One more day to Halloween! One more book list for the month. To me, one of the scariest things is the possibility of being brainwashed/mind controlled into doing or believing something. These are books that deal with that.
- The Program by Suzanne Young
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.5
Suicide is an epidemic. If Sloane cries, she could end up in The Program, where people come back with memories wiped. The only person she can trust is James. But even as their friendship deepens, depression is settling in.
- Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
Genre: Historical Fiction
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.13
In 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken from her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, along with other blond, blue-eyed children to a Lebensborn center in Poland. There she is trained to be a “proper German” for adoption by a German family, and all the while she struggles to remember her true identity.
- Near the Bone by Christina Henry
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.75
Mattie and William have always lived on the mountain alone and Mattie knows never to upset him. But when she finds a dead fox, she begins to suspect they aren’t alone. When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.68
Noemi receives a letter from her newlywed cousin pleading for help. She travels to their gothic mansion where something is wrong and her only ally is her sweet youngest cousin with secrets of his own.
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.55
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon—a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires