Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
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.
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.
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.
Who knew that books about trolls could be interesting? And that some trolls live in castles – and not under bridges?
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!
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.
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 😛