To celebrate Wyrd and Wonder 2018 (a bookish/blogging fantasy event taking place during the month of May), I thought it’d be fun to make a quiz! And it’s no secret that I love supernatural creatures, so what better topic?
Some of these quotes are probably pretty obvious, some are more vague, some might be tricks ;-) Also the creatures I ended up using were kind of random. It’s hard to find quotes for something like this though, and I wasn’t going to sit for ten hours reading through books just to find them, so I did the best I could. I think it still turned out fun!
*Note: A few of these quotes are from advance copies, so they may be different in the final copies.
*Also note: I’ve included an all-text version at the end in case anyone wants/needs that for any reason.
Take the Quiz!
I don’t know if the quiz is accessible to everyone, or maybe you just want to read the quotes without a quiz, or maybe you want to make it even harder? So here’s an all-text version. You can skip to the comments if you already took the quiz!
Each supernatural creature is used at least once. Two of them are used twice. The choices are:
Here are the quotes (highlight to reveal answers):
Q: The transition was undramatic. They just slowed down, then stopped, and after a while I realized they were corpses. It disquieted me at first, but it’s against etiquette to notice when one of us dies.
A: ZOMBIE – Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Q: “Look. . . . That one is shifting into a bear. Idiot, I’m not really afraid of bears. I just love the way they taste.”
A: WOLF SHIFTER – Steal the Light by Lexi Blake
Q: “Did you really know Oscar Wilde?” he asked.
“No,” said [name]. “It’s not like in the books. You don’t run into historical personages all over the place. I did meet Empress Matilda, but no one remembers who she was.”
A: VAMPIRE – Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle by Amy Fecteau
Q: I had never touched a human before. Okay, I had eaten plenty of them. Their bones are nice and crunchy and the muscles aren’t as stringy as some of the other critters I had eaten. They were much better than fish. Fish is slimy.
A: KELPIE – Kelpie Blue by Mell Eight
Q: “We love sports,” [name] said. “Whale surfing, giraffe racing, ostrich baiting—why back in the day they used to ride pterodactyls.”
A: DJINN – Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain
Q: [Supernatural creature] strength might not let me lift cars, but I will tear up some shrubbery all day long.
A: VAMPIRE – The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes
Q: Shame made his face hot as a demon’s cook fire. Yet as much as he regretted stealing the coin, he loved the thing. It sparkled at him, wooing him, stirring his heart more than any girl ever had.
A: LEPRECHAUN – The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble
Q: “Want to see my gardens?”
A: GNOME – The Midnight Gardener by R. G. Thomas
Q: “[I] could scare the truth out of him, if you let me . . . or we could perhaps burn him a little . . . just a little, I promise. . . .”
A: DRAGON – Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak
Q: “Sex is our primary skill set.” [. . .]
“It’s not your primary skill set,” she protested weakly.
“Actually,” he purred, his eyes darkening to bronze, “it is.”
A: INCUBUS – The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie
Q: Jet had heard Rage-Boulder mutter “fucking rock star wannabe” under his breath a few times. Unsure what a ‘rock star’ was, Jet decided it must be a good thing. Rocks were the best.
A: GARGOYLE – Stone Sentinel by Jex Lane
Q: “I have five children…or rather, I had five. There are only four, now. My eldest son ate the baby and proclaimed her soul a delicacy.”
A: DEMON – Swallow You Whole by Jasper Black
Q: For a moment, he stopped and stood next to a girl having her picture taken by a friend. He laughed a little, flashing his best smile. I bet it would really freak this girl out if I showed up in the picture.
A: GHOST – The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner
Q: Day slugged me in the gut as hard as he could. Damn near ruptured my spleen, I noticed later upon taking it out and checking it.
A: ZOMBIE – Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski