I don’t really make book tags because creativity and I are often on the outs, but I thought a book tag revolving around classic movie monsters could be fun, so I’m giving it a go!
Dracula- a book with a charismatic villain:
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. I defy you to think of a more likable villain. Lestat is a vicious killer…but he’s also incredibly charismatic.
The Invisible Man: A book that has more going on than meets the eye-
The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton has layers upon layers to peel back before getting to the heart of the mystery. It’s fantastic and one of the best books I’ve read.
Wolf-Man: A complicated character-
The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman has Raistlin, one of the most flawed and multifaceted characters I’ve ever had the extreme pleasure to read.
Frankenstein: A book with a misunderstood character-
The Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake contains several misunderstood characters, but the one that immediately came to mind is Katharine. Incidentally, she’s also my favorite.
The Bride of Frankenstein: A sequel you enjoyed more than the first book
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters is a fantastic sequel. I love the first Amelia Peabody book (The Crocodile on the Sandbank), but this book jumps right into things without needing to concentrate as much on character introductions, which is nice.
Creature from the Black Lagoon: An incredibly unique book-
Universe Awakening (Redux Edition) by D. Ellis Overttun is one of the most creative and unique books I’ve read in recent memory.
The Mummy: A book that wraps up nicely (see what I did there?)-
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. The ending of the book, like the rest of it, was pretty darn perfect.
I’m not tagging anyone, but please feel free to do your own and link me so I can see your answers. Happy Halloween!