Best Gothic Fiction Books
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1. Gothic Violence
Author: by Mike Ma
GOTHIC VIOLENCE is a fictional dark comedy by author, Mike Ma. Though is a continuation of the first work, this book stands alone. GOTHIC VIOLENCE follows a gang of jihadist surfers who use insider trading profit to disable the national power grid and capture Florida amid total panic.
When asked for comment, the author told us he prefers this book far more and that it is a more brutal and optimistic story.
2. Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Emily Brontë
One of English literature’s classic masterpiecesa gripping novel of love, propriety, and tragedy. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadEmily Bront’s only novel endures as a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence. The Penguin Classics edition is the definitive version of the text, edited with an introduction by Pauline Nestor.
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before.
What unfolds is the tale of the intense love between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.
3. The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets
Author: by Emma Rous
Piatkus (December 6, 2018)
December 6, 2018
NOW AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*COSMOPOLITAN ‘BOOKS OF 2019 TO BRING TO YOUR BOOKCLUB”Entrancing, compelling, atmospheric, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier. A beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending’ Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs Parrish’Delicious and spellbinding …
Absolutely absorbing and scandalous’ Booklist ‘Enthralling and addictive’ Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of The Guilty One*Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are the first set of twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of a stolen baby.
Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family photograph taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby. Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn’t the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother’s death than she has ever been told…
4. Mexican Gothic
Author: by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It’s Lovecraft meets the Bronts in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird. The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker Vanity Fair NPR The Washington Post Tordotcom Marie Claire Vox Mashable Men’s Health Library Journal Book Riot LibraryReads An isolated mansion.
A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets…. From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noem Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside.
She’s not sure what she will findher cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noem knows little about the region. Noem is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing.
5. Frankenstein (Signet Classics)
Author: by Mary Shelley
More than 200 years after it was first published, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has stood the test of time as a gothic masterpiecea classic work of horror that blurs the line between man and monster. If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear.
For centuries, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has held readers spellbound. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting dread. On a more profound level, it illuminates the triumph and tragedy of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a creature tortured by the solitude of a world in which he does not belong.
A novel of almost hallucinatory intensity, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination. With an Introduction by Douglas Clegg And an Afterword by Harold Bloom
6. Tell Me to Stop Box Set (Book 1 -3)
Author: by Charlotte Byrd
March 29, 2021
Read the first 3 books of this bestselling addictive romance series! Tell Me to Stop (Book 1) I owe him a debt. The kind money can’t repay. He wants something else: me, for one year. But I don’t even know who he is365 days and nights doing everything he wantsexcept that.
I’m not going to sleep with you, I say categorically.He laughs. I’m going to make you a promise, his eyes challenge mine. Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it. Tell Me to Go (Book 2) His offer: 365 days and nights = $1 millionMy addendum: I’m not doing that His promise: Before the year is up, you’ll beg for itMy days of lying and stealing are over, but then Nicholas Crawford makes me an offer I can’t refuse.
Spend a year pretending to be his significant other in exchange for $1 million dollars. I tried to put that part of my life, and those hard-won skills, behind me. But I need the money.He needs a partner. I told him that I’d never sleep with him.
He promised me that I would end up begging for it. Now, I want him more than ever. Especially when I run my fingers over his chiseled body and he teases me with his tongue. Especially when he puts his hands on the small of my back and kisses me.
7. Resurrection of the Heart: A Sovereign Sons Novel (The Society Trilogy Book 3)
Author: by A. Zavarelli
May 18, 2021
Santiago finally has what he wants. His baby is growing inside me. I’ve rewritten her destiny, binding her to me for good. Things are changing for us. I see beyond the monster he shows the world. See the scars he hides beneath the ink.
Love is a weakness men like me can’t afford. I’ve decided to keep her, but I’ll never forfeit my revenge. His final betrayal proves his vengeance means more to him than our love. I will have my pound of flesh, no matter the cost.
I made a mistake trusting him. I forgot how much he likes my tears. When I am through, I’ll have what I thought I always needed.I’ll run from him.I’ll have to. I’ll bring her back when she runs.
I’ll always bring her back. She belongs with me. But it’s too late when I realize he’s not the only monster in my world. And this mistake will cost us both dearly.
8. Requiem of the Soul: A Sovereign Sons Novel (The Society Trilogy Book 1)
Author: by A. Zavarelli
March 23, 2021
A Brand New Arranged Marriage Dark Romance Series by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight. I was born with noble blood in my veins. Heir to a powerful dynasty.Wealth.Power.Aristocracy. Temptations too dangerous to resist. Until someone tried to steal it all.
Scarred and broken, I emerged from the flames. Now I’ve returned to take what’s mine.Revenge. The first item on my agenda? Make Ivy Moreno my wife.Second? Bend her until she breaks.
9. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: by Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson’s beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family’s dark secretTaking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.
This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
10. Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 2)
Author: by Tamsyn Muir
Tordotcom (August 4, 2020)
August 4, 2020
Harrow the Ninth, an Amazon pick for Best SFF of 2020 and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station.
Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor!Skeletons! Charles Stross on Gideon the NinthUnlike anything I’ve ever read.V.E. Schwab on Gideon the NinthDeft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.
The New York Times on Gideon the NinthShe answered the Emperor’s call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend. In victory, her world has turned to ash. After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem.
Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman’s shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war.
11. The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Shirley Jackson
The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.
It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House.
At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powersand soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
12. Lords of Wrath (Dark College Bully Romance) : Royals of Forsyth University
Author: by Angel Lawson
June 10, 2021
They hurt me, abuse me, use meI signed up for it.Literally. I agreed to the contract that made me the Lords’ Lady, a position that requires me to do whatever they want, but only as protection from someone worse.
I agreed to be in their beds, on my knees, and punished should I disobey. I just wasn’t expecting punishment like this. Killian is two-hundred-and-twenty pounds of muscle, brutal physicality, and pure spite. He thinks I don’t know that he watches me when I sleep.
Tristian is fair-haired and charming to anyone who doesn’t know better. To me, he’s the man who seeks to control me, with his cold eyes and possessiveness. Rath is the dark-eyed tempest who took me into his bed. Even having been subjected to his barbed tongue, he’s the first man to ever make me feel safe.
I hadn’t realized how much they’ve worn me down and made me feel complacent, but it turns out they’ve messed with my head just as much as they abused my body. Despite the awful things they’ve done to me, they actually made me feel special.Cared for.Protected.
13. Reparation of Sin: A Sovereign Sons Novel (The Society Trilogy Book 2)
Author: by A. Zavarelli
April 20, 2021
My husband hates me. But he’s also the only man who can save me. Taken by a stranger, Santiago is my only hope. Except that I don’t know if he’s dead or alive. And for as cruel as he can be, the thought he might be gone is unbearable.
But he has nine lives, my monster. He’s not finished with me yet. And soon I’m back at The Manor.Locked in my room.At his mercy. I know I am despised. I know I have become the face of his vengeance.
But there’s something else too. Something between us. It’s a dark and gnarled thing. And it has its claws around my heart.
14. Madam: A Novel
Author: by Phoebe Wynne
“The simmering menace and mystery kept me absolutely gripped… A smoldering novel that I could not put down.” Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne”Rebecca meets The Secret History: gloriously dark, gloriously Gothic.” Sara Collins, bestselling author of The Confessions of Fannie LangtonNamed a Best Book of 2021 by Goodreads Parade PopSugar Brit+Co Romper Frolic Crime Reads SheKnows.Com Women.
ComDiscover the secrets of Caldonbrae Hall in this riveting, modern gothic debut set at an all girls’ boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula. For 150 years, high above rocky Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat untouched, a beacon of excellence in an old ancestral castle.
A boarding school for girls, it promises that the young women lucky enough to be admitted will emerge resilient and ready to serve society. Into its illustrious midst steps Rose Christie: a 26-year-old Classics teacher, Caldonbrae’s new head of the department, and the first hire for the school in over a decade.