And you're invited. The rest of the guest list is below, thirteen or so monsters and monster-like creatures and beasts and things from various works of fiction who will come to together just for Frankenstein Day. It'll be a graveyard smash, with blood served in the finest goblets made from the bones of their victims. Care to join?
Oh, and this song will be playing on repeat.
And now...THE ESTEEMED GUEST LIST.
The Monsters // This Savage SongThere are three kinds of monsters in This Savage Song: Corsai, Malchai, and Sunai. All are created from acts of violence (I think? Maybe just one...), and I find that interesting as hell. And it's not a monster mash without any monsters.
The Draug // Morganville VampiresThe draug are nasty buggers and one of the only true and fatal enemies vampires have in this series--but they'll kill humans, too. They call their prey to water, where the draug reside, and once you're in the water they slowly start to drain your life away--quick for humans, but a long time for vampires. And killing them isn't so simple as staking a vampire--they even prick at you in the rain.
This short story was delicously creeptastic and the best. The March Hare gets an invite because he's a creep but you can't help loving him anyway. And because I LOVE THIS SHORT STORY (and so desperately need it to be longer).
The March Hare // Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, "In the Forest Dark and Deep"
The Witches // Throne of GlassYou have to have witches at a Monster Mash, and if they're not invited they'll curse you--or, in this case, eat you. The various witches in the Throne of Glass are cruel, vicious monsters made of fangs and claws and a thirst for blood. They're excellent.
The Murderer // Of Monsters and MadnessOkay, so, like, every attendee of a Monster Mash is basically a murderer. But I didn't know what else to call this character, and I also don't want to spoil anything, especially I really liked this book, it's underrated, and you should read it. So just know that a character from here gets an invite, okay?
The Werewolves // The WerelingI almost made this list without any werewolves, and that would've been a sham and an outrage and made me a horrible person, because I love werewolves. I decided to go with the ones from The Wereling trilogy because, well, no one's even heard of that series and I love it. And because I couldn't think of any other wolves fit for this party, and this trilogy has some nasty ones.
I don't remember enough of this series to give you a proper description of the Vours--it's been years since I read it. But I do remember it being weird and creepy, and the Vours? They need to be at this party.
The Vours // The Devouring
I love love love vampires, and I just may be one myself. I decided to go with the vampires from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown because they are such excellent vampires and I love they live and exist and function. The entire world in this novel is brilliant.
The Vampires // The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
The Gaiaphage + Drake // GoneThe gaiaphage and Drake are some evil, evil fuckers. And they exist in a world that's seriously fucked up and unapologetic. With the gaiaphage's darkness and Drake's whip arm, they'd be the first (and possibly only) ones kicked out of the party.
I lied. They'd be the first ones kicked out of the party. Because you don't even know who they are and you can't trust a single one of them.
The Aliens // The 5th Wave
The Dragons // FirelightLet's be real. These people turn into dragons. They're invited simply because they're cool as hell.
If I recall correctly, the Skeleton Man likes to eat people. And he started by eating himself. Yeah, he's getting uninvited and we're telling him the mash is cancelled.
The Skeleton Man // Skeleton Man
The Ghost // AnnaLast but not least: the ghost! The thing about Anna, however, is that she's no Casper and she's not going to try to scare you with a boo. No, she'll rip you in half and murder you instead.
ALSO, sidenote: I totally probably would've filled this post with more monster-ish images, but I'm working on my Throne of Glass reread and need to spend as much time as possible reading. READIN IS SACRIFICE.