Witch: A magical character or book
I spoke about ten of my favourite witchy books perviously this month, but my favourite has to be Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. She was the first character that I saw that showed that being clever was a valuable attribute and that as always really inspired me.
Werewolf: The perfect book to read at night
Any book from the Diviners series. They’re so atmospheric, have great villains and come on, they’re supernatural, casually diverse, 1920s murder mysteries. What more could you want?
Frankenstein: A book that truly shocked you
That twist! The first time I read We Were Liars, it really knocked me of my feet. With Thunderhead, it was more like complete and utter shock followed by bewilderment as to how I was meant to wait for The Toll.
The Devil: A dark, evil character
Again, I’ve recently done a whole list of these but I have to go for Father John from After The Fire, as I won’t repeat any from books I’ve used for other categories.
Grim Reaper: A character that should never have died
I won’t mention any names, because spoilers, but (redacted) from the Diviners series, (redacted) from the Chaos Walking series and (redacted) from the Six of Crows duology.
Zombie: A book that made you hunger for more
Again, to avoid repeating myself, I won’t include the books I’ve previously mentioned in this post. The companion novel to FOATL is out next month and my pre-order can’t arrive quickly enough. I just need to know what Xifeng does next!
Gargoyle: A character you would protect at all costs
I love Jules from the Three Dark Crowns series, but I don’t think she’d need my protection, if I’m honest.
Vampire: A book that sucks the life out of you
It by Stephen King. It gave me nightmares and the sheer amount of awfulness in that book…
Ghost: A book that still haunts you
Vox scares me in how easily fiction could become reality and Between Shades of Grey reminds me that the atrocities of the past can repeat themselves constantly.
Demon: A book that really scared you
Both of these books set me on edge the whole time I was reading them. Honourable mention goes to those creepy dolls from Frozen Charlotte and Charlotte Says. That being said, I don’t really get scared from reading a book, just on the edge of my seat.
Skeleton: A character you have a bone to pick with
Oh, where do I start? So many people’s misconceptions of the crime lead to awful things, but I do love how you’re never really sure whodunnit until the very last few pages.
Mummy: A book you would preserve through time
All of these books are powerful, moving and essential reading.
Creepy Doll: A cover too scary to look at
Again, I don’t scare too easily. So, the cover that I think is the creepiest book covers are those that are just simple, but the little details just send shivers down your spine. For example, the shadows at the bottom of All These Beautiful Strangers or the bloodstain on the skirt of The Cheerleaders. Details are what makes a great book cover for me.
Over To You:
Which books would you choose for the chilling categories?
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