Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Book If You Like...Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

~Top Ten Books If You Like...Buffy the Vampire Slayer~

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
1. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (adult, urban fantasy)
Book one of the Night Huntress series.  The series centers around Cat Crawfield, a half-vampire, who learns to accept her vampire lineage and ends up meeting a hot vampire bounty hunter along with the way.

Darkfever (Fever, #1)  
2. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (adult, urban fantasy)
Book one of the Fever series.  This UF series focuses on Southern girl MacKayla Lane who travels to Ireland to discover the truth about her sister's murder and finds herself caught up in the dangerous world of the Fae.

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)
3. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (adult, paranormal romance)
Book one of the Demonica series.  This book (and series) is full of demonic hijinks and some of the most creative worldbuilding I've seen in paranormal romance.  The heroes run a demon hospital known as Underworld General Hospital (UGH for short).

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1)  
4. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper (adult, paranormal romance)
Book one of the Jane Jameson series.  A lighthearted vampire romance about a children's librarian who is unceremoniously turned after being shot by a drunk hunter. (REVIEW)

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)  
5. Soulless by Gail Carriger (adult, steampunk romance)
Book one of the Parasol Protectorate series.  Features a young British woman named Alexia Tarabotti who is (literally) born without a soul and uses it to survive in an alternate version of Regency England full of vampires, werewolves, and ghosts.  Lots of snark and British humor! (REVIEW)

Bet Me
6. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (adult, contemporary romance)
A hilarious romance between two people who couldn't be more opposite, but still figure out how perfect they are for one another.  I put it on this list because of the witty banter between Cal and Min and the fact that it is *not* a paranormal.

Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1)
7. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid (adult, contemporary romance)
Book one of the Knitting in the City series.  Another fun contemporary romance with the heroine being a trivia-loving accountant and the hero being a sexy security specialist.  It is just as full of pop culture references and sarcastic humor as Buffy plus it has a great example of female friendship. (REVIEW)

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (young adult, paranormal)
Book one of the Hex Hall series.  A unique twist on the overblown YA paranormal genre with an irreverent and kick-ass heroine who has no problem beating the snot out of paranormal baddies.  Another example of female friendship that reminds me a lot of Willow/Buffy. (REVIEW)

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
9. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (young adult, science fiction)
Book one of the Lux series.  A sci-fi romance between a book blogger (!) and her mysterious and annoying neighbor who might be an alien.  The humor in this one is one of the best parts along with the steamy romance. (REVIEW)

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)
10. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (adult, urban fantasy)
Book one of the Charley Davidson series.  Another kick-ass heroine with plenty of snark and a potential steamy romance on the side.  This time the heroine (Charley) is a grim reaper who works as part-time private investigator. (REVIEW)

Honorable Mentions: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Hounded by Kevin Hearne, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead, Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep


  1. I love Buffy. And I totally get how Halfway to the Grave, and Darkfever goes with that! I also love those books as well. Not sure if I like them as much as Buffy or not. :) And I think I will check out Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs, that book looks really cool.

    Have a good week!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

  2. Ah, Buffy. They don't make shows like that anymore. Great list.

    My TTT

  3. Buffy! This is awesome! I love Obsidian, and Hex Hall and I've been meaning to read Soulless for ages now!

  4. First Grave on the Right is such a good pick! I can totally see it. It is one of my favourite books, Charlie is so sassy!

    I have yet to start the Lux series but I will soon, all I see are rave reviews!

    Thanks for sharing & great list!

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries


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