I have read 18 new books and 6 novellas this month. This amount comes from buying all those bargains that you can get for something under 1 €. The ones I would recommend most are:
This is a first for me: my number one books are a tie between
Burn for Me – by Ilona Andrews and
Unbinding – by Eileen Wilks
Far, far behind on number three I would put:
Kiss of Christmas Magic – one of those electronic bargains I’ve mentioned before.
(Collection by Michele Bardsley, V M Black, Deanna Chase, Angie Fox, Eve Langlais, Michelle M Pillow, Molly Prince, Viola Rivard, Aubrey Rose, Mandy M Roth and Mimi Strong).
I don’t think I have to gush too much about Burn for Me. It’s simply a great book for me. The world – building is a little similar to Andrews’s novella “Silver Shark” which I fell in love with on first reading. All the characters are well developed, there is no “I see you and now I love you for the rest of my very long life”.
The heroine’s love for her family is very touching, the villains are evil, the hero is in a league of his own, the action is breathtaking and the end provides just the cliffhanger that makes me pant for the next instalment. My only complaint is that the book is actually a little short but perhaps there are readers out there who don’t mind that?
As for “Unbinding”- the reading order of the books in the World of the Lupi series is as follows:
1: TEMPTING DANGER
2: MORTAL DANGER
3: BLOOD LINES
4: NIGHT SEASON
5: MORTAL SINS
6: BLOOD MAGIC
7: BLOOD CHALLENGE
8: DEATH MAGIC
9: MORTAL TIES
10: RITUAL MAGIC
In this case I would strongly recommend starting with the first book (or as I did: I stumbled upon this fascinating series with the help of the short story “Inhuman” in “On the Prowl”).
She then did something unheard of (for me at least). In Night Season the focus switches from Lily Yu and Rule Turner to secondary characters. Turned out that I almost loved this book the most.
Now with the latest instalment she did it again: the focus is now on Kai and Nathan from “On the Prowl) and this book is so full of suspense I was almost biting my nails while reading.
This is not really a paranormal romantic series and still the writer managed to write one of the most touching proposals that I have read.
Eileen Wilks has me waiting year by year by year (she usually publishes only one book per year) until the next book comes out; I usually have to catch up a bit because I get more forgetful as the years go by.
I highly recommend this series and for those of you who fall in love with it as I did – happy reading. And for those of you who are not interested – happy reading with whatever you love.
Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Karin! I have read and loved the Ilona Andrews book as well. I am almost ashamed to admit that I borrowed the first book in the Lupi series from Maia over 4 years ago, also after reading that short story, and still have not read it. Perhaps this week I finally will!
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