The Spooky Scary Book Tag

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be participating in The Spooky Scary Book Tag, which I recently found on I’m All Booked Up YA‘s blog. This tag was created by Shelby Masako.

What Goes Bump in the Night

Name a book that legitimately scared you while reading it

I can’t think of a book that’s completely scared me whilst reading it – but I think the closest any book has come would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder is one of my favourite series of all time and I loved the darker direction the finale took. There were definitely some actions in there that shocked me, and I was very scared for Pip!

Jack-o’-Lanterns & Classic Costumes

A book you always reach for during Halloween time

I don’t think there’s a book I always reach for during Halloween… But I do often find myself gravitating towards Karen M. McManus’ books! This year’s pick will be Nothing More To Tell, which only released last month. I’m super excited to get into it – here’s to hoping it’s just as good as her other books!

Black Cats & Magic Mirrors

A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic

I actually really love the magic in Benjamin J. Ryan’s Beckoning Of The Gate! He was kind enough to send me a copy at the start of the year and I ended up really enjoying it – in fact, it was that book which got me reading more fantasy! This was the first (and I think only) book I’d read which featured the fae and I found learning about the different seelie and unseelie fascinating. One thing’s for sure: the world-building was superb!

Witch’s Brew

Favorite witch character in any book/series

I didn’t want to pick Harry Potter for this as I know there’s so many other amazing, less talked about books which feature witches – but I realised whilst writing this that I haven’t read any of them! With that being said, my favourite witch would be Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I think she’s incredibly talented and I love her spirit (in the books, that is – we don’t talk about the movies…)!

Ghouls & Ghosts

A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)

I am going to have to go with Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy. I think by now if you’re a regular reader you’ll know how much I despised this book. It just didn’t work for me – I went in looking for a deadly, twisty mystery with lots of action and what I got was a cheesy romance with a couple of deaths in the mix. The main character was so stupid and don’t even get me started on the twist. With that being said, I think most of the reason I didn’t enjoy this was the marketing – I think it was really misleading but there could be the audience for this out there somewhere.

Haunted Graveyard

You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard; you get one book to give you comfort. Which is it?

I think To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han will always be a comfort series for me. I remember reading them for the first time years ago and absolutely falling in love with Lara Jean’s world. When I read them again a couple of years later, I remember getting all those old feelings back tenfold, as parts of her journey were really relatable and relevant to what I was currently going through. Overall, this is just a really nostalgic series for me!

The Undead

Favorite supernatural creatures to read about

I actually really love reading books about sirens and mermaids! When I read To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo I absolutely adored it and it made me desperate for similar books. I just find reading about them so interesting, and I love the ocean setting! However, they can be very hit or miss for me – for example I didn’t particularly enjoy Natasha Bowen’s Skin Of The Sea.

In the Dead of Night 

pick a book with a black cover

I don’t think I can talk about scary books without mentioning The Island by C.L. Taylor! I absolutely love this book, it was one of my favourites last year and – if thrillers are your kind of thing – I think everyone should read it. I know I’ll definitely be rereading it in the future!

Have you read any of these? Will you be participating in this book tag? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed this post!


12 thoughts on “The Spooky Scary Book Tag

  1. I chuckled when I read you called the main character in ‘Last One To Die’ stupid 😂 I think we’d make good friends in real life. Just telling it like it is. I loooooved To All The Boys I’ve Loved series. Beautiful and easy 💛

    Jeannie x


  2. Oh what a fun book tag! I’m currently reading It by Stephen King, but I don’t know if I’ll even be able to finish it before Halloween! It’s a huge book!


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