rage, as is evidenced by Sheryl Seal’s Beyond Bridalveil Fall (Dwellers of Ahwahnee) and W.H. Vega’s UnBEARable: A Russet Falls Novel. The first novel stars a girl named Oria, who, whilst on a trip to Yosemite National Park, discovers that she is the Golden Queen of the Ahwahneechee tribe with a soul mate named Grey Wolf. The second introduces Gabby, a bear-hating hiker who just happens to love a sexy park ranger named Zane, who coincidentally turns out to be a werebear shapeshifter that is sent to protect her because—surprise, surprise—Gabby possesses royal blood that bear clans are hungry for.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Visit here for a complete list of BookVibe’s “weird” selections and let us know if you have any more suggestions!