Hi dear friends!
Today is top 5 Tuseday and I confess that I was a little bit puzzled at today’s topic as Shanah, from @bionicbookworm, asked us to talk about our favorite magical creatures.
I read lots of books with magic but I don’t think a lot about magical creatures nor know all about their strength and weaknesses, origins and quirks!
What is considered a magical creature?
Must said creature has an animal form or are humanoide shapes allowed?
Is it only a “being” either magical or able to wield magic?
I decided to tweak this week’s theme a little and go for my favorite books with magic and magical creatures!
No promises to stop at five though …. 😀
First book the one who made me fall in love with magic and fantasy: Harry Potter of course!
I bet you can find any magical creature in that book beginning with the wielders of magic: the sorcerers!
Out of the blue: when I was thinking about magical creatures I thought about unicorns and believed that Harry’s patronus was a unicorn. Of course I was wrong as it’s a stag BUT as I was looking into it I stumbled upon a quizz to find my own patronus. I got a hare like Luna Lovegood but if you want to take the quizz, here is the link: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/whats-your-patronus
Second book that I recall being filled with magical creatures and mixing humor and suspense: The Shadowfall Series by CC Hunter!
You have werewolves (Lucaaaas!), Fae boys, witches, vampires ….
Third book or rather series with vampires and alchemists and … Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
By the way, the books are much, much better than the movie! The movie was really lame. Like rotten tomatoes lame!
Richelle Mead also introduced me to a very interesting magical creature: the succubus and the incubus! I loved her Georgina Kincaid series! By the way this is NOT YA as it has very sexy scenes!
Another series filled to the brim with magical creatures like vampires, werewolves, nymphs, angels etc. is the excellent War of the Fae by Elle Casey! It is an “oldie” but certainly deserves to be read as it has action, adventure, mystery, humor and of course romance!
I said five books would probably not be enough today so I will leave you with a list of books filled with magic:
The Cruel Prince series by Holly Black (OF COURSE!!!!!!); A Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (I read the ARC and I can’t wait for you to read it!!!); The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward (VERY ADULT), The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Jace!!!!), Hush Husch by Becca Fitzpatrick (Patch, sigh); The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater (loved the atmosphere!); The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh (very adult with a hot comandeering archangel: Raphael); Need by Carrie Jones (YA and enthralling, compelling); The King’s Trilogy by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (adult and weird as hell!); Jessica’s Guide to dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (real crush with hot vampire); Forever Evermore by Scarlett Dawn (NA and excellent with all kind of magical creatures); The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (werewolves and curses); Existence Trilogy by Abbi Gline (my favorite by her and Death is a magical creature right?).
And yes I know Sarah J Maas wrote fantastic books with magical creatures BUT I wanted to change this week!
Now do tell me what are your favorite magical creatures?
Thanks for reading!