Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Re-Reads and the joy of visiting old friends

We love to read new stories, make new fictional friends and visit new worlds created from the imagination of talented writers yet there are some so pervasive that we find ourselves drawn to them time and again.

This week and for the next month I'll be working some old favorites into my new reading schedule. I'm excited to be re-reading the Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost. Cat and Bones's story is always a fun ride and Frost's world is rich in detail with three dimensional characters. You'll love Cat's sense of humor and Bones's sense of loyalty their friends Rodney, Denise, Vlad (yes THAT Vlad), Mencheres, Kira, Don and Tate and the rest of Cat's team will leave you with all the warm fuzzy feels expected from a great story. There's a reason these characters have such a huge fandom so if you haven't checked out Frosts' Night Huntress series I strongly recommend that you give them a chance you won't be disappointed.

My next series of re-reads is about as far from paranormal as you can get and it's the Ghost Bird series by author C.L. Stone. This series follows a young abused girl by the name of Sang. She's been isolated and abused by her mother since she was a young girl. She finally gets the nerve to escape one rainy night when she's run down by the neighbors dog. That neighbor is Dakota Lee and he's just one of the 9 students she goes on to meet. Not everything is as it seems with these 9 boys and Sang soon discovers they are all members of this mysterious entity known only as The Academy. There are no paranormal elements in these stories. The Academy exists to better the community in which it resides and it's mysterious members hold regular job all throughout the world.  If you're looking for a fast paced cloak and dagger story this is the one for you. There are some very real and rather disturbing scenes in these stories and there's no clear cut good vs. evil instead the writer attempts to show us through the eyes of Sang that good and evil are social constructs that don't always apply to every situation. You can try out this series for free through Amazon Kindle as the first book INTRODUCTIONS is currently free. I warn you though once you read that first one you'll be hooked.

Sometimes a new book in another world can lead us to wanting to re-read a series of similar bent. That has happened to me more times than I count and for my last re-read of the month I'll be revisiting the world of Ilona Andrews and her Kate Daniels series. In Kate Daniel's post apocalyptic world Magic has returned and technology has receded in it's wake. Shifters are real thing and Vampires exists (though not in the form any of us has ever read about) ancient beings once worshiped as gods have reawakened and for some unfathomable reason they all want a piece of Atlanta Georgia. It's up to Kate Daniels and her friends to protect the pack and preserve their post apocalyptic city from the powerful forces rising against them. Kate Daniels is a strong female lead character with a tragic backstory who rises above with witty comebacks and her fierce sword arm to protect those that can't protect themselves. If you love a good story with underdogs that triumph in the face of evil you'll love this series.

That's all for my re-reads for the month of March I hope you'll leave a comment and let us know what world's and stories you'd like to revisit who knows maybe I'll find a new literary addiction.

2 comments:

  1. Rereads - who doesn't?
    I have a secret vice - Christine Feehan's "Dark" series. I love them - especially "Dark Prince." How come I never met someone who could hear my heart, fill me with that kind of passion....

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    1. I too love the "Dark" series by Christine Feehan. Her world was the first Urban Vampire series I ever read and it's still one of my favorites. I'm actually re-reading Dark Prince this weekend.

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