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From Dead To Worse by Charlaine Harris – I’ve started reading The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris again which inspired the series True Blood. I realised that I hadn’t finished them (and I lost touch with the TV series as well). I find Harris’s writing style really easy to read and I love the main character Sookie as she is equally strong and vulnerable.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – I can’t wait to start reading this novel based on an old Russian fairytale about a child who appears out of the snow.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A contemporary fairy tail this time about a girl who happens to be an android, has a horrid family and who catches the eye of a prince. I’ll review it once I’ve finished it.

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – The best YA fantasy/adventure books with a female protagonist ever written, in my opinion. I was so relieved the film version of The Golden Compass (Northern Lights, US) did justice to the original material.

The Crow by James O’barr – This was the first graphic novel I ever read and one of the most darkly romantic stories I’d come across also. This version has extra illustrations, poems and quotes. Edgar Allen Poe is included, unsurprisingly.

Sin City The Making Of by Frank Miller (and lots of other people) – I’ve dipped in and out of several of Millers Sin City graphic novels over the years and I’ve really enjoyed them. I found the second Sin City film utterly boring but I’m still a huge fan of this first one, it’s a real one-off classic! I’m also a big film geek so I find those ‘The Making Of…’ documentaries and books really interesting.




6 responses to “Modern Fairytale, Fantasy & Graphic Novels I Recommend”

  1. Katelyn @ lucky bandit Avatar

    I have Cinder on my hold list at the library!

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I’m such a slow reader it will probably two months before I get around to it, so you will probably read it before me lol


  2. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    I actually despise the True Blood books. I read the first one and it didn’t appeal to me.


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I felt the same about the first episode of the TV show. I think it’s one of those Marmite type shows.


  3. Vera Avatar

    Great reading suggestions. You should try Robin Peterman


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Just had a look at her novels and I think they might be a bit too girly for me. I think I’d have loved them when I was in my 20’s but these days I’m a bit more alternative or just old lol Thanks for the suggestion though! x


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