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Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0

October 5, 2018

I was tagged by Jamsu to do this fun little Halloween-themed tag! Click the book covers for Goodreads links. ♥


  • 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:


For this one, I’ll go with An Enchantment of Ravens. It’s a fantasy standalone about a girl who gets kidnapped by a fae prince, and it’s full of magic and whimsy and it’s just really adorable. Plus, check out that incredible Charlie Bowater cover. ♥

WEREWOLF — the perfect book to read at night:

I think Kill Creek is a great nighttime horror read because it’s creepy and atmospheric enough that a dark, quiet setting really amps up the mood.

FRANKENSTEIN — a book that truly shocked you:


I’m a really hard person to catch off-guard when it comes to twists (which is why I tend to rate thrillers so harshly sometimes), so this one took me a second, but I have to say, A Head Full of Ghosts took me by surprise in two ways. 1) Paul Tremblay goes there, with certain scenes that I was not expecting, and 2) something happens very abruptly at the end of this book that… how to explain this without spoiling? It gave me the end result I expected, but not through the method I expected, and I actually gasped out loud while listening to the audiobook.

THE DEVIL — a dark, evil character:


Okay, the thing is, I can’t tell you who the dark, evil character is in this book because it’s a horror/mystery crossover and that would ruin the whole thing, but when you find out who the “bad guy” in Horns is… I have read this book twice and watched its film adaptation three times and I still rage every time over how much I hate this asshole.

GRIM REAPER — a character that never should have died:


NO SPOILERS, but if you’ve read Crooked Kingdom, you know there’s a pretty important character death, and I am still broken over it. ?

ZOMBIE — a book that made you “hungry” for more:


There are so many short stories in this anthology that made me desperately want MORE horror from those authors! Especially the Jay Kristoff contribution—it left me like, “Why are you only writing sci-fi and fantasy when you’re so good at horror, too?!” ??

GARGOYLE — a character that you would protect at all cost:


Locke & Key is a graphic novel series about this family who loses their father and moves to their inherited family house, and a bunch of weird, demonic shit goes down. Anyways, the youngest sibling is this little boy named Bode, and he is the most precious, zany, weird little munchkin, and he triggers all of my maternal needs to protect. ♥

VAMPIRE — a book that sucked the life out of you:


I’m just going to pick one of my least favorite books of all time, which is The Hazel Wood. If you loved this book, that’s awesome, please don’t yell at me—but I hated this book so much, it made me rage endlessly, it was one of the biggest disappointments of my entire reading life, and it put me into a terrible slump when I finished it.

GHOST — a book that still haunts you:


Okay, this one might sound a little silly, but The Enchanted Attic is a children’s/MG horror book I read as a little kid, and something in it has stuck with me all these years. There’s a ghost in Nicole’s house’s attic, and it plays the cello late at night, and there’s a passage in the book that describes the cello music as being super mournful and haunting. To this day, when I hear cellos (one of my favorite instruments!), I almost always think back to this book and remember it fondly (though it TERRIFIED me as a child!).

DEMON — a book that really scared you:


I feel like this has to be The Siren and the Specter, because I read it late at night in a dark, quiet house and it scared me badly enough that I stopped reading it in mid-chapter and went to bed! ? I noped right out of there.

SKELETON — a character you have a bone to pick with:


I’m totally stealing Jamsu’s answer for this and going with Nesta Archeron from the ACOTAR series. I hated her from the moment her character was introduced, and by the end of ACOFAS, current ruling is… you guessed it, I still freaking hate her. I loathe the way she treats Feyre, Rhys, and Cassian (STOP BEING MEAN TO MY BAT BABY) and I’m so torn over the next installment because I’m SO EXCITED to spend so much time with Cass, but she has a long way to go if SJM wants to redeem her for me.

MUMMY — a book you would preserve throughout time:

… just one? How could I possibly choose?! I can’t. I’m sorry. I WON’T!

CREEPY DOLL — a cover too scary to look at:

I honestly can’t think of a single cover that scares me right now, but I LOVE creepy covers, and there are two authors that immediately come to mind whose covers I love:

1) Kealan Patrick Burke—I am obsessed with most of his covers and I think he designs them himself, as well as covers for other authors:
2) Darcy Coates—most of her releases over the last couple of years follow a specific “haunted house” theme, and I love how they all fit together:

THE MONSTER MASH — tag your friends!

I’ll tag Heather, Bookish Pisces, Bex, Reg, and anyone else who wants to do this tag!



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  • Reply devouringbooks2017 October 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Love this tag and I’m so glad you included so many scary covers. I’ve been meaning to check out An Enchantment of Ravens, the cover is just so beautiful, but I’ve heard mixed things.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 12:50 am

      Thank you! An Enchantment of Ravens has definitely been a little polarizing, which makes me sad, but I think it’s mostly because it’s a fantasy standalone and it’s a bit short, so I know a lot of people said they wished it had been another 200 pages or so!

      • Reply devouringbooks2017 October 9, 2018 at 4:02 am

        Hmm. I like stand alones actually. So often I don’t get to finish series.

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

          Same, I’m pretty bad at finishing series so I love a good standalone!

          • devouringbooks2017 October 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm

            I only return for series if I really loved a book

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch October 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    ooooh such a fun post! and girl your blog is looking goo-oo-ood. i love it. so aesthetically pleasing

  • Reply Greg October 6, 2018 at 12:22 am

    This is a fun tag, I just saw it on another blog too! An Enchantment of Ravens has such an amazing cover, and it sounds good too. And Dead Leaves is another awesome cover.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 12:51 am

      It really was so much fun! I love both of those covers so much, they’re both just lovely and fun!

  • Reply Bookish Pisces October 6, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I totally repressed the ending of Crooked Kingdom and now I am sad again ?

  • Reply Norrie October 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Kill Creek sounds good! Just added it to my list.
    Horns… ah, don’t get me started on that one 😀 i just couldn’t stand it!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 12:52 am

      Kill Creek was really so much fun! I hope you like it. I’m sorry you didn’t like Horns, though! ?

  • Reply Avery @ RedRocketPanda October 6, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I’m so behind on blog content anddddd I love tags so obviously I’m going to have to come in and nab this :’)

  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) October 6, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Crooked Kingdom!!! UGH it is so mean and didn’t feel necessary, but now I wonder if it happens for King of Scars… I swear if all those awesome characters aren’t happy and in love (if they want to be), I might hurt someone.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 12:54 am

      I KNOW! I just… *sob* Whyyyyyy
      But I also can’t help but wonder if it’s because of some things that she might be planning for King of Scars, so I’m really excited to see where things go with that. 😮

  • Reply Kaleena @ Reader Voracious October 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Siren and the Specter still haunts me

  • Reply Kelly Brigid October 8, 2018 at 2:16 am

    That death will always haunt me from Crooked Kingdom! And I was SO disappointed by the Hazel Wood!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 1:01 am

      Same! Every time I think back on that death, my heart just breaks all over again a little. 🙁
      Ugh, thank you! I’m sorry you didn’t like it either, but it’s always validating to find out one of my close friends disliked it, too, lmao!

  • Reply Sammie @ The Writerly Way October 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    OMG SHIVERS! *flails* I still have my collection (which was never complete, but I’ve got a lot of them). Most people I knew read Goosebumps (which I also read), but I always thought Shivers was scarier, and man, it messed with me. xD This was a really cute tag!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries October 9, 2018 at 1:15 am

      AHHHHH! I never ever meet anyone who remembers Shivers, much less who agrees with me that it was scarier than Goosebumps, but it TOTALLY WAS. ?

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