Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Fictional Creatures of the Night (Part 2)

20221025 Halloween

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Hi everyone, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday post! Today’s post is a Halloween freebie, which is my favorite kind of freebie as I LOVE all things Halloween. For today’s post, I wanted to revamp an old post I did back in 2017 (inspired by the Creatures of the Night book tag by Katytastic) on my favorite fictional creatures of the night. It’s been a while since 2017, so surely I can update this one by now. Here we go!


The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

Bones and Mencheres and Spade and Vlad and Ian…
I only recently discovered this older series and I am in love with the vampire lore in it!

“Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand.”

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The Green Creek series by TJ Klune

The pack
I’ll never love another werewolf pack as much as I love this one.

“I googled “what to do when your future werewolf mate / boyfriend / best friend courts you and brings you a dead rabbit.”
First, there was a lot of porn. Then I found a recipe for Maltese rabbit stew. It was delicious. The stew, not the porn. The porn was weird.”

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The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

The creatures in this story are called drudges, but they have a lot in common with zombies, so that counts, right?

“I’m an undertaker, or, at least, I have been for the past few months. I salt bodies and wrap them in sailcloth and sing the incantations over them. I build boats for the dead and send them where they need to go. I love what I do, helping souls find rest in the House of the Unknown God, and comforting the living in the process.”

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Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

The award for the ghost with the most emotional journey and character development goes to Wallace for sure!

“It’s never enough, is it? Time. We always think we have so much of it, but when it really counts, we don’t have enough at all.”

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Nathaniel Thorn
Sassy sorcerers for the win!

“Why are you looking at me like that?” he inquired.
“You used a demonic incantation to pack my stockings!”
He raised an eyebrow. “You’re right, that doesn’t sound like something a proper evil sorcerer would do. Next time, I won’t fold them.”

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The Plated Prisoner series by Raven Kennedy

Commander Rip
I still need to read the latest book, but Rip has my heart.

“You’re not the villain in my story.”
“I am,” he says without remorse, his sharp jaw tight with tension. “But I’ll be the villain for you. Not to you.”

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The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie

Because OF COURSE <3

“Most people couldn’t have ignored a demon sharing the library with them, but most people didn’t love books as much as I did.”

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The Heart Hassle series by Raven Kennedy

The angels and cupids
Ehh, this may be bit of a stretch, but there are angels in this series. And cupids, which are way more fun.

“Ugh. I’m just not made for jail. I’m pink, for crying out loud”

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The Aurora Cycle by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Finian, mostly
Because of course I love the sassy alien the most…

“It’s the very great fortune of everything else in the Galaxy that Ultrasaurs are now almost extinct, but in the unlikely event of an encounter, traditional wisdom dictates dying quickly as the best course of action.”

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Superpowered human


Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor and the others
Come on, this is a classic when it comes to stories about superpowered humans.

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”

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Tell Me:
What are some of your favorite creatures of the night?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I’m currently reading The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy and I definitely think drudges count as zombies. Great take on the theme 🙂
    My Halloween-themed TTT

    1. Thanks, hope you’re enjoying The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy!

  2. Werewolfs with Mercedes Thompson and the Green Creek series have been some big favorites in recent years.

    1. The Green Creek series definitely owns my heart this year. I still need to read the Mercedes Thompson books, but they’re on top of my list!

  3. Ghosts and perhaps the superpower humans for me – not the rest!!

    I still want to read Under the Whispering Door.

    Have a fun Halloween!

    Elza Reads

    1. Oh if you love ghosts, then I definitely think you’ll like Under the Whispering Door! Happy Halloween!

  4. Ooh yes, aliens and superpowered humans 😍 I loved these books! I still need to read Hart and Mercy but I’m looking forward to it. Same goes for the Plated Prisoner series! Great list 🙂

    1. Thanks Dini! Hope you’ll love Hart and Mercy and the Plated Prisoner series!

  5. Vampires and ghosts seem to be the things I gravitate towards the most!

    1. They’re definitely two of my favorite creatures as well!

  6. Cool list! I need to read more “creature” books. The monsters in my books usually turn out to be human.

    1. Oh, humans can definitely be the creepiest of them all!

  7. Poinsettia says:

    I love a good vampire or werewolf story! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Me too, they can be so good!

  8. I love how you made categories.

    1. Thanks, it was a fun post!

      1. You’re welcome!

  9. I love ghost stories.

    Zombies are cool, too, but they really scare me. So I have to watch zombie stuff with a few fingers covering my eyes and in broad daylight. LOL.

    My post:

    1. Oh I’m definitely the same with zombies! Any spooky stuff really, broad daylight is the only way to go haha 🙂

  10. Ughhhh Zylas. Did you see him in Webtoon comic? DROOLWORTHY!


  11. I love a good werewolf story, and the fae too. I like my fae stories a little on the darker side but not TOO dark lol.

    1. I’m a big scaredy cat so I definitely don’t want too dark either haha 🙂

  12. Zombies and aliens don’t do much for me but big yes to vampires and werewolves!

    1. I definitely read WAAY less stories with zombies and aliens in them too! Vampires and werewolves, on the other hand… I’ll never get enough 🙂

  13. A great list! I might have to do this tag for next year!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    My post:

    1. Thanks! I look forward to seeing your answers for this one already 🙂

  14. masterspj says:

    A great list! I don’t think I’ve read many books that could help me with this tag. But off the top of my head, I know I’ve read books with angels, ghosts, vampires, and the grim reaper.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Oh, the grim reaper is another good one!

  15. I love what you did here with the scary creatures and then the book examples.

    1. Thanks! 🙂

  16. Such a cool take on the prompt this week! The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy is on my radar. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll love The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy if you decide to pick it up!

  17. I love Vicious, one of my favourite books! Great take on this week’s prompt 🙂
    My TTT:

    1. Vicious is amazing indeed! Thanks!

      1. 🙂

  18. What an interesting list. Witches, ghosts, and fairy would make my list. I’m okay with the occasional demon. Vampires with a sense of humor are my favorite.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

    1. Vampires with a sense of humor are the best!

  19. Such a fun list and a great selection of books too!

    1. Thanks!

  20. This is a great post! I am in the middle of Wolfsong right now. It’s a buddy read but it’s been going slow bc Oct has been crazy busy for us all. I love so many of these books though!

    1. Oh I hope you’re enjoying Wolfsong, it’s one of my faves!

      1. About 65% and it’s so good so far!

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