Friday 11 December 2009

I recommend that... Supernatural

This post is inspired by the fantastic posts on Chicklish recommending books for gifts/presents to buy. You can check them out here

Here are my recommends for Supernatural reads. I had a really tough time narrowing them down to the following picks. I tried to include some old and new:)

You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (US publication).
From Goodreads:
Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a whole bunch of semi-dead people with killer issues. All Megan really wants is to go to homecoming, but when you're trailed by a bunch of slobbering corpses whenever you leave the house, it's kinda hard to score a date. Let's just say Megan's love life could use some major resuscitation.
Megan's convinced her life can't get any worse - until someone in school starts using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into scary, hardcore flesh-eating Zombies. Now it's up to Megan to stop the Zombie apocalypse. Her life - and more importantly, the homecoming dance - depends on it.

I just LOVED this. Her writing reminds me of Meg Cabot (which is excellent!) and this book is just fun. It's also a bit scary in places!

Mediator Series by Meg Cabot.
From Goodreads: Suze is a mediator -- a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.
But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind ... and Suze happens to be in the way.

Yes it's Meg again - I promise I'm not a Meg stalker - I just love her books. I love the Mediator series - the books are great fun, action packed and I adored the ending to the series. You can also check out her 1 - 800 Series which is also fantastic.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
From Goodreads: St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Hmm Dimitri - need I say more? This is an excellent series that I'm sure anyone will love! You can read my review here.

City of bones (mortal Instruments Series)
From Goodreads: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

I adored this book and loved Jace! Loads of action, great characters - superb!

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
From Goodreads: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I had to include this - it's just amazing. You can read my review for it here.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
From Goodreads: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

This is also amazing. More of a love story and much more slow paced than the others but I really love it. You can read my review of it here

Old magic (US Publication)
From Goodreads: Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn't know why.
The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom.
Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.

I read this years ago and absolutely loved it. Magic, time travel and romance!

Circle of Friends Series - L J smith (US publication / published in the UK 2010)
From Goodreads: The circle's power has lured her home
Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.

This is my favourite series by L J Smith. Witches, love triangles, action - it has it all! It's strangely divided into 2 books when it's a trilogy so I'd recommend getting both books!


Luisa at Chicklish said...

Great list! It's great to know where to start reading in this genre, especially as judging by your "romance" category I think we have pretty similar taste in books! The Stacey Jay book is definitely one I want to read. I've read some of the Mediator books already, of course - it's Meg Cabot! :)
Thanks for the list!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Fanmtastic picks! I've quite a few of those and I couldn't agree more. I really need to read the rest of the Mediator series; I read the first years ago!

Tales of Whimsy said...

OOooo I've been wanting to read Old Magic.

Anonymous said...

The mediator is one of Meg's best series, I LOVE Suze and Jesse.

Unknown said...

Thanks for this awesome post. I haven't read any of the Vampire Academy series so I'm going to start there. I'm also going to see if I can locate Old Magic because I like the sound of that too.

Liviania said...

Great post! I love the UK cover of Shiver. Of course, I also love the US cover . . . Maggie Stiefvater is lucky with covers.

prophecygirl said...

Brilliant choices! I pretty much love all of these :D


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