This is a list of books where monsters or aliens aren’t just the story antagonists. Suggestions are greatly appreciated. The list is a “living document” and will be updated as time goes.
If requested, this post will be turned into a read more.
Carey, J. (2007). Dragon’s Keep. Orlando: Harcourt. [Suggested by @terato-imagines]
Cornish, D.M. (2006). Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling. Australia: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The first installment in the Monster Blood Tattoo series. [Suggested by aj_Ravenheas on twitter. Contact me if it needs correcting.]
Glassman, S. (2013). The Second Mango. Round Rock, TX: Prizm. The first installment in the Mangoverse series. [Suggested by @improfem]
Hambly, B. (1985). Dragonsbane. USA: Del Rey Books. [Suggested by @deerbot36]
Jay, St. (2013). Of Beast and Beauty. New York: Delacorte Press. [Suggested by @terato-imagines]
King, S., Straub, P. (1984). The Talisman. USA: Viking. The first installment in the Jack Sawyer trilogy.
Knaak, R. (1988). The legend of Huma. USA, TSR inc. Part of the Dragonlance Heroes series.
[Suggested by @deerbot36]
Knaak, R. (1990). Kaz the Minotaur. USA, TSR inc. Part of the Dragonlance Heroes series. [Suggested by @deerbot36]
Landy, D. (2007-2014). Skulduggery Pleasant (first series). Ireland: HarperCollins.
Landy, D. (2017). Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection (second series). Ireland, HarperCollins.
Levine, G.C. (1997). Ella Enchanted. USA: HarperTrophy. [Suggested by @improfem]
Ness, P. (2011). A Monster calls. United Kingdom: Walker Books.
Novik, N. (2006). His Majesty’s Dragon (alt. Temeraire). USA: Del Rey Books. The first installment in the Temeraire series.
Sutherland, T. (2012). The Dragonet Prophecy. USA: Scholastic Press. The first installment in the Wings of Fire series. [Suggested by @stormfangsky]
Taylor, L. (2011). Daughter of Smoke and Bone. USA: Hachette Book Group. The first installment in the Daughter of smoke and bone series. [Suggested by @peppenn]
Cargill, C. R. (2017). Sea of rust. London, Gollancz.
Chambers, B. (2015). The long way to a small angry planet. United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton.
Chambers, B. (2017). A closed and common orbit. United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton.
DiTerlizzi, T. (2010). The search for WondLa. USA: Simon & Schuster. [Suggested by @moonfireflight]
Gilmore, K. (1999). The Exchange Student. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Released as paperback 2006. [Suggested by @monsterkittenparty]
Fforde, J. (2001). The Eyre Affair. United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton. The first installment in the Thursday Next series. [Suggested by @improfem]
Meyer, M. (2012). Cinder. USA: Feiwel & Friends. The first installment in the Lunar Chronicles. [Suggested by @improfem]
Zahn, T. (2003). Dragon and Thief. USA: Starscape. The first installment in the Dragonback series. [Suggested by @monsterkittenparty]
ITS HERE ITS FINALLY HERE. Thank you so much to the guys @the-yachronicles for the amazing A Court of Wings and Ruin box. I have been waiting all day for this to arrive and I am now going to become a troll and hide away until this book is finished.
in You and I - a Tsubasa-hime/Tsubasa Li fanmix
that at its core, is about their love and faith shining strong even though they are separated by time space.
Gorgeous coloring for cover art is by @wishingyoucouldshowmelove, used with permission.
01. Sanctuary Utada Hikaru // 02. Right Here Waiting Richard Marx // 03. Dying Day Brandi Carlile // 04. Beside You Phildel // 05. Set Fire to the Third Bar Snow Patrol ft. Martha Wainwright // 06. Up with the Birds Coldplay // 07. From this Valley The Civil Wars // 08. Nandemonaiya Mone Kamishiraishi
Actually the funny thing is I’d probably be terrible at Librarian Assault Training. I’m usually the Librarian that’s far too nice and waives everyone’s fines and doesn’t charge parents when their babies accidentally rip a book in half.
Which I only mention because it doesn’t look like these librarians are that good at it either. Like, I’m sure Kurogane can run pretty fast, but you’d think they’d have a better shot at hitting him as he runs down the Straight Corridor and none of them manage to actually catch up, despite flying through the air.
Maybe the teapots are actually low to moderate in speed at best.
Maybe they’re actually too used to being nice and don’t actually want to hit the customers.
Maybe I’m projecting far too much. BUT CAN YOU BLAME ME?