karstens

30 Day Anime Challenge Day 19: Top 5 Most Epic Scenes in Anime

5. “I’ll take a potato chip, and eat it!” (Death Note)

4. Todoroki vs Izuku (Boku No Hero Academia)

3. Homura vs Walpurgis night (Madoka Magica)

2. Kaneki vs Jason (Tokyo Ghoul)

2 (tie) the fight against the white whale (Re Zero)

1. Mika vs the Moon Demon Company (Owari no Seraph)

There are a LOT more epic anime scenes I liked, but these are the best in my opinion!

Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

So if you like:

Mermaids:

  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
  • The Siren by Kiers Cass
  • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

Ghosts:

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
  • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
  • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Ruined by Paula Morris

Necromancers:

  • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

Demons:

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
  • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Demonata by Darren Shan

Banshee:

  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
  • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Goblins:

  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones

Monsters:

  • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Dragons:

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
  • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson
  • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Centaur: 

  • Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne

Soul Colector:

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

Water horses:

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Pooka:

  • Other by Karen Kincy
  • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

Dracons/draki:

  • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa


Unicorns:

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 

Greek mythology:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

The Devil:

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Different creatures:

  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
  • The Changelings by Elle Casey
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
  • Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

Succubus:

  • Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

Egyptian mythology:

  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Chimaera:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Djinn:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Skin-walkers:

  • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Trickster gods and demons:

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

Original mythology:

  • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

Genies:

  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Selkies:

  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville

Reapers:

  • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Polynesian mythology:

  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Nightmare:

  • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett
  • Emilia: If it bites you and you die it's venomous
  • Subaru: What if it bites me and it dies?
  • Reinhard: That means you’re poisonous
  • Felt: What if it bites itself and I die?
  • Ram: It’s voodoo
  • Rem: What if it bites me and someone else dies?
  • Crusch: That’s correlation, not causation
  • Julius: What if we bite each other and neither of us die
  • Felix: That’s kinky
  • Everyone: Oh my god