Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BBAW: Unexpected Treasure

Today's prompt for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week celebration is Unexpected Treasures. As in, books that you had no idea that you were going to love.

I have come across so very many treasures since beginning this blog. Connecting with other bloggers and taking risks has allowed me to widen my vision of what "good" YA is, and I am all the happier for having dipped into more genres. The most unexpected genre for me has been the paranormal romance genre. Traditionally, my favorite genres have been realistic fiction and dystopia. I love a great end-of-the-world or real-world-gone-bad read. I'm kinda into tragedy.

And so is the paranormal romance genre! It's all about characters who have made or are making bad choices, who have fallen from grace and are in need of redemption, and the "other" worlds described in these novels are just as messed up as any dystopia.

Here are some of my most (unexpected) favorite reads in this genre:

Shiver










Hush, Hush










The Clockwork Angel










The Eternal Ones











I can't wait to see what you've all *unexpectedly* fallen in love with!

6 comments:

  1. So you found a whole genre? That IS nice!

    I have read Shiver and found it OK, but not so special. I hope to read A clockwork Angel, I just love the cover so the book has to be good, right?

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  2. Paranormal romance genre! I feel like I'm discovering so much this week--just learned what Urban Fantasy is yesterday. :) Hush Hush is one I've had my eye on for a while. Catching cover!

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  3. I'm not sure I've read paranormal romance...these books definitely look good and I'm pretty sure if you liked them I would like them! I have to say it's taking me longer to get through books though being home with the baby...I didn't expect that! :)

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  4. I've yet to read much paranormal romance, but The Eternal Ones is on mylist!

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  5. I enjoyed Shiver and Clockwork Angel, but have yet to read Eternal One or Hush Hush. I really would like to get Eternal One, but my TBR pile is so out of hand at the moment and my reading time so limited by work that I need to start restraining my buying habits, the one where I can't pass up a bookstore or buying more than one book.

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  6. I loved Halfway to the grave, and A Northern Light. Clockwork Angel is still on my TBR pile :)

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