Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans

This is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week is top ten books for people who like whatever thing you choose. I chose Buffy the Vampire Slayer because it is the 18th anniversary this week (God, I'm so old).

If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, check out these books:

1) Dracula by Bram Stoker

Why: You probably remember the awesome episode where Dracula showed up, right? Well, why not check out the dude's story?

2) The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Why: This one features vampires who are good. The lore is...a bit of a stretch but it has the same magic blend of humor, plot, and entertaining characters that Buffy had. Rose and Buffy would totally be besties.

3) Paranormalcy Trilogy by Kiersten White

Why: Evie is not exactly a chosen one, she hunts evil doers because a secret agency employs her. A secret super shady agency who are not all they seem. Considering the Watcher's Council, Buffy can probably relate.

4) The Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins

Why: Maybe you loved the magic part of Buffy? Willow was pretty damn awesome. Then look no further then Sophie, a teen witch sent to a magical juvenile detention-like school with other people who have powers or shape-shift, or even drink blood.

5) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Why: Really, I think anything Gaiman would be good for Buffy fans. He's got that same sort of twisted writing sense of humor that Whedon has (I can't believe the two haven't worked on a project yet). But this book is probably his most Buffy-like with its hidden magical world.

6) Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Why: Has vampires. The main character is also particularly badass.

7) Insatiable books by Meg Cabot

Why: Hilarious meta on the vampire genre that was written during the height of the Twilight craze.

8) Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbelestier

Why: Also hilarious meta on the vampire genre. One of the only good things to come out of the Twilight craze was all that people started to come up with stuff like this to counteract all the vampire books.

9) Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

Why: great urban fantasy series with a woman who kicks as much butt as Buffy does. She also has a somewhat complicated romantic life.

10) The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan

Why: Has group of teens battling evil warlocks complete with romantic drama and enough sass to put the Scooby Gang to shame.

1 comment:

  1. Great topic! You really make me want to read Paranormalcy! :)

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