I'm not ready to give up vampire literature though.... more »
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- member since June 26, 2009
You are welcome for the recommendations. I see how you might have been put off by the Mercy Thompson series. Briggs takes a while to build her characters but it worth while since it is character driven fiction, the book does get exciting (at least I thought) pretty quickly and once you are invested in the characters it is hard to put down the series. If you like snarky kick-ass characters I am sure you will love Kate Daniels :). For the romance part, I always find “the chase” much more entertaining and both series take a while to build up the relationships.
I really liked the Hunger Games trilogy it definitely had substance. I tend to enjoy writing in depth reviews; I am glad that people other than my sister and mother are getting something from them. The comment I made on Mockingjay I “sort of" regret because sometimes I forget how young some of these people are who are writing reviews, I really don’t want to discourage them. I just think it is great that they are reading and voicing their opinions. ::sigh:: I do wish they would look at things with a little less “emotion” but that is just wishful thinking. There are some really great young adult books out there but sometimes it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. If you know of any good ones please let me know :) .
If you are looking for good Vampire Novels, I thought the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris were entertaining.
Novels that I liked better but Vampires are not the main stars are Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series and Iona Andrews Kate Daniels series. Kate Daniels is funnier but Mercy Thompson series was written better (I thought). Feel free to check out my reviews :).
I'm glad you are having a great time on here, i was addicted to it the first few weeks i joined. Its great to find people who love the same kind of books as myself. I don't think these genre's are as popular in Scotland so i am a bit alone here, lol.
Have fun with your new discoveries.
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