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Subject: Books/Series similar to Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Date Posted: 4/29/2012 1:04 PM ET
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I recenetly finished the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, and that was one of the BEST series I have ever read. I read all five books in under two weeks- I could NOT put them down!

I was just wondering what other good books or series which are similar to the Fever series would be good reads?Just fantasty or books with the Fae in general. I'm not ususally a fantasy/paranormal type of reading but I literally fell in love with these books. So i am looking to read more like them! I'm open to anything I just need some good suggestions to start diving in!

 

Date Posted: 4/30/2012 3:37 PM ET
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You might try asking over in the Fantasy/Love & Romance forums for better suggestions.  I read the first couple of books and enjoyed them as well.  You might try her Highlander series in the meantime.

Date Posted: 5/1/2012 8:54 AM ET
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I also LOVED the Fever series, but I absolutely could not read the Highlander books; thought they were dreadful.

There have been lots of threads dealing with your question in the paranormal and fantasy genre forums, but I can tell you, I read a lot in both genres, and Moning's series is head and shoulders above just about everything.

You will also see some argument over there about whether this is a "romance" series or not; I think it's less so---HIghlander, OTOH, is serious romance material, just IMO.

Frieda Warrington has written a couple of really good books that are contemporary, with the Fae, one is called "Midsummer NIghts" or Midsummer EVe, something like that, and I can't recall the other, but I think you can find it under her name.

Sharon Lee also has a contemporary Fae novel out I really liked called "Carousel Tides." 

These are not series, but they are books that deal with the Fae in a modern-day setting.



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Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:10 AM ET
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Two others with strong Fae elements (along with other denizens such as witches, angels, gnomes, etc) are "Except the Queen" and "A Discovery of Witches", which is a current best-seller.

Good, intelligent Fae-focused books set in contemporary times are very hard to find.....seems like everyone's just obscessed with vampires :)

Date Posted: 5/1/2012 1:16 PM ET
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You will probably really enjoy Seanan McGuire's October Daye series. The first one is Rosemary and Rue. Very strong fae paranormal novels. I highly recommend them.

And, for a much lighter series of books involving fae, you may enjoy The Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne. (These are light and entertaining novels, but well written. But they don't take themselves as seriously as the Moning series or even McGuire's.) The first one is Hounded. Even my husband likes these. They make me laugh out loud.

And one more ... perhaps the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton. These feature a lot of sex. And by a lot, I mean really, really a lot. But, despite the flaws in the writing (and there are the same ones over and over) the overall story intrigues me and I've kept reading. But this one is controversial ... there are a lot of people who started out as Laurell fans who have stopped reading her books completely (especially the Anita Blake series, which is vampires and werewolves, NOT fae.).



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Date Posted: 5/12/2012 1:50 AM ET
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I once asked the same question and dozens of people gave me the same 2 responses - I loved them both even more than Moning!

Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward

The Outlander - Diana Gaboldon 

 

You will find total true fans of both but Gabaldon is quite amazing. You have to really be a reader of literature (as opposed to fiction) to appreciate Gabaldon. If you are...you won't find better. J.R. Ward is the best guilty pleasure out there though!

Good Luck!

 

Subject: Whenever I Have This Question...
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 5:22 PM ET
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http://whatshouldireadnext.com/

 

You just type in your criteria (the book you just finished, an author you like, etc) and it shoots back some suggestions. So far it's been right on the mark with its recommendations. 

 

Date Posted: 5/22/2012 10:31 PM ET
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The Black Dagger Brotherhood books are excellent but they're vampires not Fae.,  I like the Midngiht Breed books by Lara Adrian: heavy romance but again vampires not faeries.

The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher have a lot of Fae in them. Also vampires, wizards, shifters, trolls, pixies etc..,  Not much romance just straight Urban Fantasy.

There's Fae in teh Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. I love these too but the focus is more on shifters and vampires.

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Date Posted: 10/3/2012 6:06 PM ET
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Try C. L Wilson's - Tairen Soul Series

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 9:16 PM ET
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thanks all for the suggestions! Ordered a bunch of these and they are going to be started soon! You guys rock :)

 

 

Tracy-- I can't imagine liking anything MORE than Moning... since they were my fave series ever so far :)

 

Edited to tell Mary that I am totally halfway through the Sookie Stackhouse series right now and i Looovveee it also :)



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