I have been in an odd reading mood lately. Instead of reading what I think “I should be reading”, I’ve instead been reading what makes me happy. What does that mean you might ask? Well, I’ve made it my mission lately to read books that are either classics or must reads for certain genres. The problem is those books weren’t that enjoyable. For me anyways. So, I decided to take a break from all that and just read books that I like to call trashy good fun. For example….
Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
This book follows former librarian turned vampire Jane. Jane has to deal with having a hot sire, a ghost for a roommate, and an overbearing family. Plus, someone is trying to kill her, well stake her that is. If your a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books (which I am) then this book will be right up your alley. Ignore the awful cover btw. It’s ridiculous covers like this that made me shy away from certain books. I was legit embarrassed to read this book on the bus because of the awful cover. 10/10 would read again and probably the rest of the series.
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Let’s move away from vampires and switch to succubus. Georgina works in a bookstore full time, and on her off time she works for the dark side. The perks of being a succubus are: having a hot body, can change your clothes at will, and you live forever. Unfortunately, someone is attacking the immortals in her city and Georgina gets involved. This book was fun to read and I liked the casual sexual attitude the protagonist has. Also, I love books that follows a person day to day routine. It sounds weird, but I enjoy reading about people going to work, feeding their cat, and gushing about meeting their favorite authors. Mundane but also therapeutic. Again the cover is just plain awful. Who comes up with these?
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Finally, we have the Hidden Legacy series that I devoured in one week. Nevada Baylor is a detective with the ability to tell if someone is lying. In a world filled with mages and powerful mage families, that comes in handy in her line of work. Usually, urban fantasy is not my cup of tea. But I really liked this book and it’s 2 sequels. The world building is interesting with a magic class system at its core and there is a slow build up to the main characters relationship. I hate books that insists that 2 people fall madly in love right off the bat. In any case, I hope this series continues so that I can continue reading them.