The Halloweentown Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing the Halloweentown book Tag, which I found on Bookish Coffee Blog. I have loved these films since I first watched them as a kid, and I’m hoping to squeeze in as many of the four as I can this October. Onto the post!

Halloween gives kids ideas about there being magic- Name a book that is full of magic

The magic in Amari and the Night Brothers is incredible. I loved that book so very desperately and I’m dying for the sequel to be out.

Halloween is cool!- Name one book from your October TBR

By the time this goes up I’ll probably have already read it, but one I’m extremely excited to get to this month is the Shadows of Rookhaven.

Nobody really appreciates my taste in weird stuff- Name your favorite underrated book

Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen is ludicrously underrated. It’s an absolute masterpiece, and while I do love several more of her books, I don’t think she’ll ever be able to better that one.

The Cromwells are powerful witches, and it took the power of all of them to defeat the evil- Name a powerful fictional family

I think I’m going to go for Blue’s family in Tumble and Blue, because some have them have incredible powers while others are fated to be cursed. It’s such an amazing book and if you haven’t read it and like magical middle grade, you’re missing out big time.

Halloweentown was written about in a book, so maybe it’s real, maybe it’s not- Name your favorite non-fiction or historical fiction book

I don’t really have a favourite non fiction, but I’m thoroughly enjoying a Half Baked Idea at the time of writing, and another one I loved was This is Going to Hurt. Historical fiction wise, Emma Carroll is and most likely always will be my favourite writer in that genre.

Mayor Kalabar wants revenge- Name a book that you thought you would enjoy but ended up not

I thought I’d love Lizzy Dent’s the Summer Job, but I absolutely HATED it. Unless you’ve had a brain tumour, don’t suggest stupidity is a sign of one, please and thank you.

Instant Witch’s Brew: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t- Name your favorite or least favorite book under 200 pages

Ooh it’ll have to be a Barrington Stoke title because they are masters at incredible novellas. My favourites from them have been Unboxed by Non Pratt and The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll.

Time works differently in Halloweentown- Name a book that was so good it made time stop

The Appeal by Janice Hallett. I could genuinely have sat all day and read it had uni not got in the way. But alas, it did, and I was furious every time I had to put it down.

Mortals see mortals do- Name a book featuring non-human characters interacting with human characters

Carlie Sorosiak’s MG was the first thing to pop into my head for this! I, Cosmo is just the most gorgeous book about a golden retriever helping his family through a tumultuous time, and My Life as a Cat is about an alien who comes to earth in the guise of a cat, and his relationship with the most darling girl called Olive.

Luke helps save the day- Name a character who you thought was bad but ended up having redeeming qualities

Oooh this is an interesting one. Maybe David from Truly Devious? I hated him the whole of the first three books, and lowkey quite liked him in the fourth. It was very confusing and I feel very conflicted about it still!!

An evil force is at work in Halloweentown. We have to put Merlin’s Talisman in the giant pumpkin to save everybody- Name your favorite fictional villain and hero

Oooh this is so hard, but I’m going to go for Twelve from Fireborn because I adore her more than I can describe in words, and the villains in that book are pretty scary as well. I seriously can’t wait for the sequel!!

Halloweentown is saved!- Name a book with a really satisfying ending

You can’t get more satisfying than a Jaclyn Moriarty ending. Her Kingdoms and Empires series is generally sublime but the way everything comes together by the end is incredible.

Thank you so much for reading! Have you ever seen these films? Do you want to watch them? What do you think of the books I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

4 thoughts on “The Halloweentown Book Tag”

  1. Yay! Thank you so much for doing the tag! I loved reading all your answers! I have been eyeing Fireborn for a while now, and your answer about the villains really bumped it up on my TBR list. It sounds like a really great read!

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