My all time favorite book. Only one? Really tough decision. I’m going to cheat. Just warning you.
But first, I’m going through my top favorite book contenders. There are certain themes I love. I’m really predictable.
As a kid I loved fantasy books and world building. I wanted to be a writer. Every night I had the most vivid dreams about different worlds, creatures and… me. I was the star of my dreams, the heroine in my to be written novels. I started writing a book in elementary school. Sixth grade to be exact. Every day at recess, my friends would sit beside me outside and listen to my latest chapter. The story was set in a future world where boys and girls were fighting each other. They had their own elaborate spy organizations with covert operatives, passwords, complex high tech gadgets and secret meetings.
In my world…no one was ever killed.
They were inconvenienced, and jockeyed for power. But no pain. Never pain. I couldn’t bear the thought of inflicting real suffering on my characters. Think James Bond for kids. The heroine was everything I wanted to be. Crazy smart, strong, adventurous, popular and good. A nice, well-loved person. Respected for her ability to foil the boy spies.
A Wrinkle in Time, Chronicles of Narnia, some slightly tacky and embarrassing high school romance type books which shall not be named are on my favorite book list. I also loved Flowers in the Attic- don’t judge me. And, Anne Rice. Anything written by Anne Rice was my favorite book. Rice kicked off my vampire obsession, which remains a huge thing even today. Of course, Harry Potter is amazing. Whipped through those books fast. I’m still a sucker for the movies, too. Nothing like a good Harry Potter marathon on a cold winter day. Oh and Hunger Games! I can’t forget that one. Twilight, oh Twilight…once again, the vampires got me. I even had a Edward cardboard cut out. In my defense, it was a gift. I didn’t actually go search for such a thing.
Given all of the above, what’s my favorite book? It’s nothing super deep, nope. True to form it has:
- Some time shifting
- Sexy romance
- Immortal creatures
- Set in another world
- Dark magic of some sort
Here we go…
I LOVE the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. The whole damn series. I LOVE it. I’m treating it like one favorite book. That’s my cheating. My all time favorite book is an entire series. I’ve read it three times.
It’s an urban fantasy. Like the grown up culmination of everything I loved as a kid and a young adult.
Plus, the heroine has some super sleuthing type spy qualities as well. The fabulous journey that will have you locked in your bedroom reading all weekend starts with book one, Dark Fever. The story launches with MacKayla Lane, make up loving, pursue of the perfect tan, not so ambitious girl, living in Georgia. She finds out her sister is murdered while studying abroad in Ireland, and grief stricken, takes off to solve the case. Thus the dark, somewhat erotic, mystery starts. MacKayla finds out she’s a sidhe-seer. She can see into the fae world. She’s rare, a bit of a super hero. While in Dublin, she meets Barrons. Imagine me sucking in a giant breath as I imagine what this man is like in real life.
Ok…I’m done. Mackayla begins looking for an ancient book that has the ability to control humans and fae. Barrons (now I’m sighing loudly) is also looking for this same book. It’s what he desires most in life. To possess this book. Or, will he soon desire something even more…hmmm….
This series is a slow, tempting, smokey burn of a romance. I love that MacKayla starts off sort of shallow and weak, but over time gains confidence and power. She becomes a total bad ass. Big time. This series is gritty, sexy, so imaginative, clever and at times funny. If you’re looking for an adult version of some of your favorite books, and those books weren’t exactly rooted in reality, this is for you. It’s absolutely addicting.
The first book, Darkfever, is only 1.99 now. A steal…you won’t regret it.