Friday, November 5, 2010

Top ten supernatural families

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science and used her research to imagine the werewolf world in her first novel, Raised by Wolves.

For the Guardian, Barnes named her top 10 supernatural families.

One family on her list:
Paige, Lucas, and Savannah (Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong)

I love that we've seen Savannah (part demon, part sorcerer, part witch and altogether unprecedented) grow over the course of the series from a 12-year-old kid to a 21-year-old striking out on her own – almost as much as I like the way inheriting custody of Savannah forced Paige, a temperamental young witch, to grow up overnight. Add in Paige's husband (sorcerer, lawyer, idealist) and this family is the neatest mix of light and dark, with their devotion to each other stronger than any of their supernatural ties.
Read about the other families on the list.

Learn more about the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.

The Page 69 Test: Kelley Armstrong's No Humans Involved.

--Marshal Zeringue