Riot Recommendation: Supernatural Suspense

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by The Reckoning by Alma Katsu.

Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants…no matter how high the stakes. Fans of The Taker can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, The Reckoning. In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair—and Jonathan. The Reckoning picks up where The Taker leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption—and creating a whole new level of suspense.


Suspense is often equated with “scary,” but that doesn’t have to the case. Suspense can be the moments of delicious anticipation before your lips meet. It can be an inning on the edge of your seat during the seventh game of the World Series. Suspense can make you feel rooted in place, unwilling to move until you find out what happens next, and it can be otherworldly. Supernatural, even.

So today, dear readers, won’t you tell us how you define suspense, and recommend your favorite stories and series of supernatural suspense?