Just a day left before Halloween, so here I am with the Halloween Book Covers Tag. I’ve seen it going around on several blogs and had to jump in on the fun too, especially for this themed book tag week.
The tag was created by Kristen at Metaphors & Moonlight. And the intention is to just find a book cover that matches each category. I love a great cover, so I’m happy to do this tag.
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
It’s the 11th Discworld novel and the second one in the Death subseries. I haven’t read it yet, but my plan is to start on these after finishing the Witches subseries.
The Discworld series is a fantasy series that takes place in a flat world called Discworld that floats through space. It’s held up by four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle.
Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks
It’s a YA graphic novel and that’s all I know about it.
Lady Killer, Vol. 1 by Joëlle Jones (illus.) and Jamie S. Rich
It’s a historical fiction comic book about a 1950s housewife who freelances as an assassin. It’s pretty good and has some humor in it. The cover shows the protagonist mopping up a gory scene.
spiders, bats, or other creepy creatures
The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith (illus.)
This was the only book to come to mind. Bickford-Smith’s books are so beautifully designed.
The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe (ed.)
What’s more witchy than this cover?
severed body part
Lost Boy by Christina Henry
I have yet to read any of Henry’s books, but I think I’ll be a fan. I believe Lost Boy is about Captain Hook’s (from Peter Pan) boyhood/how he got to know Peter Pan.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
A paranormal, historical fiction novel about the past U.S. president’s days as a vampire hunter. I really liked the story and that it’s written to make Lincoln’s unique profession seem plausible.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
I couldn’t think of anything else. The Monstrumologist is one of my favorite books. It’s a YA paranormal, historical fiction novel about a boy who’s an assistant to a monstrumologist — a scientist who studies monsters. It’s the first novel in a four-book series, and it’s amazing. I highly recommend it.
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez
It’s a horror comic book about a family that moves to New England after a tragic event to take up residence at a very interesting, seemingly spooky mansion. I liked the story and the illustrations. I need to continue with the series.
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
I know nothing about it, but I know a lot of people like this book. I think it’s sci-fi…?
classic monster (vampire, werewolf, Frankenstein’s monster, etc.)
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Gris Grimly (illus.), adapted from Mary Shelley’s original
I’ve had a copy of this book for years but have yet to read it. I’ll get to it one day, but so far, I just love looking at the cover, lol.
Hansel and Gretel by the Grimm Brothers, illus. by Matteo Gaule, transl. by Sallyanne Delvino
This is such a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book with cut-outs.
someone in a costume or mask
Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty by Kahran & Regis Bethencourt
I love the work of this husband and wife photography team. They often take photos of kids dressed up in the most amazing costumes! Their book, Glory, was recently published.
orange and black
Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro
I really enjoyed this middle grade novel, which can be categorized as fantasy or horror. It’s about a girl who goes with her father and brother to stay at an odd house so that her father can fix the clock there, but weird things start happening at the house and in the woods surrounding it. It was such a fun read, and I’d like to read the next book.
The Vivisector by Patrick White
One of the creepiest book covers I’ve EVER seen. If you want to see more creepy covers, check out this LitHub post.
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.)