I love stories with happy endings; the ones where you can relax, and enjoy the journey because you are 100% sure it will all be resolved by the end.
I also happen to love stories which depict large families; it's a weakness of mine. Being an only child, raised by a single mother, I love reading of little signs that blood does run thicker than water.
Figure my joy when I found a series that has BOTH my loves in it.
Seven siblings, all of them adorably named in alphabetic order: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francoise, Gregory, and Hyacinthe (I know, I know. I'd snicker if that happened in real life, but for some reason, in this series, it works.) Add a matriarch who knows exactly what her children need, and still bows graciously when she is mistaken, and the Bridgertons become a family I was eager to meet after I finished the first book and figured I had six more to go. I found the third book to drag a little, especially in comparison to the previous two, but luckily it didn't stop me from trying out the fourth... and fifth... and twenty-four hours later I was wishing for an eighth book.
I have a warning, though. If you're looking for deep delving into a character's mind, this isn't it. It's about people falling in love at first (or second, at the latest) sight, though there are one or two surprises along the way. There are the usual previous engagements, and scheming uncles, and evil stepmothers, and hidden treasures, and masked heroes - not all in the same book, thank God. But all in all, the characterization is steady, and it was fun to see the little Bridgertons grow up in the background of their older siblings' stories until it was their turn for the limelight.
Rating? NC-17. Yep. This series belongs to *that* kind of books. You know, the ones where someone loses their virginity somewhere in the middle of the story. If that's a point in Ms. Quinn's favor for you, yay! Her lemons are quite well-written. If you don't the citrus-y flavor, do what I did and skip those pages.
It'll be worth the read.
The dialogue is witty and fun, with few exceptions. I also liked that not one couple was like the other, and how all the characters came to play in every book without forcing the situation.
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While her fanfiction is posted at http://kitteninthedark.livejournal.com/info
And before you ask, this is not the film where thousands of robots jump through the glass; Will Smith shooting each of ‘em while a computerized voice screams,” MY LOGIC IS UNDENIABLE!” That was an adaptation from many stories of Asimov. I,Robot basically is a compilation of stories which do not fit into any series per se, but stand out as brilliant.
Sadly this fandom has exactly only 5 stories. Either it is because no one thinks they can do justice to the original (God knows I have thought that several times) or they are not interested in the awesomeness that is Sci-fi. Anyways for more information, check out its Wiki page.
Raise your hands if you know of the Doctor? Dr Who is the longest running sci-fi series in the world, and is now being steered by Russell T Davies. The Doctor is a human-looking alien, the last of the Time Lords, who travels through time in his TARDIS, usually with the assistance of a young, female helper (nothing pervy, the Doctor doesn't DO relationships). The latest series sees Matt Smith take on the role of the Doctor (the eleventh since the series' creation), with husband and wife duo Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) along for the bumpy ride. Despite its occasionally adult tones, Dr Who is a long enjoyed family show, which shows off some innovative writing if not hokey special effects! Recs from the group wall below.
-The group complete Howard (Simon Helberg) who still lives with his mother and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) who can't speak to girls unless he is drunk.
-On the fourth season Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) Howard's fiancee and Amy Farrah Fowler Sheldon's friend who is girl but not his girlfriend (Mayim Bialik) will also join the group.
-The Series count four years of success. However the fan fics for the show are very little (just over 1,000) compared to other Fandoms.
She is a VW merchanic, her best friend is a 300 italian vampire called Stefan and her neighbour *cough* love interest *cough* is a werewolf called Adam. The werewolves in this series are also immortal.
Currently there are 6 books.
1: Moon Called
2: Blood Bound
3: Iron Kissed
4 Bone Crossed
5: Silver Borne
6: River Marked
They are a healthy mix of action and romance, Mercy is prone to trouble, she always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Much to the annoyance of Adam.
Mercy is a strong, assertive character, Patricia Briggs is a good writer in my opinion.
here is the fanfics. it is small just over 150 http://www.fanfiction.net/book/Mercy_Thompson_series/
There are also chapter extracts available on Patricia Briggs site if anyone is interested in checking it out. http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/
I was sitting with my feet in the water when I felt it coming.
The water around my leg started boiling, and my lower leg started glowing where the scar was embedding itself.
The third of the Lorien symbols, the third warning.
The stakes were higher now.
They had found number three, wherever he or she was, and number three was dead.
I am number four.
--- I love the premise to the story because it's based on an alien race of people who, for the most part, appear human. The people, who are Loric (from their home planet Lorien) are more or less extinguished by their enemies, the Mogadorians. In the dying days of their civilization, the Loric people sent 9 children and 9 guard (Cepans) from Lorien to Earth in order to keep their race alive.
To protect the children, a number was given to each, and a type of spell was set in place that stipulated a Loric child couldn't die unless they were next. They have to be killed in order of their numbers, that is, unless they are together.
Upon getting to Earth, each child left with their Cepan, and have been separated ever since.
As they grow up, the children develop what are called their Legacies. They are, for lack of a better word, superhuman abilities. On Lorien, they would not have been anything too special, but to people on Earth they appear extraordinary. These are what help the children and their guard fight against the Mogadorians in the story.
When number three dies is where the story picks up. And I reallllly love it :) If there is anyone who was thinking about reading them, I highly recommend it