Question – First Books in a Series that Knocked Your Socks Off.
Last Friday, I re-posted a review from one of my all-time favorite book-ones from a series, Generation V by ML Brennan. I mention another book, Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett, which also blew me away.
Before we continue with my answer to this week’s Question, let me clarify something. To me, there is a difference between a book-one in a series that was good enough to make me want to continue with the series and a book-one that makes me want to climb on top of the tallest building in my town and demand every person in hearing distance to run to the bookstore and buy that book NOW!
Today’s Question is about the second type of book-one.
On top of Generation V and Kindling the Moon, Mind Games by Carolyn Crane also belongs firmly on my list. I remember being in awe of this book when I first read it because it was so well written and I had never come across a story premise like the one in that book. And I can’t forget Written in Red by Anne Bishop! What an amazing book! Kevin Hearne’s Hounded and Kate SeRine’s Red are on there too. Most of the other book-ones from some of my favorite series, I have to say, belong to the first type of “book-one-love”. I looked at my favorites list and it surprised me how many series that I ended up adoring weren’t placed on my Favorites list after book one but took two or three books to get there.
Now it’s your turn to share! Tell me about first books in a series that completely knocked your socks off.