Helloo, howdy and Happy Halloween!!!
In celebration of the end of Spooky Season👻 I am going to be doing the Halloween Movie Tag created by Paperbacks and Planners. This tag seems like it’s gonna be so cool so definitly go check out the original.
To be honest doing this tag is probably the most Halloween-ey thing I’ll be doing today because I have no plans whatsoever. In fact the scariest thing I’ll be doing is spending the day studying 😭.
(I would like to point out though that there’s an 11pm curfew for all of Spain right now so I couldn’t really do much tonight even if I wanted to).
1. Halloweentown – Favourite magical world
(These movies are amazing)
I have been absolutely obsessed with the Carry On magical universe. Techinically it’s the super unique magic system, how they use lyrics, nursery rhymes and popular phrases as spells, that I love so much but it counts.
2. The Sanderson Sisters – A book with a revenge plot
The first book that came to my mind was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I’ve only read the first book so far but we follow a girl called Mia who goes to the Red Church (is that what it’s called? I have a terrible memory so I’m probably wrong) to train as an assassin and get revenge on the man who killed her family.
I feel like this is kind of a basic revenge plot, girl wants to kill man who killed her family, but the steps she needs to take to get there were entertaining and interesting, and there’s more the the story then just those aspects.
3. The Haunted Mansion – Recommend 2 books that are similar to each other (if you like this, you’ll also like this)
This is harddddd!!! I’m so terrible at recommending two similar books so intead I’m doing a If you like this movie, you’ll like this book. Or vice-versa depending on what you’ve watched/read.
If you liked Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo you might also like Money Hesit/La Casa de Papel on Netflix. Both feature a rag tag group of criminals pulling of the heist of their lives. While one is set in the fictional fantasy world of Ketterdam and the other in Spain I think you’d like it.
4. The Addams Family – A book with loads family drama
For this one I am going with The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I feel like Barnes has a talent for incorporating so much family drama in her murder mysteries and this recent release was no different.
What I enjoyed about this family drama is that it follows a girl who inherits the estate of a billionaire she’s never met and is thrust head first into a whole lot of rich people drama. This book was a lot of fun and you should definitely check it out.
5. Twitches – Book featuring sisters
I am now realising I do not read enough books about sisters so I’m going with a book on my TBR which is The Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco. I was lucky enough to recive and ARC of this book, despite it being on my TBR for this month I haven’t gotten around to it yet but I swear I will soon.
This book follows two witch sisters and when one of them is murdered the other seeks vengeance.
6. Practical Magic – A book about a curse
Of course for this question I have to go with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab which follows a girl cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets until she meets a boy who remembers.
This book was so whimsical, so beautiful, and despite it being more character focused and less action packed I couldn’t put it down.
7. Casper – A TBR book that is haunting you.
Literally so many. If you took a shot for every time I said I was going to read these books you’d probably be dead.
8. Clue – Twist you didn’t see coming
The ending of Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was wild. and I definitely did not see it coming. Like I full on gasped!
9. Beetlejuice – Book featuring the undead
(My fourteen year old brother screamed so much watching this movie last year to the point he hid under a blanket for the rest of the movie cause he was too scared to go to his room alone)
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomasis a book I’m sure you’ve heard a whole lot about but me let me talk about it again because it deserves it.
This book follows Yadriel who plans to raise his cousin Miguel from the dead, ready in time for Día de los Muertos, but instead raises the school bad boy Julian.
I loved the own voices transgender representation and how I learned a lot about the culture and tradition of Día de los Muertos.
10. Tim Burton – A book, author, or series you associate with Halloween
I make a point of reading a book from either The Ghost Files or it’s companion series The Craine Diaries both by Apryl Baker every year which both follow a girl who can see ghosts. Depending on how much credit I have on my Kindle I read a new one, or re-read.
These definitely are not the most well written or plotted books ever but they’re fun and get me in the spirit.
11. Coraline – Recommend a middle grade
I can’t even remember the last time I read a middle grade novel. Will a TV show do? Good I’m glad.
Julie and the Phantoms: A girl and her ghost band. A+ characters. Killer songs. A m/m relationship. Go watch it.
12. The Great Pumpkin – Upcoming release you’re highly anticipating.
Cults are becoming a big thing in YA and I’m completely on board with this new trend which is why I cannot wait for Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett to come out November 10th.
13. The Nightmare Before Christmas – A book that blends genres.
This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey was an amazing read that had hints of thriller, historical fiction, dystopian and maybe even science-fiction elements.
The release date was pushed back to January 5th but keep an eye out for this one because it was so good!
So there we go another year and another Halloween tag. I did leave this one a tad late due to my own personal procrastiantion and then my wi-fi stopped working.
Anyways I hope youguys have a amazingly spooky day. I’m gonna go study till my brain feels like a zombie.
Thanks for reading and stay safe!