Fun Questions | What’s your favorite supernatural?

September 21, 2013 Fun Questions 17

Join me every Saturday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…

What’s your favorite supernatural?

This is an incredibly hard question for me, because my tastes are changing constantly. Here’s my thoughts on all the sups I read:

DorinaFor a while it was vampires, but then I read a ton of vampire related books and I started to get a little bit tired of them. I do like when authors mange to both stay true to the accepted norms and still be creative about what a vampire is. I also like the variety of Dhampirs and they aren’t as worn out of a sup as Vampires. Dorina Basarab is my all time favorite Dhampir.

I like the variety of shifters quite a bit – werewolves are pretty great (and usually super sexy!), but I think I like the unusual ones a bit more. Mercy from the Mercedes Thompson series is one of my all-time favorite supernatural characters and she’s a Coyote. I haven’t encountered another Coyote so that may be why. What I love about shifters is that they tend to have very few vulnerabilities. Most importantly they can enjoy the sunshine. I love the sunshine. 

I’m a fan of witches, wizards, mages, etc. And while they are right up there with vampires with how frequently they’ve been done they’re also one of the most versatile groups, with tons of sub-groups. Right now I’m really really excited about Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance (Coming October 1st) and I would group Cassie in with this category, despite the fact that she doesn’t really work any spells or anything.

I recently read Spider’s Bite for the first time and that was a neat twist – I’m not exactly sure where I’d classify elementals like Gin. I’m thinking they also qualify as a sub group of witches, wizards, and mages since part of their power includes the use of runes and, as far as I can tell, they’re basically humans with supernatural abilities. Cassie

I also love demons. My favorite demon would be a huge spoiler if you haven’t read the series, so I’ll leave it out but I suspect a few of you out there might know what I’m talking about. I also recently read Crimson Night, which featured a Lust Demon (called Nephilim) and she was pretty incredible – and uniquely different from anything else I’ve read lately. 

Generally speaking, Ghosts don’t seem suited to being main characters. I see them in plenty of books, but they really seem like decoration for bigger supernatural groups most the time. The one exception for me so far is Downside Ghosts, but I’ve just started that series and I’m still not exactly sure what I think of it. Even then, the book isn’t being written from a ghosts perspective. The best ghost I’ve read and gotten to know is in the Cassie Palmer series, but he’s truly one of a kind (I think).

Oh and how could I forget the Fae? I mean there the stuff fantasy is born from. I have read such a variety of approaches to Fae and I have to say that Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series is by far my favorite approach so far.

Bottom line is – I love supernaturals in all shapes, sizes, and varieties.

I’m not really sure I can pick a favorite. Can you? Have I forgotten any?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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17 Responses to “Fun Questions | What’s your favorite supernatural?”

  1. Reanna
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    I think you already know my answer, but I’d definitely have to agree with you…ALL OF THEM! Mercy is a personal favorite for the exact reason you mentioned. Also, there are Charley Davidson (Grim Reaper) and Joanne Walker (Shaman) who are pretty awesome themselves 😉

    Now I’m curious who your favorite demon is. I think I know, but I won’t say it here!
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    • Berls
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      LOL – I really do. When I started this post I really intended to pick one, but then I realized I couldn’t! They’re all just great 🙂

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      LOL Kimba! It’s ok, we can call Dean Winchester a supernatural creature – I mean a man who’s died that many times and is the meat-suit for Michael is kinda supernatural! What an image you paint too – the reading to you is a particularly nice touch. 🙂

    • Berls
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      What are some good Ghost books? When I was writing this post I was struck by how few Ghost books I’ve read, which seemed really shocking. I mean when you think fantasy, supernatural I think ghosts would be a given. I’d love to find some really good ones!

    • Berls
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      What I love about witches is the versatility that can come with them – I mean any magic user seems to fall under that category and what they can do seems to be limitless.

      Fae books are great – I wish that I’ve read more, since there is just so much lore about them that you never know how it’s going to develop. As I mentioned in the post, the Fever series has a great take on the Fae. Another good one for the Fae are the books set in the Mercy Thompson world by Patricia Briggs (including the Alpha and Omega books). They aren’t the central characters, but some of the books feature them pretty strongly and really imaginatively (if you haven’t read them yet).

    • Berls
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      I think you hit it on the head for me Jennifer – it’s not really the supe itself but the character the author writes that has me liking one over the other. I think I have kind of tired of vampires a bit though, because even when reading Chicagoland Vampires I seem to be all about the shifters!! LOL

  2. Alana

    I would have to go with vampires. I have been in love with vamps since reading Interview with a Vampire 13 years ago. I enjoy the struggle between their humanity and their predatory urges. While I have enjoyed the different spins other authors have put on their vamps, I will always love Lestat the most.

    On the flip side, I really don’t like zombies. I rarely like the doom and gloom post-apocalyptic stories that they tend to star in. Plus, they’re really dumb.

    • Berls
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      Zombies! I knew I was forgetting something. I think that I forgot about them, because like you, I’m not a huge fan. I haven’t actually read even 1 zombie book and I only have a handful on my TBR. I figure if I don’t like them in movies or TV (though I have to admit, I’ve come to like the Walking Dead, but for the non-zombie parts LOL) then why would I like them in books.

      I have read a lot of vampire books, but I actually have read Interview with a Vampire. It’s been on my list for a while, but I just haven’t made it to it!

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      I haven’t watched Lost Girl, but I had no idea it was about the Fae (or that it was Supernatural/fantasy at all!) Now I need to check it out – I’ve heard of the show plenty, but apparently I wasn’t really paying attention.

      But yeah, I think too much of any supernatural character can wear you out, no matter how much like them.

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