Each day, Adele at Persnickety Snark will post a theme and pick 5 YA books that best represent that theme for the Five Challenge. Anyone is welcome to join her by posting their 5 based on the day's theme. For more details or to participate, go to Persnickety Snark.
Today's theme is 5 Great Series for 2010. Here are my picks in no particular order:
The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey
The first book of the series came out in 2009, but the other two have both come out in 2010. I love this series because it is light and fluffy and fun. You have a family that loves each other and a great romance. It is certainly an entertaining read.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan
This year the second book in this series arrived, The Dead Tossed Waves. I couldn't believe how much this new book added to the series and made it shine. Now I find myself eagerly anticipating the third book due out in 2011, The Dark and Hollow Places.
The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
I loved this series from the first. Iron King was so creative and imaginative that it pulled me into the story right away. Iron Queen is due out soon and hopefully after that we will see the next book Iron Knight. I can't wait to jump into the adventure again.
The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
The first book came out last year, but the sequel came out this year. I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed this gripping fantasy. I loved Han and Princess Raisa and couldn't wait to find out how things were going to turn out in this well developed and exciting tale.
Vampire Queen series by Rebecca Maizel
Just when I thought I had had enough vampire stories, I read this remarkable book by Maizel. I couldn't believe how well she drew me in and left me wanting to know more about this vampire queen turned human. I can't wait to see what happens next.