Rest of the Best of 2011

Ok, here goes. I’m sorry I can’t give these books the attention they deserve, but at least my picks will be posted!

In the category of Romance/ Romantic Suspense:

  1. Breaking Point (book 5 in the I-Team series) by Pamela Clare
  2. Hidden Away (book 3 in the KGI series) by Maya Banks

In the Young Adult (Fiction/ Fantasy) category:

  1. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  2. Awakened (book 8 in the House of Night series) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

In the category of Male-Male Romance (and this was a close one – really, could have gone either way):

  1. Dance with Me by Heidi Cullinan (ladies, check out this cover!)
  2. Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon

I will digress. I can’t say enough good things about Josh Lanyon. He is one of my favorite authors. He can craft a story that grabs the reader right from the start and keeps going and going and going – constantly engaging. He is also the master of mysteries. I highly recommend the Adrien English mystery series.

 

Monday, Monday…

Sorry, I’m a bit late with my follow-up post to Catchy First Lines. The line I quoted was from Dark Need by Lynn Viehl. It’s a novel in her Darkyn series. Personally, I liked the opening. Finding something to hook the reader quickly is often a struggle for me. I tend to read (a lot!) and take note of what seems to work for other authors.

Not much else to update. I’m feeling much better, thanks to rest and antibiotics! My throat is still a bit sore; I do hope that it will be better for Choral Arts rehearsal tomorrow.

Ok, back to books – I couldn’t stay away long! I started reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead today. It is off to an great start! For those of you who enjoyed the Vampire Academy series, I think you will like the fact that several of our favorite characters are back (besides Sydney and Jill – Adrian, Abe, Rose, Eddie – no Dmitri yet). Whoo hoo!!