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Ashley (adunn620) | 4 comments So I have decided to take some time to reread some of my favorite series. These series include, Georginia Kincaid and Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. What are some of your favorite series that you could just keep rereading??

message 2: by Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* (last edited Feb 12, 2010 11:29AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* (gatadelafuente) | 237 comments Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega, Nightside, Harry Dresden, Cal Leandros.

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Tina | 21 comments I'm planning on rereading Rachel Vincent's Shifters and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress.

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Darcy (sunnytat462) | 822 comments You have already listed some of mine others are Kim Harrison and the Hallows series, Keri Arthur and her Riley Jensen series, Kelley Armstrong and Women of the Otherworld, Terry Brooks and The Shanara series, Carrie Vaughn and her Kitty the Werewolf books. I think I could go on and on.

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Dawn (dawnv) | 367 comments I love to reread a series right before a new release. For example I just finished reading Larissa Ione Demonica series so I could read Ecstasy Unveiled and not I am reading Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison for the new book Black Magic I think is the title.

message 6: by DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (last edited Mar 05, 2010 12:56AM) (new)

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 113 comments I've taken to buying my favorite series on audio, so I "reread" them that way. Ones I regularly reread either via actual book or by audio include:

Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
Shifters by Rachel Vincent
Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyers
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (and i just got the first Georgina book on audio and hope to listen to that whole series again before Succubus Shadows comes out)
Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* (gatadelafuente) | 237 comments Hey, I thought we were just doing UF. If we're doing PNR, then I'll add BDB, Immortals After Dark, and Psy/Changeling.

message 8: by Joseph (last edited Feb 13, 2010 05:40AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 138 comments I'm a chronic rereader of everything. That's one of the main reasons I like to buy books, so I can reread whenever I want. Almost every Urban Fantasy series I've read I must have reread at least twice. Some of my favs to reread are Yasmine Galenorn, Kelley Armstrong, Carole Nelson Douglas, Carrie Vaughn, and Kim Harrison.

message 9: by Melodie (last edited Feb 13, 2010 12:38PM) (new)

Melodie (melodieco) I'm not much for rereading. Too many new books to read to go back and read something that I already know how they end, but I did reread the first 2 Sookie books before both seasons of True Blood and will reread the 3rd before season 3 starts. Had been so long since I'd read the books I'd forgotten most of the finer points of the stories. Otherwise I wouldn't have reread them.

colleen the convivial curmudgeon (blackrose13) There are certain series that I enjoy rereading - a small handful of favoriates. The only UF series in the batch that I can think of off hand is the Modern Faerie Tale series, particularly the first of the lot, Tithe.

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Shannon C. | 22 comments Here are my favorite rereads...
Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
Tairen Soul series by CL Wilson
Dorina Basarab Dhampir and Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance
Little Goddess series by Amy Lane
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill
Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward
Guild Hunters series by Nalini Singh
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
Dark Hunter series by Sherilyn Kenyon

On the longer running series when there's a good bit of time between books coming out, I like to reread earlier books just before a new release. I often find things I missed in the first reading.

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Dejsha | 46 comments I keep so many books that I will re-read. It is hard to make a list.

But, right now I am going back through the early LKH Anita Blake novels. The first six of that series are so great.

And I will start Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series again in March so they are fresh in my mind for #4 coming out May 4th. Magic on the Storm (Allie Beckstrom, #4) by Devon Monk

message 13: by Mrs. (last edited Apr 05, 2010 03:52PM) (new)

Mrs. Badass (mrsbadass) | 20 comments J.D Robb In Death I've re-read dozens of times ::eek:: lol
Kate Daniels (Ilona Andrews) (a lot... I love it)
Night Huntress and Night Huntress World by J. Frost
Kelley Armstrong
Patty briggs
Keri Arthur
Karen M Moning (a whole bunch)

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Emmett Spain | 33 comments I've read a ton of UF books, but the only ones I feel compelled to go back and re-read are the Harry Dresden novels by Jim Butcher. So awesome. Changes comes out in three weeks... can't wait!

I tend to do the same thing as DarkHeart "Vehngeance" and grab up the audiobooks... helps when they are read by the one and only James Marsters.

Might have to revisit the Kate Daniels series, though... I read about half of the first one and had a lot of trouble getting into it. Have seen a lot of recommendations for it on this site... I hear it gets better after book one?

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 113 comments Emmett, I had a tough time getting into the Kate Daniels series at first, initially putting the first book down about 50 pages in. However, I went back to it and I was hooked. It's become my favorite UF series and I can't wait for Magic Bleeds to be released.

And I hear you about the James Marsters narration of the Dresden Files. They're what got me into the series, and I'm loving them. He does a brilliant job!

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Emmett Spain | 33 comments On a brief tangent - James Marsters is going to be on Caprica for 5 eps... can't wait!

I am convinced on the Kate Daniels front... I will move it up the 'to read' list!

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Melodie (melodieco) Emmett wrote: "On a brief tangent - James Marsters is going to be on Caprica for 5 eps... can't wait!

I am convinced on the Kate Daniels front... I will move it up the 'to read' list!"

Well, damn! I've never watched Caprica, but will have to make an exception to catch Marsters!

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Cee | 51 comments The books I just keep rereading are the Rachel Morgan ones..
(And Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, although they are not UF)

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 113 comments Yeah, I read an interview with the lovely Mr. Marsters earlier in the week and got excited about the Caprica news. I've never seen it, but I loved BSG - will definitely have to get it when it's out on DVD.

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Emmett Spain | 33 comments On a related note, he was also in a TV movie recently called High Plains Invaders... which was not as cheesy as the title promised (though the special effects weren't all that special). He played a cowboy of sorts fighting some tentacled space foe... worth a look if it's a rainy Sunday and you're a James fan.

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Julia | 615 comments To those who are going to watch James Marsters on "Caprica," go back and watch those first five or so eps on hulu or Syfy or wherever to catch up. It's a very good series. And it stands on it's own, as a fifty years years in advance of BSG.

He also has/ had a contiuing role in Dr Who/ Torchwood...

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VMom (votermom) | 23 comments What is Caprica?

message 23: by Julia (new)

Julia | 615 comments See above. It's a series on the SyFy network, set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica -- it's about the early development of robots and the families involved.

message 24: by Emmett (new)

Emmett Spain | 33 comments And may I add, so far it has been awesome!

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Darcy (sunnytat462) | 822 comments I haven't been watching it yet, but have it tivo'ed. Just need to find a time to catch up on it. I did see the 2 hour movie when it came out and like that.

message 26: by Emmett (new)

Emmett Spain | 33 comments It's definitely building nicely... the insights into the Tauron culture are kind of fascinating. And the V-World is just pure Sci-Fi awesome.

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Betelgeuze | 114 comments I reread Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series prety much once a year.

I also reread Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series, Mike Carey's Felix Castor series and Charlaine Haris's Southern Vampire series.

message 28: by Susinok (new)

Susinok Right now I'm re-reading all of the Mercy Thompson books. This is the first time I am re-reading them since they came out, so I'm catching a lot of things in the earlier books I missed the first time around.

Love this series. The quality of the writing and world building is wonderful and has not diminished in the later books.

 Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* (gatadelafuente) | 237 comments I am completely in love with the Mercy Thompson books, Susin.

message 30: by Susinok (new)

Susinok So far I like her werewolf society better than others that I've come across in the genre.

More realistic and less mystical than some. And I think it makes sense that packs would be different depending on the local alpha.

 Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* (gatadelafuente) | 237 comments I agree with everyone you said. She blows me away with her werewolf society and behavior.

message 32: by Jamie (JK) (new)

Jamie (JK) (eimajtl) Ya know, I actually don't reread books. I can't think of one that I have read multiple times, I just can't read something I've already read when there's so much more to read. >_< I read ebooks, though, so when reading I always add bookmarks to fun passages/quotes/etc and I often go back through a book at just read those.

I have been feeling the need to read the Dresden series again - which is weird, but so much has happened I feel like I need to read it. Plus, I'd be able to see little things I missed before.

message 33: by Susinok (new)

Susinok Another cool way to get into a book again is to listen to the audio version. I read the Dresden books the first time and then the second time around I listend to the entire series on audio. They are fantastic on audio!

message 34: by Jamie (JK) (new)

Jamie (JK) (eimajtl) After reading all of the comments about the audio books for the Dresden Files I am tempted to find them and give em a listen. It'd certainly add a new dimension to the story.

message 35: by Susinok (new)

Susinok Check your library! Mine were all there in our library system. It's a bit tedious to get them onto the iPod but it works. I delete them after I'm done.

message 36: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) 770312 wrote: "After reading all of the comments about the audio books for the Dresden Files I am tempted to find them and give em a listen. It'd certainly add a new dimension to the story."

The Dresden audios are awesome! James Marsters is the perfect reader and he even made STORM FRONT good and I thought it was pretty awful when I read the paper & ink book.

message 37: by Susinok (new)

Susinok I just finished listening to Changes and now I'm listening to Blood Rites. I love the Harry Dresden Audio series.

message 38: by Kayzee (new)

Kayzee | 115 comments my favorite books will be the hunger games for a while lol

message 40: by Paula (new)

Paula (pauldajo) I like to reread anything by Diana Wynne Jones and the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce.

I'm going to the library to see if they have any Dresden File audiobooks. I think it would be cool to listen to the books I've read. I'm very interested in listening to James Marster.

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Mary E. (jujjy) | 7 comments Kayzee wrote: "my favorite books will be the hunger games for a while lol"

I really enjoyed this as an audio book. Now if only my library would get Catching Fire on audio, I'd be in heaven. I really liked the narrator and I want to continue the series in the same format.

message 42: by Mary E. (new)

Mary E. (jujjy) | 7 comments Susinok wrote: "I love the Harry Dresden Audio series."

I've been hearing everyone say the same thing, that Marster's is awesome at doing the Dresden reads. I'm a big fan of his (I'm a Buffy-phile from way back), so I would love to hear them. Problem is, I spent a buttload getting the entire series on my Kindle and will feel guilty and neglectful if I go to the audios and leave my poor Kindle books unread LOL. Yes, I'm weird.

message 43: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) Paula wrote: "I like to reread anything by Diana Wynne Jones and the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce.

I'm going to the library to see if they have any Dresden File audiobooks. I think it would be cool to list..."

You'll love 'em, Paula! He really brings them to life!

message 44: by Paula (new)

Paula (pauldajo) Thanks Melodie, I need to visit to the library. James Marster will probably get me there!

message 45: by Xin (new)

Xin Li | 25 comments I love re-reading books. Or in my case, it's often relistening to a series. Audible.com is just awesome. Anyway, as Richelle Mead is my fav UF author, I regularly relisten to the VA series. Everytime I reread, it's like I'm visiting an old friend after a long time away. It's great. I get reabsorbed into that world as if it's for the first time.

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Anne (anneb10) | 16 comments I love re-reading books, but it gets harder every year when so many good new books come out! I need to win the lottery so I'll more time to read! ;p

message 47: by Jamie (JK) (new)

Jamie (JK) (eimajtl) I did end up listening to the first two Dresden books. It is pretty nifty listening to the versus reading. It certainly gives you a different take.

message 48: by Xin (last edited Jul 04, 2010 10:39AM) (new)

Xin Li | 25 comments Jamie wrote: "I did end up listening to the first two Dresden books. It is pretty nifty listening to the versus reading. It certainly gives you a different take."

Yes it does! It all depends on who narrates. If you get an awesome narrator, it totally adds another dimension to the experience, as if the character is actually speaking to you. Right now, I'm listening to the first Night Huntress book. And the narrator is just wow! When Cat is supposed to be angry, her voice is totally furious. And in certain parts of the book, when she is in the throes of passion, her voice will make your hairs stand on end.

On the other hand, if you are unlucky enough to get a shitty narrator that reads like Ben Stein, then you'd probably want to poke out your eardrums.

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Becca (goblinfan) | 215 comments I've reread bits and pieces of the Anita Blake series a couple of years ago. (I needed a Jean-Claude fix at the time lol.) I've been thinking about rereading them all the way through lately. I know I could easily reread the Black Company series (Glen Cook) over and over again, though I haven't tried it yet. I love the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey so that's a given in the reread department. I actually haven't reread anything in a long time, come to think of it. Oh and the Mercy Thompson series, of course. :)

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Becca (goblinfan) | 215 comments Please don't kick me out of here for this...I liked the first Harry Dresden book but couldn't get into any of the others. In fact, I didn't finish the second book. That was several years ago, so maybe if I gave it another go I might actually like them. I'm thinking I'll try and find the audio books with James Marsters considering what everyone here has to say about them. I may have to do the whole series that way.

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