Read Your Sign: Gemini

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Smart, passionate, and dynamic, Gemini is characterized by the Twins and are known for having two different sides they can display to the world. Expert communicators, Gemini is the chameleon of the Zodiac, adept at blending into different groups based on the vibe and energy they perceive. While they’re also amazing at showcasing surface traits, the Gemini well runs deep. We offer these recommendations that most Geminis will love genre-blending horror books.

Foe by Iain Reid – Reid masterfully develops a low-level tension, one that is common in horror books and rests just below the surface in science fiction thrillers. A couple lives in a remote farmhouse. A stranger arrives with some perplexing news. As the couple deals with the complexity of their situation, readers begin to formulate theories as to what is going on. This is the perfect book for Geminis who like an intellectual challenge and short, compelling chapters.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson – Take everything you love about coming-of-age tales and mix it with a small town murder mystery, an eccentric uncle, a lot of paranormal activity, and you’d get this nostalgic story from Craig Davidson. Geminis will appreciate the duality of heartwarming, fuzzy feelings paired with gut-wrenching moments of self-discovery and heartache.

Pretty Little Dead Girls by Mercedes M. Yardley – A true Gemini will not be able to resist a promising tagline such as, “A novel of murder and whimsy.” Murder and Whimsy? Yes. Dark and Beautiful. A Fairytale Horror. This is the unique story of Bryony Adams, a girl marked for murder. There is so much fun to be had for the reader who enjoys a little bit of everything in one special book. Magical Realism and a serial killer. Doesn’t that sound delicious? It does because it is.

Providence by Caroline Kepnes – Another genre-elusive book! The perfect blend of the supernatural with a hardboiled detective/murder-mystery, infused with romance. It takes no time at all for the pages to fly. Caroline Kepnes is the quintessential author for Gemini readers. Her books are everything at once: Edgy and raw. Sexy and brutal. Romantic and Sarcastic. Sophisticated and Accessible. There’s a reason for her fame and success. Providence is certainly holds its own against the mega-watt, best seller, You.

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones – Pretty sure everything Stephen Graham Jones writes is a genre blend. I dare readers to try and prevent themselves from becoming dangerously, emotionally invested in this story. Spoiler alert: This is impossible. A coming-of-age story about a fifteen-year-old boy haunted by the ghost of his father who mysteriously died. Creepy and tender, Gemini readers will come away feeling like this one checked all the boxes. It’s a must.

The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson – Geminis grab this one because it hits on all the feels. Jeremy Robert Johnson has already proven to us that he has a natural knack for weird and emotional. Now, he’s just showing off. The Loop is a coming-of-age horror with an apocalyptic backdrop and a conspiracy-thriller undercurrent. Definitely will be a Gemini favorite – you don’t want to miss it.

Check out more Gemini authors at the Homewood Public Library!

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