FIVE Challenge – FIVE Great Series

Today’s FIVE Challenge, which is hosted by Adele of Persnickety Snark, is FIVE Great Series.  This is actually a tough one, because while I read many, many introductory books for series this year, I haven’t read many beyond the first book!

The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey – What can I say? I am a sucker for the action, suspense, and romance.  I just love these books!

Ridgeview Riding Club by Bernadette Kelly – I am enjoying this MG series about a young girl who finally gets a horse of her own.  It’s one of the most accurate series about what owning a horse is really like, too!

Need by Carrie Jones – This is one of the first YA novels that I read when I started branching off from graphic novels.  It’s a fun read with my new favorite supernatural beings – pixies!

Kekkaishi by Yellow Tanabe – My favorite manga series right now.  Love the humor, the characters, the pacing, the art.  Everything about it just keeps getting better.

7 Billion Needles by Nobuaki Tadano – This series came out of absolutely nowhere and smacked me over the head.  Great art, a heroine you can’t help but like, and scary aliens. 

Rasetsu by Chika Shiomi – Yeah, yeah, yeah, I gush about this one all the time.  I can’t help myself.  I love it!  There’s lots of tense encounters with ghosts, great bursts of humor to ease the mood, and a love triangle that is threatening to get very, very complicated.  Read it if you haven’t given it a chance!

Honorable Mention –

Heist Society by Ally Carter – My first introduction to Carter’s writing, and I was transfixed.  My mom liked this one, too, and she almost never reads YA.  I can hardly wait for the next one!  I seriously need to read the Gallagher Girls.

Gantz by Hiroya Oku  & Biomega by Tsutomu Nihei – Both of these books are really outside of my comfort zone because of the intense levels of violence, but I keep going back for more. 

Goong by Park SoHee – Wonderful soap opera set in an alternate Korea.

Bride of the Water God by Mi-Kyung Yun – Pretty, pretty, pretty.  Sometimes that’s all you need.

5 thoughts on “FIVE Challenge – FIVE Great Series

  • December 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Well, you never fail to surprise me. Haven’t heard of most of these, but they sound good. And I’m glad to see Heist Society in your HM because I was pretty transfixed right away too, and it was my first time reading Carter.

    Great picks.

  • December 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    @Missie – A lot of them are graphic novels. I haven’t read many YA series yet, but there are so many GN series that I follow. Too many, probably – lol

  • December 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I love Carrie Jones! I haven’t read any of the others, but she’s a favorite.

  • December 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Nice to see some love for Rasetsu. Not enough people appreciate it, despite the fact that it is totally awesome 😀

  • December 24, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I’ve just started watching the Kekkaishi anime recently and I loved it. I liked what you said about the manga, so I’ll probably pick it up sometime 🙂

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