01 October 2012

September Reads

September 2012

***Note: An * appears before a series if the series is expected to continue and those books have yet to be released. Page numbers are only ascribed to physical books. No page numbers means the book was an EBook. All my Ebooks are purchased from Amazon.

Fall of Angels Series               By: Keary Taylor
          1: Branded
          2: Forsaken
          3: Vindicated
     Companion: Afterlife

*Fallen Angles Series              By: Katherine  Pine
          1: After Eden
          2: Beloved Purgatory

Guardian Trilogy                  By: Laury Falter
          1: Fallen
          2: Eternity
          3: Reckoning

*Ancient Legends                  By: Jayde Scott
          5: Forever and Beyond

Dream Realms Trilogy              By: Sophia Sharp
         1: Shattered
         2: Destined
         3.1: Graced
         3.2: Ascension

*Celestra Series                      By: Addison Moore
         1: Ethereal
         2: Tremble
         3: Burn
         4: Wicked
         5: Vex
         6: Expel

*Fade Series                        By: Kailin Gow
         1: Fade
         2: Falling
         3: Forgotten

*Frost Series                       By: Kailin Gow
          1: Bitter Frost
          2: Forever Frost
          3: Silver Frost
          4: Frost Kisses
          5: Midnight Frost
          6: Frost Fire
          7: Spring Frost

*Wolf Fey Series                    By: Kailin Gow
          1: The Wolf Fey
          2: The Red Wolf

The Book of Faeyore             By: Kailin Gow

The Fairy Letters                   By: Kailin Gow

Free Four                              By: Veronica Roth

*Desire Series                       By: Kailin Gow
         1: Desire
         2: Shattered
         3: Passion
  Companion:  Summer Desire

*Beautiful Beings Series             By: Kailin Gow
         1: Beautiful Beings
         2: Heaven and Hell
         3: Shadow Light

*The Fairy Rose Chronicles        By: Kailin Gow
          1: The Fairy Rose
          2: The Fairy Fair
          3: Pixies vs. Fairies

*PULSE Series                          By: Kailin Gow
         1: Pulse
         2: Life's Blood
         3: Blood Burned
         4: Blue Blood
         5: Blood Bond
         6: Blood Legacy
         7: Blood Rights
  Companion: The Pulse Papers

TOTAL: 53 Titles
So obviously alot of one author this month. Found her through a free book with Amazon and went from there. I really do enjoy Kailin Gow's books. One thing is that they tend to be shorter and very fast paced. While this is appealing especially to reluctant readers, it means that alot of details get glazed over in the process. Don't get me wrong. I still really LOVE the storylines themselves, but sometimes the writing in an effort to be succinct is left wanting.  The Frost series gets a bit repetitive which is annoying but the way the last left off, I'm really hoping the next will be better.  Also, Gow plays very heavily on the heroine's heart being torn between two or more very suitable suitors.  This is a construct in recent young adult literature that can really grate. Yes, it does cause dramatic tension and all that, however, it's very frustrating when they all are these awesome guys. And let's face it, how many girls out there have several guys at the same time all of which are drop dead gorgeous vying for their attention and love at the same time?

Some notes on several other series read this month.

Keary Taylor is an author I've read before. She's very good at making the villain in her story sympathetic which is often left undone in many books. I really enjoyed her series.

Addison Moore's series was also a really fun read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next one in that series as well.