I’m usually very private about what I like to read. I think reading and writing exposes a deep part of you that most would never discover otherwise. It speaks to your innermost desires and fears.
Despite all that, when I find a good book I become a regular old Chatty Cathy and I have to share it with everyone I know.
I have previously blogged about the very well written All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, and the not well written but still lovable Fifty Shades series, but I have never shared the love I have for many other science-fiction romances. By the way, this post will pretty much only reference science-fiction-romances so if that isn’t your thing, maybe not the posting for you. I will also mention that for the most part I only read series of books because I am reluctant to let anything go so all of the ones below will be a part of a series.
Luce is sent off to a reform school where she meets a strangely diverse crowd and inevitably falls in love with the one guy who doesn’t seem to give her the time of day. Their romance leads them across state lines, school grounds and even through centuries of time. This is a love story to tug at your heartstrings.
Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
Schuyler is a misfit with a partner in crime and a unique history. She finds herself
bewitched by the MPGIS (most popular guy in school, for those who didn’t know) and falls into a twisty-turny adventure that includes blood, lust, soul mates and destiny.
*Her website is currently down so I decided not to link it above.
Both of these series have a play on humans-as-angels and a very intricate plot line that requires reading each book in the series. They are perfect for the hopeless romantic with a tolerance for fantasy.
I will also mention the Cassandra Clare books–The Mortal Instruments series, but I feel since the first book has already been made a major motion picture then no one really needs to hear about those.
Alice is the sidekick and a regular teenage girl trying to make it in high school. By chance she meets the older, attractive Jack and they soon develop an inseparable friendship. The story takes a turn for the worst when she becomes involved with his family. Lines are drawn and eventually crossed but in the end she becomes the writer of her own destiny (sort of).
Just so you know, this series was never written to completion and it may never be completed. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned that. The ending was fine without it.
Jessica is a farm girl who is suddenly haunted by her orphan past when skeletons come out of the closet. She must choose between her birthright or everything she holds dear.
Anya is living in a time where chocolate is illegal (which hopefully never happens in our lifetimes). To provide for and protect her family she goes above and beyond the call of duty and sometimes has to put herself in some tough situations.
Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
Honestly, to be so young, Amanda is a very talented and accomplished writer. I wouldn’t actually describe this one very romantic but it is a great post-apocalyptic/zombie book that I think anyone would enjoy reading.
Dana thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the glimmerglass, so she runs away
from her alcoholic mother to live with a father that she’s never met. Problem is–he’s a faerie. In fact his whole town is. And quite opposite to the legends of them being ethereal and beautiful creatures they are fierce and fearsome. Dana is in way over her head.
This series is a dark faerie tale. Unlike many of the series I referenced above, these stories don’t have a single main character with all the focus on her but on a group of characters developing as the plot thickens. All I can say is that this imaginative, suspenseful read may be a young adult novel but won’t fail to have you entranced.
I will add to this posting as I discover new (and old) favorites. Live long and read longer!