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What goes bump in the night? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The Spooky Scary Book Tag

Spooky Scary Book Tag

Hello fellow bookworms ๐Ÿ‘ป I haven’t done a Book Tag in some while and since I love doing seasonal posts so much, it was time to change that! I’m a big fan of autumnal/spooky Book Tags and remembered seeing the Spooky Scary Book Tag over on Tasya @ theliteraryhuntress blog last year. I didn’t get around to doing it in 2020, but this year I decided to do the Tag as I love the spooky questions, they sound like so much fun and I really loved picking some books to go along with the prompts ๐Ÿงก The Tag was originally created by Shelby Masako and I have linked the creator’s video down below!

I’m Tagging …

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What goes bump in the night? Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it ๐Ÿ‘€

Rules for Vanishing (English Edition) eBook : Marshall, Kate Alice:  Amazon.de: Bรผcher

Rules for Vanishing (Kate Alice Marshall) โžฝ I have to keep mentioning this book because it’s SO good and spooky! (Plus, look at that cover redesign, it looks stunning and I cannot wait to get my own copy ๐Ÿฅฐ) Rules for Vanishing is about a girl who is searching for her missing sister on a sinister, magical road that is connected to a local legend. There were so many creepy, eerie scenes in this book that gave me chills. As the characters travel along the road, they keep seeing new horrors and not all of them make it out alive ๐Ÿ’€ I highly recommend Kate Alice Marshall’s books for a gateway into YA Horror, as she’s such a good writer and always manages to spook me!

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Jack Oโ€™ Lanterns and Classic Costumes: A book you always reach for during Halloween time ๐ŸŽƒ

A Monster Calls: Illustrated Paperback by Patrick Ness (Illustrated, 2 Feb  2012) Paperback : Amazon.de: Bรผcher

A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) โžฝ This is one of my favorite books to reread around Halloween as it’s so atmospheric! I have been rereading this book since 2016 and just read it again this October ๐ŸŽƒ I highly recommend getting the illustrated edition as it works together so well with the text to create an eerie, emotional tale. A Monster Calls is about a young boy whose mother has cancer and who gets haunted by a monster that tells him twisty stories. I love this book so much, as it’s so heartbreaking, yet also hopeful and full of complicated relationships. The ending always makes me tear up ๐Ÿฅบ

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Black Cats and Magic Mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic. ๐Ÿˆ

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, 1, Band 1) : Townsend,  Jessica: Amazon.de: Bรผcher

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) โžฝ I read this book back in September for the Magical Readathon and was surprised by how much I loved it! Nevermoor is full of whimsy and magic, which makes it perfect for this prompt! โœจThe story follows young Morrigan Crow who is cursed to die at her 11th birthday but escapes into the magical land of Nevermoor at the last second. The Trials of Morrigan Crow has such a rich, interesting world full of wonder, magical creatures and different abilities. I feel like we’ve only scratched the surface so far and I cannot wait to find out more in the sequel ๐Ÿฅฐ Reading this book made me fell all whimsical and cozy inside, so I’m eager to read more!

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Witchโ€™s Brew: Favorite witch character in any book/series ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Aeduan (The Witchlands) โžฝ IT’S MY BOY!!! I haven’t talked about Aeduan for some while now, but he’s not only one of my favorite book characters but also a powerful Bloodwitchย ๐Ÿ˜ˆ He’s a main POV character in one of my favorite Fantasy series – the Witchlands! The series is about a group of different characters that get caught in an emerging war and the mysteries of their world. Each book centers one of the characters and the third book (whose cover I have chosen) is Aeduan’s book and of course my favorite in the series so far ๐Ÿฅฐ If you love complex fantasy stories with plot twists, great characters and magic, I highly recommend these books!

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Ghouls and Ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad) ๐Ÿ‘ป

Unwind (Unwind Dystology Book 1) (English Edition) eBook : Shusterman, Neal:  Amazon.de: Kindle-Shop

Unwind (Neal Shusterman) โžฝ It was hard to find something for this prompt, but scenes from Unwind still haunt me because they were so gory and unsettling! This is a book series about a dystopian world in which children can be ‘unwound’ aka their body parts harvested, if their parents don’t want them any longer. There’s one scene towards the end where a character’s Unwind process is described in detail and it was SO disturbing, thats scene still haunts me, especially as the person was still conscious for it ๐Ÿ˜ญ I didn’t continue with this series, as I lost interest, but I liked this first book!

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Haunted Graveyard: Youโ€™re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it? ๐Ÿ’•

All Systems Red (Martha Wells) โžฝ I knew that I had to pick The Murderbot Diaries for this one as reading it always cheers me up so much! I especially love the audiobooks as they are so soothing and I see myself rereading them again this year, as they bring me so much comfort โค Murderbot is also my comfort character as I relate to its introversion and preference to escape into fiction! This is a series of sci-fi novellas following the adventures of a human/bot construct that escaped its programming and the powerhungry corporation that owned it. In addition to bringing me comfort, Murderbot would also protect me from any ghosts trying to haunt me ๐Ÿ‘ป

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In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover ๐ŸŒ™

These are some of the black books on my TBR!

  • Even If We Break (Marieke Nijkamp)
  • All Of Us Villains (Foody & Herman)
  • The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin (Kip Wilson) โœจ 2022 release!

  • Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo)
  • Reboot (Amy Tintera)
  • There Will Come a Darkness (Katy Rose Pool)

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What book brings you comfort in a spooky graveyard? Which book has legitimately scared you while you were reading it? ๐Ÿ‘ป

16 thoughts on “What goes bump in the night? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The Spooky Scary Book Tag

    1. I love A Monster Calls so much, it’s even better on a reread ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m SO happy to hear that you love Aeduan and the Witchlands! Iseult is also one of my faves, she’s great ๐Ÿฅฐ Nothing But Blackened Teeth definitely sounds intriguing!

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  1. Love, thank you for tagging me! โค๏ธ I love this tag, it’s perfect for this time of the year. I’ll never get tired of saying how great Rules for Vanishing is! I love it so much, I wish more people would read it & those covers… they’re SO AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. You’re welcome, I’d love to read your answers โค I need more people to read Rules for Vanishing, it’s so great! The new cover is SO spooky and I love how all the covers from Kate Alice Marshall’s books will fit together now ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  2. What a fun tag! I may have to borrow this one since I just started my blog and no one knows me to tag me yet, lol. I’ve never heard of Rules for Vanishing but you 100% made me add it to my TBR! All of us Villains is also on my TBR list ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’d love to read your answers to this Tag ๐Ÿฅฐ I’m so glad to hear that I could get you interested in Rules for Vanishing! It’s so spooky and intriguing! I’m also very excited for All of Us Villains ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Thank you for tagging us, Caro! ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t like Rules for Vanishing as much as you did, but that cover redesign is gorgeous and I feel like it does a much better job of showing the atmopshere / creepiness of the book than the original cover. A Monster Calls is such a fantastic novel – I haven’t reread it in ages, so maybe I should take the time to do that. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. You’re welcome ๐Ÿงก Sorry to hear that Rules for Vanishing didn’t really work for you, the covers are truly fantastically spooky! I highly recommend rereading A Monster Calls, it’s even better the second time around and perfect for the colder weather ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. Thank you, Destiny! Rules for Vanishing is amazing!! I thought it was really spooky (though I read little Horror in general) and I love that it had a mixed-media format with interviews and transcribed video material ๐Ÿฅฐ

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