March 8, 2012

The First Paranormal book I ever read and a recommendation...

One of my favorite authors is Rachel Vincent, her Shifter's series was the first adult paranormal series I read and I loved it! Her books introduced me to a whole new genre of books that I've never even thought about reading before. See, I am not the type to watch horror movies not even the stupid ones like Scream and I Know What you Did Last Summer so I had this screwy misperception that horror and paranormal books would be the same thing. So I backed away from the books and stuck to my ever beloved John Grisham books. I didn't realize there was a difference in the genres until I read that book.

What made me purchase the first book I have no clue, but I'm thankful that I branched out and did. Her books have become my favorite and I have totally fallen in love with this genre and it's not all about sparkling vamps either.

So recently I decided to read her young adult series, I knew it existed because I googled all of her books once I had finished The Shifters series but, for whatever reason reading about banshees did not appeal to me. Two years later and I finally picked the book up after hearing tons and tons of great things about it on twitter. Can I just say this; I'm kicking myself now for not reading it before. I shouldn't have expected anything less than one heck of a roller coaster ride, that left me gasping for air when I turned the last page of the book. The series is so much more than just about banshees, it's about sixteen year old Kaylee and her journey to finding out who she is and what she would sacrifice for the ones she loves. There's heart break, love, danger, loyalty, and sacrifice.

If you haven't tried any of her books, I think now would be a great time to check them out. If you do let me know what you thought, did you love them like I did?

What was the first book you picked up that introduced you to a new genre?

Series Listed in order below:

Adult Series:
  • Stray (Shifters #1)
  • Rogue (Shifters #2)
  • Pride (Shifters #3)
  • Prey (Shifters #4)
  • Shift (Shifters #5)
  • Alpha(Shifters #6)
Stray (Shifters, #1)Rogue (Shifters, #2)Pride (Shifters, #3)Prey (Shifters, #4)Shift (Shifters, #5)Alpha (Shifters, #6)
  • Blood Bound (Unbound #1)
  • Shadow Bound (Unboud #2)
Blood Bound (Unbound, #1)Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)

Young Adult Series:

  • My Soul To Lose (Soul Screamers #.5)
  • My Soul To Take (Soul Screamers #1)
  • My Soul To Save (Soul Screamers #2)
  • My Soul To Keep (Soul Screamers #3)
  • Reaper (Soul Screamers #3.5)
  • My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamers #4)
  • If I Die  (Soul Screamers #5)
  • Never To Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5)
  • Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6)
My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Take (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Save (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamer...Reaper (Soul Screamers, #3.5)My Soul to Steal (Soul Screame...If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers...Before I Wake (Soul Screamers,...


  1. I read Rachel's Shifters series first too. I came across the first one and finished it in hours. I immediately bought the other 5 and finished them in 3 days!! I needed more from her and bought all of the Souls Screamers books that were out. It was up to My Soul to Steal, and yup read all of those (including novella's) in 3 days. When I heard about Blood Bound I went crazy waiting for it. She is just amazing and I have read all of her books and impatiently await the ones that aren't out. :)

  2. I absolutely love these series!! Shifters: Loved it so much that I immediately had to pass it on to two of my friends and my mom (yes, she likes these kinds of books too). They loved it as well & one of my friends ended up buying her own set so she could pass it on to her friends. Soul Screamers: One of my favorite YA series and I had to share this one too with the friend who bought the Shifter Series. She loves it of course. As for Blood Bound, this was one of my favorite reads of 2011 and I can't wait for Shadow Bound. Rachel Vincent is absolutely one of my favorite authors. I'm so glad you did this post!


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