Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday

After a month long hiatus, Tell Me Something Tuesday is back! TMST is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous author of the Heven and Hell series, Cambria Hebert. Each week bloggers get together and answers questions about anything and everything to get to know one another. If you would like to participate, visit her blog and grab next week's question and add your link. This week's question:

What kinds of paranormal creatures do you wish you could read more of? Are there any that you think are overdone?

This is a really difficult question because there are so many paranormals and supernaturals out there. I like all kinds of paranormal books from Fallen Angels to Fairies to Ghosts, but I love books about vampires. I am a huge Twilight fan and am addicted to The Vampire Diaries. Buffy is my go to DVD collection. I also have many books and movies that are all vampire-centric. I have always liked vampires so the current blast in vampire themed everything has been great!

I would like to read more about witches. I love Harry Potter and wish there were more magically inclined novels out there. The Sweep books are great, too. I haven't found a whole lot of YA books - especially with big publishers - out on the shelves. I read A Discovery of Witches and really liked it, but it was too adult and just not what I am looking for. I am looking for more witchiness - think along the lines of The Craft and the old 80's film The Worst Witch. Also, books that feature magic in a different way like the Gemma Doyle trilogy would be fantastic! If you know of any please let me know!

I am getting a little tired of werewolves. I know this may be sacrilegious to some, but they just aren't my cup of tea. The biggest problem I have is that they are shown as lower beings and aren't the greatest of humans when they shift. For example: the wolves in True Blood are straight up trailer trash. What exactly is hot about that? I prefer to see them like Kelley Armstrong writes - as elitist, strong, sexy and something to fear.

So what are your thoughts? What paranormals are you getting tired of and what do you want to see more of?


  1. If you want witches have you tried the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins? A really good series. Also check out Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft. so glad you were a part of TmSt

    1. Yes, I loved Hex Hall! I have Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, but I haven't read it yet. I can't wait for it to be next on my TBR. Thanks for the recommendations!

  2. Yay!!! Hi Krista! Great post. Yes, I read Hex Hall too (havent read the latest one yet though) and I loved it too. The Craft was a great movie and you are totally right there aren't many YA books like that, it would be a great book to read! I like vamps too, I would llike to see a fresh twist on one. You know I love me a werewolf... although I have become prone to the hellhounds.... :D but you are right - why are Werewolves always shown as lesser beings?! Totally not cool bc in my eyes they are awesomely hot. But I totally understand why they aren't some people's cup of tea. I too loved the Need series, those pixies were so creepy I loved it!! And Astley and Nick.... oh sigh.
    Loved your answers this week!!!! Hope to see you next week! :)


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