There I was… looking for another tag to do for this Halloween-themed book tag week when I thought to myself, “Hey, why not do a Supernatural book tag?!” It was a great idea, so I googled it and guess what? I found two. Ha!
But I only did one because it’s kind of long. So, if you’re a fan of the show, tuck in. If not, still tuck in because you could probably get some great book recs from this… or not. Anyway, I highly recommend the show. It’s about two brothers travelling across the U.S. in a car hunting supernatural things, the family business, and dealing with a whole bag of drama along the way, lol.
This Supernatural Book Tag seems to be quite old. I do not know who created it.
The Colt — If you could own a fictional item, what would you choose?
I try not to choose a Harry Potter book these days because it’s become so cliché to do so, but it’s hard not to for questions like this. I mean, who wouldn’t want a wand? You can do anything with it.
The Impala — If you could own a fictional vehicle what would you choose?
that car from Fast & Furious
The Impala got me stuck on cars and one I’ve always admired was Dominic Toretto’s car from the first Fast & Furious movie. It looks so tough and sexy. I love it. I know nothing about cars, so I have no idea what the make and model is and I don’t feel like looking it up. I assume it’s an impala too.
Crowley — A villain you love to hate
Well, Crowley is actually one of my favorite characters in the show, so I instead chose a villain I like and that’s Cersei from GRRM’s A Song of Ice & Fire. She’s one of my favorite characters in those books too. I just love that she goes hard for what she wants, loves and cares for her kids, but is ruthless and don’t want a man to lord over her. (I only made it to about a quarter through A Dance With Dragons, so I have no idea if she changes by the end of that book.)
Sam & Dean — Two characters from different books that’d make a perfect team to fight with
Durzo Blint from the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Joscelin from Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
They probably wouldn’t work well together actually, but my mind got stuck on Durzo and Josceline and I refuse to change my answer.
If you’re wondering, both are fantasy novels. The Night Angel trilogy begins with The Way of Shadows, which is about a street urchin who becomes an apprentice to the most notorious assassin in his city. And Kushiel’s Dart is… I have no idea how to quickly describe it. Umm… it’s set in a world similar to ours in a country of people who are supposedly descended from angels. In this country are pleasure houses dedicated to different types of pleasure (pain, levity, wealth, perfection, etc.). The protagonist, Phedre, gains pleasure from pain and is used to spy on those high in government to help her patron discover who helped to kill his love…?
Anyway, I enjoyed both and recommend them.
Dean & Cas — Two characters from different books that’d make a perfect couple
I have no damn idea. But here are two characters who remind me of each other:
Cazaril from The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fitz from the Tawney Man trilogy by Robin Hobb
I started rereading The Curse of Chalion via audiobook after mentioning it in the Spoopy Memes Book Tag, Pt. 2 post. It’s one of my favorite fantasy stories and now that I’m listening to it, the protagonist, Cazaril, reminds me a lot of Fitz from the Tawney Man trilogy.
Both books are fantasy stories about men who say they want peace and solitude after years of adventures and extreme experiences, but instead they get caught up in all sorts of political machinations.
Bobby — Your favourite fictional mentor-figure
I honestly could not think of a fictional mentor I liked more than Bobby. Maybe if I’d given myself more time I would have, but I was rushing to finish this tag so that I can eat dinner and my hungry stomach said Bobby because he tells Dean and Sam straight up what’s up and isn’t afraid to call them dumbasses — idjits — when they’re doing shit.
(Aww, now I want to watch Supernatural. Bobby is one of my fav characters too.)
Angel Tablet — One of the best books you’ve ever read
Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
It’s a historical fiction novel described as “Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan,” and it’s exactly that. The story is about how the curse has affected members of the family over the years, and it’s SO good and SO well written. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Demon Tablet — One of the worst books you’ve ever read
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos
I gave it 1 star and that’s because I liked the art. I didn’t like the story at all. It’s set in the Marvel universe and is about a Black girl who’s a super genius who befriends a dinosaur that has time travelled to the present to protect an orb from prehistoric savages. I wasn’t feeling it at all.
Shapeshifters — A book with a much better cover in a different country
Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I was eager for this book to be published but have yet to read it. I will one of these days. Anyway, I much prefer the U.K. cover and if I hadn’t already gotten the book, I would have tried to get the U.K. one with the cool design on the page edges.
Hunters — A character you would love to hunt
I think a better category for the hunters from Supernatural is to name a character who’s a great hunter (because I don’t want to hunt anyone) and for that I’d go with…
al’Lan Mandragoran from the Wheel of Time books
I mean, the dude is supposedly a great tracker and hunter and fighter and all that although Nynaeve was able to follow the group for a bit in the first book — ostensibly because she’s a great tracker too and is able to follow someone who leaves no tracks behind. Mmmhmm… I don’t believe all that but all the same… Lan.
Chuck/the Author — A book in which you guessed the plot twist
Blue Monday by Nicci French
This is a psychological thriller/mystery by a husband and wife team that goes by Nicci French. It’s about a psychotherapist called Frieda Klien who’s helping out with a child abduction case and realizes that one of her clients may be connected to it. The story is slow-paced but interesting; however, I saw the plot twist coming as the story drew closer to its end. I recommend it, though. It was good.
Castiel’s trenchcoat — A book that looks much better without its dustjacket
Circe by Madeline Miller
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
These two look great with their dustjackets on and off. Check them out:
Carry on My Wayward Son — Put your playlist on shuffle and play the first song. For which book is this song the perfect soundtrack?
Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 1: Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie
I didn’t do the whole shuffle thing. I just went with the music mood I’m currently in, which is club/dance beats and mixes. I think such music goes well with the WicDiv comic book series. It’s a fantasy story about gods that are reincarnated as pop stars. The story is interesting and the illustrations are fantastic!
Charlie — Your ultimate fangirl/fanboy moment
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Probably when I met Marlon James shortly after his historical fiction novel on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley came out. He’s one of my favorite authors and I was meeting him for the first time so I was nervous and really excited — and also had a migraine because it was a LONG day. I’d gone ziplining and did some other stuff earlier. I was so exhausted when I met him, lol!
Marry/Kiss/Push off a cliff — Sam, Dean, Castiel
Lol! Oh my gosh. What a tough one. Umm…
Marry Castiel — He’s probably the easiest one to get along with for a marriage to work.
Kiss Dean — Wooo! I might have a little crush on him although he’s an ass most times.
Push Sam off the cliff — Lol!
AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS ENTRY IN MY BOOK TAG WEEK SERIES LEADING UP TO HALLOWEEN!
Consider yourself tagged if you want to do it too.
(And if you’re looking for book tags to do, here’s a long list of ones I’ve done so far.)