It book tag time!! 😀
I plan to do a bunch of Halloween- and fall-inspired book tags leading up to the big holiday. I’m kicking it off with the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag Extension, which was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. He created the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag, which I completed last year, and added this extension this year in case anyone wants to add more creatures (and prompts) to the list.
I was tagged by Kelsey at There’s Something About KM.
an underrated book that many may not know about
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic Collection, Vol. 1 ed. by Hope Nicholson
I recently reviewed this comic book collection, so it immediately came to mind. I do not see it mentioned often by bloggers or vloggers, but it’s a good one to get and read. It’s an anthology of comics by and about indigenous people in North America. The variety of stories have a little something that will appeal to everyone. In my review, I discussed the ones that stood out to me.
a character who is mischievous
Mark the vampire
Actually, we don’t get much about Mark in Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew except that he’s not in Lindi’s, a gorgon, band. But from what we do get of him, I assume that he’s quite mischievous. Moonstruck is a comic book series by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle and Kate Leth with colors by Caitlin Quirk.
It’s a queer fantasy comic about a werewolf’s blossoming relationship with a new girlfriend that’s interrupted by a magician who’s preying on the college kids to steal their supernatural-ness. The plot is hard to describe because it’s hard to pin down, which is one of my problems with the story. However, I love the art and will most likely be tempted to get the next volume just because of the art.
Will o’ the Wisp
a book with an unexpected twist
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
I don’t know about everyone else who’s read this, but the end, or rather Ana’s big decision, was unexpected.
Dominicana is a historical fiction novel about a girl living in the countryside of Dominican Republic who marries young and immigrates to the U.S. (to New York City) to pave a better future for her family. I enjoyed it and, yea, the end was unexpected.
a book or character that left you with rage
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Rage is a strong word, but I was upset and a little angry at how this book ended — for what happened to my favorite character. The Good Luck Girls is a YA fantasy novel about five girls who escape a brothel and try to finance their way to freedom from such harsh living by becoming highway robbers of the men who’d mistreat them. Umm… it’s that, more or less. I enjoyed the story despite its faults and the end that pissed me off.
a book that gave you temporary or permanent fears
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
I don’t have a fear, but after reading this book, I never look at large department stores, ESPECIALLY Ikea, the same again. I just can’t. It makes me laugh at myself but also wonder if such creepiness could actually take place at such stores. Horrorstör is a horror novel about a young woman who has to work overnight at a department store that closely resembles Ikea. The story has some light moments that prevents it from being too scary, which I appreciated. It’s kinda funny in some spots.