these lists of books to read before you die that are full of classics are all well and good but what if you don’t like classics? and what about the ya ones that are just full of popular series? so this is an alternative list of ya books you should read before you die. thanks to everyone who contributed books; i’ve had to miss some off because i’ve got more than 100, so i’ll probably include them on a second list. (also, i’ve not actually read all these books. it’s a group effort)
Pairing: Jungkook x Reader / (implied) Namjoon x Reader
Genre: Merman!Au / Angst / One-shot
RatedT for mentions of death
Word count: 6.4k
Synopsis: Every night, a song crawls from the woods - they say it’s the lullaby of a monstrous creature that has fallen from grace, a beast fiery like fire and ruthless like ice. Yet, his voice is such beautiful one that the cords of your heart quiver with love for each, saccharine note piercing your skin.
And every night, he draws you in a bit more.
Author’s note: Hello my lovelies! This is my second request (Cold waters, warm touches + His beauty could kill you + Merman!Jeon), at first it was supposed to be a fluffy one but, uhm… it accidentally ended up being another angst *sweats*
Anyway, dear anon, thank you for the nice concept, please lemme know if you liked it <3
There’s a legend,
whispered among the sunbeams getting lost in the forest at the borders of the
There’s legend, one of
a terrible, alluring kind, that widens children’s eyes and makes hearts tremble
beneath the warnings of worried mothers.
There’s a legend, more
like a secret or maybe a dream, deep carved into the memories of your innocent
days; one that has your glances wander into the shadows of the woods when you
think that nobody is watching, that nobody is judging.
It’s a legend, they
say, about a creature doomed to live in the lake at the center of the forest:
oh, a ruthless one, with eyes like broken glass and thick blood covering its
claws. Murderous are its intents and fury tints its flesh with such a poisonous
vigour that the water is now no different than the venom running under his skin.