Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beyond Addicted!


Oh, my gosh, you guys!!

Do you see this . . . ?
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This series is one I would NEVER have picked up on my own. I read it because my current author crush, Karen Amanda Hooper, told me I should. She even insisted I bump it up on my way-too-huge reading pile. So . . . I did. I mean, Karen told me to!

I positively devoured this series. When I wasn't reading, I was thinking about it. It was the first thing to pop into my head in the mornings. And now, I'm impatiently waiting for the sixth and final book. SO. FREAKING. GOOD!!!

Goodreads Blurb:
Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.
Let me tell you, the blurb does not begin to tap into the layers of this series.  I originally gave the books 4 out of 5 stars, but after book three I had to go back and change my rating to five stars. They are just too addictive for a 4 star rating. The storyline is stunningly original. The character relationships are complex and wonderful. The setting and visual imagery is fantastic. The world building in book five is exceptional. 

I can't fully explain the effect of these books on me, but I can tell you I LOVED THEM! 

Thanks, Karen! 

15 comments:

Meredith said...

Wow, I definitely need to read these now. How fun!

Shelley Sly said...

That does sound like a good series! Thanks for the recommendation!

Also, I really like your new blog layout. :D Hope you've been doing well, Shannon!

Laura Marcella said...

I love an enthusiastic book recommendation! I'll have to check these out. :) Hope you're having a great week, Shannon!

Angela Ackerman said...

I have heard so much good about this book. Thanks Shannon!

Angela

Jen Chandler said...

This sounds promising! Always glad to read an exciting book recommendation :D I saw this one posted on someone else's blog. Looks like I have MORE books that I need to read. Not that I'm complaining!

Thanks for commenting on my blog recently :D I appreciate the encouragement.

Cheers!
Jen

Dawn Simon said...

Wow, that's a really great recommendation! Thanks!

Katie DeKoster said...

I would have never picked this up on my own either. But after a recommendation like this one, how can I not??? Currently excited for a new reading experience :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

Wow, these must be amazing - I've never seen you so enthusiastic, Shannon!

Putting on my Goodreads list...

Kelly Polark said...

Sounds like a cool series, Shannon!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool! I don't remember hearing of this one.

Jemi Fraser said...

This one's new to me too - thanks for the tip!! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I've never heard of them. I'm currently burned out from Demon overload, but I'll keep this series in mind once I'm in the mood again for them. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never heard of this series before, but your review has intrigued me! :)

ali cross said...

I love it when you are so excited about books! You totally make me smile!

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the info, Shannon. I'm looking up this series.

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