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Spooky season is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. In the spirit of fall and Halloween, I thought I’d do a fall-themed tag. It was created by Madi of The Book Pusher on YouTube.
Break out the pumpkin spice and skeletons! It’s time to get spooky!
Pumpkin Spice Latte: A book everyone likes to shit on but is delicious
A lot of people hated this finale, but I really enjoyed it. I thought it was well foreshadowed and executed. It’s clever and bittersweet. But there’s no accounting for taste, I guess.
Fall is My Favorite Season: A cliché you can’t get enough of
Two characters who are definitely not into each other get a hotel room and— uh oh!— there’s only one bed! Whatever will happen next?
Sweater Weather in the AM and T-Shirt Weather by the Time You Get Out of Work/School: A book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end
I’d thought this book took place after The Dark Artifices and would be a new adventure bridging the gap between TDA and The Wicked Powers. Color me surprised when I realized the story took place during City of Fallen Angels and has no stakes whatsoever. It wasn’t a bad book and was certainly worth reading, but I was expecting something more.
Spoops: Spooky books on your TBR
Monstress Volumes 1-3 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig, Apt Pupil by Stephen King, The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco, and The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
Tarot Reading: A five-star prediction
This book sounds so deliciously dark. It’ll be violent and vicious and I’m starved for it. Everything about Ninth House is right up my alley.
Sephora Sage & Crystal Set: A book that means well but missed the mark by a landslide
This book aims to be a YA horror modeled after Annihilation and Lord of the Flies, but is instead a mediocre imitation. It completely misunderstands what was good about those books. I was hoping for something akin to Sawkill Girls, but it wasn’t even that. Even the F/F romance I was excited for was a letdown. I get why Sapphics cling to this book, but it doesn’t live up to the hype.
Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Try your own hand at this tag and ping me back so I can see! Or, just tell me your answers in the comments!