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.