Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Paranormal Creatures

TOP 5

Hey everyone and welcome back for another Top 5 Wednesday! This week’s topic is “Books featuring your choice of paranormal creatures,” but knowing me, I can’t just choose one. I mean, there are so many different paranormal creatures. And if you didn’t already know, paranormal is definitely my favorite genre. I read so many paranormal books and it is actually really rare for me to not enjoy one. So, today I am going to be listing some of my favorite books that feature some of my favorite paranormal creatures. Hope you enjoy!

  1. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
    I swear, if there is any series that is FILLED with paranormal creatures, it’s this one. First off, we have Shadowhunters, humans who were born with angel blood. With the angel blood running through their veins, they are able to handle weapons that are able to fight off demons. We also have both vampires and werewolves in this series. although they are enemies, we get to see their ways of life and their point of view of the world. Next we also have fae in this novel, more commonly known as seelies. I wouldn’t say that they are really MAIN characters in this series, but they do play a big role by the end. Who else do we have? Oh boy, I am totally blanking but there are angels, demons, vampires, werewolves and more. Totally awesome!


  2. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    You may be thinking, “Alaina, what the heck are you talking about?” But these books DEFINITELY have some paranormal characters. First of all, we have fae. The fae aren’t actually REALLY involved in this series until the ending of Crown of Midnight, but they are literally what makes this series so good! I feel like this series is a hit or miss for most people. I didn’t actually like the first book, found the second to be a little bit better, but I absolutely loved Heir of Fire. I think that once Sarah J. Maas brought in the fae, it became better. She is literally known as a fae writer.


  3. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    Okay, well the title of this one might be a *little* self explanatory. But we are totally talking about vampires here. Vampire Academy was one of those books, alike Throne of Glass, that I didn’t like at first. Luckily for me, I made myself reread the first book, and I was able to enjoy it.  I am so happy that I was able to enjoy it because this is one of my favorite vampire series ever. Literally, if you are a fan of the Vampire Diaries + violence, you will absolutely love this series. I have yet to read the final 2 books in this series, but I cannot wait to get my hands on them.


  4. Sweet Evil (Sweet, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
    This right here is classic paranormal. When most people think about paranormal, their mind wanders to creatures like vampires and werewolves. But when I think about paranormal, I start thinking about angels and demons. Come on, it’s the classic pairing. But, I’ve noticed that a lot of people haven’t read/heard of Sweet Evil. Well, it’s an amazing book with amazing characters and amazing romance. That sums it up pretty well. But if you are on the hunt for a SUPER good paranormal read, THIS IS THE ONE.


  5. White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    DID YOU EXPECT THIS LIST NOT TO INCLUDE A JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT BOOK? I was thinking about doing the Lux series for this, but most would say that it isn’t paranormal since it includes aliens. But really, it is totally a paranormal. So, I decided to go the safer route and talk about The Dark Elements. I don’t really know if gargoyles (wardens) count as being “paranormal,” but demons definitely do. And we definitely have a hot demon in this one. If you are a fan of hot guys with abs, demons, and rock music, this is the one for you! I’m actually going to be starting the final book later this week.

And that is it for today! I hope you all enjoyed my picks for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday. Do you do Top 5 Wednesday? Definitely leave your post’s link in the comments and I will definitely check it out! Don’t forget to like and follow to stay up to date with all of my future posts.

Happy Reading,
Alaina

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Birthday Book Tag

BIRTHDAY

Guess what . . . it’s my birthday! It feels so strange to say that I am finally fifteen. I mean, I am no longer the fourteen year old book blogger I was yesterday. But, I decided to give the “birthday book tag” a go today. This tag was created by BrunetteBibliophile, but I was able to find the questions off of LibroLiv’s post! This tag is definitely the MOST fitting post for a day like this and I am so excited to get into it! So, let’s get started!

(Warning: Since it is my birthday, I think I am allowed to answer a lot of these questions with Lux books without feeling guilty, right?)

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?
Okay, so today is the 17th and October is the 10th month. 17 – 10 = 7. The 7th book on my bookshelf just so happens to be one of my favorites: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I find that this book has VERY mixed reviews, but I was one of the reviewers that absolutely loved it! I found that the series finally started to pick up by this book. It was almost like a brand new start after the horrible events of Crown of Midnight. It was also AMAZING to get a new cast of characters in this book, including Rowan. BAEEEE ❤


Obsidian (Lux, #1)If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?
I really want to pick one of the uber hot characters (cough* Daemon Black *cough) for this, but I feel like I would rather spend my birthday with someone with a super happy and bubbly mood. Dee Black, maybe? She is definitely one of the happiest characters I have ever read about. She loves shopping, hanging out with people and stuffing her face with as much food as she can see. Although I definitely DO NOT have as big of an appetite as her, I do really enjoy the two other days. Me and Dee could probably send a whole day at the mall, looking through racks of clothes and shoes.


Onyx (Lux, #2)Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in…
My favorite season is Autumn, so I think I am going to pick Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout for this question. You may be thinking “WHAT? Does that book even take place in Autumn?” And yes, it does. Or at least the majority of it does. From the last time I read it, this book starts up right after Halloween and I am only for sure that it passes Thanksgiving. I am really unsure about it getting to Christmas in this book. It’s been a while since I last read it. Let me know in the comment if this book hits Christmas. If it does, then it’s a mix of Autumn and Winter


Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux, #3-4)Find a book that is the colour of your birth stone…October is one of the lucky months that has two birthstones: Tourmaline and Opal. With all of the Lux references in this post, I’m betting that you already know where I am going with this post. Since Opals are available in white, I am going to be choosing Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout for this question. This book is a bind-up of the 3rd and 4th books in the Lux series: Opal (he he he) and Origin. I absolutely love re-reading this 800 page bind-up since it features some of my absolute favorite scenes from the whole series. I mean, if you are waiting for all of the Daemon and Katy romance, this bind-up is 800 pages of it!


Is their a series with the same number of books as your age? If so what is it?
A 15 book series? I think that is a little insane. Actually no. A LOT insane. The only series that I could find with exactly 15 books is The Dresden Files by Jim Butchers. I’ve never heard of it, and know nothing about it. But, if you would like to check it out, you can CLICK HERE.


City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Pick a book set in a time period, world or country you would like to have been born in…
Every time I see a question like this, I realize that I really wouldn’t have liked to have been born in a different time period, world or country. I like Earth. I like having been born in ’02. And I think that Canada is a pretty amazing country. So, I thought I would list some of my favorite books that take place between ’02 and today: The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare, The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow and everything by Morgan Matson.


And that is about it for today’s post! Thank you all for always reading my blog posts, and bringing a huge smile on my face when I see all of your likes and comments. Hopefully we can make my 15th year as great as last. Be sure to like, comment and follow to stay up to date with all of my future posts!

Happy Reading,
Alaina