Calendar Girl October: Best Paranormal Novel

Fifth participation in this monthly blog event called Calendar Girls and hosted by Melanie Bernard and Flavia The Bibliophile.

It’s now become a tradition at Beware Of The Reader and these girls are so funny I like to be a part of their “posse” LOL.

Again this is a perfect event/tag/meme call it like you want as it’s simple and does not ask lots of time to build!

Guidelines are easy: each month there is a theme voted on. Bloggers then write posts about a book fitting that theme. The best part are the discussions on our picks as we’ll visit the other bloggers and comment their choices 😀 To make it even more interactive we have a Twitter chat once a month on the 3rd Monday using #CGBChat

The choices are meant to be posted the first Monday of each month on our individual blogs.

We also get to vote for the next month’s theme starting on the 3rd Monday of the month (same day as #CGBChat) and for our favorite book pick of the month!

The past month these these ladies have added a read along but this time it won’t go on due to well … life! Anyway Flavia decided to organize a buddy read of A Darker Shade Of Magic by Veronica Schwabb so if you want to join the fun you’ll be welcomed! 😉

 

October theme: Best Paranormal Novel

 

OK a novel is opposed to a series. In my little mind at least. Well this is helpful as I’ve read tons of PNR series and liked so much that the choice would have been even tougher.

Once again I will go with contenders and a winner, yada, yada, yada.

This is a very helpful trick that I got at Darque Dreamer Reads and it allows me to gush about more than one book. See? Useful.

 

So as a standalone PNR novel I’ve loved:

Wolfsong by TJ Klune (adult M/M PNR)

It was my first M/M and yes it’s definitely NOT YA as you have sex (only by the end and not much but still) and I was very afraid to read it but…I fell head over heel in love with this books. It was an overload of emotions and Ox is one of the most beautiful male characters I’ve read about. Review on this blog by the way.

 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

It’s been my first Holly Black (it seems to be the post of “first”) and had a unique vibe. It was cold (figuratively) strange but at the same time fascinating even if it was kind of morbid sometimes. The heroes come in all shades of grey and it was a “one of a kind” book.

 

Now as PNR books do tend to come in series ( I love Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, CC Hunter, Susan Ee, etc.)  I stop here for the contenders and give you my winner.

 

My winner is Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

I’ve finished this book only days ago but it’s been a real “love at first read” story.

Everything worked perfectly for me and I can’t recommend it enough!

Review on the blog too (click on the picture above) and just READ IT!

 

And you what is your favorite PNR novel?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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3 Replies to “Calendar Girl October: Best Paranormal Novel”

  1. Nice selection, and you know I always love seeing you share Wolfsong. Though… it’s actually a series. 😛

  2. I haven’t read any of those but now I’m totally interested!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh Shanah I hope you’ll get to read them 😉

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