Hello, and welcome back fellow readers.
I begun my blog by sharing with you the first book that began my obsession with all things paranormal, I find it only fitting that I continue my journey somewhat chronologically.
Although I do not have the memory or time to pay each and everyone one of the books I've read to this point homage, I will certainly try my best in sharing the ones who shaped my journey...
I may have had a problem with "borrowing" books and not returning them as you may have guessed from my last blog. Well....I fell into the Night World hard after I stumbled across Secret Vampire (Night World).
A vampire book starring a Redhead? I'm in!
The dark story of Poppy and James' and their forbidden love was a book I will NEVER forget. Very romantic story that as a young adult, had me searching for true love before I had even kissed a boy. Needless to say, I took out every possible book I could get my hands on by L. J. Smith. The Forbidden Game: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill, had me wanting to name my first child Julian, The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I had me trying to convince my parents to move to New Salem, Massachusetts and Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion had me CONVINCED I was psychic.
These are the first books that started my collection, which didn't please my father very much when he had to pay the library an exorbitant amount so that I could take out books again. I tried to explain to him that I loved them so much, I couldn't return them. I don't think he really understood that one...
I was distraught when the series ended with Witchlight (Night World), leaving me wanting a conclusion desperately.
Now, some 15 or so years later, with the ever growing popularity of Vampires, Shifters and Witches (oh my!), L.J. Smith has re-released some of her greats and is working on some different stories.
I suppose the huge success of The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season might have had SOMETHING to do with that...
Either way, I have waited patiently for an ending to this series, and even though I may have "outgrown" these books, I'm a firm believer that you are NEVER too old for the YA genre.