Welcome back to the tenth month of Calendar Girls! It’s a monthly blog event co-hosted by Flavia and myself, and designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers. Calendar Girls was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl, (because I’m an oldies fanatic. 😛) For more information, click here!
Best Paranormal Novel
I… don’t read paranormal. I know. It’s bad, especially since I’m a co-host of this event (and I make the polls that give the theme options. Hahaha!) But I’ve had some bad experiences with some pretty bad paranormal books. So, I don’t usually read them and I was super worried I wouldn’t be able to find a single book, but I found one. Alright. I might be cheating a little bit, since it’s probably more urban fantasy than paranormal, but meh. They kind of overlap, yeah? So without further ado… *drum roll*
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
I read this WELL before I became a book blogger. I really quite enjoyed it even though I’m not big on romance and it’s different from a lot of the YA out there because it’s told from Ethan’s point of view instead of Lena’s. (Why does YA always have to be told from the perspective of the woman? I dunno.) But I remember really enjoying this story.
Granted, I really liked it because of the severe dip into Southern culture and beliefs and stigma. There’s so much judgment and hypocrisy to the characters in this book that I sometimes couldn’t help myself but laugh. But, let’s be honest, it’s not about the townsfolk. It’s about Ethan and Lena. And while this may be a paranormal story with magic and supernatural creatures, it’s also a love story (a love story I believed and actually enjoyed. I know! Shocking!) So, I highly recommend you all read this book (and seriously read it, don’t watch the movie. Movie was GARBAGE!) Hee hee! :p
Have you read Beautiful Creatures yet?
If you haven’t, you should!
Calendar Girls’ picks for Best Paranormal Novel!
Flavia – Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
Katie – Dracula by Bram Stoker
Alex – Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab
Shanah – A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Adrienne – The Missing by Jerico Lenk
Dawlyn & Krista – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Thai – Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Milana & Alex – October Daye by Seanan McGuire