I love Halloween season and finding a tag centered around it seems like perfect timing. Thanks to Lauren at Northern Plunder for her post and Anthony at Keep Reading Forward for his original post, I’ll be able to share my own answers today.
- 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!
A Magical Character or Book.
Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts. It was one of the first adult witch related books I remember reading a long time ago. It’s technically the first book in a series, but I’m not a big fan of the other books. The characterization in this one, the growth and discovery, makes re-reads of Dance a fun experience.
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Vivian is a loup-garoux, a young girl that can transform into a wolf at will. The change is something she relishes, but there’s tragedy in her story. Her pack is leaderless after her father was killed when humans attacked, fearful of what her family was, and now they’re seeking refuge with relatives. Trying to make sense of where she belongs, girl or wolf, that world or this, Blood and Chocolate was one of my favorite books growing up.
A Book that Truly Shocked You.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. This was my first ever Adam Silvera book. I received it in an OwlCrate box. This was before I knew what kind of books Adam wrote, what kind of heartbreak might be in store. Well, I know now. This ending, I never could have expected. It’s a terrific book, but be warned, I think you’ll need a handkerchief for this one.
A Dark, Evil Character.
Christopher from The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause. Annette really does know how to write books perfect for this season. Christopher is a sadistic vampire who is over three hundred years old, but looks like he’s six. That’s terrifying enough, but he’s had all that time to practice his cruelty and spends much of the book menacing his brother, Simon.
A Character that Should Never Have Died.
This is the post for doubles, isn’t it? lol Rufus and Mateo from They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. Granted, we had fair warning, but it still WASN’T fair. ;_;
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab. These books could go on forever and I’d never be sick of them. I’m nearly done with Vicious as I’m writing this post and luckily the sequel has just been published. I can only hope that V.E. will decided to writer another Villains book in five years.
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.
Shukumar & Shoba from Interpreter of Maladies. My heart breaks every time I read this story, the first in the collection of short tales.
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. It took a lot out of me to read this, but I would do it again because it meant a lot to me, reading Charlie’s story.
A Book that Still Haunts You.
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson. The story itself was intense, but the conclusion was so wild, so far from what I was expecting that it still has me puzzling over it. There is still that ghost in my head of this book, of Mary B. Addison’s story.
A Book that Really Scared You.
I’m not sure I have a great answer for this. Books don’t tend to scare me, exactly. Shock, maybe, but not scare, exactly. I might say You by Caroline Kepnes. It features a character named Joe. The story is told from his perspective and while I thought he was a great character, he was definitely a bad guy. He did some terrible things, least of which was the lengths he went to in stalking Beck, the object of his obsession. Those lengths, how easy it was to do the things he did, were kind of frightening/scary when I think about it.
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.
Lira from To Kill a Kingdom. What. the. Heck. I picked this book up because it sounded like it was going to be epic. Lira started out so dark, the scourge of the seas who ripped the hearts out of princes’ chests. WHAT HAPPENED? I never understood the choices she made that lead her to the person she was in the end. I was sorely disappointed and I would love to have a talk.
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.
Children of Blood and Bones by Tomi Adeyemi. Not only is it physically beautiful, but the story is inspired, there’s a lot of reading to it, and the basis of the folklore, the magic, and the characters need to reach more people. Not just today, but in the future. Seeing this book well preserved on shelves in libraries throughout the world, public or private, would be a gem in the literary world.
A Cover too Scary to Look At.
The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupecho. It’s like a shot from a classic horror movie, this one. I so want to read it and I will, but maybe I’ll put a book cover on it or something first.
The Monster Mash
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