Hello fellow bookworms 😈 It’s time for another Top Five Wednesday, which is a weekly meme which was created by Lainey and is now hosted by Sam! This week’s topic is Books featuring a paranormal creature of your choice!
Naturally I went with Demons because they are my favorite which does sound weird, but don’t be concerned for me. I only like the idea of them because of Supernatural and because I’ve always found the evil guys more fascinating than the good guys. Obviously I had to seize the opportunity to use lots of gifs of Crowley, my favorite character and demon on Supernatural! I didn’t count the TV Series towards the list, but it does my overall favorite impression of demons and hell so I had to use it! I’ve also only included 2 books that I’ve read the rest are demon books on my TBR.
(Warning for a gif with red eyes if that’s something that affects you!)
1. White Hot Kiss (Jennifer L. Armentrout) 😈 My favorite demon book is definitely this one, as the demons in here mostly resemble humans. I really like how the author created different types of demons that have distinct characteristics and features that set them apart. Of course there’s a hierarchy here as well, with demon princes being the most powerful demons. There’s also a literally hell depicted and yes there’s a Ruler of Hell aka kind of Satan. The main demon in this book is Roth, who is my love, because he’s a snarky, morally grey demon and those tend to be among my favorites. This book is very much focused on the romance and it’s obviously which guy I rooted for. I can just say that the first book in my opinion is the best, the last is good as well, but I hated the second book as it did focus on the Love Interest who I despised. Overall, I’d still recommend the Trilogy though!
2. Forsaken (Jana Oliver) 😈 These kind of demons are different from the ones you usually imagine, because they don’t really resemble humans at all. Forsaken is set in a dystopian society where demons roam the earth and have to be captured by Demon Trappers, who don’t kill them but catch and sell them. Our main character Riley is a Newbie Demon Trapper and a woman in a male dominated domain. However, there are also Demon Hunters, who actually kill demons and are kind of superstars. Overall, I really like the world-building in this one, because demons have different classifications and I like the idea that some don’t hunt but trap them. The book in general is a bit underrated, but really great when I read it a while back!
3. The Demon’s Lexicon (Sarah Rees Brennan) 😈 Like the next two books, I’ve not read this one, but it sounded interesting to me, so I’m going to check it out. This book is about two brothers whose mother hid an important charm from a horde of magicians, who now want it back. Here’s where the demons come into play, since the magicians use them to work their magic, which makes them plenty dangerous. The two main characters therefore are experts at demon slaying and running away, but of course nothing is as easy as it seems: something in their past has been hidden from them and now they are bound to discover what it is and how it will impact their following story.
4. The Novice (Taran Matharu) 😈 The main character in this book can literally summon demons from other dimensions which is really cool and got me hooked on the book right away! Our hero – called Flechter – even travels to an Academy where people like him are trained in the art of summoning. However, there are kids from Nobles here as well so there’s lots of intrigue and from what I gathered Flechter himself isn’t Noble so he has to very careful in this dangerous game that everyone is playing. The best part is that he has his own personal demon called Ignatius, which is really cool, I want a demon “familiar” as well! I cannot wait to read more about him and his adventures with the friendly neighborhood demon!
5. The Stars Never Rise (Rachel Vincent) 😈 This is more of a dystopian?? Nevertheless, it’s about a town where demons have killed most of the people by eating their souls which turns out to be a serious issue. The protagonist Nina is just trying to survive with her sister, which isn’t easy because there are creepy exorcists that try to go against the demons and sins. Just as they both try to get through their days, Nina finds out that her sister is hiding a secret that endangers them and could put them in serious trouble with the exorcists. Now it’s up to her and a mysterious hooded stranger to get out of this without losing something … her sister or perhaps soul.
What are your favorite books featuring demons? Let me know so I can get some great recommendations! 😈