Happy Halloween! We absolutely love this holiday and had to post something related to it. Last week we found Witty and Sarcastic Book Club’s Universal Monsters Book Tag and knew we wanted to participate. How are you celebrating Halloween? Let us know in the comments!
1. Dracula – a book with a charismatic villain:
City of Glass is third book in The Mortal Instruments series and it’s when we get introduced to the mysterious Sebastian Morgenstern. When we first meet Sebastian, he’s very charming and even spends a day with Clary. A lot of people trust him before finding out who he really is and what his goals are.
2. The Invisible Man – a book that has more going on than meets the eye:
Looking for Alaska starts out as a book about teen angst, but it’s much more than that. Alaska Young is a complex character who struggles with her mental health. The story is divided into two parts: before and after. What happens in between is a tragedy. The reader will never know if it was an accident or on purpose.
3. Wolfman – a complicated character:
Amber Prescott is an unreliable narrator. In All Your Twisted Secrets, a group of students are invited to to a scholarship awards dinner. But it’s really a trap. Once they all arrive, a timer starts. They have an hour to pick someone to doi or they all die. We picked Amber as the complicated character because the reader can’t trust anything that she says.
4. Frankenstein- a book with a misunderstood character:
Poor Stella Steckler. She’s a misunderstood character in the YA thriller They’ll Never Catch Us. Everyone at her school treats her poorly and she’s even accused of murder… Stella doesn’t deserve all of the hate she experienced.
5. The Bride of Frankenstein – a sequel you enjoyed more than the first book:
We liked Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, the second book in the Gallagher Girl series, more than the first. The reason is because the mystery aspects of the plot really start in the second book, which paves a path for the rest of the series. Also, we get introduced to Zach Goode, who is one of the best YA book boyfriends.
6. Creature from the Black Lagoon – an incredibly unique book:
We posted our review for Wait for Me last week. We’ve never read a YA thriller about reincarnation before. Shepard asks her readers to be openminded when reading about Casey’s life and we’re glad we were. This fast-paced story is difficult to put down and unlike anything we’ve seen before.
7. The Mummy – a book that wraps up nicely:
Bad Blood is the fourth and final instalment in The Naturals series. Barnes wrapped up everything nicely so we didn’t have to question what was next for this group. But be warned, Bad Blood is one of the darkest books we’ve read in YA. Some of the things Cassie has to do are not for the faint of heart.