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.