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Growing up in a tiny town in Kansas as an only child and now living on my own with only my adorable puppy Lilly, as a roommate, I’m no stranger to boredom. Luckily, I have parents who cared enough to put a book in my hands rather than switch on the television to occupy me as a child. As a result, books have been my safety blanket my entire life. All through school I was rarely seen without a book or my e-reader in hand. That’s not to say I am anti-social in anyway, because that is just not true. I will jump into a random conversation with literally anyone I see. Granted, those conversations are much more fun if the other person is a reader as well. However, while I adjust to new surroundings, books give me something of a life-line to anchor me to what I know and remember so that I don’t feel overwhelmed by the new and unknown.
JK Rowling is far and out my favorite author. The Harry Potter series inspired me in ways that I have yet to fully find the words to explain, but so much so that I have a tattoo on my wrist with the quote “It’s real for us” and a small lightning bolt beside it. Other favorites of mine include Micheal Grant, L.J. Smith, Jen Bradbury, Neal Shusterman and Anthony Horowitz.
I enjoy reading Young Adult books, but I’ve also been known to enjoy reading some classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby. These aren’t books I would have picked up by myself so I’m glad they were required reading or I could have missed out on some really great stories. That is probably the biggest reason I am excited to join this team. I want to branch out from the types of books that already rest on my bookshelves. There are so many talented but unknown authors out there, and I don’t want to miss out on their stories just because I’m just a little too closed minded to pick up their titles.
This opportunity is amazing because I get to explore all new possibilities in discovering new favorite authors and I just can’t wait to dive in and get started. I look forward to sharing my opinions with everyone and getting feedback in return.
To be honest the first YA Paranormal book I ever read was Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I loved it. I read the first three books in the series in one day. Since then I have really started to get into YA novels and I really enjoy all the different genres. At the moment I would have to say that fantasy and dystopian are my favorite. Most of the books I read are YA novels, but I really enjoy a good adult read as well.
Some of my favorite authors are Cassandra Clare, JK Rowling, Ally Carter, Veronica Rossi, Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer Armentrout, and Cynthia Hand. There are so many great authors and I keep discovering new ones all the time. That is one of the best things about book blogs. After discovering the blogging world I have been introduced to so many books that I would never have heard of otherwise. I love to introduce new books to people, my sister says that my house is better than going to the library because I have so many books and I am always recommending new books to her and all my friends. I am so excited to now be a part of this wonderful team at Dark Faerie Tales and help many others to discover new and wonderful books to read.
As a young child my mother would always read me a bed time story before I went to sleep. As I started learning to read I would read anything I could get my hands on. Sometimes my parents would become frustrated with me because I would rather be curled up reading a good book rather than run around outside. Now I put that love of reading to good use as a children’s librarian, helping others find that perfect book. I am usually not far from which ever book I’m currently reading.
Paranormal and supernatural stories have been my favorite genres since I was a teenager. I especially enjoy books dealing with vampires. This is why my favorite authors include, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lynsay Sands, and Stephanie Meyer. I’m also a total romantic and what goes better together than the paranormal/supernatural and romance. I do have to confess that I had been reading only adult books for a while, and then when I became a children’s librarian and had to buy books for young adults, I got hooked. I started reading young adult books to get a sense of what was popular today and I really enjoy young adult books just as much as the adult stories.
I’m a massive nerd whose love of books cannot be contained in a few mere words! I’ll read anything that’s recommended, but I’ve found a home in the fantasy and romance communities. Though a sucker for anything with a happy ending, I also find myself reading books filled with angst (dystopians are the perfect combination). Some of my favorite authors are Cassandra Clare, Tessa Gratton, Lauren DeStefano, and Sherrylin Kenyon.
I have an obsession with YA paranormal. Faeries, super-powers, and mythology are some of the main genres that grab my attention. Anything other-worldly or actual other worlds (dystopian or post-apocalyptic — yes there is a difference) are generally my favorite. Julie Kagawa, Veronica Roth, Ally Carter, and Tahereh Mafi are some of my favorite authors.
I am an avid book reader. I prefer Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy books, but I have no problem reading other genres, but I have a preference for books with a hint of supernatural. I have a massive book collection. Some of my favorite authors are Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh and Carrie Vaughn.
Like the girls here on DFT, I, too, have a voracious appetite for books. I will read almost everything, but if I have to be honest, I prefer to read paranormal, fantasy, and anything with romance. Some of my favorite authors, as of late, are Melina Marchetta, Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, and Michelle Zink. If you introduce yourself to me, and tell me you like to read, I will talk your ear off about stories, authors, and the latest fabulous read. I believe that it isn’t about how many books I have, or how trendy and popular the story is. For me, it’s all about the feelings and emotions I get when reading the story.
I hope to add my voice to the amazingly talented team at Dark Faerie Tales for many years to come or until someone kicks me out. But until such time you will find, I hope, that my reviews are heartfelt and I hope an insight into the story and maybe help you decide whether you want to spend your hard earned money on a book or not.
Now as to my favorite authors there are way to many to list but the top five currently are Lynsay Sands, Debbie Macomber, Darynda Jones, Molly Harper, and Kiera Cass. I prefer modern romances currently but every now and then you will find me knee deep in my favorite Barbara Cartland or Victoria Alexander novel. I must admit that if I can get my books via Kindle or iBooks then I’m at my happiest. My iPad is always with me so I can always sneak 10 minutes to just delve into the latest novel at lunch.