My Favorite Books of 2013
It's never too early to start keeping up with the amazing books of the New Year! I am sticking with the tradition I started last year of running "Best of" post, so no great book slips through the cracks.
Guys. This is the best installment in the Hollows series to date. It's not a book for new readers to jump into Rachel Morgan's world. But for established fans, it's like hitting the jackpot. The story is more of a continuation of Pale Demon than A Perfect Blood was. It follows Rachel as she tries to repair the damage her ley line made in the ever after a couple of books back. Ku'Sox is trying to get her killed. Ivy is out of town!! It's heavy on Trent and Al --and delivers the emotional kick to the gut that this series should be known for. Sexy, funny, heartbreaking, and action packed... this one is a can't miss read.
Click to purchase: Ever After
by JC Daniels
Click to purchase: Night Blade
This is the most unique feeling Urban Fantasy book I have read in ages. The tone is so dark. The monsters aren't just sexy humans with super-powers... they are beasts. They are killers. And humans are little more than a food source. The heroine, Meg, is woman of beautiful spirit. She shows the "others" the best of what it means to be human. With her simple kindness and goodwill, she begins to change how they view her kind. I loved how Bishop portrays the supernaturals in this world; how they are so alien and she doesn't try to humanize them. I picked this book up and was glued to the pages until I was done. Very cool.
You may have noticed that historicals don't feature on my favorites lists quite as often as some other genres. But I really, really enjoyed this third installment in the School of Gallantry series. (Don't worry; it works great as a standalone.) This book has one of my favorite romance tropes: a tortured hero who thinks he is not good enough for his heroine. Caldwell and Caroline have been friends since she was only 13, but now she is all grown up. Despite his best intentions, Caldwell can't help the attraction he feels for her, but he doesn't want to ruin the one good relationship he has ever had by bringing sex into the picture. There is great sexual tension; characters I felt I knew and I loved; and a romance that I could really root for. Plus, a delicious dollop of angst. Good stuff.
Click to purchase: Lady of Pleasure