I love books, I love to read. I spend quite a bit of time at the library. Most of the time I walk out with a stack of books knowing I don’t have time to read them all. When I browse, it’s usually the cover or the spine that catches my eye. I love art, so it’s whatever jumps out at me, will grab my attention. I rarely look at the author, unless it’s one of my favorite authors and I’m specifically looking for. I love new, first time authors.
First I read the back, if there’s a synopsis written, telling me what the story is about, if not I will open the book to the inside jacket cover and read the synopsis there. Sometimes I will read the first page; if the story grabs my attention enough to make me turn the page, i’ll check the book out.
I read all kinds of genre’s, mostly Fantasy; that’s usually what I write. I’m not a huge fan of romance novels. You would normally find me in the Young Adult section, I find a lot of good books there. I had checked one out not too long ago that I would recommend to anyone who reads Fantasy or Fiction. It’s called Firelight by Sophie Jordan. It was an interesting read and hard to put down. I found it unique, something I haven’t read about before.
Since Twilight, everyone has been overdoing the Vampire scene. I’ve seen a lot of Faery books and a few Werewolf books, but Sophie Jordan’s book, I believe might be a first. I could be wrong on this and would love for someone to correct me (kindly though), but her book is about dragons that have learned to evolved into humans, calling themselves draki. They can manifest (shape shift) themselves back into dragon form and back into human form.
She has a second book of her, four book draki series, called Vanish. My name has been added to a list at the library to check it out. I hope you will check it out too.
Another Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction book that I really loved, I found in the Adult section, is a Vampire series by Chris Farnsworth. I started with the second book, Blood Oath. It’s about a vampire that protects the President of the United States through a blood oath. I thought after ten pages I would put it down and not pick it up again; this is before I started reading it, I was wrong. It was actually a really good book. Written really well. I finished the book within a few days and am now on the third book called Red, White, and Blood.
Both of these books are newer books, so they should be in your local bookstore or library. Check them out.
Sophie Jordan’s books sound interesting. I’ll have to include them in my next book blitz (when I read as many books as I can before they’re due at the library). Thanks for posting!
This was the first time I’ve read her books, but I look forward to reading more of her work. 🙂
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I mainly read a lot of sci fi/fiction/fantasy as well. I’ve always loved vamp lit, ever since Anne Rice but yeah, I agree it’s being overdone now. I’ll definitely look out for these books and authors. My “To Read” list is getting huge and I don’t have the time now to sit and read a book, like I used to do. 😦
I know what you mean. Seems the only time I have right now to read is when I go to bed, and sometimes when I do get to be I only read a chapter if that. I’m currently reading the 3rd book of the Vampire series by Farnsworth. I really enjoy his work. Yes, the vampire scene has been overdone, but his seems to be a little different. His vampire is actually a secret service agent..he doesn’t go around killing people or sucking their blood or whatever. He literally protects the President and fights these supernatural things or other bad guys that you would think would qualify as supernatural. Really good reads.