Halloween Creatures | Book Tag

With Halloween approaching, it seemed appropriate to do this Halloween creatures tag. Although I’m partial to zombies, there are plenty of other creatures to pay some attention to. Normally I try to use a unique book / series / author for every question, but I’ve read a lot of series, multiple books from a single author, and have certainly had some standouts this year. So while the creatures may have some similar answers, I think they all fit. Here they are:

Witch — a magical character or book

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend has so much magic and so many magical characters

Werewolf — the perfect book to read at night

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve always been a fan of reading fairy tales at bedtime, and these original fairy tales from the Grishaverse were wonderful

Frankenstein — a book that truly shocked you

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is so out of my regular reading genres and I adored it

Devil — a dark, evil character

Cersei Lannister from A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is the worst

Grim Reaper — a character that never should have died

Spoiler for A Game of Thrones – Best Boy Eddard Stark did not deserve to die

Zombie — a book that made you “hungry” for more

All Systems Red by Martha Wells sparked a Murderbot Diaries binge

Gargoyle — a character that you would protect at all cost

Oliver from Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher is so precious, I was on the same page as his mom

Vampire — a book that sucked the life out of you

After making multiple attempts at reading this and never making it to anything I found interesting, I have to say Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Ghost — a book that still haunts you

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz haunts me in a good way. It’s one of the oldest books I’ve read that I still remember well and love

Demon — a book that really scared you

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence isn’t exactly scary, but it’s got a dark atmosphere that makes everything feel scarier than it actually is

Skeleton — a character you have a bone to pick with

James from The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. The man’s got issues

Mummy — a book you would preserve throughout time

I’m pretty sure we’ve already preserved it well, but The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien has so many classic fantasy elements that I’d hate to see it ever go away, although I do love the new directions fantasy has started branching out into

Creepy Doll — a cover too scary to look at

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher. I actually haven’t read this one, partially because the cover is kind of gross