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The Bookshelf Corner’s Completed Series’ Read And Reviewed

Below are links to book reviews I’ve done of complete series, series in progress (meaning to finish completely), and series to be continued (story not over/more to come that I know of) as of June 1, 2019. This list does not include series I DNF or only have the first book read. Series titles are color-coded for your convenience.

I love reading book series because you get to know the characters really well (like book nerdish family). Perhaps you might find your next great read below.



FRUITS BASKET

Natsuki Takaya,
Translated by Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley

Volumes 1-5 (combined review)
Volumes 1-23 (combined review)

 

S●A – SPECIAL A

Maki Minami

Volumes 1-4 (combined review)
Volumes 1-17 (combined review)

 

THE BETRAYAL KNOWS MY NAME

Hotaru Odagiri
Translated by Melissa Tanaka

Volumes 1-8

 

OURON HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB

Bisco Hatori

Volumes 1-18 (combined review)

 

A NARWHAL AND JELLY BOOK

Ben Clanton

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (book 1)
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (book 2)
Peanut Butter and Jelly (book 3)
Narwhal’s Otter Friend (book 4) (ARC review)

 

ALPHA GIRL

Aileen Erin

Becoming Alpha (book 1)
Avoiding Alpha (book 2)
Alpha Divided (book 3)

 

RANGER’S APPRENTICE: THE EARLY YEARS

John Flanagan

The Tournament at Gorlan (book 1)
The Battle of Hackham Heath (book 2)

 

BROTHERBAND CHRONICLES

John Flanagan

The Outcasts (book 1) ● The Invaders (book 2) ● The Hunters (book 3)
Slaves of Socorro (book 4) ● Scorpion Mountain (book 5) ● The Ghostfaces (book 6) ● The Caldera (book 7)

 

SNOW LIKE ASHES

Sarah Raasch

Snow Like Ashes (book 1)
Ice Like Fire (book 2)
Frost Like Night (book 3)

 

ZODIAC

Romina Russell

Zodiac (book 1)
Wandering Star (book 2)
Black Moon (book 3)
Thirteen Rising (book 4)

 

THE WOLVES OF MERCY FALLS

Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (book 1)
Linger (book 2)
Forever (book 3)

 

THE KINGMAKER CHRONICLES

Amanda Bouchet

A Promise of Fire (book 1)
Breath of Fire (book 2)
Heart on Fire (book 3)

 

A MISSON NOVEL

Megan Erickson

Blood Guard (book 1) (ARC review)
Blood Veil (book 2) (ARC review)

 

TALES FROM VERANIA

T. J. Klune

The Lightning-Struck Heart (book 1)
A Destiny of Dragons (book 2)
The Consumption of Magic (book 3)
A Wish Upon the Stars (book 4)

 

COUNTING

Kelly Jensen

Counting Fence Posts (book 1)
Counting Down (book 2)
Counting On You (book 3)


AS ALWAYS, HAPPY READING!!!

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ARC Book Review: Blood Veil by Megan Erickson

Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review. Blood Veil is set to be released April 3, 2018.

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Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance Fantasy
Series: A Mission Novel, book 2
Rating: 3.5/5
Recommend to Others?: Yes
For 18+ readers.

Summary (via NetGalley):
In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.

Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .

Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.

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My Review:
Blood Veil was an okay, quick read. It’s more talking and self-reflection, some tension and action, and less romance. I wish the book could have just slowed down so I could really enjoy, really know more about everything that was happening. Celia and Idris didn’t seem to have a realistic enough time to really fall in love, but I will always root for them.

I do like the (continued) new angle Erickson is taking with vampires. The new concept/lore she’s written is interesting and opens up the possibilities of more unique vampire stories.

I would keep reading this series because of the characters and the vampire world that has been created.


Past Review:
Blood Guard (A Mission Novel, book 1) (ARC)

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Happy Book Release Day! to Blood Guard by Megan Erickson

Thank you again to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review.

*title/author link leads to my review of Blood Guard*


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Blood Guard by Megan Erickson

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: A Mission Novel, book 1
Rating: 4/5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

 

Book Summary (via NetGalley):
Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.

Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.

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ARC Book Review: Blood Guard by Megan Erickson

Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review. Blood Guard by Megan Erickson is set to be released September 12, 2017.

Image via NetGalley

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: A Mission Novel, book 1
Rating: 4/5
Recommend to Others?: Yes

 

Book Summary (via NetGalley):
Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.

Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.

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My Review:
Blood Guard by Megan Erickson is a new series involving vampires that I immediately fell in love with.

I’ll read anything about vampires as long as the plot and makeup of the vampires is different and unique. Blood Guard does a good job setting itself apart. I was intrigued by the concept the author developed and I think it was executed well.

Tendra is a protagonist to love. She’s bold and brave but knows her weaknesses. She has a great sense of humor and I love it when she makes references that Athan doesn’t understand – it’s adorable. I like her not-going-down-without-a-fight attitude.

Athan I really liked though there where times I had mixed feelings about his character and wasn’t quite sure why. He’s clearly a natural born leader. His path in life has always been focused on his duty as blood guard to the Gregorie Sanguivtia (Tendra). Yet sometimes his interactions with others wasn’t always consistent with what I believed his character to be. He has a dynamic personality but I couldn’t help but wonder at times “Is this the same guy you’re initially led to be believe?” But towards the end everything began to make sense. His emotions are so pure and raw; he is without a doubt a very likable and loveable character.

Themes of loyalty, duty, and self-sacrificing for the sake/good of others are heavily woven in this book. Each compliments the other and what Tendra and Athan go through, creating much tension and conflict that I liked.

I was worried that the majority of the book would be spent going from Point A to Point B. So happy that wasn’t the case but we could have gotten to Point B much sooner. There was also one moment a little more than halfway through that made me hesitate. I’m glad with what the author decided to create in that moment. It took me a moment to get used to this new idea presented. But once I did, I was all on board and really liked how it played out. I think it will provide great action and plot in the next book.

And then there’s Brex, Tendra’s cat. I loved him the most. He was so adorable and every scene he was in was just too cute for words.

Blood Guard was perhaps too short for me but still enjoyable. I’m very much invested in this story and am definitely going to be reading book 2, Blood Veil.