It's been a while since my last blog post, but that is because I have been away (in Dublin!) for New Years. It was amazing.
I thought today would be a good day to kick off my 2015 Reading Challenge. I reread the majority of a series whilst I was in Dublin; I am going to count the last two as I am fairly certain I had already started the book before them prior to New Years Day.
Here is the 2015 Book Challenge, to remind you (and me!):
The two books (I'm going to count them as one, unless towards the end of the year I need to tick a few extra boxes) were Dreamfever and Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.
(I'm sorry they have the 'look inside' labels)
Now, there are so many categories this could fit into; none human characters, female author, foreign country (Ireland), friend recommendations, finished in a day, a book with magic). I thought there would be a reread category, but alas. Because of this, I'm going to put this book series in the 'read in a day' category :)
The categories these books (and the others in the series) can be placed in to gives you hint as to the plot. This is an urban fantasy series about an American 20 something year old girl called Mac, who heads to Dublin after her older sister (who is also her best friend) is horrifically murdered. Shortly after arriving in Dublin she has her first accidental encounter with one of the Fae, and from this incident her already disrupted life begins to unravel further.
I love this book series. KMM has a fun style of writing that is really easy to read, and characters that are relatable and who develop really well throughout the story. There is a brilliant mix of urban fantasy and action, and a looooot of sex. A lot. If you do not like sex in your books, I would not recommend. If you do not like fantasy, I would not recommend. I would recommend if you were someone who has previously said that faeries (or the fae) are your least favourite 'supernatural' creature as they were wishy washy and boring. You'll finish reading these still disliking the fae, but not because they're boring!
I'm looking forward to the surprise extension of Mac's story; I thought the series was finished but there has recently been a new release. However, first I have to read the book Iced (set in the same world but with a previously encountered character as the POV). I keep finding it hard to get in to Iced, as the main character is harder for me to relate to, but I'm hoping that the recent release of Burned will help me power through.
Clair's 2015 Reading Challenge:
A book you read in a day - Dreamfever/ Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (3rd January 2015)
~to be added to as time passes~