But since I'm going to try and not repeat myself too much, I'll limit myself to these two books that don't fit perfectly into any of the other categories.
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes is the fourth book in the Falling Kingdoms series, a 6 book high fantasy series. And wow, I can't tell you how much I love this series. The first book is a bit slow, I'll admit I wasn't the biggest fan. Sometimes that's how fantasy series go, though, because it takes so long to set up the situation, the characters and the setting when it's set in a completely different world.
The most amazing thing about this series has to be that it was able to turn a character that I absolutely despised in the first book into one of my favorites by the fourth. That's some good writing right there.
Anyway, this is my favorite book in the series and I can't tell you how many times I've reread it because I adore it so much.
Here's the synopsis for the first book:
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the first book in the Lux series. This author is incredible. Her writing style is so fast and easy that you're at the end before you even realize it. This is one of the classic series for me, and obviously I adore it. I've read the whole series so many times. Every person I've recommended this series to has loved it. It's set in modern day, with a hate-to-love romance and uh, aliens. Ahah, no, not weird little green things. Just take my word for it, these books are light reads, but they're a lot of fun. If the synopsis interests you, I'd definitely recommend looking into them.
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.