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message 1: by Cherrybomb (new)

Cherrybomb (wvcherrybomb) | 68 comments I am getting ready to start reading my first ever book of this genre. The End of Marking Time by C.J. West is a book I heard about from Christa and got from the author's giveaway.

Christa gave it a 5 star review so I'm going to give it a shot. Who knows, I may just end up liking this genre. Either way, I'm willing to give it a try since so many others enjoy it.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm looking forward to getting your take on it. The book is still very fresh in my mind.

I'm venturing into urban fantasy at the moment - just started Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher , the first book in The Dresden Files series. I'm loving it - I've been waiting a long time to read this series and just got ahold of the first 9 books. I actually didn't want to stop reading last night even though I desperately needed sleep, and all day today I've been thinking, "I don't want to work. I want to read!" like a whiny brat. :)


message 3: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments I'm currently reading Geist (Book of the Order, #1) by Philippa Ballantine and I'm loving it! It is very different than most of what I've read in the genre. Also there is a primary female protagonist (I love that!) who is beautiful but nobody's pushover. I won it from a giveaway and I put off reading it for a while (didn't look my cup of tea) but I'm SO happy now. I'm going to have to see what else the author does.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

MrsJoseph wrote: "I'm currently reading Geist (Book of the Order, #1) by Philippa Ballantine and I'm loving it! It is very different than most of what I've read in the genre. Also there is a primary female protagonist (I love that!) who is ..."

Ooh, that sounds good - I just put it on my wishlist.

I also just realized, in light of the last part of my previous post, how much work am I getting done when I'm posting on GR & MR? I'm such a slacker sometimes.

Back on topic - I intend to read more fantasy this year, and not just urban. I want to branch out. I got some interesting things from Baen already, so that's a good start.


message 5: by Carrie (Care), Group Founder & Fearless Leader (new)

Carrie (Care) (care76) | 73 comments Most of what I read is some type of fantasy, dystopian, or post apocalyptic. I have started re-reading the Wheel of Time series, the first book is The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan and I am reading a dystopian type book right now as well, it is The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness . So far I am not totally loving it though.

One of my favourite series in urban fantasy just came out today, This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost , so I will be reading it soon. :D


message 6: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments Christa, I have the same problem! I like to take long bathroom breaks with my pocketbook. :-) It keeps me from getting itchy and sneaking reading at my desk. :-)


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

MrsJoseph wrote: "Christa, I have the same problem! I like to take long bathroom breaks with my pocketbook. :-) It keeps me from getting itchy and sneaking reading at my desk. :-)"

LOL I don't have to sneak off to the bathroom - I work alone and totally unsupervised most of the time, at home no less, so I have to rely on my discipline. On days like today, that's not always enough to keep me in line. :) I gave up trying about 15 minutes ago - I'll make it up on another day. I never miss deadlines, so I guess I'm not too bad.


message 8: by Caleb (new)

Caleb Blake (caleb72) | 437 comments I'm reading a YA fantasy at the moment: Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson

Pretty cool so far. Not completely unpredictable and the writing is quite nice.


message 9: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments Caleb wrote: "I'm reading a YA fantasy at the moment: Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson

Pretty cool so far. Not completely unpredictable and the writing is quite nice."


I almost purchased that (I bought The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson instead (cause he's a MR author). I'm glad to know it's pretty good. I'm going to have to wittle down my TBR list to get to Arenson.


message 10: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments Christa wrote: "MrsJoseph wrote: "Christa, I have the same problem! I like to take long bathroom breaks with my pocketbook. :-) It keeps me from getting itchy and sneaking reading at my desk. :-)"

LOL I don't ..."


Can I say that I'm super jealous :-)


message 11: by Nyssa, Series Addict (new)

Nyssa | 1252 comments Have any of you read The Morganville Vampires series ?

Any thoughts?


message 12: by Bianca (new)

Bianca van Willigenburg (biancavw) | 1469 comments Nyssa wrote: "Have any of you read
The Morganville Vampires series
?

Any thoughts?"


No, but it looks interesting, so I've just gotten book one, don't know when I get to it though.


message 13: by Nyssa, Series Addict (new)

Nyssa | 1252 comments Bianca wrote: "Nyssa wrote: "Have any of you read
The Morganville Vampires series
?

Any thoughts?"

No, but it looks interesting, so I've just gotten book one, don't know when I get to it though."


LOL.

Here's why I'm asking (cross posted on MobileRead):

This series was suggested to me about a year or two ago and has been sitting on my Wish List ever since. I now have a gift card that I can use to cover most (but not all) of the cost of the 8 book box set (Kindle Edition). If I like the series, then this is a pretty good deal, as most of the individual books are $7.99 each.

So, I'm looking for feedback on the series as a whole.

Other series that I've liked, that I think might be similar, are:

The Dresden Files
The Hollows
The Southern Vampire (or Sookie Stackhouse) - [I liked the first 8 better than book #9 - waiting for the paperback edition of book 13 before I read the others]
Twilight [Specifically Books 3 & 4]

I also like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and am currently enjoying the Parasol Protectorate series, but despite their having vampires, I doubt either is similar to Morganville, although I could be wrong.


message 14: by MrsJoseph *grouchy*, Resident Book Pusher (new)

MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments Not I. But it looks interesting.


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