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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!
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”