I couldn’t find an actual Christmas Tag on my list of 100 Tags so this had to do. I probably could have searched for one, but who wants to do work for a tag post? Not me! If you don’t know anything about the animated movie, here’s the wiki link: Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Sally – A book with a character who loves someone so much and actually gets them in the end
Captain Wentworth in Jane Austen’s Persuasion. He never stopped loving Anne and his second foray onto the field of romantic battle was successful. Go get’em tiger!
Jack Skelliington – A book with a character who longs for more
Sebastian Nightingale Cain in Mike Resnick’s Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future. He starts out as a bounty hunter going after the infamous Santiago, only to realize just what Santiago stands for and ends up taking on Santiago’s legacy to continue The Good Work.
Zero – a book with a loyal sidekick
Wayne in Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. He’s right there by Wax’s side, ready to cover his back if a fight, allomantic or otherwise, starts to get intense.
Oogie Boogie – A book with a wicked villain
Light Yagami from the manga Death Note by Ohba & Obata. Light starts out as wanting Justice on a world wide level but quickly descends into megalomania with the power of the Death Note at his command. Throughout the series his coldblooded manipulation and murder of anyone around him is truly horrifying.
Halloween Town – A book with a weird or creepy theme
The entire Necroscope series by Brian Lumley. Vampires at their evilest and ruling another world and trying to take over ours. And we’re not talking sparkly or even good looking vampires. These things are sluglike and bond with your nervous system, ughhhhhhh…..
Christmas Town – a book that left you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside
The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Read it almost a decade ago and I still remember how wonderfully delightful this story was.