Thursday, September 22, 2011

Follow Friday (12)


Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

I'm not generally big on series--something about the same characters and the same plot book after book tends to annoy me, especially in YA fiction. But I do love the Twelve Houses series, by Sharon Shinn. It's a fantasy series that follows a band of friends, some of whom are mystics and some of whom are king's soldiers, as they fight to keep the royal family from being overthrown and to save the kingdom. That's a crappy summary, I know. I promise the books themselves are much more interesting than that.

I love the Twelve Houses books because they all follow the same group of friends, but each book focuses on a different character. So I love that I don't get tired of the characters, because I get to spend time with a different one each time. Also those books all have such great romances going on. I'm the type who always needs at least a vaguely romantic story line somewhere in the plot, and the Twelve Houses books have adventure and fighting and magic PLUS swoony romances.

Other series I like:
-The Sevenwaters series, by Juliet Marillier
-Lady Julia Grey series, by Deanna Raybourn
-Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by Patricia C. Wrede
-The Bridgerton series, by Julia Quinn

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10 comments:

  1. Great choice! I love Sharon Shinn!

    New follower.

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/09/following-friday-5.html

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  2. Hopping through. The Twelve Houses series is new to me. It sounds very interesting. I also keep meaning to read Julia Quinn.
    My Hop

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  3. I love series! I love finishing a book that I absolutely adored and then finding out that HEY! There's another one! It's like the best thing ever!!

    My FF

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  4. Old Follower hopping thru!

    Check out my response at Gimme The Scoop Reviews

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  5. I've never read them,but it sounds good.
    To find out which books I return to and to follow me back (I’m following you now from Follow Friday) check out My Follow Friday post

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  6. Happy Follow Friday!

    I hope you will stop by and check out our twitter event going on today!
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  7. I can't believe I haven't read any of those books yet! I love awesome romances too (to be honest, I don't read many books that don't have at least a little bit of romance LOL!), so that those books are great with those kinds of things makes me really want to read them! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Karen! I'm an old follower for sure!

    Hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  8. Happy Follow Friday, New Follower!

    I love JQ's Bridgerton series and kinda miss that style

    http://queenlibrary.blogspot.com/

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  9. I haven't read Twelve Houses - just added them to my wishlist. :)

    I haven't heard of the other series you posted either, so I'll be checking those out as well, haha! Thanks!

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  10. Hi and thanks for stopping by! I know, Colin and Penelope's story is my favorite too!

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