Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day. As we are over halfway through the month of Halloween I thought it would be fun to list some of my favorite mythical creatures to read about and recommend some of my favorite books about them.
First off I have to go with Dragons. I mean who doesn’t want to ride off into the night on a dragon. And one of my favorite book series containing dragons is The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan. This is an alternative history series where dragons are a natural part of the world’s wildlife and follows the life of Lady Trent who is determined to go out and study them. It can be a little slow paced at times but overall enjoyable and each book gets better and better.
We can’t have this post without mentioning my paranormal obsession which is the Vampire. I have been obsessed with them since I started getting into the YA fantasy genre and one of my favorite series including them is The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine. This series follows Clare who moves to Morganville for college however quickly finds out that this town is hiding a dark secret one with fangs. This is a long series 15 books in total but I loved every one of them and even got my mum to fall in love with them, definitely my favorite vampire books.
Next we have the Fey which I have loved reading about since I was a kid. There are just so many different ways in which they can be interpreted and I love the wealth of mythology around them. And of course I can’t mention the Fey without talking about The Cruel Prince series by Holly Black. This is one of my favorite faerie series that I will forever recommend. It follows Jude who at a young age witnessed the death of her parents by a faerie who then takes her and her sisters to the Fey realm where they grow up in a world that sees them as lesser particularly Cardan who is one of the heirs to the kingdom.
My love of witches can 100% be blamed on Charmed ( the original series) I loved this TV Show when I was a kid and have been intrigued by witches ever since, though I sadly haven’t read near enough books about them which is something I need to change. One book I have read and loved is Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I have only read the first book in this trilogy but I loved it. It follows Lou our witch and Reid our witch hunter who are forced into a fake marriage and is one of my favorite enemies to lovers romances.
Lastly we can’t have a Halloween post without talking about demons. Like faeries I love how many different interpretations that you see throughout books about demons and one of my most recent favorites is Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel. This follows Emilia who recently lost her twin sister and sets out to get revenge on her sisters killer and who just happens to tie herself to a demon in the process.
What are some of your favorite creatures to read about?? Do you have any favorite books for the creatures above??