Top Five Wednesday – Books Featuring Paranormal Creatures

Hello everyone!

It’s Wednesday and like usual, I haven’t finished the book that I’m looking to review next. However, I thought I would give you guys a top five Wednesday.

This week was a hard one. The topic is books featuring a paranormal character of my choice. What makes this difficult is that I really didn’t know five books for any single paranormal character. Hence the “paranormal creatures” title.

Anyway, I had fun with this weeks top five. If you also want to participate in Top Five Wednesday’s you can join the group on Goodreads and keep up with the weekly updates.

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

This is Dennard’s lesser known series that came out before Truthwitch. I love it. I didn’t read the series until after Truthwitch, but I fell in love with the characters and the world that Dennard created. Also, zombies in early-America is just a recipe for success.

Bloodlines by Richelle Meade

Have I not ranted and raved enough about this series yet? Bloodlines deals with vampires, but also alchemists. It’s a neat combination and I love the dynamic. Essentially, if you don’t know, Alchemists their lives keeping Moroi a secret, but they also believe that Moroi are damned for eternity. The series is about the battle between seeing Moroi as human vs. monster and the characters are amazing.

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

GOBLINS. I love Wintersong because I’ve never had an opportunity to read a book about goblins (excluding Harry Potter because that wasn’t really about goblins) until this book. Jones used German lore to tell her story and it was so well crafted that I genuinely understood the fear people felt about goblins stealing their family members. It was interesting and well written and I’m very excited for the second book.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

First off, duh. You weren’t going to get through this list without an Sarah J. Maas book. I need to say I chose this book specifically because it was the most recent, but even more, I chose this series because I love it so much. While the first book was, er, problematic for me, I found that I really enjoyed and appreciated the rest of the series. Excluding other problematic things of course.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

You know, it’s very strange to refer to Schwab as Victoria Schwab. That adult byline really sticks with her. Anyway, this was the first novel I ever read by Schwab and I really enjoyed it. It’s creepy (that’s not unusual) and the story line, which is centered around a young girl that helps keep angry spirits from entering the living world, is fantastic.

Anyway, that’s my top five. What do you think? What is your favorite paranormal creature to read about?

5 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday – Books Featuring Paranormal Creatures

  1. I have to agree with the Sarah J. Maas series. I found the latter half of the first book to be far superior to the first half. Once it got past the Beauty and the Beast-esque telling I really enjoyed it. I also thought the send two books to be much better.
    I also enjoying her Throne of Glass series quite a bit.


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