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Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books To Get in the Halloween Spirit!
Halloween isn’t a very big thing down here – the most that happens in my life is some Simpson Halloween episodes being replayed and the very occasional trick-or-treater…. When they come to my house I give them the choice – a tin of tuna, a can of corn or a fifty cent piece. I just don’t have lollies at my house.
For this week’s list I’m going to mention ten of my favourite scary creatures and a book series or two that they appear in.
I love vampires. Even when I was little I used to sleep with a scarf around my neck just in case… probably not the best idea in the sub-tropical climate but none-the-less I was never bitten by an evil bloodsucker so I consider it to be a success.
My favourite Vampire series are: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead; Lharmell series by Rhiannon Hart
Out of all the supernatural powers or creatures around, I think the one that I’d most like to be is that of a necromancer – someone who can communicate with ghosts. Both the main characters in my ghost series are kick-arse women who can take on the afterlife and somehow manage to come out on top.
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot; The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Fairies aren’t always as sweet and lovely as Peter Pan’s Tinkerbelle may have once made them appear… although considering I’ve never seen Peter Pan I may be mistaken… I’m just assuming she was sweet. But these next books feature fae who are more sinister than sweet.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr; The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Who knew that books about trolls could be interesting? And that some trolls live in castles – and not under bridges?
The Trylle series by Amanda Hocking
I’m very new to zombies – I’d never seen a zombie movie until a few months ago – but I’ve started to understand the appeal. They’re really creepy!
The White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter; Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Mythological creatures are some of the most creepy and scary – gods and goddesses with infinite powers; people with the ability to turn others to stone with a single look; incredible warriors who could defeat even the most powerful enemy in battle – thee are the kinds of people who I can’t help but love to read about.
The Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep; The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Witches and Wizards and all sorts of other supernatural beings use magic and it’s an ability that I would love to have. Since I think I used Harry Potter in every top ten that I’ve participated in I won’t mention it for this week instead, my magic books are: the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare; The Witches by Roald Dahl
Wherever there are angels, demons never seem to be very far away – and in their own special way Angels are incredibly ferocious…
My angel book is Immortal City by Scott Speer. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to be released next year. These are some eerily beautiful but creepy angels
I may not have read any YA dragon books but I’ve had the first three from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini sitting on my shelves for a while… dragons are fantastically creepy and most certainly appropriate for my Halloween list.
I love Aliens. From Alf – the Alien Life Form – to Superman, if they came from an other planet, I was in love. My two alien series are ones that I adore – the Roswell High series by Melinda Metz (which was a much better book than it was TV series although I did love a young Katherine Heigl as Izzy) and the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
And that’s ten! I love supernatural creatures 😛
We have a couple of the same books!
I need to read Touch of Frost. It’s on my TBR Pile 🙂
They way you have done your list is really good.
The only one I have read is the Switched series but it’s a really good one.
Love how you broke your list down. Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series.
Fabulous list! The Darkest Powers series is one of my favorites. I love VA as well.
My Top Ten
Immortal City is high on the wishlist. It just sounds super awesome and I haven´t read a book about angels in a long while now. Awesome list.
J’adore Happy Endings
I want. I want them all. CASSANDRA CLARE FTW! I actually have a lot of these, just have to read them. My TBR list is so out of control.
Vampire Academy, TMI and Eragon are great book, the rest I don’t know or is waiting to be read. 🙂
love the lightning thief and the witches, should have put the witches on mine. great pick! Check out our TTT !
Katie @ Inkk
Great list! I like how you separated it by the creature type. Here is my Top Ten.
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I like Alice in Wonderland stuff, but I’m put off by the fact that the White Rabbit Chronicles is written by Gena Showalter…
I can understand that. I bought a boxed set of the Atlantis series by her… I couldn’t even finish the first book. I ended up donating them to charity.
I had a friend who found her website (and I don’t know if it’s still up and still has this page), and she apparently had a page of pictures where she’d photoshopped herself into pictures with cute celebrities. I just…can’t get past that!
Love the list and the books you picked. I still need to read Vampire Academy. How cute that you used to wear a scarf to bed (hot too). I have to read Eragon, too!