Post by Lady1Venus on Mar 27, 2009 18:07:12 GMT -5
My favorite series is by V.C. Andrews, although most of her books I can't stand, there is one set that I can.
Her best-known novel is the infamous bestseller Flowers in the Attic, a tale of four children; Chris, Cathy, Cory, and Carrie. The Dollangangers are initially imprisoned in an attic by their mother and estranged religious grandmother, a wealthy Virginia family for over three years.
The first two novels, "Flowers in the Attic" and "Petals on the Wind", focus on the Dollanganger children. "Petals on the Wind" picks up the story directly after their escape from the attic and their struggles of trying to get back their lives they lost. "If There Be Thorns" and "Seeds of Yesterday" continue to tell the story of the siblings, but the focus shifts to Cathy's children, Jory and Bart. "Garden of Shadows" is a prequel which tells the story of the grandparents, Olivia and Malcolm Foxworth. But before the 5th book was completed, she passed away with breast cancer. The book was completed by Andrew Neiderman
Flowers in the Attic (1979) Petals on the Wind (1980) If There Be Thorns (1981) Seeds of Yesterday (1984) Garden of Shadows (1986) (started by Andrews, finished by Andrew Neiderman)
I never read "Garden of Shadows" and I just learnt of this one just recently.
Post by Isa The Great on Dec 6, 2009 22:45:37 GMT -5
I love the bones series by Kathy Reichs. While they have a show out called bones on TV, it doesn't hold too much in common with the book, other than the main character's name being Dr. Temperance Brennan, and being forestic anthropologists. These series is in the mystery section of a library or book store, personally i like to buy but thats me.
another favorite, for those who are into young adult series is Mortal Instrustments by Cassandra Claire. this is about a young girl who finds out that the world isn't what she thought, and that she is apart of this whole other world, where shadowhunters kill demons to protect the world, although they tend to be a big...full of themselves, or at least all the ones menationed do. there are three books to this part of the series, although Cassandra is in writing to make more based around the world of the Mortal Instruments.
for the romance readers out there, i think Julia Quinn and her Bridgeton(sp?) series is da bomb. A family who, one by one, fall in love, and make plenty of mistakes along the way. or perhaps those who love romance with a bit of fantasy to them, P.C. Cast writes of the anicent world were gods and goddess rule surpreme. in her series, goddess relay on modern day women to help along their anicent world men. after all a bull headed man can only go with a bull headed woman with a heart of gold.
for those interested in romance and vampires, just not of the sparkleing varity, there is Christine Feehan, but fair warning, her books are...hot, very graphic, but oh soo juicy and amazing.