This is a YA UF/PNR series featuring bean sidhes (banshees). It's also one of my top 5 YA series right now (maybe even higher now that the Vampire AcaThis is a YA UF/PNR series featuring bean sidhes (banshees). It's also one of my top 5 YA series right now (maybe even higher now that the Vampire Academy & Hunger Games series have been concluded).
In this particular book, teenage bean sidhe, Kaylee discovers a handful of her fellow students taking a new drug called "frost". Unfortunately, "frost" is really demon's breath - a substance found only in the Netherworlds - a substance that at best will permanently strip a user of their mental faculties, at worst, kill them. Kaylee and friends must find out where the "frost" is coming from and put a stop to it before their friends end up dead. Only they soon learn that the denizens of Netherworld have something far worse than "frost" in store for the teenagers in town.
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of my favorite YA series and will be one I'll read as long as they're being released. A fourth book, My Soul to Steal, just became available. A fifth one, If I Die, is due to be released on October 1, 2011 and that's currently the last one contracted.
This author also has a finished adult UF/PNR series called Shifter (or sometimes Werecat) series that is 6 books long and begins with Stray. And she's started a brand new adult PNR series called Unbound. The first book is titled Blood Bound and is due out September 1, 2011....more
This is an urban fantasy series, rather than a PNR, but there is at least some relationship pieces. I had been putting off reading this series for awhThis is an urban fantasy series, rather than a PNR, but there is at least some relationship pieces. I had been putting off reading this series for awhile simply b/c it's written by a male author and I usually find their stories too technical on one hand and too emotionally dry on the other. Butcher's stories aren't like that at all. They're quite emotionally invested and if I hadn't already known they were written by a man, I wouldn't have been able to guess except for perhaps the male protagonist. They're a darn good read!
The series is about a professional wizard, Harry Dresden. It takes place in Chicago - a slightly alternate Chicago where not only wizards, but vampires, werewolves, and the fae exist.
In this third book of the series, Harry and his sometimes-cohort, Michael (a Knight of the Cross) are trying to figure out what has stirred up all the areas ghosts - and to prevent them from causing to much damage (the first ghost scene is particularly unsettling). Their effort is complicated by interference from Harry's fae god-mother, as well as the local vampire ruler and her cohorts.
I really enjoyed this book, and it leaves on an interesting cliff-hanger, so I'm looking forward to the next one to see how the new problem is resolved. :-) There are currently TWELVE full-length books out in this series, as well as a book of short stories. The thirteenth book is scheduled for release July 26, 2011. Even better for fans of the series - Butcher is writing 23 books!! The first twenty of them will be "case" books followed by "a three-book apocalyptic trilogy". Sounds like I'll be reading these for awhile yet. :-) ...more
This series is PNR, but leaning toward the erotica side. There's a lot of gratuitous sex and, in this book, at least one scene of BDSM. It's well-doneThis series is PNR, but leaning toward the erotica side. There's a lot of gratuitous sex and, in this book, at least one scene of BDSM. It's well-done, justifiable within the story and not totally tasteless, but it is in there and may offend some readers.
The series has a UF-like setting - the regular world just with lots of paranormal creatures secretly running around. It takes place in NYC where three brother incubus-demons run an underground demon hospital together. This particular book is about Shade, one of the brothers.
Shade has been captured by a group of demons who have been harvesting the organs of paranormal creatures and selling them on the black market. He wakes up in a dungeon to find himself chained next to former lover - a human woman named Runa. Only Runa isn't human anymore, she's a werewolf and she's still seriously pissed off at Shade and there's a full-moon on the rise.
I really liked this book and the world that Ione has created. I'll definitely be reading the next one, which deals with the brother, Wraith. There are five books in total out in this series as of the writing of this review (Jan 2011)....more