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