You're The Voice: Chelsea on paranormal fiction
A lot of my favourite books are very well known, so it is likely that you would have read a few of them. Most of my favourites are set in a different time, and I like this because it is something we don’t have a lot of contact with in our daily lives (you could say that I am a mild fan of history). I particularly enjoy the 1800s and settings produced in a fresh, imaginary world (or dystopian). These are my three favourite authors and the works from them that I enjoyed:
Maria V. Snyder: My all-time favourite author. I love all of her books and I can’t choose a single one out, so I would have to say that I love her first series, the Study Series. There is the Avery of Kazan series, which has just begun with the first book, Touch of Power. She has also written two other series, both of them also set in a fictional world.
Cassandra Clare: Although The Mortal Instruments series is set in the modern day, I love it. It is slightly neo-gothic, dark urban fantasy. I love that while it does have classic mythology creatures (demons, werewolves, vampires, angels, and fairies), Cassandra has put an incredible spin on the story, creating Shadowhunters. (These Shadowhunters feature in all of her books). What I love more is her prequel series, The Infernal Devices, which is set in an earlier time (1800s, set in Victorian London during the reign of Queen Victoria). It is a steampunk story, dark and romantic, and also features a timeless love triangle.
Richelle Mead: I loved the first series, Vampire Academy. It is based on Romanian folklore (yes, vampires) but I do enjoy this as it brought a fresh twist to the vampire hype. It is set in the modern day from Rose Hathaway’s view. It is a paranormal romance. My favourite series, however, is the spin-off series Bloodlines. It includes well known characters from the previous series (my favourite is Adrian Ivashkov) and the setting is from within a Californian boarding school. Richelle has also written two other series.
I have made a list of other books I've enjoyed, which are definitely suggested reads if you love paranormal/romantic fiction:
- All of Claudia Grey’s books. (Sorry! They’re just really good.) The Evernight series - Balthazar and Fateful (Fateful is the best romance, I think.)
- Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto (has angels and demons/fallen angels.)
- Fallen series by Lauren Kate (same as previous.)
- Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
- Curse Workers series by Holly Black
- Delirium series by Lauren Oliver (*MUST READ* Not kidding, if you love romance, this series will make you bawl your eyes out (I did!), dystopian)
- Matched series by Ally Condie (Similar to Delirium, dystopian.)
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor (I mentioned this in my previous post.)
- The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
- And my newest read: Starters by Lissa Price