Saving People. Hunting Things. The Family Business.
Now that season 11 of CW’s Supernatural has wrapped up, it’s time to settle in for the long wait until season 12’s premiere. I don’t know about you, fellow hunters, but I’ve got my rock salt ready and I’m brushing up on some obscure lore.
For those of you who aren’t hunters, Supernatural is a paranormal drama television series starring two brothers, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), who travel across America hunting creatures that go bump in the night (or daylight). They’ve taken on everything from angels, demons, and demigods, to vampires, werewolves, and the occasional evil clown.
For me, what makes Supernatural so entertaining is its humorous pop culture references, the main characters’ dynamic relationship, and storylines inspired by mythology from different cultures. Sno-Isle offers online databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library and eLibrary to help you discover more about world mythology and folklore.
If Supernatural isn’t quite your thing, but you enjoy the premise of travel, the paranormal, horror, or adventure, try these:
Like Supernatural, this action-packed urban fantasy series, features two brothers who battle supernatural monsters. In Nightlife by Rob Thurman, half human Cal Leandros holds the fate of the human world in his hands. With the help of his brother Niko, Cal must hide from his father and his otherworldly race, who believe that he is the key to unleashing their hell on Earth.
A spook-tacular examination of the world’s creepiest places. National Geographic’s Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places by Sarah Bartlett embodies Supernatural’s dark mood. It chronicles real life paranormal encounters (everything from aliens to voodoo spirits and haunted battlefields) and features dramatic illustrations and photos.
Another Sno-Isle subscription, use Hoopla to listen to audiobooks or watch documentaries and movies that feature a supernatural, horror, or paranormal theme.