10 Fictional Monsters

Halloween means my birthday and this year I’ve been majorly spoilt, with many treats, including a trip to a Harry Potter filming location (eek!). But it also means spooky like posts so here’s an appropriate Top Ten Tuesday.

It’s a Halloween freebee this week and I’ve chosen to describe ten freaky monsters from books I’ve really enjoyed.

1. Abdals from Rebel of the Sands

Scary clay men who annihilate people with one touch, turning them to dust? Sounds pretty spooky to me.

2. Basalisk from Harry Potter

This creature scared me tonnes in the movie, although I think Aragog gave a few people nightmares too. The Chamber of Secrets is basically a horror film.

3. Nailiah from Children of Blood and Bone

A nice friendly saber toothed lioness that could tear people apart. Yep, seems pretty monsterous.

4. Ridderack from Throne of Glass

I found this creature very terrifying. The gangly description it’s sinister killing methods of fully grown men. Definitely gave me the chills when it was in that underground tomb.

5. Scapegrace the Zombie from Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery is full of scary things. With heaps of ghouls to pick from I felt Scapegrace and Thrasher deserved a shout out. They were side splitting hilarious and pretty scary in their own way I suppose.

6. Neamen Lion from Percy Jackson

Again, PJO is abundant with beasts but the Neamen Lion was the first (I think?) monster Percy faced since being a hero. I remember he fed it gross NASA food in a museum which was hilarious.

7. Greivers from The Maze Runner

I really struggled to picture these from the books, although the film’s helped somewhat. They were creepy, bug like (?) and very monsterous.

8. Enim from The Bone Season

Another flesh eating beast prowling around a settlement, the Enim are the all terrifying beasts that roam the forests of Oxford.

9. Mutations from The Hunger Games

I think this is what they’re called, I’m talking about those horrendous wolf things that attack Katniss and friends at the end of the first book.

10. Dream Monsters in The Raven Boys

I don’t know if they’re ever named but Ronan dreams up some terrifying mask wearing ghouls that attack him and Adam in the dead of night. Then they destroy Ganseys beloved car, it’s all very dramatic.

Lets Compare Notes

So there you have it! Ten Spooky Halloween fictional monsters! Do you agree with my monsters? Did I misremember any of them? Got any more? What was the topic of your spooky list, if you made one? Feel free to drop a link or comment!

Would you Rather…? The Spooky Edition Tag

Thank you Norrie for tagging me in this spooky Halloween would you rather tag!

๐ŸŽƒ Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?

I think magic and all that counts as supernatural and since fantasy is sort of my jam then this one is easy.

๐ŸŽƒ Ghosts or Zombies?

Ghosts! I’ve read so many cool ghosts and they’re always happy and friendly. Who wouldn’t want to meet Casper?! ๐Ÿ‘ป

๐ŸŽƒ Vampires or Werewolves?

I would have to go Werewolves because Lupin was pretty cool. But I’m not a massive fan of either.

๐ŸŽƒ Witches or Monsters

This wasn’t originally monsters but they needed a shout out. Best villains ever.

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

If the one with the cat on the front a Warriors then I’d read that… Otherwise don’t judge a book by it’s cover ๐Ÿ˜‰ or its… chapter numbers… ๐Ÿคจ

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

I know this really isn’t in the spirit of the tag but can we cut the spooky? How about a nice murder mystery or happy rebellion. I’m so down for a tyrannical government and some plucky teenage heroin.

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

Ok so we CLEARLY couldn’t cut the spooky. Ummmm I’d go worse fear since I’m pretty sure it’s something silly like a train delay before an exam. What can I say, I live a pretty bland life?

Or it might be velociraptor since I had a scary dream about them prowling around the tube. I made the mistake of telling my work friends and THEY KEEP SENDING ME VELOCIRAPTOR GIFS!! My boyfriend also keeps making velociraptor noises at me, it’s possible people aren’t taking this very real fear seriously.

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

Scary movie. It’s over quicker and I can hide behind my friends when things get scary. Although, they might get scared too so possibly we’re all going behind the sofa.

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?

Um never. Again, can we get back to magic kingdoms, super powers and sinister regimes?!

๐ŸŽƒ Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?

I can possibly achieve one scary book a year if I have enough hot chocolate, snacks and chick flicks to watch after. Ten is a stretch, regardless of the month.

My Tags!




And anyone who feels like doing it! Feel free to comment on my answers or give your own in the comments section! Be great to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜„