donderdag 5 december 2013

Recommendations from Maia November 2013.

In order to bring some more variety to my blog, I have asked my best friend Maia to tell about the books she has read in the past month, and to give us a recommendation.


In the past month I've read nine books and two novella's by the writers Patricia Briggs, Thea Harrison, Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken and Nalini Singh.

And the 3 books I enjoyed the most are:

Nalini Singh - Archangel's legion

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G.A. Aiken - A tale of two dragons

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Thea Harrison – Kinked

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I know this list looks suspiciously like the books Karin liked, but what can I say, we have the same taste. ;-)

Once again I would like to recommend a series. It's the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I've been re-reading this series the past month, after I read Frost Burned (the latest). It's an urban fantasy series that develops into a UF with a paranormal romance flavor.
Mercy is the only known coyote shape shifter in a pack of werewolves. Other than changing into her other form, she has few special talents. But that doesn't stop her from helping the people she loves. She is a great heroine - smart, strong and resilient. The love story is great, a step-by-step dance between her and the hero (I'm not naming him, that would be a spoiler).
I really enjoyed the re-read as it has been a couple of years since I heard them first. Yes, the first time around I got to know Mercy was by audiobook. A great way to get to know books when traveling.

The books are:
1. Moon Called (2006)
2. Blood Bound (2007)
3. Iron Kissed (2008)
4. Bone Crossed (2009)
5. Silver Borne (2010)
6. River Marked (2011)
7. Frost Burned (2013)

The next one is Night Broken, and will be released March 11, 2014, and I can't wait to read it! I really love these books; I even read the graphic novel "Homecoming" about how Mercy comes to live in the Tri-cities. I also can recommend the Alpha & Omega series that ties in with Mercy's series. It's more paranormal romance than UF and written in third-person.

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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam's ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn't the kind of man to turn away a person in need - and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam's house, Mercy can't shake the feeling that something about the situation isn't right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she's willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam's pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn't about to step down without a fight, but there's a more dangerous threat circling. Christy's ex is more than a bad man - in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Aurian: Thanks for the recommendation Maia, I have been re-reading this series myself, and my reviews have been posted in the past few weeks. So of course I agree with it.

Well, readers, no new variety this time to check out, but it still are some great books that Maia has recommended.

© 2013 Reviews by Aurian

9 opmerkingen:

  1. OOo all look good. I love Aiken and Briggs. I still need to read Frost Burned. Can't believe I haven't found the time yet.

  2. Yep, what I don't have, I have on my wishlist. Great choices.

    1. Thanks! It was a good crop of books this month. November usually is.

  3. Nice choices! I need to read Frost Burned, I have it since its release...

  4. Thanks for commenting for me Maia, I think we are unanimous in wanting to read the next book :)