Autumn may have started a couple of weeks ago now, but here in the southeastern part of the country, it’s been in the 80-90F range everyday until just the last few days! It’s still a little warmer than I’d like for it to be, but leaves are finally starting to turn a little, and the evenings have that gorgeous crispness that makes me just want to go for a long car ride with the windows down – or curl up outside with a book and a cup of cocoa. *wistful sigh*
🍂 Best autumnal themed book cover?
🎃 Oh, this is an easy choice for me:
The color scheme of this gorgeous art by Charlie Bowater screams autumn to me, and this whole book just gives me all of those cozy fall feels. 😍
🍂 Which fictional friend group would you trust with a Ouija board?
🎃 I’ve gotta steal Melanie’s answer and go with the gang from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Not only would it be a spooky blast with Blue and her boys, but her psychic family would be a great asset if shit hit the fan. Lmao!
🍂 Which book setting would you love to be celebrating in during Halloween night?
🎃 I feel like a Hogwarts Halloween celebration would be incredible!
🍂 Best autumnal food description inside of a story?
🎃 I can’t say that I’ve actually read many books – if any – in recent years that have made me drool over food descriptions, so sadly, nothing is coming to mind. 😦
🍂 Which fictional character would you dress as?
🎃 Kady Grant from The Illuminae Files. We’re both pink-haired and short, and everyone always fancasts me as her whenever those little games go around. 😂
🍂 An antagonist you would pledge your allegiance to?
🎃 I’ve only read the first book in the Shades of Magic series, but I’m going to go with Kell. Judging from first book’s impressions of him, he’s kind, protective, loyal, bright, and capable as hell. I wouldn’t mind pairing up with him to kick some ass!
🍂 The creepiest book you’ve ever read?
🎃 Books do not creep me out easily at all, but there was a short story in Slasher Girls & Monster Boys that really struck me: In the Forest Dark and Deep by Carrie Ryan. It’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling about a girl who grows up near a forest which hides a sinister white rabbit who does some pretty gruesome and devious things, but what disturbed me most was that he never speaks; simply watches from the treeline. Something about that imagery just freaks me the hell out.
🍂 A book you’ve yet to read, but will read this October?
🎃 Definitely Strange Weather, Joe Hill’s upcoming anthology release. I love Joe Hill, I love anthologies, and I’ve got an e-ARC of it that I’ve been itching to dig my claws into.
🍂 Which fictional character would you put in charge of the decorations for a Halloween party?
🎃 Hideo from Warcross. He could just create an incredible augmented reality party decor and give everyone Warcross glasses! The possibilities would be literally endless.