The Halloween Creatures Tag #2

So I did this tag last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so I want to do it again! This time though I limited myself to just the books I have read this year.


  • This extension can be completed with both 1.0 & 2.0 versions of the tag.
  • This extension can also be completed on its own.
  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

WITCH – A Magical Character or Book

The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden

This book is so incredibly magical from the creatures you meet all the way to the writing. Arden’s writing style is so beautiful! This is the last book in the trilogy and I felt that it was the most magical of all three! So it was a perfect choice for this prompt.

WEREWOLF – The Perfect Book To Read At Night

The Last Smile in Sunder City – Luke Arnold

I didn’t want to choose a book that was super scary at night but I felt that this book is a really great book to sit down and just get lost in. You will find yourself putting the book down hours later because it’s just so engaging!

FRANKENSTEIN – A Book That Truly Shocked You

The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson

Now I can’t go into to much detail about why this shocked me as we enter spoiler territory but I will say that this takes the series up a notch tenfold! I have got all my books planned until the end of the year but this will be the first book I pick up in the new year!

DEVIL – A Dark, Evil Character

Various Characters – Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

This book is full of dark characters. This book is all about abuse of power and awful human beings so I had to choose this one as it’s shocking how awful the people are in this book.

GRIM REAPER – A Character You Wish Had Never Died

The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch

I can’t actually mention the character who dies in this book because it’s a BIG spoiler but it shocked me and I was so upset about it!!!

ZOMBIE – A Book That Made You Hungry For More

The Honjin Murders – Seishi Yokomizo

If you’ve been here a long time, you will know I love a murder mystery and this was an amazing novel! I loved the main detective, the ingenuity of the mystery itself as well as reading a book in a setting I’m not used to. I bought the second book straight after but haven’t found time to read it yet.

GARGOYLE – A Character That You Would Protect At All Costs

Alphonse and Edward Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

These boys have been through so much and always remain helpful, positive and kind. I just want to wrap them up in a blanket and look after them.

VAMPIRE – A Book That Sucked The Life Out Of You

Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

This book bored me!!! Last year I chose a book which made me absolutely ball my eyes out and I felt like all my emotions had left me. This time all my energy and passion had left me as this book was just very boring and slow paced. Not an enjoyable experience.

GHOST – A Book That Still Haunts You

Closed Casket – Sophie Hannah

Now this wasn’t a scary book at all. But the reason it haunts me is due to the nature of the motive. It was just unlike any that I had read before and I was so shocked that I thought about that ending for days!!

DEMON – A Book That Really Scared You

House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig

To be honest, I didn’t read many scary books this year but I decided to choose this book, due to the nature of the ending. Again, I can’t really say why due to spoilers but I was shocked by this book! Craig’s writing for tension and panic is done really well in this book!

SKELETON – A Character You Have A Bone To Pick With

Harry Dresden – Stormfront by Jim Butcher & Peter Grant – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I chose these 2 characters for the same reason hence why I included both of them. And the reason is … stop objectifying women!! Dresden tries to present himself as a gentleman figure but it just comes across creepy and Peter just makes comments about women’s bodies and would say if he would sleep with them or not. This was with every female character we meet in that book and its all just felt very unnecessary.

MUMMY – A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time

If We Were Villains – M. L. Rio

I loved this book so much and the reason I chose this book for this prompt was when you look closely at the text you can see how deep the Shakespeare influence goes! It’s not just about the plays the influence goes as far as influencing the character arcs to the structuring of the book. I truly believe that this book should be studied!

TROLL – An Underated Book

Miss Underhay Mystery Series – Helena Dixon

I decided I wanted to choose a series instead as I feel that this book is severely underrated. The mysteries themselves are really enjoyable but the on-going romance between the main character Kitty and her love interest Matthew as-well as the real story behind her mother’s disappearance is what keeps me reading. These side plots are structured so well over the series.

FAIRY – A Mischievous Character

Ron – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

I loved Ron from this book. He is a man who trusts no-one but his friends. If you want him to do a job he will do it and he will have great fun while doing it! He is a great character to send forth if you want a distraction to be created or cause an uproar if needed!

WILL O THE WISP – A Book with an Unexpected Twist

Peril at End House – Agatha Christie

Last year, I chose an Agatha Christie book and this year is no different. Again, I cannot mention why this book is included but you will not be disappointed!

WRAITH – A Book or Character That Left You With Rage

Harry Dresden – Stormfront by Jim Butcher & Peter Grant – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

For the exact same reason why I chose these two for the prompt earlier. These could have been great books but its treatment of female characters were so bad that I can’t make myself even consider continuing the series.

CREEPY CLOWNS – A Book Which Gave You Temporary or Permanent Fears

The Girl in Red – Christina Henry

All you need to know is that I read this book about a mutated illness at the peak of Coronavirus! I have no idea why I did?? And it freaked me out so much. That being said the book itself wasn’t great but the topic hit too close to home!

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