Happy Halloween, BookNerds!👻🎃
I was tagged by Kerri @ KerriMcBookNerd/ in this very fun, spooky themed tag! Thank you Kerri, you should all definitely check out Kerri’s blog – so many fantastic reviews and blog posts! So let’s if these reads are Tricks or Treats!
- 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!
Witch – A Magical Character or Book
All the main characters are witches, so this definitely fits the prompt! The Once and Future Witches, by AlixE Harrow is definitely a magical book, and I loved the witchcraft in it! Not to mention it has a fantastic gritty story and different types of magic weaved throughout.
Werewolf – The Perfect Book to Read at Night
For this I chose The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank! It has a brilliantly spooky atmosphere that is perfect to read at night. The creepy gothic settings, haunting atmosphere, and ghostly appearances makes this a twisty and creepy nighttime read.
Frankenstein – A Book That Truly Shocked You
The Lies Of Locke Lamore, byScott Lynch is my choice here simply because I did not expect that ending! I won’t ruin it for any of you who have yet to read this book, but I was truly shocked by this book after I completed it!
The Devil – A Dark, Evil Character
Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! I loved this book, it was creepy, haunting and gothic and I absolutely hated the villain in the story. He is pure evil, in such a disturbing and cruel way, not to mention his sickening beliefs – everything about him makes him a truly evil character that will truly disgust you.
Grim Reaper – A Character That Should Never Have Died
The Hidden King, by EG Radcliff! 😭 so I won’t spoil, and I know the death actually occurs for a reason, but it was so sad and I am still not over it -AT ALL.
Zombie – A Book That Made You Hungry For More
Gilded, by Marissa Meyer! I did not know this was not a standalone, so when I finished and it ended on a cliffhanger I was desperate for more! I really want to see how this retelling plays out, it’s viciously dark streak and compelling stories and magicdefinitely makes you want more.
Gargoyle – A Character You Would Protect At All Costs
The Shadow Of The Gods, by John Gwynne! Breca is so sweet and too pure for this bloodthirsty world – and I would definitely protect him at all costs!Not that I’d need to as Orka is on a mission to do just that and she can definitely handle herself!)
Vampire – A Book That Sucked the Life Out of You
One Of Us Is Lying, by Karen M McManus. Ok I wanted to love this because I had heard great things but this book was not for me and it put me into a reading slump after finishing it… There was just so much left unsaid, and an unecessary trope at the end, as well as reveal tropes that I’m honestly so tired of.
Ghost – A Book That Still Haunts You
The Devil Makes Three, by Tori Bovalino! So it doen’t necessarily haunt me but this book definitely sticks with you! I loved the creepy dark academia vibes and the way the horror elements were portrayed and explored – and the devil himself was incredibly intriguing. So I definitely still think about the uniqueness of this book from time to time.
Demon – A Book That Really Scared You
Pet Sematary, by Stephen King. So, horror books don’t scare me, I read them for the atmosphere and vibes so I didn’t really know what to put for this prompt. However, I chose this book because I liked the horror story and the creepy atmopshere created throughout.
Skeleton – A Character You Have A Bone To Pick With
The Betrayals, by Bridget Collins. Straight up the MC of this book. I hated him, definitely had a bone to pick with him, and honestly his character is one you want to crawl into a book and slap.
Mummy – A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time
The Jasmine Throne, by Tasha Suri! I LOVED this books, so MUCH. It is beautiful, has amazing characters, the story is compelling and the magic is just amazing. Honestly, I just loved all of this and am SO EXCITED for book 2!
Creepy Doll – A Cover Too Scary To Look At
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. I’m currently listening to this as I haven’t had time to sit and read, but the cover is still the same for the audiobook at my library. I mean just look at it, creepy face, ceepy hands, ominous candle light, a perfectly scary cover!
Hehe so two of my answers are actually the same as Stephen’s@StephenWrites! So you should definitely check out his answers to these prompts!
Since it is halloween today, I won’t be tagging anyone specifically but feel free to quickly give this a go if you feel like it!
So What is your favourite spooky read? Let me know!