I don’t like series. Let me amend that. I thought I didn’t like series. I was looking for a topic for this post and started going through my audible library. I’ve read a lot of series. That surprised me because when I read I like the excitement of “the meeting” and the excitement of falling in love. Series are like an old married couple. You’re comfortable with each other, can finish each others sentences, and you go to bed in flannel. (I know. Very telling. LOl)
I started looking at the series I’ve read and the reasons why I stuck with them.
1. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon. The first book was good, but the last hundred pages… It wasn’t until Voyager (the third book in the series) that I found the joy of reading the series again. Granted there was enough in the second book to not put me off going to the next. And I loved the characters.
2. Fire and Ice- George RR Martin. George is the master story teller. I LOVED the first book. The second and third in the series were good. By the time the fourth rolled around, there were too many families and too many characters within the families to keep straight. I gave up. Also not enough romance but the plot was so good I forgave him that element.
3. In Death-J.D. Robb. LOVED the first book. Have read it three times in the last twenty years. The excitement of Roarke’s pursuit of Eve had me falling in love with him. Nora did a great job with developing Eve’s character. But by the twelve book I was tired of the series. The excitement in the romance was gone.
4. Fever -Karen Marie Moning. I met Karen at the Future, Fantasy and Paranormal convention in New Orleans. She was autographing her first book. (Good marketing ploy. She’d already written the first four). I read it. Bought the next books-read them one after the other in about four weeks. I was hooked. Had to wait a few months until the last in the series came out. The chemistry between Jerrico Barrons and MacKayla (Mac) was hot. The sex was hotter.
What series makes your top five and why?
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