Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Vampires


TOP 5 (4) BOOKS FEATURING VAMPIRES

      So this week's Top 5 Wednesday was to feature books with a paranormal creature of our choice. I would have chosen witch, but that was the first topic of this month, so I digress to one of my other favorite paranormal creatures: vampires. I would never want to be a vampire like I want to be a witch, but if I were forced to be a vampire, it wouldn't be the end of the world. So without further ado, here are my top 4 books featuring vampires. (I did 4 and not 5 because even though I have read plenty of books featuring vampires, they haven't all been good.)

4. Shadow Falls: After Dark series by C.C. Hunter

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It's interesting this is on the list because this series is actually a spin of series for a series that I have not actually read. This series follows one of the main series' side characters, Della, who is a vampire. I really enjoyed this book because Della is sorta how I imagine myself as a vampire, only I wouldn't be as naive as she is. She is brash, witty, and loyal. I really enjoyed everything about this series, especially how this magical type world was set up. It also helps that this is set in a boarding school/camp. I'm such a sucker for those settings.

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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This is one of the first series that I read because of booksphere and I'm so glad I bought into the hype. I absolutely love Rose Hathaway. She is one of my all time favorite characters, hands down. I would love to be her, but I would also be 100% ok with her being my best friend. Even though she herself isn't actually a vampire, that's a-ok. She is a badass, loyal, funny, and has the great honor of having Dimitri as her love interest. Her aside, I really love how the vampires in this series have magic and how there are good vs evil vampires. (Gonna be honest though, haven't read the last two books. Just can't bring myself to do it yet.)

[On a side note, I actually didn't hate the movie like most people. Yes it was different than the books, but I still think it was enjoyable in its own way. I would have loved to see the movies continue, but I recognize why that didn't happen.]

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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This is such a good vampire book. Holly Black put so much detail into the world of vampires and the process of becoming them. I don't remember much about this book as the last time I read it was in 2014 (which means it is high time for a reread), but I know that I truly loved this book and its characters. I especially remember loving Gavriel as he reminded me of Damon from the Vampire Diaries. (just from the tv show though. I read the first two books of the series and thought they were shit, so I didn't continue them. Love the tv show though.)

Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins

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This is actually ironic because I'm currently rereading (actually listening to the audiobooks) this series. I just really love this world and its characters and each time I read it I'm still filled with emotions and surprises. Jenna, the best friend of our main character, is a vampire, and while she isn't my favorite character, I still appreciate her. She's an excellent friend and I wish I had someone that loyal.

So that's my list of books that I truly enjoy that feature vampires. What do you think? Have you read any of the books on the list? And if so, your thoughts? Do you like them as much as I do? And what are your thoughts on vampires in general? Tell me down below in the comments.

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