Today’s Topic for Top 10 Tuesday featured by The Broke and The Bookish is a Freebie so I have chosen to do:
“Top Ten Series I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For”
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (8 very large books)
The Outlander Series is a sequence of multi-genre novels and shorter works written by Diana Gabaldon that feature elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. The stories focus on two main characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, and their adventures in the 18th and 20th centuries. It has now also been made into a television drama series Outlander on Starz.
- Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore (3 books)
Graceling is a young adult fantasy novel by Kristin Cashore, and her literary debut. The book earned a place on the Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year for 2008 and received generally favorable reviews. It was followed by a companion book entitled Fire, and a sequel, Bitterblue. Fire takes place about 35 years before Graceling in a nearby land. Bitterblue takes places six years after Graceling, in the seven kingdoms.
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (6 books)
Bloodlines is a book series by Richelle Mead. It is a spin-off of Mead’s Vampire Academy series.
The books follow alchemist Sydney Sage. After the incident with Rose and Dimitri, Sydney is being closely watched by the Alchemists (humans who help keep the vampire world a secret). They reluctantly entrusted her to be the main part in a cover-up plan to keep Princess Jillian Dragomir (Queen Vasilisa’s recently found little sister) safe from the Moroi rebels who want to undermine the Queen’s rule by assassinating her little sister.
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (6 books)
Vampire Academy is an American best-selling series of six young-adult paranormal romance novels by author Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a Dhampir girl, who is training to be a guardian of her Moroi best friend, Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir. In the process of learning how to defeat Strigoi (the evil undead vampires) in St. Vladimir’s Academy, Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her instructor, Dimitri Belikov, while having an unbreakable psychic bond with Lissa.
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (6 books)
The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray’s search for her missing mother leads her into an alternate New York called Downworld, filled with mysterious faeries, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem vampires, an army of werewolves, and the demons who want to destroy it all. She also finds herself torn between two boys—her best friend, Simon, for whom she’s developing new feelings, and the mysterious Shadowhunter, Jace. She becomes a part of the secret world of the Shadowhunters and as she does, she discovers that rescuing her mother might mean jeopardizing everything the Shadowhunters work for.
- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (3 books)
The Infernal Devices is a series of novels by author Cassandra Clare, centering on a race called the Shadowhunters introduced in her The Mortal Instruments series. The series is a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments series, and contains some of the character’s ancestors. Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother. Her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
- House of Night by PC Cast & Kristin Cast (12 books)
House of Night is a series of vampire-themed fantasy novels by American author P. C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast. It follows the adventures of Zoey Redbird, a sixteen-year-old girl who has just become a “fledgling vampyre” and is required to attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit.
- Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin (5 books)
A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. The sixth novel, The Winds of Winter, is still being written. The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine, in the first novel, to thirty-one by the fifth. Three main stories interweave a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others beyond Westeros’ northern border, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the deposed king’s exiled daughter, to assume the Iron Throne.
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (5 books)
Wicked Lovely is a young adult/urban fantasy novel by author Melissa Marr. It tells the story of Aislinn. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty – especially if they learn of her Sight – and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
- The Dragon Chalice by Lara Adrian (3 books)
Desperate to rescue her kidnapped brother, Ariana of Clairmont joins forces with Braedon le Chasseur, a seductive knight with a mysterious past—and a dark legacy he struggles to deny. Allied in a quest for a legendary treasure, they encounter powerful enemies skilled in dark magic…and discover a love beyond enchantment.