What are the best novels with modern gothic theme?

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    #1The Distant Hours: A Novel

    The Distant Hours: A Novel

    The Distant Hours: A Novel is a historical fiction written by Kate Morton. First published in 2010 in the United Kingdom by Pan Macmillan, it focuses on the adventures of Edie Burchill to Milderhurst Castle.

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    #2The Prisoner of Heaven

    The Prisoner of Heaven

    The Prisoner of Heaven is a historical fiction book written by  Carlos Ruiz Zafón. This historical fiction book was published on July 10, 2012 by HarperCollins. The Prisoner of Heaven is set in Barcelona, Spain.

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    Donald Henderson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is a long novel but it takes you on a majestic journey. If you are a fan of Spanish culture you will absolutely love this book. "
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    #3The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Brittany Lewis
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I usually read non-fiction such as history or biography. Occasionally I read a quick, easy mystery like CJ Boxx or Carl Hiaasen to break up the monotony Since my wife and I are going to Barcelona for our honeymoon I decided to read this book as it came highly recommended. It did not disappoint! I haven't read a complex, lengthy novel in years and I was lamenting the possibility of not being able to finish it before our trip since I usually read a few pages at night before falling asleep. Since I was laid up for a few days with a bad back I was able to finish it in record time (for me). This novel has it all: twisting plot, richly descriptive language, complex characters, and a setting which I am looking forward to visiting (thanks to the walking tour map included in the book). I am looking forward to reading more of Zafon's novels."
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    #4The Night Circus

    The Night Circus
    The Night Circus is a young adult fantasy novel written by Erin Morgenstern. It is about the Night Circus, a nightly place of entertainment that is actually a competition for magicians in which only one can stay standing.
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    Justin Castro
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I initially expected this to be a shallow homage to Something Wicked This Way comes, but it turned out to be much better than that. I've always been a bit afraid of the circus, and The Night Circus does nothing to comfort me."
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    #5The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

    The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

    The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story is modern gothic novel written by Susan Hill. First published in 1983, it is the first book in the The Woman in Black series.

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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I really enjoyed The Woman in Black. I especially loved the modern gothic theme as it's one of my favorite novel types to read. The plot kept me wanting to read and the characters were likable."
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    #6Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.

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    Ajay Verma
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love modern gothic novels and Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell hit the spot. I read it last year in the summer with my book club. It's about magicians in nineteenth century England attempting to change the course of history after most thought magic was long dead."
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    #7The Little Stranger

    The Little Stranger
    One summer day, Dr. Faraday is called to see a patient at Hundreds Hall, a Georgian house that is in terrible shape. There are only three persons living there, despite being huge, and Dr. Faraday will soon discover that they are dealing with something much more powerful than the course of time. 



     
     
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    Angelina Galindo
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is such an interesting book. I just fell in love with the way the author wrote it."
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    #8We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a chilling novel about a hideous (and possibly murderous) family living in the depths of a creepy estate. A struggle arises when a family member visited their humble abode.
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    José Juan Mondragón
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a great story, it is one of my daughters favorites. We have read it together 3 times now. It is very suspenseful, and the author captures the mood of the story perfectly.The characters are unique and the plot will keep you wanting for more."
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    #9The Historian

    The Historian
    This is the story of a young woman that while exploring her father's library is plunged into a labyrinth where she will find out about her father's past and the fate of her mother, and she will learn about Vlad the Impaler, and his possible connections with her situation in the current days. 




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    Anthony Davis
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I like novels with gothic themes, and browsing an online shopping site by genre, I came across 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova, which many readers recommended highly. I tried picking it up, but all I could find were expensive copies with 'import' prices I refused to pay. It wasn't at my library either, so I checked around on file sharing sites, and after quite awhile, downloaded a copy for free. It was an okay read, no more, but I might have been biased against it because of what a headache I had getting it, the book didn't seem to justify all that effort."
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    #10Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Gone Girl is a 2014 psychological thriller by Gillian Flynn. It tells the story of Nick Dunne and his wife Amy, and revolves around whether or not Nick was involved in his wife's disappearance. This is a tale of vengeance and deceit.

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    #11The Rose Garden

    The Rose Garden
    After her sister Catrina died, Eva decided to return to Trelowarth, where they spent their childhood summers in order to scatter her ashes. But when she gets there, things start to get weird, as she is suddenly able to see and talk to people from the 18th century, and she ends up falling in love with one of them, Daniel Butler, a man who lived in the same house where the sisters used to play two hundred years after. 


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    Patrick Gordon
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This novel has a very dark theme to it and I love it! If you're into romance and time traveling, consider reading this book. I was at the edge of my seat wanting to read more, especially with the crazy mysterious situations the character finds herself in. I read this book a few years ago and just decided to reread it and I was not disappointed!"
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    #12Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Amit Nair
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The ratings for this movie is very impressive, and most of the positive reviews seem to think that with a very specific theme, this can be considered one of the best I guess. I am not really a huge fan of vampires, I like werewolves more if you compare the two, but this is definitely worth looking into."
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    #13Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was abandoned as a child to the dirty streets of Paris, where he discovered he had a special talent: a unique sense of smell. Able to create the most exquisite fragrances, there is only one smell he hasn't been able to capture: the scent of a virgin.




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    Peter Payne
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "the topics are completely different"
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    #14The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

    The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

    This book is a collection of revisited classics such as 'The Red Riding Hood', but with a dark and creepy environment. These stories are held in an enormous gothic mansion, full of dungeons, halls and hidden passages. 

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    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Jan 1, 1990 - Buy the Paperback Book The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter at Indigo.ca, Canada's ... Title:The Bloody Chamber: And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1,"
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    #15The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is a historical contemporary romance fiction written by Katherine Howe. This witchcraft fiction novel is published in 2009 by Hyperion Books. 
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    Arjun Rathore
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Im not sure this book meets my expectations of what is considered Gothic. I would have rather seen something about Gothic architecture to be honest i do not consider witchcraft to be gothic so due to this i have to say terrible solution."
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    #16Marina (Nomadas) (Spanish Edition)

    Marina (Nomadas) (Spanish Edition)

    Marina is a mystery/fantasy book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Originally published in 1999, Marina by Edebe, Marina focuses on the adventures of Marina Marchetti.

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    Fabiola Enríquez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "More than anything else, I love the tone, the sense of mystery and days long past that shrouds the books of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The words of his stories surround the reader with sepia tones, slightly blurry while lovely images, and the faintest background music of sad, romantic waltzes. Just opening one of his books takes me to worlds I’ve never seen, worlds that may never have existed – except in the longings of his characters."

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Best What are the best novels with modern gothic theme
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Distant Hours: A NovelBooks 30 Paid
2The Prisoner of HeavenBooks 28 Paid
3The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)Books 25 Paid
4The Night CircusBooks 25 Paid
5The Woman in Black: A Ghost StoryBooks 23 Paid
6Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellBooks 20 Paid
7The Little StrangerBooks 19 Paid
8We Have Always Lived in the CastleBooks 17 Paid
9The HistorianBooks 17 Paid
10Gone GirlBooks 14 Paid
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