Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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As news reports start coming in of seemingly normal people going crazy and then killing themselves, Malorie starts to worry about what’s happening in the world. These reports claim that each of the people who went crazy all saw something just before it happened. What they saw, no one knows. As rumors start swirling that what these people saw were actually creatures, Malorie decides she needs to flee her house and get somewhere safer, especially now that she just found out she’s pregnant. Not far from where she lives, a group of people have offered shelter to those in need, so she heads there.

Told in alternating timelines, we follow Malorie when the events first start happening and then fast forward to five years later, where she’s now trying to flee again to a place that she and the two 4 year old children that are with her can live safely, and in a world where they don’t constantly have to be blindfolded. In order to get to this place, Malorie and the kids will have to row 20 miles down a river, while blindfolded the entire time. Who knows what’s lurking outside?

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House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker

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House is a supernatural thriller about seven people who end up in a house together. Shortly after arriving, odd things start happening and getting progressively worse. It culminates when a tin can is thrown into the house with three rules for the game.

  1. God came to my house and I killed him
  2. I will kill anyone who does to my house and I killed God
  3. Give me one dead body, and I might let rule two slide

Now everyone in the house has to decide who to kill if anyone, and who is behind the tin can.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is about a teenage girl named Mara, who is in an accident that kills her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister. Mara is the only one who makes it out alive, the only problem is that when she wake up from a coma three days later, she doesn’t remember what happened. She doesn’t even remember being at the building where the accident occurred. To give Mara a fresh start, her family decides to move to Florida, so she can start over. Now Mara is having hallucinations. Hearing voices she shouldn’t be hearing, seeing people in mirrors that aren’t there, and seeing/feeling things that don’t exist. What’s happening to Mara and is she dangerous?

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