Happy Halloween bookish friends! 🎃✨
It is the GREATEST day of the year and I’m here to bring you a spooktacular post. Today I’m teaming up with Penguin Young Readers and participating in the Wicked Reads Campaign! Penguin asked me to pick a candy and a date, the rest would be a surprise. A few days later a goodie bag filled with a book, candy, trick or treat bag, and a super cute pop socket showed up on my doorstep!
My surprise book that I received was:
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond
In order to keep the Halloween spirit going I’m going to be pairing up some MG & YA books with the classic monsters we’ve come to grow and love…or fear, because I’m still terrified of a few of these on the list.
Let’s dive in!
A book that was more than what meets the eye
- Much like Frankenstein being more than what meets the eye and actually being a lonely and emotional creature, Wildcard left me stunned. I never in a million years would have imagined Wildcard turning in the story it did. Even though the plot from book one to book two did a MAJOR 180 I loved every second of the secrets and the story that unraveled Wildcard. You can check out my review HERE.
A book that sucked the life out of you
- It’s only fitting that I keep this vampire related. Now, while you may think the “sucked the life out of you” is a bad thing, this is in fact quite the opposite. My Twilight obsession literally sucked the life out of me, so much so, that my priorities were basically eat, sleep, Edward Cullen. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t come out of my bedroom for a week while I binged the series over and over again. Seriously, I played hooky from school for Edward, that’s when you know.
A book you loved so much you want to keep it under wraps
- The Westing Game was one of my first introductions to mystery novels with lots of twists and turns as a child. I used to reread this book over and over again when I was younger and it’s probably what started my love for murder mystery novels and books with tons of plot twists. Plus, the ending was mindblowing for me as a child and I never saw it coming. Even though this book is considered a classic it still holds a special place in my heart that I want to keep all to myself.
A book that still haunts you years later
- I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, this book TRAUMATIZED me as a child. Does anyone remember the story of the spider eggs laid in a girls cheek, or the horrifying ribbon around the neck story? I will never get over those stories. Not to mention how terrifying the illustrations were!
A book that just won’t stay dead
- Staying dead takes on a whole different meaning for me. A lot of people seem to enjoy rereads, I, on the other hand, do not enjoy rereading books. I read a book once and then that’s usually it. There are only two exceptions I make for rereads. The first, are the Harry Potter books (see my next answer). The second, is Looking for Alaska, which is my favorite book ever. Looking for Alaska is a book that pretty much came into my life during a very dark time and saved me from a pit I was spiraling into. It’s a book that I still go back to on my hard days and cry like a baby over. My love for that book is infinite and I reread it probably about twice a year. So it’s safe to say this is a book that will never die in my heart and I would never want it to either.
A book that slayed you
- I can’t forget the books that made me the reader I am today. I simply can’t do it. The Harry Potter books were everything I could have ever needed and then some. I’m pretty sure I would be content with reading only these books for the rest of my life (okay, probably not but you get the point). Not to mention anytime I do a reread of the series these books literally SLAY me with all the little details in the first few books that turn out to be game changers come book seven. It never ceases to amaze me!
A book that is a spooky good time
- Okay, okay, while I will admit that the Sanderson Sisters are not techinally considered “classic monsters”, I do need to pay homage to my favorite witches on Halloween. Plus, I’m a 90’s baby so it’s pretty much guaranteed that Hocus Pocus is a top 5 favorite movie of mine. Anyway, City of Ghosts was a book I read earlier in the year and had ALL the spooky vibes but was a genuinely enjoyable read as well. You can check out my review HERE.
Thank you so much to Penguin Young Readers for including me in this blog tour, it’s been a blast!
Stay spooky my friends!
Until next time,