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1Ceridwen83
Editat: juny 27, 2009, 10:48am

I read about this challenge in another thread and it seemed like a lot of fun.
I think I have decided on the following categories:
1) Vampires
2) Witches
3) Werewolves - complete
4) Demons
5) Dragons
6) Ghosts
7) Elves
8) Wizards
9) Misc creatures/Anthologies



2Ceridwen83
Editat: des. 22, 2009, 11:30am

Vampires -COMPLETE
1) Circus of the Darned By Katie Maxwell (Completed 1/9)
2) Chosen By P.C. Cast (Completed 6/19)
3) Masquerade By Melissa de la Cruz (Completed 6/18)
4) Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Complete 7/13)
5) Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (complete 9/2)
6) Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Complete 9/3)
7) dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (complete 9/3)
8) Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (complete 9/5)
9) All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (complete 9/6)

Witches
1) The Outlaw demon Wails By Kim Harrison (completed 1/1/09)
2) Dreams Made Flesh By Anne Bishop (Completed 1/7/09)
3) Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop
4) White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
5) The Shadow Queen By Anne Bishop
6) White Night by Jim Butcher (Complete 9/19)

Werewolves - COMPLETE
1) Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (Completed 1/5)
2) Stolen By Kelley Armstrong (Completed 1/7)
3) Broken By Kelley Armstrong (completed 6/23)
4) Tantalize By Cynthia Leitich (completed 2/9)
5) Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Completed 2/1)
6) Moon Called By Patricia Briggs (Completed 2/5)
7) Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Completed 6/6)
8) Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (completed 6/7)
9) Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Completed 6/26)

Demons
1) Personal demon By Kelley Armstrong (Complete 9/12)
2) The Accidental Demon Slayer By Angie Fox (Completed 1/16)
3) Devil Inside by Jenna Black
4) Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud

Dragons
1) Eragon By Christopher Paolini
2) Eldest By Christopher Paolini
3) Brisinger By Christopher Paolini
4) His Majesty's Dragon By Naomi Novik

Ghosts
1) Haunted By Kelley Armstrong (completed 1/20)
2) What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie (Completed 1/19)
3) No Humans Involved By Kelley Armstrong (complete 9/10)
4) The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (completed 6/19)
5) Grave Sight Charlaine Harris (Complete Dec)
6) Grave Surprise Charlaine Harris (Complete Dec)
7) An Ice Cold Grave Charlaine Harris (Complete Dec)
8) Grave Secret Charlaine Harris (Complete Dec)

Misc
1) Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel (completed 1/27)
2) Living with the Dead By Kelley Armstrong
3) Dragon Heir by Chima Williams Cinda
4) Wake By Lisa McMann (Completed 2/11)
5) Fade By Lisa McMann (Completed 2/12)
6) Evermore By Alyson Noel (completed 2/18)
7) Prom Nights from Hell (Completed 6/29)

Wizards - COMPLETE
1) Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Completed 6/9)
2) Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Completed 6/11)
3) Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (Completed 6/12)
4) Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (Completed 6/13)
5) Death Masks by Jim Butcher (Completed 6/14)
6) Blood Rites By Jim Butcher (Completed 6/16)
7) Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (Complete 9/15)
8) Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher (Complete 9/17)
9) Turn Coat by Jim Butcher (Complete 9/25)

Elves, Fairies & Fae Oh my!
1) Small Favor by Jim Butcher (Complete 9/22)
2) Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Complete Dec)
3) Blodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Complete Dec)
4) Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Complete 12/21)

3cflorente
gen. 6, 2009, 2:44am

Some fun dragon ones are the Aisling Grey series by Katie MacAlister. :)

I've never read Kelley Armstrong, but she's on my list, too! :)

4Ceridwen83
gen. 6, 2009, 9:55am

I really like her books and the world she has created. I actually started her series on book 3 Dime Store magic and after reading Bitten I'm glad I did. The book was good but it focuses only on the Weres since she had meant it to be a standalone novel.

5Ceridwen83
gen. 8, 2009, 10:20am

3 down 78 more to go. I'm having a little trouble with finding books for my demon and ghost categories any suggestions?

6anjaleblanc
gen. 8, 2009, 1:08pm

Hey for your Demon category, check out Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist books. There's 3 so far, with a 4th coming out this year. I really enjoyed them and they play in Philly, my home city.

7Ceridwen83
gen. 8, 2009, 4:22pm

Thanks for the suggestion! The book store by my house has book one in stock so I'll pick it up :)

8jjones360
Editat: gen. 9, 2009, 3:54pm

Jaci Burton's Demon Hunter's would fit in your demon catagory. The first book is Surviving Demon Island. Also Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series. The first book is Jacob

Lynn Kurland wrote some books that feature ghosts. A couple I can think of are Much Ado in the Moonlight and My Heart Stood Still. And Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole features a ghost as the heroine.

9Ceridwen83
gen. 9, 2009, 5:03pm

Woohoo one more down. Thanks jjones for the suggestions!

10Ceridwen83
gen. 18, 2009, 3:16pm

Finished The Accidental Demon Slayer I thought it was funny and face paced. Good for a lighter read.

11Ceridwen83
gen. 19, 2009, 9:30am

What's a Ghoul to Do? was far from a favorite but I wont write the series off just yet.

12Ceridwen83
gen. 21, 2009, 10:39am

Added some titles to my list. I'm getting a lot closer to nine on some. Later today I plan to add my Wizard and Elf list up there.

13Jenson_AKA_DL
gen. 21, 2009, 10:43am

What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? is a very cute read I'd highly recommend if you're interested. It is one I plan to re-read for my other 999 Challenge.

14Ceridwen83
gen. 21, 2009, 12:05pm

Thank you for the suggestion! From the description and the reviews I read it looks like it will be quite good. I'll have to see if my local B&N has it when I am there later today. I still have Christmas gift cards burning a hole in my pocket :)

15amysnortts
Editat: gen. 28, 2009, 2:14am

I was going to do a demon category, but I didn't have any books to start with! I loved Patricia Briggs's werewolf series (the first was Moon Called). I'm also trying Meg Cabot's The Mediator series as everyone seems to love them. So far there are 6 of those, which combined with some books by Charlaine Harris that I want to try out has my ghost section covered. I like some of the suggestions you were given, so I'll keep checking your post to see what else you come up with!

(edited message since I initially put Patricia Briggs as the author for a series that was done by Charlaine Harris. Yikes, I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing!)

16Ceridwen83
gen. 26, 2009, 9:49am

Yeah my Demon category was giving me a little trouble at first but people have been very helpful with the suggestions. I'm glad to see you enjoyed Patricia's series I haven't started them yet. I loved the Mediator series I read them last year.

17cflorente
gen. 26, 2009, 10:51am

#15 - i like how you NEVER comment in my section! jerk ;)

#16 - There are demons in the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison (and other things) - the main character is a witch though. Also, the Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow is all about demons. :) They tend to be more about fighting/violence (which I like). Both have tought smart women as their main characters. :)

18Ceridwen83
gen. 26, 2009, 2:09pm

Thanks for the suggestions cflorente. I have actually read all the Rachel Morgan books out so far. But the next one is due out the end of next month I cant wait :)

19Ceridwen83
gen. 27, 2009, 1:43pm

I just finished Elisha's Bones. It might be a little bit of a stretch for this challenge but I figure bones that bring the dead back to life is definitely not in the realm of normal. Overall an interesting story I just didn't care for the writing style.

20Ceridwen83
feb. 1, 2009, 9:22pm

Finished Cry Wolf and loved it! I actually cried a little at one part.

21Kat32
feb. 2, 2009, 5:59am

Here are a couple recommendations for your ghost and demon catagories. Julie Kenner has a demon series out right now.
It starts with Carpe Demon and I think there are 3 or 4 more in that series. Next Victoria Laurie has an awesome paranormal mystery series that involves ghosts the 1st book is What's a Ghoul to Do?. There are currently only 2 books in this series but a 3rd is coming out later this year. I hope this was helpful and enjoy the books if you decided to try them out. Happy Reading!

22Ceridwen83
feb. 5, 2009, 5:42pm

Just finished Moon Called it was great. You can check out the review I posted on my blog.
http://ceridwensbooklounge.blogspot.com/2009/02/moon-called-by-patricia-briggs.h...

23Ceridwen83
feb. 6, 2009, 4:04pm

Updated my list a little. I'm actually getting a little burnt out on the paranormal so I took a break and read Gamer Girl last night.

24Ceridwen83
feb. 7, 2009, 7:29pm

just finished Dreams Made Flesh nice addition to the black jewels books.

25Ceridwen83
feb. 9, 2009, 5:25pm

finished Tantalize and i have to say i was not a big fan :(

26cflorente
feb. 10, 2009, 7:20pm

Gamer Girl sounds like a fun book - what is it about? :)

What are the Black Jewels books?

27Ceridwen83
feb. 11, 2009, 9:38am

The Black Jewels was originally a trilogy but the seventh book is about to or has just come out :P It starts with Daughter of the Blood Its very dark fantasy and not for the faint of heart, lost of violence related to sex and otherwise. The world is really complex by book two you should have the hang of it tho. I really do recommend it. The prequel is a bit of an easier read The invisible Ring
Gamer Girl was cute, its about a girl whos parents recently got divorced and she has to move to a new school. She gets into this online game and also writes her own manga for a competition all while dealing with bullies and love.

28Kat32
feb. 11, 2009, 11:36am

I Loved the Black Jewel it was easily my favorite Fantasy series of all time. You should definately check them out cflorente!

29cflorente
feb. 11, 2009, 11:59am

Thanks Kat32 :)

Both of those (the black jewel series and the gamer girl book) sound great! what category would black jewel fall under? exciting!

30Ceridwen83
feb. 11, 2009, 12:26pm

I would say to use them as the witch category. That's what I did with Dreams Made Flesh since the Blood are "Craft" users.

31Kat32
feb. 11, 2009, 1:13pm

I agree they could go under witches.

32Ceridwen83
feb. 12, 2009, 11:15am

I read Wake last night. It was very interesting and I totally recommend it.

33Ceridwen83
feb. 13, 2009, 9:07am

Fade was even better than Wake I loved it.

34Ceridwen83
feb. 18, 2009, 3:23pm

I cant believe I'm already 15 books in. I just finished Evermore it was very good.

35Kat32
feb. 18, 2009, 4:46pm

Ha that's so funny I just finished Evermore too! I loved it, I thought it was a very interesting spin on how the immortals came to be. I can't wait for the next one in the series!

36cflorente
feb. 18, 2009, 6:12pm

I'm so excited! I can't wait to get Fade! I should just order it from Border's... :)

37Ceridwen83
juny 8, 2009, 10:09am

Had to take a hiatus from books because of work but I think I am back now and making good progress with 2 more books down this weekend :)

38Ceridwen83
juny 10, 2009, 10:23am

One more down, and I only have to finish 2 book to have my Werewolf category done :)

39Ceridwen83
juny 13, 2009, 7:36pm

loving the Dresden books!

40Ceridwen83
juny 27, 2009, 10:50am

Werewolf category is done! I closed it out last night with Bone Crossed not my favorite of the Mercy Thompson series but I still enjoyed it.

41cflorente
juny 29, 2009, 10:36am

That's how I felt about Bone Crossed!

42Ceridwen83
jul. 15, 2009, 1:45pm

I'm glad I decided to read Living Dead in Dallas I hated the first book in the series but this one was much better and kept me interested.

43Jenson_AKA_DL
jul. 15, 2009, 2:08pm

You're much more open minded than I am! Usually if I hate a book I'm not likely to read another by that same author, nonetheless another one of the same series.

44amysnortts
jul. 15, 2009, 3:26pm

I started the Sookie series by reading the third one and I'm glad I did! I've read all but the most recent release (don't buy hardback because I'm too cheap!) a couple of times. My book club decided to do the first in the series for this next month. I tried warning them that the first one wasn't that good, the second was okay, but starting with the third book, they really pick up! I'm glad that you decided to give the series another shot by going to the next book. Hopefully you end up loving the series!

45viciouslittlething
jul. 16, 2009, 3:59am

I may have to try it again then as I ddin't really like dead until dark either, I have read a few of the shorts that have come up in the anthologies. Maybe it's worth the effort to try again.

46cflorente
jul. 17, 2009, 11:20am

Ames - i tried warning them, too! lol.

About 2 years ago I just happened to see the sookie books on sale - buy one get one free. So I bought the first FOUR books. I'm glad I did because the character development got better (and so did the plot).

47BookLizard
jul. 18, 2009, 9:35pm

One to add to your dragon list is Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur.

48viciouslittlething
jul. 20, 2009, 5:23am

Have you tried Jennifer Scales books by MaryJanice Davidson? I have not yet read them, but they are about a half were dragon. Could be good for your dragon category.

49Ceridwen83
set. 3, 2009, 1:39pm

2 more down. I feel so behind on this.

50BookLizard
set. 4, 2009, 12:16am

That's what long weekends are made for -- catching up on your reading.

51Ceridwen83
set. 4, 2009, 9:14am

lol too true. I got one more knocked out last night.

52Ceridwen83
set. 8, 2009, 5:17pm

Woo Vampires are complete!

53Ceridwen83
set. 18, 2009, 5:35pm

one more and i'll have wizards done! slowly but surely making up for lost time.

54Ceridwen83
des. 22, 2009, 11:33am

Well unfortunately I'm just not going to make it on this one 32 books shy as of today.