I was browsing the blogosphere for interesting Tags, and came across this awesome Halloween Themed one from Keep Reading Forward! This tag is all about classic Halloween beasties, and each has an awesome prompt to go with it! So, without any further ado, let’s get to it!
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Witches – A Book or Character that is Magical.
Enne, Levi, and the others from Ace of Shades. I love the magic system in this series, where everyone has some sort of primary and secondary ability. It almost doesn’t feel like magic because it is commonplace, but it is all pretty awesome. I also just really love this series.
Mummies – A Book or Character You Can’t Wrap Your Mind Around.
Vassa in the Night. I was so confused from the second I picked it up. Every page was a serious WTF moment. I ended up DNFing it at about the halfway point, when I just couldn’t summon the effort to try anymore.
Vampires – A Book, Series, or Author You Can’t Live Without.
The Harry Potter series, of course! It is my life and my heart.
Honorable mentions go to Jay Kristoff, Cassie Clare, Sarah J Maas, Laini Taylor, and Erin Morgenstern.
Werewolves – A Book Best Read in the Middle of the Night.
Ooooh, I’d have to say pretty much any of my fave Dramione fanfics. I don’t know why I always end up reading those in the middle of the night, but that’s just what happens. If I had to guess it’s because my faves (Isolation, The Bracelet, A Cruel and Beautiful World, Turncoat, etc) all suck me in and I have to finish them in one go, even if it means staying up until the wee sma’s.
Zombies – A Book You Picked Up for the 2nd Time or Continued after DNFing it.
I reread ALL THE TIME. I have favorites that I have read 4,5,6, even a dozen times (I’m looking at you HP). Less common is picking up books that I DNFd the first time around, although it does happen. Usually it’s not a matter of a DNF because I didn’t like it, but just because I recognized that it wasn’t the right time to read the book, and moved past it to something else. This recently happened with my reread of Iron Gold. I was so fried from binging the first three books in the series, and I needed a break. I read a few other books, came back to Iron Gold, and loved it just as much as the first time.
Ghosts – A Character You Saw Right Through or a Book You Easily Predicted a Twist or the Ending.
The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy. I didn’t trust him from the moment we met him, and I have never understood why so many people are obsessed with him. I will say, however, that the actor they cast to play him in the TV show certainly adds to his appeal.
Frankenstein – A Book that Truly Shocked You.
Empire of Storms, and Tower of Dawn. EoS because OMG THAT ENDING. I pretty much sobbed my way through the last 80 pages, and it broke my heart into so many pieces. ToD for the huge piece of info that we learn about a certain villain. I did NOT see it coming and was mind blown.
Skeletons – A Book or Character that Chilled You to the Bone or got your Funny Bone.
I don’t read scary books, so I will have to go with a book that made me laugh. For that I pick Collateral Damage by Taylor Simonds. This book is about a normal girl who lives in a city filled with superheroes, and how disruptive they are to her normal life. I laughed constantly, often out loud (to the confusion of my husband). Check out my full review if you want to learn more about this fun and funny read.
Ghouls – A Book that Left You Hungry or a Recipe You Want to Try from a Book.
The Redwall books by Brian Jacques. They describe the food in such detail, and so often, that I always get SO hungry reading them! There is actually a Redwall cookbook, although I have thus far resisted the temptation to buy it.
(Did I just spend 15 minutes on Amazon browsing book-themed cookbooks? Yes…yes I did.)
Goblins – A Greedy Character or a Character that Loves Gold and Jewelry.
Smaug from The Hobbit. He just sits on his giant pile of treasure and takes long naps. This is a lifestyle I could seriously get into.
Devil – A Dark, Evil Character.
Umbridge from Harry Potter. She is cruel and cold and so so so evil. That woman is the worst villain in literature, and I would take on any who have read OotP and would still argue that she is not.
Grim Reaper – A Character You Loved or Hated that Die.
I will not give any spoilers here, but suffice to say that Jay Kristoff is a monster for the deaths in Endsinger, especially the one near the end that pretty much ripped out my soul and stomped on it. If you want to be spoiled, you can check out my review of The Lotus War Trilogy, in which I detail my feels.
Scarecrows – A Book or Character that Scares You.
Minya from Strange the Dreamer. She is so deeply broken and will stop at nothing to reap vengeance on those she feels have wronged her. I am part way through my reread of Muse of Nightmares (I say reread, but I am listening to it on Audible during my commute, so is that a re-listen?) and I had forgotten how deep her anger goes. I have been on the edge of my seat (not always a good thing when driving) for the whole book so far.
The Monster Mash – Tag Your Friends to Join.