When I think of my favorite YA reads, this series is one of the first to come to mind and when it comes to the romance ... Lacey has it down to a science. Vance and Portia are this amazing couple who go to Hell and back for each other and each book packs a powerful emotional punch. Vance is this epic bad boy who inspires global lovefests on Twitter and I dare anyone to read this series and not swoon, sigh and fall madly in love with him. This is a MUST READ series... I'm serious *smiles* These books hold a real special place in my heart as well because it's what introduced me to Lacey who is now my soul sister and confidante. Can't get any better than that, right?
This is the series that as each of the books came out, I ceased to exist because I would shut myself away from the world so I could devour each blessed word. I fell in love with these books from the beginning with the great characters and story lines. These books hooked me and I'll admit it's mostly because the lead guy, Dimitri melted my heart and had me sighing his name. He is the ultimate in book crushes and I found myself racing through the books, looking for each scene he was in. He had me sobbing in places and girly giddy in others and at the end of book three... I was seriously depressed for DAYS. This is another MUST read. A little tidbit - Last Sacrifice will forever be known as the book I gave an organ for. The day it was released, when I was meant to be in seclusion, I was admitted for emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. Didn't get to read it for days. I got to touch the book though *smiles*
Talk about hooked! Here's another series where you're going to want to have the series close at hand because as you finish one you're eager to start the next. This story has it all - action packed twists, an endearing heroine, a little love triangle, a seriously hot bad boy and a mwahahaha villain. Clary and Jace light up the pages because they have this powerful attraction towards each other that they fight against and as the reader you are cheering them on, praying that things aren't what they seem so they can openly declare their love and give in to their desires. Great thing to? The author has been contracted for an additional THREE books with the fourth (City Of Fallen Angels) due out in a few months. This is a perfect time to read the series.
This was one of the first series that I bought when I started reading YA paranormal and I absolutely loved it. I loved the style and humor in the book, I enjoyed watching the main character Zoey open up as she was introduced to a new world and the guys that flock to her? *HUGE SIGH* You have Heath, Erik, Loren (oh he was sexy as heck) and my personal favorite... STARK!! I haven't had a chance to read Awakened yet so I'm excited to see what happens next.
Shiver and Linger are MUST READS. To me they were just so beautifully tragic, filled with emotional and romantic longing. Both of them left me speechless at the end and I loved the connection I was able to make with characters - especially Cole. He was just so tortured and confused... he was alot of fun to read. Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side was one of those surprise reads. I didn't know just how much I'd love and it was so funny. It also doesn't heart to have a insanely hot and intense vampire pursuing you. There was a kiss scene that left me shivering *sighs* Angelfire was just recently released and although it focuses on Ellie and her becoming aware of her amazing legacy, I loved the romance in it between her and Will, a guy who goes through the centuries protecting her, existing for her. Lots of sighing there as well. Hush, Hush is another MUST READ if you're into bad boys because Patch is perfect! I loved some of the things he said, his cocky sarcasm and he was the guy who introduced me to fallen angels. Lots of rave reviews!
This series came to mind as I was putting this post together. It's one of those series that leads it's main character on an epic quest to save the world that leads you through twists and turns as you watch them discover more about themselves and their talents. It's an amazing fantasy and it was such a welcome surprise to find delicious sexual tension between Maerad and Cadvan. Cadvan is completely swoon worthy as he tries to protect her but who is protecting their hearts? The moment I get any free time, this is one of the first series I'll re read because it left me with such a satisfied feeling.
*Note: I didn't realize that I've been reading mostly adult romance lately and so that's why you don't find many of the new releases in this list. They are however sitting on my Kindle ready for me to read so don't be surprised if you see a few pop up and make an appearance*