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  1. Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

    grangerandherbooks:

    I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

    So if you like:

    Mermaids:

    • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
    • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
    • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
    • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
    • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
    • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
    • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
    • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
    • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
    • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
    • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
    • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
    • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
    • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
    • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
    • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
    • The Siren by Kiers Cass
    • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

    Ghosts:

    • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
    • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
    • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
    • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
    • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
    • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
    • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
    • Ruined by Paula Morris

    Necromancers:

    • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
    • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
    • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
    • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

    Demons:

    • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
    • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
    • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
    • The Demonata by Darren Shan

    Banshee:

    • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
    • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
    • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

    Goblins:

    • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
    • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
    • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
    • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones

    Monsters:

    • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
    • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

    Dragons:

    • Eon by Alison Goodman
    • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
    • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
    • Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson
    • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

    Centaur: 

    • Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne

    Soul Colector:

    • The Collector by Victoria Scott

    Water horses:

    • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

     Pooka:

    • Other by Karen Kincy
    • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

    Dracons/draki:

    • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
    • Talon by Julie Kagawa


    Unicorns:

    • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
    • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 

    Greek mythology:

    • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
    • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
    • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

    The Devil:

    • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

    Different creatures:

    • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
    • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
    • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
    • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
    • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
    • The Changelings by Elle Casey
    • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
    • Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

    Succubus:

    • Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

    Egyptian mythology:

    • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

    Chimaera:

    • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

    Djinn:

    • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

    Skin-walkers:

    • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

    Trickster gods and demons:

    • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

    Original mythology:

    • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

    Genies:

    • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

    Selkies:

    • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
    • Half Human by Bruce Coville

    Reapers:

    • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

    Polynesian mythology:

    • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

    Nightmare:

    • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett
  2. epicreads:

    10 YA Books That Will Make You LOL 

  3. teencenterspl:

    thebookbabeblog84:

    We shall all suffer together!

    muahahaa

  4. bookishlettering:

    “It’s okay if you’re crazy,” he said softly.
    “You don’t even know—”
    “I don’t have to know,” he said. “I’m rooting for you.”

    Levi and Cath in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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