Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Top Ten Tuesdays (7)

My Top Ten Faerie books in no particular order

1) The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr-One cannot discuss faeries without discussing this series. It has deep faerie lore in it and not sparkly happy faeries either. The dangerous seductive and destructive kind. This book series is responsible for me getting into faerie books in the first place.

2) The Tithe Trilogy by Holly Black-Not Black's best work (I still think that's White Cat) but this is a memorable series about a girl who learns that she's actually a changeling and goes to find the child she replaced.

3) The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa-An imaginative world involving a girl who learns she's the daughter of the faerie king and goes to find her missing brother. Full of cliches, yes. But highly addictive.

4) The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning-One of the best adult faerie series out there. Full of deep mythology, a hilarious hate/love relationship, and a murder mystery to boot. Just ended this year and is apparently getting a spin-off series which I can't wait for.

5) The Need series by Carrie Jones-This one is a interesting series about a girl fighting against her faerie relatives along with shifters.

6) Lament/Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater-A book about a girl falling in love with a faerie. Companion book is about the girl's best friend (who she totally doesn't deserve, just saying).

7) The Replacement by Brenna Yvonoff-A dark look at a town that's ruled by faeries and a boy realizing he's one of them.

8) Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog-A girl learns her boyfriend is actually a changeling.

9) The Spiderwick Chronicles-Faeries don't feature heavily into this series but they are present and many of the creatures in it are considered part of the fae so I'm counting this great children's series as a faerie book. In it three children discover their backyard is full of magical creatures.

10) Peter Pan/Disney Fairies books-Yes, I know, but one must discuss Tinkerbell when discussing faeries. I actually quite like the Disney faerie books for kids, they're cute, follow the Pan mythology and I adore the illustrations in them. Peter Pan is mentioned because well...that's where Tinkerbell comes from and many people's ideas of faeries come from Peter Pan.

Next Week's Top Ten: Heroine's that don't suck

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