Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week they ask us to share lists on:
April 12: Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc etc.)
When I first saw this week’s topic I originally wanted to pick ten books for fans of Star Trek. Then I realized that I just haven’t read that many Trek books or Trekish books to make up a Top Ten list… I hope to rectify this in the future and save that topic for a future list. If any of you have a suggestion for a great book for a Star Trek fan please leave it in the comments. Anyway… Since I didn’t have enough Trekish books to make the list I decided to go with Urban Fantasy for my X. I know more vampires… (Yes, you’ve probably seen these before)
Ten series that Urban Fantasy Fan should try.
- Night Huntress: Smexy Vampire, kick-ass heroine, corrupt government agencies. This is a now finished series that remains one of my favorites. The spin-off series (just as good) has one more book, then a last spin-off title and I will be forced to leave this world behind. So sad… Must re-read some day.
- Mercy Thompson: Tough heroine who is unsure of her value, mysterious past, sexy shifter love interest, pack politics. I have the latest release to this series sitting on my coffee table. Was hoping to get to it soon but then I went a little request happy over on Net Galley. Oh well it’s not like it will go bad.
- Nightwalkers: Demons, vampires, smoking hot romances, corrupt hidden society. It has been a long time since I read this now finished series. Saw recently that the author has been forced to go indie due to her publisher not wanting to offer print versions of her books anymore. Yes paranormal fever has slowed down, but there are still those of us that love the genre and I plan to continue with this author’s spin-off series set in this world.
- Vampires in America: This is a more recent author discovery of mine, thanks to Net Galley. Her series is a lot of fun; steamy, kick-ass heroines, tons of action. Give this lesser known author I try I bet you won’t be disappointed.
- The Hollows: Was so sad to see this world end. Still feel like Al didn’t get what he deserved… Great series. Strong characters, corrupt world, fighting injustice, great comradery.
- Black Dagger Brotherhood: I’m hung up on The Shadow’s release in this world, but I’m dying to read the current release The Beast that came out last week. Must get around to reading that brick I’ve been avoiding. Strong alpha males, lots of swearing, smokin’ hot romance, smart-ass fun dialog.
- Chicagoland Vampires: Fun setting, intricate world, good vs evil, kick-ass heroine that doubts herself. This world took a few books to totally win me over. Now I find that there is only one more book left and I’m all NNNnnnooooo……
- The Dark Hunter Series: Okay, if you know me you know this is my favorite author. Her Dark-Hunter world is so intricate and full of complex characters that you just never quite figure out. This world constantly teaches me that we shouldn’t judge others because we all have crap that affects us and we will never fully know someone’s history. LOVE this series, if you only try one on this list make it this one.
- Immortal Guardians: This series reminds me a lot of the last one. The author has worked in many of the same great elements into this world plus more. One thing that sets this one apart is the ecoconscious tone this series take.
- Midnight Breed: This series has been around a while. It is one of the few series that has managed to survive a huge time jump and totally refreshed and revamped its world. I suggest starting at the beginning and enjoying the entire ride. Of the series on this list this one has a sci-fi feel to the paranormal/urban fantasy genre.
Know of a series that would fit into this list? Why not share it in the comments!