Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"You're not like the others."

To ensure that you truly do have the best boyfriend out there, be sure to choose from one of these categories.  He'll be stronger, faster and hotter than you until the day you die and he lives on forever.

Adult (A): Ages 16+
Young Adult (YA): High School Reading (and Maturity) Level
Tween (TW): Between Elementary and High School
Children (C): Elementary and Middle School Reading Levels

Gone are the days when macking with little green men was considered taboo.  Who wouldn't want a lover that's out of this world?  
Whether they're fallen or not, boys with wings are divine.
Also known as fairy, fae, fey, fay, wee folk, good folk, fair folk or pixies.  Peter pan does NOT count.
  • The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley (TW)
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (TW)
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (YA)
  • Need by Carrie Jones (YA)
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (YA) 
  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (YA)
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (YA)
  • Sevenwaters Series by Juliet Marillier (A)
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (YA)
  • The Fever Series by Karen Maria Moning (A)
Can sometimes make intimacy a little difficult . . . unless of course it just so happens that you've been gifted with the power to not only see the dead, but to touch them as well.  Oh là là.  
Gothic Romance
A mysterious setting, a touch of magic, and strangers in the fog create a heavy, Gothic atmosphere where the romance is so good, it's scary.
So your best friend is a witch, your boyfriend is a werewolf, your Mom is a ghost, and your dog is undead?  No problem.  You can hang out with the rest of these groupies in Paranormalville.
Is there anything sexier than the power to raise an undead army at your personal beck and call?  Yeah, didn't think so.
Were you experimented on as a child?  Grow up a little bit too close to a nuclear power plant?  Have delusions of grandeur including the notion that you are the next big thing in human evolution?  If so, you're going to fit in here very nicely.
Sorcerors, Magicians, Seers, and Witches
Pick a lover from this category and you're sure to remain a crowd favorite at parties.  Who doesn't love parlor tricks or a witch hunt had in good fun?
He's an undead bad boy who wants your blood more than your first kiss.
    Werewolves (and any other animal Shapeshifters)
    If he's anything like MJ, I'd join his pack!  Although many paranormal books include werewolves, these books focus almost exclusively on them.
    • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (A)
    • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (YA)
    • Firelight by Sophie Jordan (YA)
    • Vanish by Sophie Jordan (YA)
    • Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (YA)
    • Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey (A)
    • The Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn (A)
    • The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater (YA)
    All that rotting flesh and eating brains business has really given these guys a bad name.  But you and I both know that deep down he's still that same guy who used to take you out for dinner.  So go ahead and enjoy a meal together.  Just don't expect to live until dessert.

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    *And yes, the title of this reading list was shamelessly hijacked from Katy Perry's wonderful song "Futuristic Lover."  No copyright infringement or disrespect intended.

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