aka This one is ALL MINE (as far as I know)
I created this one last Halloween, and never got around to posting it. Idk how come I never posted it, but, I’m doing it now!!
A series that just won’t die (seriously, how many books do you need?)
The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Don’t get me wrong, it was a series that I enjoyed while I was reading it, then it just kept grooooowing, and growing. I can’t.
A book that started off cute/fluffy/safe and quickly broke your heart/escalated
This one can have a couple answers, but my first initial answer is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I mean, that ending!
Aisde from that I would choose Carry On by Rainbow Rowell or This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab, both of which were slow burns. You go into them expecting a lot to happen, but it doesn’t. Not until you’ve let your guard down.
A character that bought his/her headache as cheap as it comes
Jackson Oz of Zoo by James Patterson. I mean, he already KNEW about the changes happening with the animals, and yet he has a PET CHIMPANZEE. I am STILL not over this stupidity.
Favorite hybrid/shifter story
Full disclosure: I haven’t read very many of these (outside of fanfiction, which I can’t remember half the names of so I can’t rec them here), so my choices are limited. At face value, and the emotions that I remember having while reading this book, I’d have to say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.
Favorite paranormal/horror anthology
By default, October Country by Ray Bradbury. It’s the best of the ones I’ve read, so….
Please rec me your favorites???
Favorite adult vampire/paranormal books
Toss up between Black Dagger Brotherhood by J R Ward and Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian. Both hooooot and action packed. If you want to read about a clan of vampires protecting the world from other vampires, with a heavy helping of sex and romance, this is where you start.
A high fantasy book that you enjoyed
There are so many beautiful options for this one, there’s Heartless and Winter by Marissa Meyer, The Wee Free Men (Discworld) by Terry Pratchet and of course The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. The characters, the world, the adventure!
A horror that features a non-human, non-vampire/shifter character
Off Season by Jack Ketchum. My lord does this book give: The Hills Have Eyes type of vibes. Yiiikes. There is so much gore! Soooo much (and I definitely need to see the movie that I heard it was made into).
A book that scared you beyond words/started your love of the genre
Goosebumps and Fear Street was where it all began. I can still remember staying up on weekends flying through these books. Aaah, the memories.
A character that had a complete turnaround (Predator vs Alien version)
The easy answer would be The Darkling (Grisha series), I mean, the way he started the series is NOT the way he enters book two! But there’s also Jamie Lannister and The Hound from GOT (but since I’ve only watched the tv series and not read the book…)
Until next Halloween,