October 17, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday| Don't Look Under Your Bed

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog group that comes together to discuss that week's topic. The idea was first curated by the wonderful Lainey at GingerReadLainey and is now run by Samantha over on ThoughtsonTomes. 

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If we define the Monster as a noun, the dictionary gives us:
Monster, n.
1. a large, ugly and frightening imaginary creature.
2. a thing of extraordinary or daunting size.
I think for this weeks topic we need to take this into account, but also all of the supernatural and mythical beings that we can encounter on our reading journies. 

1. The Bone Carver
A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J. Maas


Sarah J. Maas introduces many different types of Fae in her ACOTAR series, but one that I was most creeped out and intrigued by was The Bone Carver. 

2. Sea Foxes
Susan Dennard


They sound like they would be monsters of the big and cuddly kind, right?
They serve as mythical beasts, that aren't quite as mythical as originally thought. 

3. The Jabberwocky
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll


I just love the nonsensical poem. The Jabberwocky isn't really in the books other than Alice reading the poem in the mirror. However, in Tim Burton's The Jabberwocky becomes the creature that Alice must face to defeat the Red Queen in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

4. The "Green Man"
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness


The monster in Ness's book is rather a sad one. He becomes the mechanism for coping with grief and loss throughout the book.

5. The "Beldam"/ Other Mother
Neil Gaiman


The Other Mother might still be one of the scariest monsters on this list. There is something unnerving about something that looks like the person you are meant to find the most comfort in, but with things slightly different everytime you come into contact with you, or that wants to eat your soul.

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