Top Five Wednesday is a series of book prompts created by Samantha over at ThoughtsonTomes. If you are interested in checking it out for yourself, you can check out the GoodReads group by clicking HERE.
This week Top Five Wednesday is a bit of a cop-out on my part. We were supposed to build this list around one specific type of paranormal creatures. After looking through my Goodreads I discovered a lack of consistent paranormal creatures. There were no more than two books for each type of
paranormal creature, so I am just including them all.
1. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Aliens)
I heard a lot about the Lux Series when I was discovering booktube back in 2013. Despite the good reviews, I avoided it because of comparisons to
Twilight. When I finally picked this book up from my local library on a whim, I proceeded to kick myself in the butt.
This book is almost like that guilty pleasure TV show. You know isn’t good storytelling, but there is something so fun about it that you have to keep watching. The greatest thing about these books for me is that they are short. I finished the first three in a couple of weeks.
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Ghosts)
This was another book that took me by surprise when I finally got around to reading it. It had been sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time. When I finally picked it up I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The character where fun and the plot kept you on your toes the entire way through.
Throughout the story, we actually get to see different types of paranormal creatures. The main players though are definitely the ghosts that live in the graveyard.
3. Ghost Hunt by Shiho Inada (Ghosts)
I was introduced to Ghost Hunt through the anime series, but the manga series is just as enjoyable. I would like to even go back and check out the actual novels. (If I can find them in English that is.)
Ghost Hunt follows a group of ghost hunter on their paranormal investigation. The cast of characters is enjoyable, and some of the cases they embark on are spine chilling. Perfect for Halloween!
4. Eve the Awakening by Jenna Moreci (Aliens)
Of course, I had to give a shout out to one of my favorite Indie Authors! I remember stumbling across Jenna’s YouTube channel before the release of Eve in 2014. I was so excited when I got chosen to be an Arc reviewer for her book. As someone who isn’t a fan of Science fiction novels, this one kept my attention the entire way through. I especially loved the relationship between the main character and her love interest.
The alien was really enjoyable to read about, with how savage they are.
5. Vampire Kiss Series by Ellen Schrebier (Vampires)
I stumble across this series back when I was still in high school and instantly fell in love with these books. I’ve only read the first five books, but I love the main character in this series. She is one of the few vampire heroines that doesn’t take the romantic angst lying down. She actually plays a strong role throughout the series, rather than being a damsel in distress.
What are some of your favorite paranormal creatures? Leave them down in the comment section below along with any book recommendations.
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