So this post is all about book series, as you probably gathered from the title
Now I read a lot of books, I always have at least 2 or 3 books on the go at once, and one is usually something I will have read before. I love nothing more than to get in to a series of books, I never think that one is enough because I always want to know what happens after we stop reading. Silly I know, but I get invested!
So here are my top 5 book series…
The Women of the Otherworld by Kelly Armstrong
This is one of my all time favourite book series, and mainly because you don’t always have to have read the previous book for them to make sense. It does help to know the story line, but you will pick it up pretty quickly in your chosen book if you haven’t, some books are the same character and some are different. You will have your favourites and I have mine, the first book in the series is called Bitten (there was recently a Canadian TV show made, it was okay…) and the lead character is called Elena. She is my favourite, feisty, independent but a little vulnerable, but Jamie from No Humans Involved is a close second, sexy and sassy to everyone she is great. It’s called the otherworld because there are werewolves, shamans and witches, its a great on going series!
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
This is possibly the most well known book series, turned movie franchise, ever, but there is a reason for that, it’s because JK Rowling is one hell of a good writer. She weaves complex issues throughout this series that is not just for kids, and as you can tell by the spines on my books I have re-read them countless times. Every now knows the story of the boy who lived and he who must not be named, and it is a fantastic saga for all ages! Goblet of Fire will always be my favourite as I think it is where Harry really has to come into his own after his fall out with Ron, it really tests their friendship and it is great to see them act a bit more grown up. If you haven’t read these already I can’t recommend them enough, also have you been living under a rock?
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
This has often been called the American Harry Potter, and I guess I can see why, a young boy, who is bullied and unhappy at home, goes away to a magical camp becomes stronger and finds out he is actually the son of Poseidon. (kind of like Harry finding out he’s a famous wizard) But for me this doesn’t detract from the stories of Percy, I think he is such a likeable character, as are the supporting characters that you fall in love with them and want to know about them. Plus you get to go epic Greek adventures, meet Greek gods and in the spin off series both Roman Gods and Egypitan Gods! This is like Harry Potter in the fact that is not just for kids, these are some great stories for all ages and fun to read (the films were also great to watch too!).
Missing by Meg Cabot
Something a little more innocent, another young adult series (I swear I am an adult, well age wise anyway). I love Meg Cabot, she is one of my all time favourite writers, The Princess Diaries were a staple growing up, along with All American Girl and Teen Idol, and as I have grown up I have read her brilliant The Boy Next Door, Size 12 Isn’t Fat and lots of others. She is great, and who really speaks to me as a writer, and she is actually ther person who made me want to be a writer. But anyway, this series isn’t as well known as her others, but I’ve always loved it. A girl gets hit by lightning (at the most awkward time too) and after that she can tell you where all the missing people are in the world, she has to see their face or have something of theirs. But it’s still a cool gift, a lot happens in the series and it is a fantastic read!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
And this is the last one. I can not tell you how many times I have re-read these books, they never get boring and I seem to find new ways of thinking every time I read them. The films are spectacular, Jennifer Lawrence is my absolute hero (awkward girls unite!), and I have the biggest crush on Josh Hutcherson (it would never work, I’m a married woman). But the book blow me away every time I read them, the horror and the pain and the love and loss are so well described you find yourself crying when you’re reading, laughing at Haymitch falling of the stage…I know I’m gushing, but I can’t help myself. I was struggling to find a good series after Harry Potter, and I had all but given up hope that I would feel that obsession over a story again, until this came along…obsession awoken! If you haven’t read it, shame on you…please give it a go and join our fandom!
So that’s it guys, I probably bored you to death with my ramblings, suggestions and gushing, and I am sorry about that (sort of). I hope you found a decent read in here that you hadn’t seen before!
Speak soon, much love readers!