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Subject: I'm Gonna Say Something Controversial!
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:52 PM ET
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OK, no one come to my house and beat me up or anything, but I've just GOT to say this:

The Mercy Thimpson series by Patricia Briggs is so completely fantastic, I like it a ton more than Elena Michaels in Kelly Armstrong's Bitten, etc books.

I know Bitten has been out there longer, but Patricia Briggs just has talent, she's a wonderful storyteller and the books are wonderful and WORTH THE WAIT!  I rarely can read a trilogy all at once; usually I need a break between books 2 and 3.  Not this time.  I real Moon Called, Blood Bound and Iron Kissed all in a row, even while moving into a new house.  They are soooo good! 

They're so good I'm thinking about taking the Kelly Armstrong books off my "keeper shelf" and listing them on here....

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:59 PM ET
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Whew! I thought you were going to say that vampires and/or weres suck. ;-)

I've only read Bitten & Stolen in Armstrong's series & Moon Called in Briggs series and so far I'm enjoying them both equally. I have heard that since Dime Store Magic & Industrial Magic focus on Paige Winterbourne, that those books aren't quite as good as the ones that focus on Elena Michaels. I'm not quite there so I don't have an opinion yet. I'm still on the WL for the Briggs series so I guess I'll have to reassess my opinion when I get through those.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:03 PM ET
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I love them both , but Brigg's latest Iron Kissed was probably the best of both series put together. That book is wonderful!!

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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:14 PM ET
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  I've got those on my WL and can't wait to get them! They look fantastic!

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 1:32 AM ET
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oh, the Briggs books are fantastic.  that doesn't mean i don't still like the Kelley Armstrong books too.

I have heard that since Dime Store Magic & Industrial Magic focus on Paige Winterbourne, that those books aren't quite as good as the ones that focus on Elena Michaels.

i may be in the minority, but i actually like the witch books better than the werewolf books in the Otherworld series.  while Bitten was great, i didn't like Stolen quite as much, but i thought the books with Paige were equally interesting.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 9:29 AM ET
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I've not read any of either series.  Does that get my Paranormal membership revoked? 

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 10:02 AM ET
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Well you and I will be sitting next to each other in the "revoked" line then, Dawn. lol  Actually I have some of both series in my tbr but haven't started either series yet.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 10:12 AM ET
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Yes you are both officially kicked out.  They are both in my top 5 fav series!  You have 1 month to start both series or you must turn in your membership cards. 

BTW....Patricia Briggs has been around a lot longer than Kelley Armstrong...but the Mercy books are a new(er) series for her.  And if you like both of those series read Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin...she too is in my top 5!

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 10:23 AM ET
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I just like that the books in this genre just seem to be getting better and better.  I'm a fan of all three of the authors mentioned above so it's hard to pick a favorite:)  Iron Kissed was really good though.  

Briggs earlier books were marketed more in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre weren't they?  



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Date Posted: 5/6/2008 11:02 AM ET
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Well geez!!! This turned out to be a rough crowd in the paranormal section. lol  Ok! As soon as I finish Sunshine (if I ever do? Stop laughing Letty) I'll pick one of the two authors and start another series.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 11:08 AM ET
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Ok! As soon as I finish Sunshine (if I ever do? Stop laughing Letty)

*snickering*

Bitten is much sexier than Moon Called so you might want to start with that one. ;-)

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 9:06 AM ET
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I have to agaree that P Briggs is a great author!!!!!  I also love her books and characters.  I have never gotten into Armstrong or some others because I usually don't like to read about the same main characaters all the time.  I like to read seperate stories about each character brought into the story, but not the same all the time.  The exceptions seem to be Mercy and also Mojo Sheepshanks in Linda Lael Millers new series. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 9:25 AM ET
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The reason that I didn't like the witch books as much is that I hated Paige from teh moment I first read about her. So when she was the main character in two of the books I really didn't like her.  LOL

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:57 AM ET
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I tried to read Bitten once, but I couldn't get into it.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 9:35 PM ET
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I've only read Bitten so far in the Otherworld series, but I liked the Mercy Thompson series much better than Bitten.  I'm curious to see how the characters from Bitten develop though.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 3:47 PM ET
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Just what I was looking for - a rowdy bunch of paranormal readers! Woo WOO!

I'm reading 'Midnight Desire' by Emma Holly.Usually, I enjoy her books but this one is NOT a keeper. I'll be looking to get rid of it as soon as I'm done - tonight or tomorrow. Have any of you read it?

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I love Patricia Briggs!  I have read the first 2 of Kelley Armstrong, and I like them, but I like Patricia Briggs better.