I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).
October 18 topic:
Plagued by Ghosts
A character who IS a ghost or can see and/or interact with the spiritual realm.
erm…can’t say; it’s a spoiler
My choice is a character from the Raven Boys books by Maggie Stiefvater, a YA paranormal series about a group of teenagers searching for a dead Welsh king in Virginia. One of the characters is a ghost but stating who it is will majorly spoil the story for those who plan to read the first book. I was surprised when I learned the person is a ghost… well, not too surprised because there were clues I picked up on, but I was surprised that my suspicions where right.
October 25 topic:
A Character Who’d Fit in on All Hallow’s Night
Everyone is out and about in all manner of costume… What character would fit in so well no one would realize they aren’t in costume…?!
I’ve never read Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, but from what I’ve heard, I think Frankenstein’s monster would blend in well at a Halloween party. No one would know he’s not in costume. I tried once to read the book but was bored by it. I plan to try again though reading the classic Dracula now doesn’t give me much hope that I’ll be entertained or like the story. I anticipate being bored again.
Mash up character type:
A Halloween Ghost
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
the Gryffindor house ghost
It was difficult to mash these topics together but I did it and it led me to Sir Nicholas, who threw a Death Day party in book one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on Halloween, so I consider him a Halloween ghost.
10 thoughts on “I Heart Characters! #12: Halloween Ghost”
hehe nice one with raven boys 😉
…and I realized that I didn’t even think of Blue for it. Smh.
Hey Zezee! GAHHH I just love your mashup every time I read it, such a fun idea… and of course, a perfect pick!! The Raven Boys sure does surprise, doesn’t it?! I remember thinking that they read as 30 year olds rather than teenagers but other than that such a fun, fun series. Perfect for this time of year. I tried to read Frankenstein too and was bored as well… I do love the cover you found… he would be flocked with fans soon enough, nothing like the real frankenstein’s monster!! 🎃
Thanks Dani! 😀 Yea, the characters in the Raven Boys did seem older than their years. I also felt the same about the characters in City of Bone by Cassandra Clare.
Oooh, The Raven Boys, I loved those books. I should probably reread them at some point!
I’d love to do the same now that I know the end.
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I must be the last person on earth to read The Raven Boys! Now that I know there’s a ghost I’m even more anxious to read it😁
Yea, def try it out.