Halloween Week Post 1
So this week I thought I’d do Halloween themed posts until the 31st. Tuesday will be a double post day, seeing that it’ll be my first Top Ten Tuesday and it is the day of the Diamonds are Forever release. Also, I’m not going to post this Thursday so you guys don’t become bored of me. So, everyday except Tuesday and Thursday there will be a tag like this until Saturday.
Moving along with the tag. I thought the Creatures of the Night Book Tag would be perfect to showcase some of my favorite books with creepy, character aspects in them.
This category was hard to decide but since I really wanted to try to put one series in each category, I’ll have to choose The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith. I’ve only read the first four books in this series but, in those books, you learn enough about each character to either have love or hate feelings toward the books. This series definitley wasn’t my favorite but it wasn’t the worst either. Like seriously guys, the Salvatore brothers were total hotties. I probably won’t continue reading this series but I might try to watch the TV show. I’ve only ever seen a few clips from the first season and the last episode of the sixth season so, I think it might be cool to watch the characters come to life. And even, my name is close enough to the main character’s. Elena, Alaina. Okay, moving on.
Whenever I think of werewolves, the first thing that comes to mind is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. The La Push pack were a huge part of the saga. I was definitley not a big fan of Jacob but, I have to say my favorite was Seth. He was so fierece and adventurous. What made me like him even more was that he would do anything to save his family. His was also friends with the Cullens. If you have never read the Twilight series before, you have to pick it up.
I have never actually read a book featuring zombies, so I thought I’d pick a book that I want to read. In the end, I picked Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. I saw the movie around the time it came out and I absolutely fell in love. The book is a zombie-apocalyptic themed Romeo and Juliet. The characters all changed names. (Romeo=R,Juliet=Julie). When I feel like reading a zombie book, I’ll definitley pick up this book.
The same thing for ghosts follows from zombies. I haven’t read a ghost book so I’m going to pick one that has been recommended to me. The book I pick is The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. The only thing I actually know about this book is that it is based off of a Japanese ghost story. I think this book would be cool to read next Halloween season.
5. Witch/ Warlock/ Spellcaster
Of course, for this category I have to pick Harry Potter. I’ve never actually read all of the books but I’ve read the first three and seen all of the movies which gives me enough knowledge about the series to write about it as my favorite. Out of all of the professors, my favorites were Flitwick and Snape; out of the students, mine were Hermione Granger and Cedric Diggory. The Harry Potter series is a well-known series to people of all ages and if you haven’t joined the bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for? Then you can “swish and flick” your wands and say your favorite spell. Mine is Wingardium Leviosa.
6. Fairy/ Fae
For this category, I have to pick The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I’m still only on City of Bones but, I just love when Jace talks about the faeries. I imagine them being beautiful figurines, flying through the night sky. I hope my imagining of the faeries is what they really look like.
I can’t help it, I have to pick TMI again. Tons of demons pop up throughout the books and you just won’t be able to resist reading about them. My favorite kind of demon is the ravener. I know they are very sluggish and ugly but, at the same time, they are the most well-known for readers of City of Bones. I believe that there are more kinds of Demons but for now, the ravener is my favorite.
The only book series I own that has angels in it is TMI, so I’m going to pick something that I haven’t read yet. My pick is Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins. I’ve wanted to read this since I finished the Lux series because I believe that this series of books are classics for the fallen angel universe. Anna Whitt and Kaidan Rowe should be modern day classic charcters like Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy were in Pride and Prejudice. This series doesn’t have much hype at the moment, but I believe that should change.
Lux, duh. Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout is probably number one on my favorites list. It is just amazing. The main character, Katy, inspired me to create this blog and I’m really happy I did. The cool thing about this series is that it doesn’t feature your everyday alien. It features Luxen(light) and Arum(shadow) aliens. And you’ll definitley fall head over heels for Daemon Black. For those who have never read a JLA book before, you must read one. You become submerged into her writing and won’t be able to escape.
10. Superpowered humans
This one is a tie between The Paper Gods series by Amanda Sun and the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. They are both incredible books that star characters with powers. In Amanda Sun’s Ink, book one in The Paper Gods series, Katy moves to Japan after her mother’s devastating passing. After being bullied by him, she befriends Tomohiro, a guy who becomes dangerous when paper and ink are placed his hands. On the other hand, the Shatter Me trilogy shows the world of Juliette, as she cannot touch anyone except Adam. Both are very intriguing series that everyone should read.
Tune in tomorrow for the continuation of my Halloween series.