American Horror Story ends next week but if you’re like me you wish it could go on and on. Lucky for you I found these great books to keep you busy until the next season starts– and it will Oct 2015!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Cirque du Reve opens only at night, and lasts only until dawn. What you see within its walls is more than just magic. Blending history seamlessly with fantasy Erin Morgenstern tells the story of two young magicians set up in a deadly magical rivalry. Celia and Marco work tirelessly to please their mentors in order to come out on top in a contest where there can only be one winner. What their puppet masters don’t expect is that Celia and Marco will fall in love. What Celia and Marco don’t expect is how much that love will really cost.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This book was inspired by a collection of black and white photographs found by the author which depict real people in same situations that the characters of American Horror Story find themselves in– born with some deformity or with a special ability that made them stand out from the rest. The novel follows a young boy who discovers Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, their talents, and who comes into his own as a young man in the process. The photographs which inspired the novel are real, and done before it was possible to do much more than rough dodging and burning and certainly before Photoshop was invented. **They are included in the book and set the mood really nicely for the whole story.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
If you want a book as startling and hard hitting as the TV show itself, read this novel. Alice Hoffman is a formidable writer. Coralie Sardie is extraordinary. She can swim further and faster than anyone else, breathing under water for long periods of time. She lives in her father’s museum where he keeps other extraordinary beings. Set at the turn of the century in New York City against the backdrop of rising labor unions, new scientific discoveries, the burgeoning middle class and the newly constructed Coney Island, Coralie makes an incredible journey searching, and finding the true meaning of her existence.