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Halloween Creatures Book Tag | Blogtober 2020

Welcome back readers to another book tag! I’ve never done this book tag before but I saw Alana over at The Bookish Chick post this, and I instantly wanted to try it out. Plus, I had no idea what I was going to do for my blogtober post today so this is perfect!


RULES:


WITCH:

A Magical Character or Book

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

When I think of magic this series immediately pops into my head, simply because I enjoy the magic system in it so much. One of the main characters, Iseult, is a threadwitch and can see the threads that bind the world together. I love the magical aspects of this series, I really need to get around to reading the rest of it.

WEREWOLF:

The Perfect Book to Read at Night

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

I know I keep recommending this one and part of the reason is because I haven’t read many horror books. But I remember reading this at night in bed when I was 17 and it was one of the best, most terrifying experiences. If there is one thing Hendrix has mastered, it is creating imagery that really makes you feel as if you are standing alone in the dark woods, the humidity of the night choking you and skin prickling from the feeling of being watched. It’s very atmospheric for a spooky, nighttime read!

FRANKENSTEIN:

A Book that Truly Shocked You

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I’m sure this comes as no surprise to anyone that’s read this book. I’m unable to say what’s so shocking about this because of spoilers, but I was in utter disbelief and so very sad after finishing it. The entire way through this everything is just a little bit off and you’re trying to figure out what it is, but I don’t think anyone would ever really guess the twist that comes. It’s fantastic and most definitely shocking!

THE DEVIL:

A Dark, Evil Character

Captain Jonathon Wolverton “Black Jack” Randall from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. This man is one of the most cruel, twisted, dark characters I have ever read about. He has done so many evil deeds to so many people.

GRIM REAPER:

A Character that Should Never Have Died

SPOILERS AHEAD: Leigh Bardugo series

I will never get over the death of Matthias Helvar. I think it was unnecessary and consider it a direct attack on my heart. I will never recover the same.

ZOMBIE:

A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Kay Kristoff

The sequel I had already been greatly anticipating, it leaves off on one of the most epic battle scenes and cliffhangers I’ve ever read. I am so eager for the next in the series, I am dying with impatience.

GARGOYLE:

A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost

Roxie from The Power by Naomi Alderman. I absolutely loved her character, she is a precious deadly cinnamon bun that I love. I don’t think I’ve ever been gayer than for Roxie.

VAMPIRE:

A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I felt like I was dying while reading this, but in a good way. I couldn’t even function after reading it and stopped doing chores for a day. I still haven’t written my review for it, just because I feel like doodoo brains every time I try to talk about it.

GHOST:

A Book that Still Haunts You

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I’ve got a bit of an unpopular opinion here, but I really dislike this series. I hate the way the author took the direction and it just couldn’t hold my interest but I forced myself to read all the way up to the third one in the series before deciding to do myself a favor and keep my sanity.

DEMON:

A Book that Really Scared You

It’s the End of the World as I Know It by Matthew Landis

I would say that normally this isn’t a book that would scare anyone, as it’s a contemporary story about a teenage boy dealing with anxiety on the upcoming anniversary of his mother’s death. This was only scary for me because it was actually a bit of a trigger. Once I hear someone talk about the apocalypse happening soon or the end of the world, I get major anxiety over preparing for it, because my family is lowkey doomsday preppers, but they don’t take it to any sort of extreme. It was just really hard for me to read without getting a lot of anxiety and sending me down that rabbit hole.

SKELETON:

A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With

Rhen from A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Excuse my language, but once again I will repeat, he can fuck right off. I don’t care for Rhen and don’t like him as a romantic interest for Harper either. He needs to leave.

MUMMY:

A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I never would have considered picking this book up if someone in my book club hadn’t picked it out. I am so incredibly grateful he did, because it was such a beautiful and moving story, and it’s one that I think everyone should read. It will have a special place tucked away in my heart.

CREEPY DOLL:

A Cover too Scary to Look At

I honestly have no idea. I can’t think of one book that has a cover that stands out to me as scary. Please let me know if you do!


There we have it! I feel like I don’t really have book blogger friends to tag, so if you see this and want to try this tag please give it a go!

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