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The Compulsive Reader: Supernatural July: Sequel Saturday

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Supernatural July: Sequel Saturday

Last year, during Books That Suck Month, I talked about two great series that I really have enjoyed. I still love them, and this year, there are more books!

The Night World Series was originally published back in the '90s, but Simon Pulse has been so awesome as to re-release the nine books into three big books with awesome new covers, all for the price of a regular paperback (told you they were awesome!). I talked about the first two books here and here, but check out the third book:

The new millennium is quickly approaching, and the Night World is readying itself for a humongous change. Four Wild Powers with unsurpassed powers are destined to save the world from darkness, but without them, the human race could become extinct—something many vampires would love to see. In Huntress, Jez is horrified to discover that she is half-human, half-vampire, and despises herself for her actions while she was a vampire. She leaves her gang and becomes a vampire hunter. But she must face her old gang again when it is believed that their new leader and her oldest enemy has discovered a Wild Power. She must find the Wild Power and bring her to Circle Daybreak.

In Black Dawn, Maggie finds herself in an ancient Night World kingdom, hidden from humans, on her quest to find her brother. There, she discovers shifting politics, archaic and barbaric traditions, and a vampire prince who despite his deep-sown aversion towards humans, can't help but be drawn to Maggie.

And the third Wild Power is discovered in Witchlight, and it is up to Keller and her team to protect her. But it's easier said than done for Keller, a shapeshifter, when her Wild Power refuses to believe her destiny and when Keller begins to fall for her Wild Power's soul mate.

The third collection of the Night World novels adopts a new sense of urgency and suspense as L.J. Smith draws closer to the series finale and the Night World is plunged into turmoil. Lines are drawn and loyalties declared, and readers will eagerly devour the books as each of the characters struggle to find their way amidst plenty of political intrigue, danger, and even romance. Each story is intense, action-packed, and highly
unique, complete with its own set of characters and problems, but all focused on the same goal: finding the Wild Powers to prevent the end of the world, and unite every living being. Smith's writing is detailed and entertaining, and she has the talent of being witty and clever in one moment, and grave and heartbreaking in the next with a single hitch. There's something for everyone in this captivating, romantic book, and the ending of Witchlight will leave readers desperate for the final book in this riveting series, Strange Fate.

Cover Comments: As always, I love these covers. They are simple, but very tastefully done, and I think that models on the covers are very excellent representations of what the characters in the books look like!

Like I have said before, I love this series, and I love LJ Smith's writing. No matter what type of supernatural books you enjoy, the Night World series has it all! And plus, the final book in the series, Strange Fate, is coming out next year, on April 6th! (I don't think I can wait that long!) And isn't the cover just awesome? This book is HUGE, and I can't wait to see what it is all about!

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Another great series that I love is PC and Kristen Cast's House of Night Series. If you've not read them yet, the books are Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, and just out, Hunted. Tempted will be in stores later this year. This is another great, great series I really enjoy and definitely recommend!

Happy reading!

TCR

9 comments:

Mishel said...

I just finished L.J.'s original Vampire Diaries with the new Omnibus Editions =) So I'm super excited to start this series as well as The Secret Circle. Thanks for posting!

Casey said...

what do you mean by huge? very popular or like thick?

The Compulsive Reader said...

Casey...both? They are pretty popular (LJ Smith is a very excellent writer), and the books are thick (mainly because it's three in one), but the last one is something like 520 pages. Nonetheless, don't let their size intimidate you! I read the third one in like two days!

infiniteshelf said...

I've seen these books at the bookstore, but I haven't read anything by L.J. Smith yet. I do own the Vampire diaries omnibus editions, and I can't wait to read them. I usually love vampire series, so I'm hoping I'll enjoy Smith's style!
And yes, that last cover is gorgeous, even more than the first books in the series!

Casey said...
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Casey said...

i actually own the three re-made books (the three in one ones), and love them! i was just wondering about the thickness of the last one coming out next year. so thanks! :)

Lauren said...

520 pages for the last book?!? Sweetness! That must mean lots of action, lots of romance, and many returning characters.

What's your favorite heroine? I like Rashel, and Jez now that we've gotten to know her.

The Compulsive Reader said...

I really liked Poppy, but Jez was totally kick-butt too! It's so hard to choose, I liked them all!

Anonymous said...

I love L.J. Smith style.The books are really huge but that doesn't mean you're going to get bored.
I read the vampire diaries The Return:Nightfall in two days-I can read faster but the english it's not the language I officially speak-And I have no problems while I read-exept for the words Damon said in other languages- I really like it!
Montserrat