1. WITCH — a magical character or book
Tree: I’ve barely read anything with magic this year, but I’m currently reading Not the Witch You Wed (thanks to the publisher for an eARC) whose main character is a witch who just gets magic at 32 years old.
2. WEREWOLF — the perfect book to read at night
Bree: All books are good for night reading! Preferably not books that are spooky sounds inducing though.
Tree: I almost exclusively read at night so any of them? Tbh nothing makes me stay up past my bedtime than a good fan fiction.
3. FRANKENSTEIN — a book that truly shocked you
Bree: I remember nothing of the delicate plot devices in Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garia, but if my Goodreads updates are any indicator, I was completely blindsided and befuddled certain details/events occurred.
Tree: I was SHOOK by some of the things that happened in As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson.
4. THE DEVIL — a dark, evil character
Bree: Is it bad I wan to say Locke from the Folk of the Air series? I mean, he’s not particularly dark or evil, but he’s like the exact type of obnoxious that gets directly under my skin.
Tree: I hate Pekka Rollins from the Six of Crows books.
5. GRIM REAPER — a character that never should have died
Bree: Spoilers Sweetie.
Tree: SPOILER ALERT. I hate answering these questions because SPOILERS.
6. ZOMBIE — a book that made you “hungry” for more
Tree: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall made me want to read all of his books. This book is now going to be a series and I am not entirely sure how I feel about this, but I know Alexis Hall’s humorous writing will be top notch!
7. GARGOYLE — a character that you would protect at all cost
Bree: It would definitely have to be Nick & Charlie from the Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman!! They are just the most fluffy, adorable couple and I would protect them to the end of time!! See more gushing in my review of volumes 1-3 here.
8. VAMPIRE — a book that sucked the life out of you
Bree: The last terrible book slump I had was two years ago, and Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare was entirely responsible for bringing it on. I don’t think I picked up another book for two weeks after that. If you’ve read the book, you can probably guess they exact thing that traumatized me so severely.
Tree: I just finished Night Film by Marisha Pessl and it was a very long audiobook that I was invested in for most of the story and then the ending was just okay to me. I’m not sure if “sucked the life out of me” is accurate per se but I definitely was disappointed with how it all wrapped up (especially since I spent so long listening to it) and felt a little dead after finishing it.
9. GHOST — a book that still haunts you
Bree: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Everyday in my mind I puzzle this book out like a Rubix cube and I get no closer to relief.
Tree: Not going to lie…it’s been a few months and I’m still annoyed with how much I did not like Morgan Matson’s latest book.
10. DEMON — a book that really scared you
Bree: Some parts of Wilder Girls by Rory Power were definitely creepy, but mostly I was just horrified by (and of) things that were happening to the Hetty, Reese, and Byatt on the page. Color me traumatized.
Tree: Look I DNF the scary books or don’t read them. The only answer I have to this is Little Monsters by Kara Thomas because I vividly remember being scared to sleep after finishing it.
11. SKELETON — a character you have a bone to pick with
Bree: I’m sure there’s a character out there that fits the bill for this perfectly, but I can’t recall a single name right now.
Tree: Tom from The Love Hypothesis because, how dare he.
12. MUMMY — a book you would preserve throughout time
Bree: I really cherish the (unfinished) Faeries of Dreamdark series by Laini Taylor. There’s just something so whimsical and special about its’ characters and story!
Tree: This is hard, but The Scorpio Races because I love it so much.
13. CREEPY DOLL — a cover too scary to look at
Bree: The cover for Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky lowkey creeps me out. There’s just something unsettling about it, especially when paired with the premise of the book.
Tree: Some of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark covers creeped me out as a child (and as an adult)
Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Bree & Tree