Blogtober Day Ten: Bookish Monsters

Hey, lovelies! Last year I did a bookish monsters post and I had a lot of fun thinking about the terrifying beasts I’d read about (read it here!) so I thought I would do it again this year. Since I did it last year, I’m only going to be talking about bookish monsters I read about in 2020 (with maybe one or two from November and December of last year.)

Reverie by Ryan La Sala
I read this at the very beginning of 2020 and I still get the creeps thinking about the freaky spider things that Kane runs into at the start of the story.

The Never Tilting World by Ron Chupeco
The are so many monsters in this book. They’re all terrifying and our two main ladies are infiinately braver than me. Despite the scary monsters, I loved this book and you should go read it right now before the final book comes out.

The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
This is in the synopsis for this book so I don’t think it’s a spoiler. Also, it’s more aliens than monsters, but I think it still counts. The aliens this crew meets on Europa are completely terrifyiing and I never want to travel to a potentially inhabited planet.

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
So. Many. Demons. Hard pass.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
The vampire is less scary and more disgusting.

Dune by Frank Herbert
The worms are a hard no from me. The fact that some people on this planet figured out to ride them is just too much for me.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Parvaneh the div and the other (I can’t find his name anywhere and I listened to the audio) who is some sort of snake-like monster? They’re both terrifying but also like, sort of attractive.

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
Literally everything that isn’t a person is absolutely terrifying in this story. There are guardians who I think were supposed to be nice, but they still sounded scary. Also, if you let your guilt fester it will literally turn into a creature and that is my worst nightmare.

Here are some of the monsters that I’ve read about (and have haunted me a bit) so far in 2020. There were definitely more, but I couldn’t remember or find their names, so I didn’t include them. What bookish monsters do you love or hate that you’ve read about?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Twenty-Five: Bookish Monsters


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.