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#31 of 51 Old 06-10-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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I am reading this series now and enjoying it! I picked it up because the ebook was pretty cheap for #1.. Moon called Mercy I think? I am in the middle of number 2 now.
Just finished the novelette of Twilight- Short Second Life of Bree Tanner..
Yes #1 Moon Called
#2 Blood Bound
#3 Iron Kissed
#4 Bones Crossed
#5 Silver Borne

How did you like "the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"? a friend just read the Bree Tanner book and told me she was disapointed with it.
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Dana Stabenow is actually a scifi writer.. she is most famous for her Alaskan mystery books because she has so many (really it is where she makes the most money) but her scifi stuff is really excellent. Handful of Stars is #1 I think, but then there are two more after that.. Red Planet Run is #3 I think. I love the Alaskan pop culture stuff tied in with space exploration. Really unique.
I had no idea. Off to look for them...
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Yes #1 Moon Called
#2 Blood Bound
#3 Iron Kissed
#4 Bones Crossed
#5 Silver Borne

How did you like "the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"? a friend just read the Bree Tanner book and told me she was disapointed with it.

I kept having to remind myself that it was NOT a novel, but a novelette.. I didn't think it was the author's best work, and I probably would have liked the ending better had I remembered more about that scene from Bella's perspective.. I did like how the Vultori were revealed to be kind of playing both sides.. I wish I had gotten more about the strategy that the "creator" was playing on the newborns though.. some of those things they were telling them I didn't see the point of.. why try to keep them together as a group and then not discipline them for attacking each other for instance? The quasi romantic angle was nice.
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I had no idea. Off to look for them...
Oops. Second Star is #1

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Star-Sv...6189567&sr=1-2

Then it goes Handful of Stars and Red Planet Run.

Occasionally there is a Science Fiction class that is offered through UAA.. I have not been able to take the course yet (not offered every summer I know) but I have "heard" that the instructor is an Alaskan female scifi writer.. I would bet money that it is taught by Stabenow.. there really aren't too many female scifi writers qualified to teach the course in Alaska..
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For some good fa tasy reading, the Belgariad/Mallorean series by Dave Eddings (10 books total). He has another series i'm blanking on the na
e of that was also good... The Elenium/Tamuli (6 books).

I also like Ru Emerson's Night Thread series if you can find it.

If you're into or can even just appreciate D&D, Joel Rosenburg's Guardians of the flame series is fun. Not sure how many books, we have about a dozen.

Dave Duncan is good if you like swordplay/knights kind of fantasy. King's blades/daggers.

Jane Lindskold's Wolf series is also quite captivating.

If you're looking for a quicker, lighter read, I really enjoy Tamora Pierce, who writes for the YA crowd. Magic, monsters, knights, the whole 9 yards. She's got about half a dozen series and I've enjoyed all the ones I've read.

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His Dark Materials, Pullman

Thursday Next series, Fforde

Harry Potter

started Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ages ago and stopped---need to pick it back up!
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Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati and all the books that followed: Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in The Clouds, Fire in the Sky, Queen of Swords. There is a new one too that I haven't read yet. They are historical fiction set in the 1800's starting in upstate NY and then moving to various locales for the subsequent books. They are really engrossing novels with characters I really loved.

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Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter
MaryJanice Davidson (all her books)
Sookie Stackhouse
Little House on the Prairie
Gerry Butler's Glory St Clair
Anne of Green Gables
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan
Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld

My all time favorite:

Anne Bishop's Black Jewels
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I really liked the Anasazi mystery series by Kathleen O'Neil Gear.
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The Sevenwaters trilogy (there is sort of a 4th) by Juliet Marillier
The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier

Ones I have to second:
The Outlander Series is REALLY good- give it a second chance guys!
The Pillars of the Earth etc.
Clan of the Cavebear series

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Penny Vincenzi's Spoils of Time series

The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

I second Sara Donati's books, a relation to my ultimate Outlander series favorites.

Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley mysteries (PBS TV series not bad but books better of course)
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If you also enjoy lighter fiction, Marian Keyes has written a sort of series about a group of sisters starting with "Watermelon"
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I'm loving the trilogy by Stieg Larrson - THe girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THe Girl who Played with Fire - and something about a hornet's nest. Found the first 200 pages to be a bit hohum but then realize why all that delicious detail is there. Good stuff.
While a good story... these are chock full of horrendous violence against women both in the present of the main character's life and and in the lives of the dead women whose murders they investigate. If you are sensitive to rape, gore and such... you may want to consider yourself warned.
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Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati and all the books that followed: Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in The Clouds, Fire in the Sky, Queen of Swords. There is a new one too that I haven't read yet. They are historical fiction set in the 1800's starting in upstate NY and then moving to various locales for the subsequent books. They are really engrossing novels with characters I really loved.
I'm just finishing Queen of Swords... all fantastic books!
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Look into The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher! Wizardry at its best!
Yes! I love these. I've only read the first three, because somebody else took the next few from the library. I have to run by there today, so maybe I'll check if they have the next ones in stock.

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You know, I have the first one and couldn't get through the first couple chapters. I've heard such great things about it though.....
I haven't read the whole thread but I too had this problem witht the first book. I had the book for 6 months and only read the first chaper. I FINALLY had nothing else to read and just stuck to it and then LOVED them I have read everyone except the last one.

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Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter
MaryJanice Davidson (all her books)
Sookie Stackhouse
Little House on the Prairie
Gerry Butler's Glory St Clair
Anne of Green Gables
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan
Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld

My all time favorite:

Anne Bishop's Black Jewels
Black Jewels was what I was going to suggest.

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I've read many of the vampire series, recently, and as a pre-teen: Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse, The Last Vampire (Christopher Pike), The Vampire Diaries (before it was on TV), and I tried to read Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but had trouble getting through Lestat.

Other than vampire series, I really like Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. It's 7 books and spans from when he was a writer at 19 (in the 1970s) over 30 years or something. They're pretty good and they change flow since they were written over such a long period, so you never get bored!

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Glad to see this thread. I just finished reading Harry Potter and I'm sort of mourning being done. Don't know what to read now. But I'm getting lots of good ideas.

I did love Pillars of the Earth and the "sequel" World Without End.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is classic and fabulous.

Not much help I'm afraid.
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Black Jewels was what I was going to suggest.
Just picked these up. Can't wait to start!
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Fantasy there is:
David Eddings has several trilogies that I like.
My favorite is the Ellenium books.
Some others that are great are Belgariad series and the Dreamers series.
R.A. Salvatore has a very long series on Drizzt the drow that starts with the book Homeland and at the moment has 13 books in the series.

Mystery.
I love the Regan Reilly Mysteries by Carol Higgins Clark.

I am just getting into the Elizabeth MacPherson mysteries by Sharyn McCrumb and I am liking them so far.

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