Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Favourite "Supernatural" Characters

This week is "Halloween freebie" so in great style I choose to convey some awesome and hot fiction "supernatural" characters that I've read over recent years.

Magnus Bane (The Bane Chronicles)
Cassandra Clare

Magnus... Magnus... my bffl... I truely believe he'd be my best friend, if the word "fictional" didn't hold us back. I mean, who wouldn't want a warlock who gave "great" fashion advice and get you a cup of coffee with the click of his fingers?

Manon Blackbeak (Throne of Glass #3)

Manon is cruel, manipulative and calculative; yet, she still has a honorable heart and that's why I love her.

Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)

I STILL haven't read the full novel by Bram Stoker. But, no "supernatural" character list isn't complete without where the ideology of Vampirism started to mold into today's modern literature.

 Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

By the Couldren! Am I blushing?

No! Never, it just got unbelievably hot in here.

Ridley Duchannes (Dangerous Creatures #1)

Ridley- the bad ass Dark Caster. She's was just so fun to read about. A bad influence on any person, just make sure you don't jump off a cliff.

Okay, so the next couple aren't your typical "vampire, werewolf" supernatural character, however I disagree and think they count. After all, they are all beyond human.

Lightsong (Warbreaker)

At this point, I haven't finished Warbreaker. What I do know about Lightsong is limited, but I love how Sanderson uses him to break the convention he has created. Creating this lighter humerous character to move away from the stronger, more serious plot parts.

7. Warden (The Bone Season #1)

Samantha Shannon does mention his actual name- but I forgot and I'm lazy.

This is the part where we have to consecutive cuties. Warden isn't strictly your typical "supernatural" hottie. Even so, there is something quite brooding about Warden.

 Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy #1)

The second hottie... sorry, I meant cutie.

Who wouldn't put Dimitri Belikov on this list. He counts- born of Moroi and human blood. Plus, muscles, russian accent, caring and adorable. Yup, he qualifies. I checked.

Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)

The blue haired girl who learned the power of teeth. All the way through reading Karou's story I could feel the power of Karou and the will to keep going to reach the dream of lovers.

Melisandre (A Game of Thrones #2)

"For the night is dark and full of terrors."

She's not "supernatural" in the sense we mean but I wanted to include her in this, because of the things that surrounds her. The shadow of Stannis in partake in Renly etc... They're elements of magic that centres on her it's just not explict "she has magic" but the things she can do add to that.

REVIEW: The Amazing Book is Not Fire

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire (The World of Dan and Book)
Dan Howell, Phil Lester


Synopsis: Hello reader,

In this book is a world. A world created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the internet!

We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil's teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan's a fail.

Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs represents you emotionally. With everything from what we text each other, to the time we met One Direction and what really happened in Vegas...

My thoughts: 

This is tricky because I have some opinions of "Youtuber books" that aren't very "positive". Add in some confliction because Dan and Phil are the only two youtubers I have remained subscribed to for the past six years. Then multiply this reviewers recipe, with a dash of- how do you review a book like this?

Yet, I manage to conclude it with the full five stars?

Usually I'd look at character, plot, world development and writing. The only thing applicable here would be: writing. So, lets start with that...

This book was completely, one hundred percent, Daniel James Howell and Philip Michael Lester (with the tad input from Dil Jamicael Howlter.) Every page was a new onslaught of giggles. Until, I reached the final page- and then, Mr. Howell, you made me cry by the bucket load. Ergh, that little speech. It felt so final and I don't like that. At all. Like this was the final thing to give us- in the tiny universal "Phandom". I want a film... I'll get more onto that later.

Although, both are high achievers of the English sector (educationally wise) they still kept their voice. By that I mean, it was clearly them writing every word, discussing every aspect. I could hear Phil's Northern cheer and Dan's sarcasm with so much clarity it felt like I was watching another 5 hour video. They could have easily found theirselves sounding really essay-ish and off putting. 

Dan and Phil managed to achieve the compressed 6 years of friendship (and for Phil, almost 10 years of video making) in a complete 224 page book. To go for the cliché: It was a rather magical experience. 

Even complete with the email Dan recieved after emailing Delia Smith about co-hosting a cook show.

I think this is hugely the reason for my rating. So very Dan. So very Phil. Although, I won't fail to mention the lack of Malteasers (or Danteasers, whatever you prefer) and Placenta. Hmmm.... was that his choice or his editors.

I want to quickly mention the beauty of the book- the layout, in short. Oh my! EVERY page was a new journey. I was interested in how this would play out, just because they have two different styles. Dan's aesthetic is monochromic, where as Phil's is bright colours, bold and japan. (Although, that'a not the point. If you watch these dorks, you'd know what I mean.) I was concerned that these two styles would clash and take away the enjoyment. I can safely say, my eyes are still intact- well apart from the glasses I still need.

The only thing I think I could say about this book is I wish for more. Stories that they perhaps would never make into videos as a sort of bloopers.

I mentioned "I want a film". What did I mean by that I here you cry. I'll mentipn only one thing: "What really happened in Vegas?" I mean come on guys. Did you really think we'd believe all that? "Photographic evidence" more like took some screen shots from a video (that still somehow exsists) of two really drunk guys; that when they looked back over, realised how drunk they really were. 

That sounded more harsh than intended.

DISCUSSION: Something Strange & Deadly [PART 1]


Something Strange & Deadly (Something Strange & Deadly #1)

Susan Dennard

Philadelphia 1876. The Dead are rising. A zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor Fitt. Whoever controls the Dead Army has her brother. She avoids her mother's choice of husband for the lab of Spirit Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel. The situation threatens her reputation, and the lives of everyone in the city.

Q. How do you think you would react to the Dead walking around your city?

A. I think in all honesty, I'd be a total loser and go screaming and running. Unlike Eleanor, who so far seems to be holding up over in Philadelphia.  I live in quite a big city- London- so I would like to see how we would all react. But I think David Cameron wouldn't consider it a crisis and carry on and agreeing with cutting all our tax credits. However, I could think of some really cool places to hide and keep safe but I don't think where I live currently would be a massive help, the road I live on? Graveyard next door. RUN!!

Q. How do you feel about Eleanor as a character?

A. What I like about Eleanor is her strong sense of loyalty to her brother to find out what has happened to her. Also, the fact that she is realising that she doesn't have to wish to be a badass woman who kicks books (we all know I'm talking about Jie here) but she can if she wants. She is in power of what she is doing, by defying her mother and going to the exhibition in order to find her brother, but still trying to protect her.

Q. What was your favourite part of the first half of the book and why?

A. Definitely the scenes between Daniel and Eleanor. *Wink Wink* You know the ones I mean. I can't wait to see a little more of Mr. Sheridan- oh no! I think I've got another bookish crush! *Sigh*

Q.What are some of your favourite quotes so far?

A. "'To be honest, I don't take orders well.'
'Then I'll be sure not to give you any.'"

"'Next time, though, I suggest you use less obscure insults. They might hit the mark better.'"

"Iron spires and colorful flags rose up along the Schuylkill for ten blocks, making the Exhibition look just like a fairy tale."

"Joseph Boyer seemed about as honest as men came- a true gentleman if I'd ever seen one."

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