Sunday, October 12, 2008

Series Sunday

Today, so many romance books are part of a series. I don't know about you, but I am currently following several series and most of the books I read are part of a series. To help me keep track of them I have decided to do a weekly post featuring one of the series I am following. This first week I am featuring Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series. If you follow my blog I am sure you will recognize this series. I am currently playing catch-up having read up to the novel Broken.

This series is categorized as paranormal suspense. The books so far have been written in first person from the heroine's point of view. In this series there are many different supernatural beings the most prominent being werewolves, witches, vampires, necromancers and demons. Not all the books have been narrated by the same person. Here is a list of the books in publication order and the narrator. According to the author you do not have to read the books in order, however if you skip books you might be mildly confused or feel like you missed something. For the most part there shouldn't be total confusion and each book ends with a definite conclusion.

1. Bitten (narrator: Elena - werewolf)
2. Stolen (narrator: Elena)
3. Dime Store Magic (narrator: Paige - witch)
4. Industrial Magic (narrator: Paige)
5. Haunted (narrator: Eve - witch)
6. Chaotic (novella in "Dates from Hell", narrator: Hope - half demon)
7. Broken (narrator: Elena)
8. No Humans Involved (narrator: Jaime - necromancer)
9. Twilight (story in "Many Bloody Returns", narrator: Cassandra - vampire)
10. Stalked (story in "My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon", narrator: Clay - werewolf)
11. Personal Demon (narrators: Hope & Lucas)
12. Living with the Dead
13. Men of the Otherworld
14. Frostbitten
15. Tales of the Otherworld
16. Waking the Witch (releases August 2010) Savannah's story

Ms. Armstrong has a nice website with lots of information about her series including FAQ about this series and upcoming releases.


Jace said...

Eeeek ... series! Tell me about it. At one time, I fairly avoided them like the plague. Until JR Ward's BDB ... I read Book 2 and was totally sucked in. And deeper I went. That was how I started reading series. But, I'm pleased to declare I'm on my way out. :-D I've ditched the BDB and Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark. I'm planning to ditch more by the end of this year. :-D

I'll be following your posts on series though. :-)

Brie said...

Every time I give up on one series, I get sucked into another. But lately the series' that I've been investing in are really good, so I don't beat myself up too much about it.

Jessica said...

This is a great idea! I'm a huge series fan myself. Glad you're enjoying the Women of the Underworld, I was sucked into that one a few years ago. :)

Rowena said...

What a great idea, Jill! I haven't read this series but this is something that would help me want to read it, thanks so much! =)

Jill D. said...

I think I am reading about 30 or 40 series (at least it seems like it) and I need some way of keeping track. Let's hope I can be consistant with this!

Christine said...

This is a really great idea, Jill. I'm going to enjoy reading these weekly posts AND it will be a great reference for me to come back to when I need to know what book to read next. Because I'm a serious series junkie. I love them!

I think I have Bitten on my TBR shelf. What else is new? LOLOL

nath said...

So, so, so... did you finish No Humans Involved? LOL, I have to agree with you though, there's soooo many series out there and I'm not as good as Jace to ditch them. My problem is I'm pretty up-to-date when reading series, so I can't really join you in Sunday series, LOL :) However, I sure will enjoy yours!!!

Jill D. said...

Christine, LOL hey we have great taste - what can I say?! I will be updating my sidebar to have the links to these series posts. I am doing it to help me keep track, but I hope that others will use it too!

Nath, I just finished it today! I really liked it. I have to write up the review soon.

You never know, you might stumble onto a new series you aren't reading yet and then get hooked!