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I checked it out and kept it for a while, but wasn't in the mood for sci-fi. I've been obsessive about romantic fantasy for a while now. Part of the problem is my job--I'm a public defender and I get so much harsh reality every day that I need fluffy happy endings in my entertainment--Snow Crash didn't look like it was going to give me that. It had the feel of a book that was going to make me think and was going to be all poignant. While I freely acknowledge it as a mark of good literature, I'm poignant-averse lately (unless it comes wrapped in a lot of fluff). I'm not proud of it, but there it is. Sorry! It's on my try-it-again-later list.
Did I misjudge it? If you can tell me it has tons of romance and fluffy good times, I'll bump it up the list again. :)
Too bad about Twilight--I have to accept that not everyone will be as enthralled as I am by the same books, but it's hard. :) Have you given her Host book a try? You may like it better, if you like sci-fi. Of course, I'm pre-disposed to like Stephenie's work, since she's a cousin (in-law-in-law) of mine. :) (She's my husband's brother's wife's father's brother's daughter. Which is awfully fun to say ten times fast.)
Snow Crash is on hold for me now at my library--I'm always interested in recommendations and tend to act on them quickly, if the book is available. Of course, that brings me to my problem with your books--my local library doesn't have them and I'm MUCH too poor to suport my fiction habit without it. (I read a new book every couple days--which is easier to do when I spend half my day sitting in court: I'm a public defender.) In double-checking the truth of that statement (I'm also quite hopeful, by nature), I have discovered that I can get them on inter-library loan, so we'll be in business shortly. :) I'm be ordering Unbound, Guardian's Keep, and Wild Hunt as soon as I can get myself to the library (they haven't made ILL available online, drat it!) I'm really excited! I loved the first chapter excerpt.
Kelley Armstrong (in case you don't already know from looking at my shelf) is a favorite of mine. If the library doesn't pick up Summoning on it's own soon, I'll be making a request. Living with the Dead is also on hold for me, but I have to wait in line.
I just went through the Uglies/Pretties/Specials series. I want a hoverboard! Good series, but I um... well, we'll discuss the ending when you get there, if you like. I stalled out in Exras and finally stopped reading. I'll probably finish it later, but.... I did like Scott Westerfiield enough to go back and read his Midnighters series and I recommend that, too. Again, not my favorite ending (too much harsh reality for my recent fluffy tastes :)) but a fun series.
I see you've read Twilight--did you finish the series? I also recommend anything by Shannon Hale, for the YA fantasy lover.
You should also read more Patricia Briggs. She has a new series starting: Alpha and Omega, with Bran's magical son Charles (?) and a new female who is a special kind of werewolf (omega) that doesn't fall into the pack hierarchy anywhere. I also went back and read her earlier works--all good. :) I think they're coming out again soon (else why the new covers...).
I have a friend who runs a used book store, so I'll be calling her about your books. I read the excerpt of Unbound online and I'm very intregued. Can't wait to read it.