Question – What Was Your First?
I know I’ve asked this before but it’s been a long time since I’ve done so and I know many of you weren’t reading this blog back then. It’s a question that will help us get to know each other a little better…and that’s always fun, right? 🙂
I’m talking about firsts. But I want to open a little differently this time around. First, I’m going to want to know what your favorite genre is. I know it’s hard to pick an absolute favorite because we tend to switch it up depending on our moods but try.
For me, there are three genres I like reading. I enjoy paranormal romance and I enjoy contemporary romance. But I would have to say that my most favorite is urban fantasy.
Next, I am curious to see what book or series introduced you to the genre that is now your favorite. I know this is also a bit difficult as for some it’s been a while…
I believe I discovered urban fantasy through paranormal romance. I loved the idea of revisiting characters from one book to the next in a PNR series but I didn’t love that we would see so little of them. It’s hard to go from reading a whole book about someone only to read a few measly pages in the next installment. And maybe even less in future installments. I didn’t even know urban fantasy was what I craved, let along existed, until I came across a few bloggers who were gaga over it. They talked of books two, three and four all featuring the same heroine. What a concept!
Now here is where it gets tricky. I am not 100% sure what books I read first. There are two series I read one after the other but for the life of me I do not remember which I read first. But both are equally responsible for hooking me to the urban fantasy genre. The books I speak of are the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and the Fever books by Karen Marie Moning. As much as I adore Fever, Kate Daniels has become my most favorite series…as you already know if you read my and Anne’s review for Magic Breaks (which comes out tomorrow) last Friday.
So that’s me. Now it’s your turn to share. What is your favorite genre (at least for now) and what was your first read in that genre?