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Top 5 Wednesday – Books featuring Shapeshifters

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. Here is a link to the Goodreads Group.

This is my first T5W in a while, so bear with me. Some of these are gonna be a real stretch, but I hardly read paranormal and I’m quite bad at knowing if something is, in fact, paranormal so, yeah …


5. The Mery Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

Mercy can shift into a coyote and was raised by werewolves. She is an auto-mechanic and gets into trouble with other paranormal creature quite frequently. I really love this series, I read the first 5 books and enjoyed every one of them. She is badass, she is tough but she also accepts help and I really like the relationships in this.

4. Inkworld Trilogy by Cornelia Funke or The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Aaaand here we go, our first little cheat. Now both series do feature a character who can shift into another being, but they don’t really play a large role? And I don’t want to be any more specific because both of them appear in the last book of each series so it would kinda be a spoiler?

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Minerva McGonagall is badass af! I love her character so much and I would’ve loved to have her as a teacher. But this series also features some other Animagi and some werewolves … as you probably all know! Sirius and Lupin are both awesome characters as well.

2. The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas

Well, can’t remember when the shapeshifter appears but to be perfectly safe I’m not gonna write the name. But it’s a brilliant character which I love very dearly!

1. The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear (Zamonien #1) by Walter Moers

This book is pure perfection! Seriously, I love this author so much! I recently bought 3 of his other books because I need more of his brilliance in my life. Captain Bluebear is, as you might have already guessed, a blue bear and in this book he talks about 13½ of his 27 lives. Because a bluebear needs some secrets.

But this T5W was totally an excuse to recommend this author again. Because honestly, this isn’t even a stretch anymore, it’s just ridiculous! But in one instance in this book the main character does shift into some other creatures … or does he?


What are some of your favorite paranormal reads? HAve you read any of the ones I mentioned?

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