Welcome to 30 Days of Must Read Authors! Every day throughout June one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present one of their favorite authors and the series or series' they recommend! Hopefully you will find some new books and new authors to love!
Day 4 - Jeaniene Frost - From Melanie
Author name: Jeaniene Frost
Genre(s) they write: Urban Fantasy
How I found the author: This was a random book pick up at the library. Greg actually found book 3 in the series and handed it to me thinking it sounded like something I would like. I went and found book 1 and that was that.
Why people should read: One of the best original vampire lore's I have read. I still use this set of rules as one of my go to references.
Recommended Series. It has to be the Night Huntress series. Now you can read the whole world in order - there is the complete reading order HERE on Jeaniene's site. You can opt to read JUST the Cat and Bones based stories (Also known as the main Night Huntress books), Or you can pick one of the "mini series", For example Vlad has his own set of books, as does Ian, and they "Can" be read on their own but I don't recommend it. She also recently started putting out the books from Bones' point of view, and although I guess it could be fun to read them alongside the Cat versions, I personally wouldn't.
Conclusion: For me personally, that's my recommendation. I have read other series that she has started but none of them hold a candle to this one (and even then I have to say the books through the start of the Ian spin offs are the best - the first 4 I have read more times than I can count!
I'm with Mel on this, her Night Huntress World is one of my go to rereads and recommendation. The characters in this series are so complex, the world unique, but like with Mel, I think she lost the run of her story with Ian's books, and it kinda felt like the pressure to do the character justice had an effect. I do love MOST of the books in Cat's series, love all of Vlad's books - but can skip over Ian's....
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