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Ersteintrag: 31.05.2008, 12:02:58 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 02.06.2008, 19:32:28 GMT+2
snugie meint:
I'm out of books and need some new ones to read.But I don't know wich books are good.And I usually read a bunch.

My favorite book ever is the Twilight saga from Stephenie Meyer.Right after that one comes the House of Night series from P.C Cast and Kristin Cast. I also like the Blue Bloods books from Melissa de la Cruz (I read her Au Pairs books too).I also loved the book "Blood and Chocolate" from Annette Curtis Klause, also the end could have been a little longer.The book "My best friends girl" and "Marshmallows for breakfast" from Dorothy Koomson was really good as well. I like to read some romantic novels too. And I've read most of the Cecilia Ahern books, also "A Place called here" wasn't as catching as some others.I've read the Harry Potter books.Even if the last one wasn't good.Just my opinion.But I do like fantasy books as well.

I would really love to get some new books that catch me as much as Twilight and House of Night.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 31.05.2008, 14:44:03 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 31.05.2008, 14:45:56 GMT+2
Lars meint:
Why do not you read 8W8 - Global Space Tribes, if you like to go for something different? I have read it the other day on the plane and found it very rewarding. There is a site to it also: www.8W8.com

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 01.06.2008, 11:07:54 GMT+2
moesha meint:

what about "With no one as witness" written by Elizabeth George.
I read it some months ago and found it really thrilling and exciting... I couldn't put the book down until I had read the last page. :O)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 01:01:37 GMT+2
Az Reel meint:
Try Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Kim Harrison's Hollows series, or to break away from the urban fantasy genre, George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.

The main character of the Dresden Files, Harry Dresden, is the only practicing wizard in the Chicago area. He works as a special consultant to the police, but very often has to find a balance between the "normal world" and the supernatural world, with its vampires, faeries, werewolves, etc. And with a lot of magical Big Bads paying close attention to him, he has to try to do all that and stay alive while doing that. Reads like a mix of 1940s noir detective stories and modern vampire fiction. Very very good stuff, the first three books are a little slow, but then the action picks up. The 10th book was released a few weeks ago.

The Hollows series by Kim Harrison is set in Cincinnati after the Turn. The Turn was an event about 30 years before the story begins, and was a biologically engineered virus, spread by genetically enhanced tomatoes wiped out huge numbers of people, sparking an intense fear of tomatoes in human survivors (ketchup is sold in specialty stores only). Since the virus hardly affected the hidden supernatural community, and they noticed that their numbers now matched that of the humans, they decided to come out and announce their existence. So now vampires, werewolves, witches and humans are coexisting, maybe not living in the same neighborhoods, but getting along okay. The story is told from the perspective of Rachel, a young witch who is fed up with her job at the supernatural security service, and decides to go freelance. The problem is that nobody leaves ISS employment alive, so she has to find some way to get the contract on her head revoked or paid off. Currently six novels, the last one was released early this year, so it'll be another year or so until the next.

The Song of Ice and Fire is epic fantasy. Not high fantasy the likes of Tolkien, with elves, orcs and dragons, but knights and tourneys, with a story similar to the events of the Wars of the Roses. A lot of court intrigue between noble houses, followed by massive civil war. And maybe, just maybe, there might still be dragons somewhere, even though the last one in the kingdom itself had died three hundred years ago. Each book is told from the perspective of several characters, some of which change between books. The nice thing about Martin's writing is that he doesn't pull his punches, and he doesn't typecast his characters. Any character can die, at any time. People you care about suffer horribly, and people you hated are suddenly revealed to be rather tragic figures. The heroes have petty weaknesses, the villains have redeeming qualities, nobody is cast in black or white, but everybody is in shades of grey. Currently four books, and fans are eagerly anticipating the fifth one... which might be out later this year, but might take another two until it is done :(

Hope it helps :)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 10:21:30 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 03.06.2008, 10:27:16 GMT+2
Tedesca meint:
Hi snugie,

As you liked the Twilight saga, you might also enjoy the following:

Charlaine Harris with the Southern Vampire Mysteries starting with "Dead Until Dark"
Mary Janice Davidson and the stories about Queen Betsy beginning with "Undead and Unwed"
Kimberly Raye with "Dead End Dating" plus all sequels - really nice and romantic vampire story around Princess Lil and her dating service for vampires and other preternaturals in NYC
Lynsay Sand's Argeneau Vampires, the first book being "Single White Vampire"
"Interview with the Vampire" and all the following books by Anne Rice

A little tougher, less romantic:
Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series starting with "Guility Pleasures"
L.A. Banks with her Vampire Huntress Legend starting with "Minion"

Kind regards,

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 17:12:37 GMT+2
I guess you've read the Cosmic Trilogy by C. S. Lewis ("Out of the Silent Planet", "Perelandra" and "That Hideuos Strength". If not, that would be a good investment if you like fantasy.
Another book I would recommend is "The Shack" by William P. Young. It's not fantasy, at least not in the common sense, but its nevertheless very good!!

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 17:21:32 GMT+2
Az Reel meint:
Tedesca, have you read the Anita Blake series past Obsidian Butterfly? I had my problems with the two books just before, OB was okay, but then I heard that all the things I had disliked about books 6 and 7 were back with a vengeance in NiC... and after reading the first chapter of the new one, I found myself happy that I never touched the others.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 19:52:34 GMT+2
snugie meint:
Well I looked up the 8W8 book on amazon but there is no summary about the story.I usually read that and then decide if I buy them or not.
Anyway amazon itself recommends me, based on what I bought so far,the Night Huntress Novels from Jeaniene Frost and the Touch the dark series from Karen Chance.I'm just not sure if they are any good.Did anyone read them???

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 02.06.2008, 21:06:22 GMT+2
sheepy meint:
Why don't you try the Kevin and Sadie series? It's a Catholic boy and a Protestant girl who become a couple in Belfast. AWESOME TO READ!!! By Joan Lingard.

Also Roald Dahl is fun to read. Though it's mostly children's books, they are great.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 03.06.2008, 10:31:26 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 03.06.2008, 10:41:58 GMT+2
Tedesca meint:
Hi Az Reel,

I have read almost all Anita Blake books, but decided to cease reading them after "Danse Macabre". I also enjoyed about the first 9 books (I think that's until OB), since then I've just been waiting for them to improve back to their inital quality, but in vain. Right now its nothing but sex and violence - real boring stuff, I would not really recommend them.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 03.06.2008, 15:41:40 GMT+2
Seekind meint:
Hi Snugie,

since you like fantasy books, why don't you try a classic and go for Stephen King's The Dark Tower series? I have enjoyed it a lot, and if you don't shun epics this might work for you as well.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 08.06.2008, 16:45:46 GMT+2
Helen Hancox meint:
"amazon itself recommends me, based on what I bought so far,the Night Huntress Novels from Jeaniene Frost". Snugie, I read the second in this series recently and I thought it was very good, way better than a lot of the other dreadful stuff I've had to plough through recently. I recommend you try these books.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 08.06.2008, 19:05:23 GMT+2
Hi Snugie,

I also read the books you mentioned and liked them a lot! I would recommend the follwing books to you:
The changeover by Magaret Mahy (romance about a girl and a male witch),
The silver kiss by Annette Curtis Klause (sad romance between girl and vampire boy),
The Ashling Grey, Guardian novels ("fire me up") by Katie McAlister (very funny and sexy story with lots of dragons in it and a demon dog) and
The Queen Betsy series ("undead und unwed" etc.) by Mary Janice Davidson, which are about a woman, who accidently becomes the prophesied queen of the vampires (very funny).
I hope this will help you to find a new favourite author/series :-)

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 09.06.2008, 12:27:10 GMT+2
tobiti meint:
Hi snugie,

I have read the first of the Night Huntress Novels from Jeaniene Frost and liked it very much, the second is on my to-buy-list. Have you read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series from J.R. Ward? If not you might like to give it a try, the series starts with "Dark Lover".

As for romantic novels, I like Catherine Anderson's books. She has some stand alone books and a series that starts with "Baby Love". You can get a good overview of her books on her website www.catherineanderson.com.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 10.06.2008, 23:17:21 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 20.06.2008, 01:01:00 GMT+2
Gerd Dürner meint:
I didn't personally read them, but from what I hear Libby Bray's 'A Great and Terrible Beauty' might something for you.

I would also recommend to take a look a Nina Kiriki Hoffman's books 'The Thread that Binds the Bones', 'Silent strenght of stones' and 'A fistful of sky'.

Patricia Briggs 'Moon Called', 'Blood Bound' and 'Iron Kissed' are good Urban Fantasy books.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 15.06.2008, 09:22:07 GMT+2
Zuletzt vom Autor geändert am 15.06.2008, 09:23:41 GMT+2
Lars meint:
Hi Snugie,
You can read the reviews of 8W8 - Global Space Tribes on Amazon.com. With the currency exchange rate it is a better deal, too.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 24.06.2008, 22:14:19 GMT+2
snugie meint:
Thanks for all the recommendations.
I've just finished "The Host" from Stephenie Meyer and thought it was really great.
I also just bought Howling at the Moon: Tales of an Urban Werewolf from Karen Macinerney and the Touch the Dark Series from Karen Chance.

Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 04.07.2008, 10:25:46 GMT+2
W. Maria meint:

my favourite books are the "Shopaholic" series by Sophie Kinsella (and also her other books) - the books are both great fun and really exciting. Once you are into to story you can't stop reading!
I also love "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde - I have not met anyone yet who does not like this book. It even convinced friends of mine who are not into this genre at all. Give it a try! :)

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Antwort auf einen früheren Beitrag vom 30.12.2011, 06:31:22 GMT+1
Hi Snugie, try the historical romantic thriller novels `Viking Sword Saxon Shield' and `Vikings Saxon Holocaust. These are based on true historical figures and actual historical battles on the east coast of England at the end of the 10th century. This was during the reign of King Aethelred. The main story line is about a young warrior who arrives in England as a Vikings rowing slave. He escapes and when King Aethelred’s youngest daughter is kidnapped by the Vikings he saves her and is rewarded by being made the Princesses bodyguard… Most battles are the historic ones between Vikings and Saxons in the second Viking Age. The first Viking age were a few Longships full of Vikings making small raids on farms and Churches, in the second vast fleets of Longships carrying thousands of Vikings that invaded whole towns! They also covers inter Vikings battles between the Danes and the Norwegian’s. These are rated by many readers as far more exciting than Harry Potter or Pirates of the Caribbean. Viking Sword Saxon Shield Viking! Saxon Holocaust Viking Sword Saxon Shield

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1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.
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