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:
For 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.
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 🙂