Friday, November 17, 2017

A Whole Week Dedicated to Those Underrated Books You Love!

Do you ever finish reading a book and wish you could tell everyone you know about it. Or better yet, somehow make them read it and love it as much as you did?

I love those books but, at the same time, I feel sad for them because in all their greatness, somehow, people are missing out on them. I mean how tragic is that?

I few years ago Nick from Nick and Nereyda's Infinite Booklist put a post together (on her then solo blog), and asked a few of us what books we thought were underrated and had us compile a list for her and then explain why we loved them so much. She then made a whole fun blog post about it. 

It was so much fun and even if just a few people read my post about them ( I don't know how interesting my personal words were to others at the time), I felt like I had accomplished something from it. After all, maybe they went to Amazon and ordered it or checked it out from their library or bought it from Barnes and Noble and what if, when they did, they loved it too. Who knows, stranger things do happen right?

So why am I bringing this up again you ask? It's simple, I think those books, and ones I've read since then, once again need to be put out there. They need recognition, heck, they need more love and acknowledgement. Those authors are rock stars and their books deserve to be known and bought and read and relished. 

And wouldn't it be even more fun if a few of my fellow book lovers and bloggers once again joined in and added their thoughts to the post as well? Of course it would be! 

So over the next few days, I'm putting together a post all about the love. The love for those underrated books we wish we could make everyone read and love too. Those that need an extra shout out, a hand up, a good boost into the world of hype. 

Hopefully this will be a fun chance introduce everyone reading to a new blogger or site too because who doesn't love meeting new people and following new blogs, I know I do. 

Starting next week I will have a whole slew of books for you take a look, maybe even a second look at and hopefully something for everyone to try and fall in love with.

A huge thank you to the bloggers who took part in this, it has been so much fun seeing what everyone choose and I know I definitely already have a few books added to my pile. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Release Day Mini Review: Seriously Hexed by Tina Connolly

Title: Seriously Hexed
Author: Tina Connolly
Series: Book Three in the Seriously Wicked Series
Published By: Tor Teen (November 14, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Tina Connolly continues the hilarious adventures of teen witch Camellia and her mother, wicked witch Sarmine, in this latest installment to the Andre Norton Award-nominated "Seriously Wicked" series.

Teen witch Cam has resigned herself to being a witch. Sort of. She s willing to do small things, like magically help her boyfriend Devon get over his ongoing stage fright. But tangling with other witches is not on her wishlist. Joining her mother s wicked witch coven is right out.

New acquaintance Poppy Jones is a Type A, A+ Student of True Witchery. She s got all the answers, and she s delighted to tangle with a bunch of wicked witches. She doesn t need any reluctant witch getting in her way, especially one who knows less than a dozen spells, and has zero plans for witch college.

Then a coven meeting goes drastically awry. A hex is taking down all thirteen members of the coven, one by one putting both girls mothers in jeopardy. Now the two teens are going to have to learn to work together, while simultaneously juggling werewolf puppies, celebrity demons, thirteen nasty hexes, and even nastier witches. They may have to go through hell and high water to save their mothers but they also might find a new friendship along the way.

This has been such a seriously fun, seriously quirky series from the very first book and I do think it is just getting even more fun, more crazy,  and even more hilarious as it goes. With Cam learning more and more about herself, her powers and the people around her, all while trying to appear normal and have a relationship with not only her family but friends too, the hi-jinks and chaos never end.

Truly a fun read regardless of your age if you want to step back, relax, laugh a whole lot, and just have a feel good time and escape from the troubles of the world, this is the series for you. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Heidi at Rainy Day Ramblings. It's a fun weekly meme were Heidi chooses a topic and we all discuss what's going on. This weeks topic is Top Winter Pick for 2018 and I couldn't resist joining in. 

Although I'm going to cheat slightly and add my December picks for this year too since it is after all a small part of the long winter months ahead.

I love Nora's PNRs best and this latest fantasy looks like it will be so much fun. 

Book Description:
It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next. 

I read the first book and really liked it so I'm curious where this series will go next. 

Book Description:
Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he’s not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn’t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text…

You’re not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin’s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She’s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she’s up against is beyond anything she feared—a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die. 

Even though I'm nervous to start this, I can't wait to see what other torture Brown has in store for these amazing characters.

Book Description:
They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.

A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?

And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever: 

A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.

An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.

And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.

Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.

Not going to lie, I've  been sucked in my this ones cover. 

Book Description:
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.

McGarry is one of the few authors in this genre I still read and auto-buy. I can't wait for this one.

Book Description:
When Drix was convicted of a crime--one he didn't commit--he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves--Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence--and each other to finally get what they deserve. 

This series is just so much fun. I love everything about it. 

Book Description:
Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse in a thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. 

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything. . . .

Who doesn't love a good mystery and a romance?

Book Description:
Noah Marshall has had a privileged life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years: she doesn’t deserve her commendations or her medals—in fact, she deserves to be locked behind bars for what she did to a fellow officer to save her own reputation. When she finally succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life, she leaves Noah alone to carry the burden of this shocking secret, which she makes him vow never to share.

Gracie Reynolds wasn’t born into trailer park life, but after ten years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that she is a byproduct of a white mother and a black father. And they certainly don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop. Here, she and her mother can almost forget the shame he brought upon them…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep one night, asking questions.

Together, Noah and Gracie set out to uncover the truth about the Austin police department’s dark and messy past­—but the scandal they uncover is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

I really need to see how this one ends and oh my heck, isn't that cover gorgeous? All of them have been so far but this just might be my favorite yet.

Book Description:
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes book three in the unique and exhilarating Everlife series. Tenley "Ten" Lockwood knows the fate of the Everlife rests on her ability to unite the realms and destroy the Prince of Ravens. When betrayal leads to defeat and Ten finds herself bonded to the enemy, an unthinkable choice may the only answer.

Armstrong is amazing and this series really stands out. I love how unique the premises is for it and again, who doesn't love a good mystery? If you haven't tried this one yet, do it. It is awesome. 

Book Description:
When Casey Duncan first arrived at Rockton, the off-the-grid, isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect. There are no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to become the town homicide detective. But, the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned. And she never thought that she'd have to be responsible for him. 

The longer Oliver Brady stays in town, the more people seem to die around him. When evidence begins piling up that someone inside Rockton is working as his accomplice, Casey races to figure out who exactly Brady is and what crimes he's truly responsible for committing. 

Flesh eating spiders! Enough said.

Book Description:
In the thrilling, nerve-wracking finale of Ezekiel Boone’s “hair-raising” (Parade) Hatching series, the United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever.

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

I Fell in love with her mysteries last year and there is no turning back now!

Book Description:
They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She's determined to find out what really happened that fateful night--was it an accident or, as she's always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she'll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

A vivid and suspenseful tale of family, grief, love—and the dark secrets that bind everything together—Tiffany Reisz’s latest is enthralling to the final page.

I don't have very many YA titles on my list anymore but I loved the author's debut trilogy so much there is no way I am passing this one up. I'm actually really excited about it. 

Book Description:
Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound. 

So what are you excited about in the upcoming months?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: The Tower by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Tower
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Nine of the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: October 28, 2017
Source: ARC Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy/Ghost 
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Ellie's new case takes her far out of town, to an historic but crumbling nineteenth-century skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. The reclusive, once-prominent family living at the top of the tower are experiencing paranormal disturbances that grow more threatening by the day.

Ellie and Stacey must unravel the hidden history of the tower and the ancestors of the family who occupy it—a history full of crime, corruption, wealth, and power. With floor after floor of dark, haunted spaces, the labyrinthine antique tower presents one of the greatest ghost-trapping challenges that Ellie has ever faced. 


It is always a sign of a good author when even though I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open and it's the middle of the night and this book is super creepy, I still can't put it down. And not just can't, but I don't even want to, it is just that good.

That is what the whole Ellie Jordan series to date, has been like for me, a book drug that I just can't seem to get enough of.

Bryan not only knows how to write a story that is engaging and entertaining but so filled with look over your shoulder, feel goose bumps on your arm moments that it isn't even funny. I mean truly, sometimes these books freak me out so much, I have to leave a light on (usually the TV on mute) will I read them because, hello, the ghosts! The creepy crawlies, the darkness shudders, it can be a bit much and yet I absolutely love them and love Bryan for creating those moments where I have to look around to make sure no one is watching me and be nervous when the lights start to flicker (where are those Winchester boys when you need them?) because what if?

I loved how much darker this story seemed. With deep hidden family secrets and skeletons in every closet, it really was different from the others. 

Ellie is still torn up by the events of the past few weeks and with everything that has happened, is more than happy to get away from it all, even if getting away means visiting a haunted tower that might be more dangerous and more creepy than anything she has encountered yet.  

This book was so incredibly hard to put down and I flew through it even though I wanted it to last forever. It was so much fun. And just when I thought it wasn't  going to be scary or creepy anymore Bryan would throw in something else to make me shudder and look over my shoulder and pull a blanket up around my shoulders and want to jump at every little noise I heard. It was creeptastic and probably one of my favorites to date. I loved everything about it. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mini Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

Title: One of Us is Lying
Author: Karen McManus
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte Press (May 30, 2017)
Source: Borrowed
Genre: YA Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

You know those books that are so good that despite the fact that you are pretty sure you have it all figured out in the first few chapters, that you just don't care because you have to see if you are right, but most of all, you just want to keep reading because the story has sucked you in?

That was this read for me. Sure, I knew pretty much everyone's secrets and I had a good guess what happened to Simon but I didn't care because I had to make sure I was right and that is where the fun came in. Really the story was so engaging that it was pretty hard to put down and knowing the who and the what, didn't ruin a thing for me or take away from the story one bit and for that, I would highly recommend reading this. It was just that good.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WoW Pick of the Week

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.

It's been awhile since I've done one of these and I thought it was about time to do another but with the year almost over I'm going to cheat a bit and pick a book from my 2018 wishlist.

Book Description:

They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.

A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?

And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever: 

A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.

An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.

And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.

Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown. 

I absolutely loved the Red Rising Saga and when I saw that a new series, a spin off of sorts was being made, I was super excited. Pierce Brown is an amazing writer but, I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't happy with how it all ended in the first three books and I'm super nervous for this one. So nervous in fact that I have yet to look or request for an ARC for it. I don't want anything bad to happen to my characters, they've been through so much already, I just want them to be happy and that synopsis, does not look happy. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Becoming of Noah Shaw
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Book One in the Shaw Confessions Series (Spin off from the Mara Dyer Series)
Published By: Simon and Schuster (November 7, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA/NA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Book Description:
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

Full disclosure here, I was nervous picking this up. I loved how the Mara Dyer series ended and I was hesitant to read something that may ruin the satisfied feeling I had when I closed the last book and said goodbye to these unforgettable characters. But, Noah. Need I say more?

I had to get inside this strange wonderful, and unsettling boy that more often than not stole the show throughout the series. I just hoped and prayed it would stay true to the rest of the series and not screw anything up for lack of a better phrase. 

And it does ruin it. And doesn't. 

It's been days since I finished this and I'm still very much torn up about it. I loved it. I hated it. And, I didn't want it to end. I needed to know, after that somewhat explosive ending, what the heck happens next. I can't believe the twists that were thrown, the turns that were taken and I both loathe them and craved them. 

All I can say about it it. Experience it and decide for yourself if you too love and hate it. Loathe and crave it or  just wish that you never would have read it. Even though I too am still undecided about it all, one thing was certain, it was so well done, so well written, and deliciously evil. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Friday, October 20, 2017

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Because I had so much fun putting together my favorite ghost and witch reads, I thought it would be fun to stick with the theme but add on to it. As in all things supernatural. Because what better way to celebrate Halloween all month long than to talk about those books that fit right in with it right?

So here are my top UF and PNR series and books that I just couldn't get enough of. 

There are so many I want to add from my ghost and witch list but, I will be good and not duplicate them, although if you haven't checked out that post yet stop by and check it out, you might find some new books and authors to try. You can find the post HERE.

I got to thinking about all those books that have zombies and vampires, and werewolves in them and decided I must create a list for them as well so, in no particular order, these are the series and books I just can't get enough off and whet my appetite for all things supernatural, prepare yourself, the list is long...:

I'm sure this series isn't new to everyone out there but for those that it is, Cecy's Weird Girls series (and the spin off) is still one of my favorites. And since the spin off is still going strong, I still get to dive back into this amazing world full of witches and demons, and all form of sups once in awhile.

It isn't often I enjoy books the focus a lot on the fae for some reason but this series is an exception. I've had so much fun with it and not only does it have faes but witches and other things as well. It really is a fun series to check out if you haven't already. 

This next one not only has witchcraft and sups but a dead (hilarious) pirate! And to top it off, its set in NOLA, one of my most favorite settings out there for anything supernatural. 

Linda Grimes Ciel Halligan series is a fun one because it isn't about your normal supernaturals. Nope, instead this one focus on an ability to take the form of others. That's right, the characters are chameleons of sorts. And not only does it have humor galore, but a touch of mystery and romance too. 

Who doesn't love a good assassin that is guided by none other than Death? This series is just so good, you really have to experience it for yourself to understand. 

This next one probably really should have been included in my last post all about ghosts and witches but I sort of forgot about her, which is s shame because Maria is an indie author with a lot of talent. In my defense though, I first read this series in 2011 I think, so's been awhile but they are so good and definitely worth a second look.

And peaking of indie authors, who can forget Cambria Herbert's Heven and Hell series. So freaking good!

Here is one of the few angel series that had me hooked from the first book to the last. It was the author's debit novel and series and she did so well with it, I still think about it once in awhile. 

This was one of the first werewolf books I can remember reading that also set place on the fateful Titanic. It was a super fun read and devoured it whole. It is also a stand alone so bonus points for that as well. 

Aw, the Hemlock series. I absolutely adored this series. Yes it is YA but don't let that stop you because it really is good and well done and, come on now, the covers are just gorgeous!

This list wouldn't be complete without these next two series, the Mercy Thompson series and the Kate Daniels series. Still two of my absolute favorites and I'm so thankfully they are both still going strong.

Adn while we are speaking of the Andrews duo and Briggs, here are two other series by them you really need to check out. Both just as good as the two above and also huge favorites of mine.

Again, another series that focuses sloely on the fae that I absolutely loved, only this time it's a YA series, but again, don't let that stop you from reading it. It is totally addicting and hard to put down. 

Okay okay, no witch craft or demons here but this story does focus on time traveling and other goodies so it counts right? Actually I don't even care if it does because this trilogy is so underrated and word about it needs to get out. ;) 

However slight the supernatural element is to this series it needs a second look. It is fabulous, seriously so good and for those of you like like some historical mystery with a touch of romance are going to love it. The March bunch are unlike any family I know. Such a crazy group of lovable characters and Brisbane? Swoon worthy. 

Georgina Kincaid. Ah yes, just read it already, you are going to love it. 

What's Halloween without some vampires thrown in for good measure? This series, funnily enough took me three tries with the first book of starting and stopping before I got into it. But once I did, look out, it was all over. Still one of my top 5 vamp series out there. 

What's not to love about a group of young people that slay demons and fight for the innocent? Clare does have another series (her debut in fact) that is good too but this one, the one that takes place before her debut, is actually by far my favorite of them all. 

this next author actually has two series I love beyond words so I'm adding them both together. One if YA and the other adult but both equally good. 

As we all know Kelley Armstrong is a fantastic writer and has a lot of series. I love her mystery series a lot but since this is suppose to be about supernatural stuff, here is a series that I couldn't get enough of by her. It just ended this year and I was both sad and excited about it.  I have yet to try her Bitten/Otherworld series, I know I really need to. So many books...

Ghosts, myths, legends, and psychics? Yep, a little bit of it all. All on top of some gorgeous writing and characters you are going to fall in love with. I still miss Blue and her Raven Boys.

Talk about a series that has a little bit of it all and then some, this is that series.

Hmm maybe I read more fae books than I thought because here is another good one. A bit different from the rest though as it centers around a society that went to war with the fae and won...or did they?

Brigid Kemmerer is such a good writer and her debut series was a home run. These Merrick boys are so diverse even if they are brothers and ones you can't help but fall in love with.

Witches, curses, plantations and a whole lot of secrets makes up this series. 

Believe it or not but I only liked the first book so so but by the ending, I adored the whole series. Something fun and a bit different. 

Another vamp book that doesn't get enough recognition. To be fair I've only read the first but it was really good, really dark and something I plan to read more of.

You'll find a lot of angels and demons in this one as well as a swoon worthy hero who isn't always the hero. 

Even though I never finished this series the first five books held my attention, well maybe that had more to do with Bones than anything else. 

I encourage everyone I can to read this series because it really is just. That. Good.

This trilogy might be pushing the boundries of UF and just plain fantasy but there are beasties in it and some magic so I'm counting it. Plus, it's underrated and so good more people need to read it and love it too. :D

We all know Neill is a great writer whether it's her Chicagoland Vampire series or this one, they are so addicting but her newest series right now is a favorite so I'm only posting about it but if you still like a good vamp story, check out her other one as well. 

I can always count on Cat Winters to deliver something a bit strange, a bit crazy but always good with just a touch of the supernatural.  Her YA novel In the Shadow of Blackbirds is really good too and also has a touch of the paranormal about it.

This series is probably my favorite vamp series out there because it isn't like the others, at. All. These vamps are not friendly, they are not pretty, and they only want one thing and it isn't a kiss. 

Ever have those series that you just read because they are just plain fun? This is that series for me. 

This book has something, well, other in it but I read it in high school (my first King book) and I was never the same again. I would be remiss if I left it off my list of books that will both entertain you and scare the crap out of you. 

So there is my huge bad list of books and authors I sort of associate, or maybe just love more of this time of year. There is something about reading a good story full of supernaturals that I love. How about you, did I miss a favorite or do you see something that is new to you?