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Monday, December 6, 2010

Top Five Favorite Female Supernatural Creatures

I love paranormal themed books. And nothing makes me happier than reading about a strong female heroine with a good head on her shoulders. Here's a list of some of my favorite butt-kicking supernatural gals (in no particular order). Who are yours? Did I forget any?

ISABEL from MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
Elite shape-shifting body guard, calculating and cold at times, but not without a heart, Isabel stole the show for me in this book. The twist at the end, and the progression of her character from inhuman-like, to emotional fascinated me. I can't wait to read NIGHTSPELL, the stand-alone, companion novel due out in May 2011.

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine

Just an average teenage girl trying to make sense of her life, Nikki brings so much warmth and humor into every scene she's in. It's not easy finding out your father is the King of the Underworld, but Nikki handles it with true courage and a trademark snarky sense of humor. I hope this series gets a third book so I can find out who she'll choose--Rhys, the enticing Fairy King or Michael, the supernatural bodyguard who stole her heart early on. 

JACINDA from FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
This is one of my all-time favorite YA books- the paranormal suspense, action and romance were out of this world. Jacinda, descended from draki (the fire-breathing dragons of the past), was torn from the only world she ever knew and forced to make some difficult choices. Imaginative, soul-wrenching and action-packed, this book grabbed me from page one and never let go. After that cliff-hanger ending, I absolutely must get my hands on book two, VANISH, due out in 2011.

The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel
After making the ultimate sacrifice to save Daniel, Grace has to deal with the repercussions of her actions and grapple with her inner 'animal'. THE LOST SAINT was even more electric than THE DARK DIVINE. More dark and intense,  relationships were tested and the bonds of family love stretched and strained as Grace strives to keep her family together and save her brother Jude from himself and those who wish him harm. Grace took on a whole new set of responsibility in this book, and went from pastor's daughter, to warrior-in-training. My only problem is..how long do we have to wait for the next book?

Strange Angels (Strange Angels, Book 1)
DRU from STRANGE ANGELS by Lili St. Crow
Stubborn to the core, but the type of girl you'd want on your side if ever in trouble, Dru has continued to grow throughout this series as she grapples with who she really is destined to become. Dru's had to grow up fast--constantly attacked, betrayed and terrified. I can't wait to see where her story takes her (and who she will end up with- Christophe or Graves!)


Books for Company said...

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I haven't read the others but I totally agree on Grace. Super cool list.

Fantastic Book Review said...

I still have to read the first 3 books on your list. I KNOW. I'm behind. LOL.

I love Dru annd Grace! Great Picks!

Sandy said...

Hmm my fav paranormal/fantasy YA heroines would have to be (off the top of my head) Chloe from The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong - she's smart, kind, and a powerful necromancer.

Donia from The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr - also quite intelligent, she's independent, has a strong will and is very brave an becomes very powerful.

Yalena from Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is also a very smart, strong willed heroine, she's an acrobat (or was), a fighter and very brave.

Karen said...

Very fun list! I would have to add Fire, from Fire by Kristin Cashore. Love love love her!