So last week one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Nereyda at Mostly YA Obsessed, posted her first Rec Me Something Good, in which she asked for recommendations for fun (i.e. no drama) NA reads. The idea is simple but perfect -- you describe the type of book you're in the mood to read (based on genre, author, etc.) as well as books you've previously read and enjoyed (or not enjoyed) in that genre, etc. and let your readers recommend something they think you will like based on the category! I have been in the mood for something specific so I am (with permission) stealing this idea from Nereyda so you can recommend something good to me today!
What I’m looking for:
I am in the mood to start a series in which the characters do not get together in the span of one book -- so, a true series not the new "series" that everyone seems to be writing that are truly just a string of books about every character under the sun from the first book (I'm looking at you Abbi Glines). I'm thinking of my all time favorites -- The Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn Fisher and the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead. It can be YA, NA or adult and any genre (truly) as long as it's a good story where HEA doesn't come easily (or maybe at all) and definitely not in the span of one book. I've read (and semi enjoyed) the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and the first four books in the Outlander series so it could definitely be in those veins although neither of those series were favorites of mine. The Just One Day series by Gayle Forman and the Brenna Blixen series by Liz Reinhardt are also great examples of YA/NA series that fits this description.
What I’m avoiding:
I prefer not to read love triangles unless they are really well executed and with purpose (think the opposite of The Dark Elements series by JLA) not just to string the series along in an artificial way.
Help Me Out, I'm desperate!