Category: Series Spotlight

Series Spotlight: Gone Series

By Michael Grant Last week, I finished reading the sixth and final book in the Gone series. This has truly been one of my favorite young adult series. It’s The Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies x10. The series starts when every person over the age of fifteen vanishes from the town of Perdido Beach, leaving the kids to fend for themselves. Not only … Read More Series Spotlight: Gone Series

A Feast For Crows

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce. But it’s not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the Seven Kingdoms gather. Now, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed … Read More A Feast For Crows

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her … Read More A Storm of Swords

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who held sway over and age of enforced peace are dead…victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of … Read More A Clash of Kings

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Book 1 in A Song of Ice and Fire) Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court … Read More A Game of Thrones

Series Spotlight: The Strain Trilogy

The Strain Trilogy (The Strain, The Fall, The Night Eternal) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan If you saw my vampire post on last week‘s Top Ten Tuesday, you know this series is on my top list of vampire books. Guillermo del Toro is the award-winning director of such films as Pan’s Labyrinth (love!), Blade II, and the Hellboy movies. Chuck Hogan is … Read More Series Spotlight: The Strain Trilogy

Series Spotlight: The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. At the risk of sounding redundant, I’m going to discuss The Hunger Games. Everyone on Earth is discussing these books. When they’re not discussing Twilight. Not that I’m categorizing, just that the same crowd seems pretty down with both series. But then they like Harry Potter too, so maybe they have more good judgment than bad. (I … Read More Series Spotlight: The Hunger Games Trilogy