Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Best Series Ever...That We Haven't Read Yet - Discussion + Giveaway!

In planning to give away a copy of Kim Harrison's The Witch With No Name, in honor of its paperback release today, the three of us here at Goldilox and the Three Weres started talking about the fact that I've never read a single book in this series, despite the fact that several blogger friends love it and I've had the first book in the series on my shelf for years. We started talking about how there are so many series that we're sure we'll love but we just haven't gotten to read them yet! So, below, we discuss some of these series with you and then give away that paperback copy of The Witch With No Name!

The Best Series Ever...That I Haven't Read Yet...

The Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger
This series is one of those that I keep seeing "around" and just haven't picked up yet. It looks odd, unique, funny, and adventurous. I honestly don't even know what the full premise of the series is, but I know I want to read it. I think you have to be in the right mood to really get the most out of these books. Now there are even spinoffs of this series and I can't read those until I read these! Sheesh. One day...

The Experiment in Terror Series by Karina Halle
Most of my closest blogger friends have read and loved this series, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I absolutely love the premise and I look forward to what is apparently a strange and tumultuous romance. I've heard these have a big creep factor too, so I'm excited to read these while hiding under my covers. I even own the first few in the series so, really, there is no excuse!

The Kara Gillian Series by Diana Rowland
I adore Rowland's White Trash Zombie series, but I haven't started this one. I know the two are very different, but I usually love urban fantasy police procedurals so I don't know why I'm waiting for. A cop who conjures demons? Why yes, yes please. My best friend, who usually steers more toward romance, even yelled at me for not reading this series!





The White Trash Zombie Series by Diana Rowland
I think when this series first came out, I just wasn't that interested in zombies. Since then I've found that I love Rowland's Kara Gillian series and decided I really to read her other books. I fully intend to read this series. I just haven't gotten to it yet. I have it on my mental calendar for this summer, so hopefully it's coming off this list soon.

The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant
Seanan McGuire is an autobuy for me. When Feed, her first book as Mira Grant was coming out, I read the excerpt and thought it sounded really good. But I never did read it. Maybe it's been a victim of my anti-zombie bias as well. I really do plan to read this series some day.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I saw the movie. I know everyone who read the books hates the movie and you're yelling at me through the screen right now. But it gave me a general idea what the story was about and convinced me that I wanted to read the books. My library didn't have this series in e-book until last year and they've always been checked out since. YA hardcovers are just too uncomfortable for me to read for very long. In fact, you know those other big, popular YA series that became movies? The Hunger Games, Divergent, Beautiful Creatures, Twilight? I haven't read any of those either.



Prospero's War Series by Jaye Wells
Urban fantasy police procedural? Heck yes! I'm all over that! Except we're three books in and I haven't started them yet. Whoops. Sad thing is that I have no idea why I haven't because I've made sure to buy them all as they've been released. I probably should read them soon before Gretl smacks me upside the head for not picking them up yet.

The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
Yet another really popular urban fantasy series that I haven't started but yet I own all the books. I read Jenn Bennett's Roaring Twenties series last year and I adored it! The writing, the action, the romance... I loved it all! So why haven't I read this series yet? I've heard nothing but great things about it. The only thing I can think of is that I've just not made the time to do so yet. I need a TARDIS or a time turner so I can get all these series read that I want to read.

The Jane Yellowrock Series by Faith Hunter
Have you ever been intimidated by the mix reviews for a series? The Jane Yellowrock books have been a very polarizing series amongst my urban fantasy reading friends. Some love it while others hate it. It has made me a bit wary to pick them up. What if I'm one of the ones who don't like them? I own the first four books. I just need to get over my fear and pick them up. Especially since I'm super interested in the first book of a spinoff series to this one that's coming out later this year. I just need to man up and read at least the first Jane book before that other series starts.



Tell us what books and/or series you've been meaning to read FOREVER and just haven't gotten around to yet!


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3 comments:

  1. You should do the Hollows on audio!! Same with White Trash Zombie. Both are/were audio only for me. Great narrators!

    I have books 1-3 (or 4) of The Parasol Protectorate Series on my book shelf. They are in my TBR jar so I'll get around to them at some point.

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  2. I haven't done the Hollows!! I couldn't finish the first book, didn't like the narrator at all, but they all say it gets a lot better, and I'm sure it does, I just can't seem to find the time....But I will..One day :)

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  3. I've been meaning to start Thea Harrison's Elder Races series.

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