The Listicle Tag: Top 5 non-human characters in books

My first official book tag!! Hooray!

I was tagged by the brilliant orang-utanlibrarian to participate in this fun tag! If you have not visited her blog, you need to click immediately. She writes the most engaging, detailed book reviews I’ve come across and she’s super nice!


  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the post (not-so-modern-girl!) so that she can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.-
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those 5 people the subject/prompt of their listicle post!

This tag is gold for me because fantasy is my favorite genre. So to kick this right off my first book featuring non-human characters is:


Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, in this book and the entire series is human. My favorite character is Curran who is the lion pictured behind Kate. There are nine books in this series and we still don’t know exactly what Curran is. He’s known as the Beast Lord and is basically alpha of all animal shifters in this world set in post apocalyptic Atlanta and his lion form is grey with like ancient rune symbols on his skin. There’s also vampires, witches, lichs and magical gods.


This story is one of those switched at birth types of situations. This is about a girl who learns she has a different destiny after her mother tries to kill her because she thinks her daughter is a monster. Well she’s not a monster in the evil sense. She’s a troll!

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)

Tiger’s curse is about a girl who takes a job at a circus for the summer and finds out the tiger she cares for is actually a cursed Indian prince. She plays a role in this 4 book series in helping to break this 300 year old curse.


Hounded is the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles with a main who’s a 2000 year old Druid, last of his kind, who disguises himself as a human who runs a bookstore. He also has an ancient Irish wolfhound that talks! There are also goddesses, witches and other fantastical creatures in this series.



This may or may not count but I’m including it anyway because I love this series! The main character is sitting in prison when she’s given a choice to die or be a poison food taster for the Commander. She develops magical powers as the book progresses which makes her not completely human yeah?

I tag:

There you have it! My top five non human book characters. The topic I choose would probably be top 5 objects that make the main character stronger in books.

What do you think of my choices? Do you have any favorite non-human favorite characters? Let me know in the comments below!


30 thoughts on “The Listicle Tag: Top 5 non-human characters in books

            1. It gets better the more you watch! I like Dev a lot because he’s portraying an a stage person in his everyday life. Aziz Ansari who plays Dev wrote the whole show if you didn’t know already haha


              1. I wasn’t sure, but assumed he did based on what I do know of him. I’m excited about this one. It definitely has lots of potential. As for Firefly, the other half isn’t interested, so I will push that til tomorrow or Wednesday and watch it on my own! 🙂

                So, you scored 1 out of 1 so far for recommendations!


                1. Yeah Firefly is definitely different but it’s a good introduction into the science fiction world besides Star Wars. She may like Merlin better though or Robin Hood! Both are great BBC series! Also, Sherlock!


                  1. I did watch the first episode of Sherlock, and that’s a definite keeper. Just haven’t gotten back to more of them. Merlin or Robin Hood might work. I did watch 4 seasons of Once Upon a T ime.


              2. I did watch the first episode of Sherlock, and that’s a definite keeper. Just haven’t gotten back to more of them. Merlin or Robin Hood might work. I did watch 4 seasons of Once Upon a Time.


          1. I remember him from Parks and Recreation… watched a few of those. But lots of laughs. Was kinda cool how he is just honest and direct about the whole immigration piece, plus the stories from Taiwan and India. I will definitely watch more.


  1. Aww thank you so much for your shoutout!! Ooh I like the sound of Magic Bites!! haha I wasn’t expecting that from Switched! And I wouldn’t have thought of Poison Study- but that first one was great! Awesome answers 😀


    1. Read it! Read them all! I let M borrow the Kate Daniels books thinking she wouldnt like them but she LOVES them. It’s definitely a good introduction to urban fantasy I think and I thought about it later after your dystopian post, and this is kind of dystopian since its set in like a post apocalyptic Atlanta.


        1. Yes Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, Allie Beckstrom, all good starter ones. They can get steamy in the romance dept but not raunchy cause the main focus is definitely plot oriented!


        1. I hate saying that cause I don’t want to to discourage you from reading something you might like but I like to think I have good book taste most of the time and can make good recommendations even if it’s to not read a story lol


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