Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Spooky season is truly upon us now, and it’s time for some real monster mash moments with the Halloween Creatures Book Tag. I took these prompts from Read and Review It, whose post you can read here.
- Answer all prompts.
- Answer honestly.
- Tag 1-13 people.
- Link back to this post.
- Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
- Have fun!
Witch – A Magical Character or Book
I’m going to pick a book that has both! Malice has been one of my favourite books this year, even if it was one of the first books I read in 2021. It’s left a heavy mark on my mind, with a hardhitting storyline and a bittersweet romance. I absolutely adore Alyce, and I cannot wait for Misrule next year. It’s a book I’ve been recommending to everyone since I read it, and one I know I’ll reread when I have the time.
Warewolf – The Perfect Book to Read at Night
I absolutely loved Mina and the Undead, and found it impossible to put down. I read most of it at night, with the rain pelting down around me and the light having closed in around, and making my way through this 90’s throwback, vampire filled murder mystery was just epic. You can read my interview with author Amy McCaw here.
Frankenstein – A Book That Truly Shocked You
Dark and Shallow Lies really shocked me throughout, in the best of ways. It was darker and more twisted than I could have expected, and I really did not see certain aspects of this book coming.
The Devil – A Dark, Evil Character
I’d have to go with Sebestian from The Mortal Instruments series. He really is as dark and twisted as they come, and seems to only get worse as the books progress. Fiona, Ellie and I are still waiting for the right time to read the final installment in this part of the Shadowhunters world, but you can find my review and book breakdown (without and with spoilers respectively!) of the fifth book here.
Grim Reaper – A Character That Should Never Have Died
With the release of the second book in the Crescent City series due for release next year, I think it’s easy to think back to House of Earth and Blood with this question. It still remains to be one of my favourite fantasy books, and is one of those that has stayed wedged in my mind no matter how long goes by since reading it. There’s two characters who die in this book that I wish could have lived and I’m still mourning, but who have to die for character development, I suppose.
Zombie – A Book That Made You Hungry For More
Bouncing back from last year to fairly recently, Defy the Night blew me away. I still feel really lucky that Bloomsbury were kind enough to send me a proof copy and it will be one of those proofs that I treasure forever, because it just had everything I could possibly want a book to have in it. I can’t wait for the second book already.
Gargoyle – A Character You Would Protect At All Costs
Elisabeth from Sorcery of Thorns. And quite frankly, Nathaniel as well; I have a soft spot for both of them. Elisabeth is brave but not perfect, strong but not trained – badass, but perfectly fallible. I have a lot of respect for authors who manage to write fantastical universes with characters who you feel you could exist side by side with.
Vampire – A Book That Sucked the Life Out of You
I’m afraid that would be Anno Dracula for me, pun not intended. This book made me so angry. It was one I was really looking forward to and I think it could have been good had it not gone down the route of using the real murders of 1888 as the base of a story, and been so derogotory to those victims in the way it discussed them.
Ghost – A Book That Still Haunts You
All Your Twisted Secrets! I absolutely LOVED this book when I read it last year, and I still think about it regularly. It was done in such a clever way, and I loved every page. Diana Urban’s newest book, These Deadly Games, comes out early next year, and it’s just as good.
Demon – A Book That Really Scared You
Okay so I am claustrophobic as hell, so It’s Behind You terrified me! It was elegantly done, however, and had me shuddering with fear but still happily turning pages as I went on. Did I mention I’m also scared of the dark? This book had pretty much everything I’m terrified of in it… and I loved it.
Skeleton – A Character You Have A Bone To Pick With
I loved both The Inheritance Games and The Hawthorne Legacy, and I can’t WAIT for The Final Gambit, however I want to reach through the pages and give Grayson Hawthorne a serious shake. He so resistent to anything happening with Avery when I can just see them being so happy together, and like a petty little meddlesome freak, I just want to force them to be happy, whether he wants to accept it or not.
Mummy – A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time
Among the Beasts and Briars is my choice for this. I think between the absolutely beautiful writing and the simply stunning cover, this book should be put in a special case to make sure it is safe always. It manages to be a fairy tale, a fantasy, an adventure and a character driven story all at once.
Creepy Doll – A Cover Too Scary To Look At
I can’t actually think of any for this one; if it was that scary to look at, I absolutely would not have picked it up!!
The Monster Mash – Tag Your Friends!
- Ellie Mai