2018 Creatures of the Night | Book Tag

I originally did this tag a couple of years ago and first saw it as a booktube video by Katytastic. I also have a few other halloween/paranormal recommendations that you can check out as well! There is a Vampire book Rec , Top Ten Spooky Reads   , 2018 Halloween Season Reads Recs, Halloween Season Reading Guide. Some of these are going to be repeats because I havent read enough books that fit in those categories so I would love some recs for books that fall into some of those categories.

Vampires 

 

Halfway to the Grave very much reminded me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at times. It takes the spin on bad and good vampires and has Cat who is half-vampire. It is an interesting take on the vampire genre and layered with tons of humor that make bloodsucking vampires even better!

 

 

 

Werewolves 

I read Bitten this year and I am in love with this world of Werewoves! The “family” of werewolves and they way it moves down the line is interesting. I like this type of werewolves that are more of shapeshifters that those that only turn at the full moon.

 

 

 

 

 

Zombies

World_War_Z_book_coverI haven’t read that many zombie books and would so love some recs on some good zombie books! This is a repeat from the last time I did this tag.  I am going to have to go with my favorite book that I have read so far that is about zombies and that is World War Z by Max Brooks. I really want to read a book that focuses more on zombies and not like Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, which I have already read. I thought World War Z was really interesting since it was all stories about different people and from people about their accounts with fight the zombies!

 

 

Ghosts


Within this past year I have read quite a few books that have featured or have the idea of ghost in them. The one that I have to say is one of my favorites so far is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake! It was so good and I loved Anna as a character. I thought Blake did such a good job with her and made the story of Anna as a ghost really come to life and a little spooky.

 

 

 

Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

I am so happy I read this book this year! I very much enjoyed it and it had vibes of Harry Potter with witches at a boarding school. In this world there is a group of witches that are seen as lesser and the main character is one of those. It was also a story full of mystery and a little bit of suspense.

 

 

 

Fairy/Fae


I havent read many Fairy/Fae books and one that I really enjoyed was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, but one I read recently that I really enjoyed and had tons of humor and romance as well is Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout.  With a group of going after and killing the fae loose in New Orleans, Ivy finds out secrets that change her life. I loved that there were so many different types of fae both good and bad!

 

 

Demons

18006096This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following my blog or stopping by recently. My favorite demon(s) come from The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am so in love with Roth, the crown prince of hell! He has some awesome familiar demon tattoos. He is sassy and badass! The demon world and how it is all set up is also interesting and has many different types of demons.

 

 

 

 

Angels

18324459-1So many of these tags I have seen done have picked Angelfall by Susan Ee for this and although I did love Raffe and that the angels are kind of evil/bad. I wasnt a huge fan of this book. For this I am choosing Lailah by Nikki Kelly. I loved the story and background to angels in this world. I thought it was so interesting that it isn’t considered Heaven but a different world and dimension. What the angels have to do to survive and how they are paired is also very unique!

 

 

Aliens 


I haven’t read many alien books and it is something I should work on more! This one I read a couple years ago and think it is a very underrated book. I really enjoyed it and thought it did such a fantastic job building this world in which Kricket is taken to. I do not know if they really fit the category of aliens but they are from another world so I am saying it works!

 

 

 

Superpowered Humans 

UnknownThe only books that I have read that I think fit into this category is the Shatter Me Trilogy by Tarereh Mafi. It has a very x-men feel and I loved learning about all the different powers and how they all worked!

 

 

 

 

 

♠ Other Mythical Creatures

  • Phoenix

This is the first book I have ever read about Phoenix and absolutely loved it! The whole incarnation aspect is so intriguing and I thought Grimm did a fantastic job developing a creating a world/story revolving around this magnificent creatures!

 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking of adding Dragons to this list, but than I realized I haven’t yet to really read a book focused on Dragons.

I am not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this link you post in the comments I would love to see everyone elses answers and see some different books I should pick up and read! 

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Creatures of the Night | Book Tag

I don’t ever really do many tags especially ones that start on booktube, but I thought this was fun and acts as a good halloween book rec or just a good source of recommendation for creature books! If you are interested in spooky or creepy books I have done multiple differnt book recommendations throughout the month. There is a Vampire book Rec and Top Ten Spooky Reads! This was created by Katytastic on Youtube, so you can watch the original video here:

Vampires 

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My favorite vampires are those from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R Ward. Not only are they swoon worthy and kickass, but their background and heritage is so thought out and interesting. Ward does such a great job creating this world and where they came from and how the lineage works. I think it is so intriguing that they don’t turn until they are 25.

 

 

 

Werewolves 

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I do not think I have read many books with werewolves, which is really disappointing because I love werewolves (I am obsessed with Teen Wolf!) I think for this one I am going to have to go with my first werewolf love Jacob Black from Twilight! The story behind these werewolves is well done and I love that they only come about when there is the threat of vampires. The imprinting and telepathy between the pack is really cool too! I wish that Wolf from Scarlet was an actual werewolf because than he would so be my pick! I just realized that Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce is also a good werewolf book that the werewolves are posing as humans and eat people!

 

Zombies

World_War_Z_book_coverI haven’t read that many zombie books either. I am going to have to go with my favorite book that I have read so far that is about zombies and that is World War Z by Max Brooks. I really want to read a book that focuses more on zombies and not like Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, which I have already read. I thought World War Z was really interesting since it was all stories about different people and from people about their accounts with fight the zombies!

 

 

Ghosts

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.38.38 PMAlthough I wasn’t the hugest fan of this book I really did enjoy the ghost and thought she was a very unique character with an interesting purpose, The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco. She hunts murders, more specifically children killers. She is a vengeful ghost based on Japanese folklore.

 

 

 

Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

imagesHow is it that I have not read many books that fit into this category. I mean of course Harry Potter is an amazing Wizard world, but I feel like everyone already knows about that (or at least I hope so). I am going to go with Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce. There is some really interesting magic in the world of Tortall. One of my favorite parts is Faithful the cat! This is a great fantasy series with a great female protagonist with lots of magic!

 

 

Fairy/Fae

imagesEveryone thinks of fairies as these cute little things with pixie dust. I love those books that show the darker faerie world. That is how I feel about faeries and the fae world. I think that the Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy by Holly Black does a fantastic job depicting how horrible , cruel and dark the faerie world can be!

 

 

 

 

Demons

18006096This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following my blog or stopping by recently. My favorite demon(s) come from The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am so in love with Roth, the crown prince of hell! He has some awesome familiar demon tattoos. He is sassy and badass! The demon world and how it is all set up is also interesting and has many different types of demons.

 

 

 

Angels

18324459-1So many of these tags I have seen done have picked Angelfall by Susan Ee for this and although I did love Raffe and that the angels are kind of evil/bad. I wasnt a huge fan of this book. For this I am choosing Lailah by Nikki Kelly. I loved the story and background to angels in this world. I thought it was so interesting that it isn’t considered Heaven but a different world and dimension. What the angels have to do to survive and how they are paired is also very unique!

 

 

Aliens 

12860573I haven’t read many alien books because I have always had this weird thing about aliens, but I have bought quite a few alien books recently from suggestions and recommendations of people. I have to say though that the aliens from 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad are so creepy and scary. The book as a whole is so spooky and gave me chills.

 

 

 

Superpowered Humans 

UnknownThe only books that I have read that I think fit into this category is the Shatter Me Trilogy by Tarereh Mafi. It has a very x-men feel and I loved learning about all the different powers and how they all worked!

 

 

 

 

I was thinking of adding Dragons to this list, but than I realized I haven’t yet to really read a book focused on Dragons.

I am not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this link you post in the comments I would love to see everyone elses answers and see some different books I should pick up and read!