BLOGTOBER DAY TWO: The Halloween Book Tag

Not to be confused with The Halloween Book Tag we did for Blogtober 2019. You can see that post here.

In our quest for blogtober post ideas we came across a Halloween Tag on Way Too Fantasy‘s blog (see their post here) that we hadn’t done before. Since we here at Words About Words  love a holiday appropriate tag, we decided to give it a go. It appears to have originated as a YouTube tag, but the video is private now.

1. Carving Pumpkins – What book would you carve up and light on fire?

Bree: Honestly I don’t remember much of the book, but I do remember the distinct feeling of fury and severe disappointment at the end of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. It  definitely became a scorned book in my mind.

Tree: TBH I don’t hate any book with the rage and anger that this question seems to be asking about, except for Pride & Prejudice & Mistletoe because that book was tragic and not good.

2. Trick or treat – What character is a treat, what character is a trick?

Bree: CARDAN IS A TREAT. LOCKE IS A TRICK. JUDE IS A TRICK. VIVI IS A TREAT. The Bomb is a Treat. The Ghost is a Trick. Oak is a Treat. Tarryn is a Trick. Heather is a Treat. Madoc is a Trick. This has be an entirely accurate review of The Folk of the Air series.

Tree: I’m just going to use two characters from The Love Hypothesis (review) because why not. Olive is a treat because she is too sweet and Adam is a trick because he comes across one as a grump, but is actually very kind.

3. Candy Corn – What book is always sweet?

Bree: The entire Heartstopper graphic novel series by Alice Oseman is the absolute sweetest! In the most fluffy, loveable way, like cotton candy. (See my review of volumes 1-3 here.)

Tree: This question seems to imply that I’ve reread this one, but I actually just finished it, but it was really sweet and y’all need to put it on your radar since I read an ARC of it. But, The Suite Spot by Trish Doller was so sweet. I mean sweet is in the title. This is the “sequel” to Float Plan which I reviewed earlier this year.

4. Ghosts – What character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

Bree: I mean, I feel like the ghost of King Cardan from The Folk of the Air series would be incredibly fun to have haunt you, and I figure he would also have so many elaborate tales to tell. 10/10 an entertaining time.

Tree: I mean I would love to meet the ghost of Elizabeth Bennet.

5. Dressing up in costume – What character would you want to be for a day?

Bree: I hate to mention The Folk of the Air series again (HA lies), but I would totally love to have all of Jude’s self-defense and sword skills!! To be a total badass would be pretty cool.

Tree: I would love to have Daisy Jones’ confidence (but like in her sober years).

6. Wizards and Witches – Who is your favorite literary magic wielder?

Bree: It has to be Tea from The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco! I just love her story and character development. I especially enjoy the dual perspectives the story is told from.

Tree: I don’t really read fantasy anymore so throwing it back to my Shadowhunter obsessed days, but I do love Tessa Gray a lot.

7. Blood and Gore – What book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?

Bree: I don’t know about creepy, but I definitely got more than a tad grossed out when I was reading Not Even Bones by Rebecca Shaeffer and the MC just carved a piece of her arm off. She has the ability to turn her nerve endings on and off, but still. I had to set the book down for a bit.

Tree: If books get creepy I tend to not want to put them down. But, I did have to set Final Girls by Riley Sager down for a second. See my thoughts on that one (and a few other thrillers) here.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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