Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Blogger Hop Take 6




May 31st - June 6th: What is your favorite series that you've finished all the books (more than 3 books) to?


Oh this is a REALLY hard question ... There are so many series that I love. Two stand out in my mind, one I hated to see end because I LOVED the characters and one I was so excited for the final book and then the twist inside the final book made me so mad that I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room. (But I didn't.)

I'll break it down series by series.

Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead was one that I was just heartbroken to see end. Euginie Markum is the lead female and she is a fantastic character. She has major depth and reading her journey is not only exciting, it's a necessity. I remember when I was reading the first book, I was instantly hooked. I quickly went to read the second and then from there I had to wait until book three came out. Ms. Mead writes these stories where you just can't put them down. It's a magical world that takes place on another realm. She's created these fascinating lands that take on the characteristics of their rulers. While the ending isn't what I would have liked, it was a good ending, one that I still am hopeful that there will be another book of later down the line. I haven't read The Vampire Academy by Ms Mead but I have read the Georgina Kincaid series about a succubus. It's equally good. One day I will read her Vampire Academy I just need to be in a place where I can devote a month to doing nothing but reading because I know once I start a novel of hers I won't want to stop.


Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, she wrote an ending to the series that I just am still, over a year later, upset about. I never ever ever would have seen the twist coming that she made and I let out a honest to god cry of, "NO!!!!!" when I read it. I remember just staring at my Kindle. I had to put it down, I couldn't continue reading. I was just so upset. It was like, Karen, how could you do this to me!! type moment. There is one character, V'Lane, that Ms Moning created. He was in my top three of my paranormal alphas that I was heavy on following. The way she wrote him pulled me in. At the same token, the lead man in her series, Jerricho Barrons - while he is a VERY strong Alpha - he was NOT for me. I loved to hate him. Where she took these two leading men - well, it blew me away. I have not yet started her spin off about Dani, MacKayla's sister, but I will. I just had to get over the ending - as I have stated it still haunts me.


10 comments:

  1. I read the first book in the Fever series and I was not too impressed by it. I heard great things about the rest of the books but I have not been tempted to try reading them.

    My hop

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  2. I think it is vary rare for the first book of a series to actually be 'great' because in my experience, even as an author myself, the first book just isn't as good as the rest.

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  3. I'm very interested in reading the Vampire Academy series!! I have some of the books, too. All I need is to start. Oh, for MORE time!!!! I haven't heard of the Dark Swan series, so I'll do some investigating on Goodreads.

    What happened to you with the Fever series is exactly what happened to me with the Harry Potter series! I was reading a print edition of book 6, when something very tragic happened... but I didn't feel angry right away. First, I was in shock. Then I started crying and crying, and couldn't stop for a few minutes. I wasn't tempted to throw the book at the wall, although I DID start to feel angry. I just very sadly put it away.... I haven't been back to it yet, either. I HATE it when authors pull the rug from under their readers' feet like that!! So I totally understand what you went through! For me, there was also a sense of betrayal. I'd love to give J.K. Rowling a piece of my mind, but in a very calm, rational manner.

    BTW, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my BBH post!! :)

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    1. You know I look at this from two sides, the reader and an author. Because I know in my own series I do twists and turns and not always is it what is expected. But I'm trying to stay as true to my characters as I can with out letting outside influences take over. I am now curious as to what happened in 6 that got you in the same mood as me with the Fever series...My hubby and I were just discussing the HP series.

      I love Mead's writings she is just great. I wish, like you said, I had more time.

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  4. interesting books you got there!! :D

    thanks for dropping by my blog :)

    Camelle @ Home Of A Book Lover

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    1. Not a problem, hope you come back next week!

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  5. New follower!

    You know, I've never read either of these series... but if the first book in the Fever series is Fever Crumb, I own it, and have been meaning to read it!

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/05/book-blogger-hop-and-feature-follow.html

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    1. I am horrible with book titles and orders -- but you do need to read them in order. I hope when you start it isn't as traumatic in the end for you as it was for me! Glad to have a new follower

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  6. I have read the first 3 books in the Dark Swan series, but just haven't managed the 4th yet. I really like the first one but by the end of 3 I was like, eh. With only 1 left, I should probably bite the bullet and finish it.

    As for the Fever series, my sister is a huge fan. Personally, I couldn't get past the first chapter of the first book when she finally talked me into reading it last year. It just didn't speak to me... Ooo-kay, well it did, something along the lines of "I suck, go re-read something by Ilona Andrews." How do you argue with that?

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    1. You should bite the bullet on the fever series, just to see how it ended. What book series would you recommend?

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