Creatures of the Night Book Tag

Hello again! I have decided to make Tuesdays officially ‘Tag Tuesdays’. Of course, I might post other things as well but you get the idea! Today’s tag is the ‘Creatures of the Night Book Tag’ The challenge of this tag is to pick out your favourite books containing different types of creatures of the night and list them. The original tag was created by Katytastic on youtube and you can watch her video here. I got the idea to do this from Beatrice over at DreamandBookblog and you can check out her post here. I have added two categories to the orignial 10- Mythological Creatures (gods and the like) and Various (a book with lots of different ‘creatures of the night’). I hope you like it and here goes! P.S. I tag everyone who reads this! (If you want to, of course!)

-Rogan x


Vampire

So, this was one of the easy-yet-difficult ones- I read a fair amount of these books but some of them are really awful!

And the winner is…. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

This book had a wonderfully original take on vampires and was thoroughly enjoyable. This is the first book in a series.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
(taken from goodreads)

Werewolf

I do not have a book for this one. I could say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater but I don’t like it that much. Most of the books that I read about werewolves either involve many other creatures (my various one actually does have werewolves in it a lot) or I read them for for free on Wattpad. If you know of any good ones please do let me know.

Ghost

I do not have a book for this one. I could say Forevermore by Cindy Miles but it is only okay. Let me know if there are any I should read!

Witch/Wizard/Spellcaster/Warlock

Yay! One that I can do! It should come as no surprise that the book I choose for this category is…

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I don’t think this really requires an explanation If you want to delve deeper into the Harry Potter universe and want some exclusive texts by J.K. Rowling click here to be directed to the Pottermore website.

Fae (Fairy)

I can easily do this one- in fact, I have two honourable mentions-

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

and

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

but the winner is….

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

One of the best high fantasy series ever!

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

(taken from goodreads)

Demon

For this, I had only one book…

Jordyn by Tiffany King

The demons in this book are not exactly the main focus (not until later books in the trilogy) but they’re definitely prominent! This is also a spinoff of the Saving Angels series by Tiffany king which I have not read. But this trilogy is wonderful! And, um, Emrys… is amazing.

Hand to hand combat training: Check
Cardio and strength training: Check
Daemon hunting: Check
Anomaly: Check

Check, check, check, check…That’s all my life is. There’s nothing ordinary about me. I’m “special.” I know this because I’m reminded of it every stinking day. I can kick a Daemon’s ass with both hands tied behind my back. I can run up a mountain without breaking a sweat. Know what I can’t do? Get guys to notice me, or hang out with friends like normal people do. I can’t just be ordinary because I have an Arch Angel for a mentor who is always breathing down my neck, and a family of angelic Guides and Protectors who scrutinize every little thing I do. Just for a day I want a life where I’m no longer some anomaly, where I don’t have to feel like a lab rat.

(taken from goodreads)

Angel

Personally, and I know this is quite a controversial opinion, I love books about angels. I love the way every author has such a different take on what an angel is. And they often come with some interesting moral questions. So here I have narrowed it down to an honourable mention and my favourite (I love both of these equally but I’ve only read one book in the Honourable Mention as opposed to all of them in the winner 🙂 )

So, the Honourable Mention goes to…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

but the winner is

Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Some people love this book, some people hate it. I, obviously are of the former population. The first book (the one shown above) is certainly slightly heavy on the insta-love but it does get better, and Emma undergoes dramatic character development, in my opinion (so if you find her annoying, try the second book- if you want) There are 4 books in this series.

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.

(taken from goodreads)

Zombie

I have read no books with zombies in it. But I did watch Warm Bodies (which was originally a book).

Alien

I have an honourable mention here to! And the honourable mention goes to….

NO ONE! I have two winners- I just couldn’t choose between the two books.

WINNER #1 IS…..

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I love this series sooooo much. I read the first 3 this month.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

(taken from goodreads)

AND WINNER #2 IS….

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

This standalone (there ‘might’ be two sequels but that was supposed to happen in 2012, hasn’t and doesn’t need to happen) novel by Stephanie Meyer is a beautiful read that made me cry multiple times. It tops the Twilight series by far, in case you wondered.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

(taken from goodreads)

Super-Powered Humans

I have an honourable mention this time, as well as a winner (and this time I actually mean it).

The honourable mention goes to….

Abandon by Meg Cabot

And the winner is….

Magyk by Angie Sage

This is a wonderful children’s fantasy set in an alternate world in a time period similar to the middle ages.

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

(taken from goodreads)

Also, please bear in mind when reading this book that it is a children’s book not YA.

Mythological Creatures

Here I have another runner up…..

Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn

and the winner is….

The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon

This is an incredible novel with much to love, also, like Valkyrie, about Norse mythology and, again like Valkyrie, his is the first book in a duology. (I swear the books are very, very, very different!)

Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall’s Horn.

(taken from goodreads)

Variety

And the final winner is…..

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

This is the first book in a series with a companion series as well. It includes an incredible array of creatures and humans and some amazing characters as well as some exceptional writing- I read the last book first and still mostly understood what was going on. To the point where I didn’t realise it was the last book until I got to the last page and saw the other books listed. Or maybe I was just distracted by the story….


One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason.

(taken from goodreads)

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