Hi, lovelies! Today I want to talk about the things that go bump in between pages. Bookish monsters are all too fitting for Blogtober. I have a few off the top of my head, but the rest will come through scouring my shelves. Let’s see what I can come up with.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The monsters that are in this book are horrifying. They’re sentient and vicious. I certainly wouldn’t want to meet any of them on a dark street.
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
The beast in this story is way more beastly than any other I’ve read before. He’s actually pretty scary.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Name pretty much any character and they qualify for this list.
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Same as above. Pretty much any and all of the freaky creatures in Area X belong on this list. They’re all horrifying.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
This series has so many different mythological monsters, but it all starts with the Minotaur. Some are more frightening than others, but I certainly wouldn’t want to meet any of them.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Emim (or Buzzers) were hard to picture but no less terrifying because of that. As much as I enjoyed this world, I don’t want to visit is solely because of these creatures.
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
This second book is full of monsters. Specifically, Keot and Holothour. They are both creatures created from ‘The Missing’ which I’m hoping to learn more about in his next series. Keot feeds on violence, but he provides a bit of humor. Holothour, on the other hand, is horrifically terrifying.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I’m using the first book, but I’m really talking about the whole series. The demons are frightening and I’d like to stay as far away from them as possible.
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Ek and Do, the hell hounds. No thanks. Hell hounds of any culture sound terrifying.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Though the dark, big bad, first appears in another book I’m going with this one because it’s in it the most. Imagine having your body taken over to murder people? Horrifying.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
The sirens are cool as shit in this story, but the mermaids are quite alarming. Vicious and cruel, a creature I never want to meet.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The daeva in this series are supposed to be scary. But the way that Tea handles them makes me equally awed and afraid of them.
These are just some of the monsters that stand out in my mind. I’m sure I forgot some. Who are your favorite monsters? Comment and let me know!
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.