If your question is ‘how many book tags can she possibly do this month?’, my answer is too many. I’ve posted more reviews in the last month than I have in the rest of the year and, honestly, I haven’t read enough this month to keep up with it. Sooooo… I found another tag! The first of many spooky ones in the lead up to Halloween and definitely the one that took the most thought!
Without further ado, the Halloween Creatures tag.
Witch – A Magical Character or Book
The first book that comes to mind is Threadneedle by Cari Thomas. It’s a magical book about a magical witch, set partially in a magical version of the British Library. So… a win. (review here)
Werewolf – A Perfect Book to Read at Night
The Last Girl is an excellent book to read at night. Bonus points if you read the entire thing in one night. It’s scary and excellent. (review here)
Frankenstein – A Book that Truly Shocked You
As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson! I expected it to be flawless, which it was, but I did not expect all the twists. It’s incredible and I’m still not over it. (review here)
The Devil – A Dark, Evil Character
Hmmm, it took me a while to think of this one, but I’m going to go with the Emperor from The Bone Shard Daughter. (review here)
Grim Reaper – A Character that Should Never Have Died
I’m going to go off-brand for a minute and pick a classic. A *certain* character in A Tale of Two Cities. His death had me SOBBING at five AM and I’ll never be over it.
Zombie – A Book that Made You Hungry For More
Gilded by Marissa Meyer!! I need more!! I’m obsessed. (review here)
Gargoyle – A Character You Would Protect at All Times
Hideo Tanaka. I’m sure he could protect himself, but I’d protect him at all costs.
Vampire – A Book That Sucked the Life Out of You
I try not to insult books often but, to be thematic, Vampire Academy…
Ghost – A Book That Still Haunts You
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake still haunts me. And not even because of the ghost. Mostly because this book broke my soul.
Demon – A Book That Really Scared You
There’s Someone Inside Your House! It wasn’t the best horror book I’ve ever read but it was terrifying to read home alone.
Skeleton – A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With
Taryn Duarte. I have so. many. bones to pick with Taryn Duarte from The Folk of the Air.
Mummy – A Book That You Would Preserve Through Time
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. A new favourite for me and an absolute masterpiece of a book. (review here)
Creepy Doll – A Cover Too Scary to Look At
Asylum by Madeleine Roux. This book has been on my TBR forever and I haven’t got round to it yet, but the cover perpetually haunts me.
And that’s it! If you’re looking for some spooky content to post, consider yourself tagged! 🙂