Friday, July 27, 2012

Top 5 Novella's for July 2011 thru June 2012

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Top 5 List of Novellas

...I've reviewed for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

I started this last year with my blogging celebration and really enjoyed doing it, and it's easier to do it at this time of year rather than end of year with all going on.

And I always ask a fellow blogger to join in on the post as well, so we get a variety of books, or double whammed on amazing books too. lol. (that's happened, Really!)

I've really started to get into the Novellas this year.  Although it seems more and more authors are enjoying sharing these short side stories to enhance their series, worlds, and characters.  And maybe having a Nook now has help so I can read them too. ;)

My list for the last year:
There is something here for everyone.  And the price for novellas is so cheap, you have to try one of them out.  (click the titles to check out the novella price at Amazon.)

In no particular order, as I've loved each of these in different ways, and are amazing novellas!

Blooded: A Jessica McClain Novella by Amanda Carlson - This was an amazing Urban Fantasy novella that introduced us into a dangerous werewolf world of Jessica McClain series, full of action and one tough chick that shouldn't exist.

Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris - This is a steampunk remix to the old Aladdin tale.  And well done!  If you enjoy steampunk, do read this quick read.  Steam takes the place of magic, yet exists in the wonder of magic in this time frame as well.

Whiskey Sour (Demons of Oblivion) by Skyla Dawn Cameron - This is a novella of 3 short stories where we get back into the Demons of Oblivion world.  We meet a new strong woman in this world; Juilette who's part fey and part werewolf (cool!), we see where Zara decides to become an assassin for hire, then when Zara meets Juliette (love that tough chick) in the graveyard and there might be zombies.

Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane - I enjoyed getting to see Simon from the Disillusionists series get his own novella, and to see Fawna more as well.  She is a great complement to Simon's gambling personality.

The Viscount and the Witch, short story (The Riyria Chronicles) by Michael J. Sullivan - Oh this is a short of Royce and Hadrian before they come to the popularity of the Riyria.  The first in a short story series of The Riyria Chronicles.  They are still fun, and you get a taste of their humor and smarts even if you haven't read the novels yet.

14 comments:

  1. I sooo want to read Devil's luck but I NEED book 3 first

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    1. Blodeuedd, you have reminded me I need book 3! I listened to it in Audiobooks, but I need the print to go with the set here on the shelf. Thank you

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  2. I love it when novellas enhance a series you love. Those are my fave. You have several listed here I want.

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    1. Melissa (Books&Things) - they really are awesome to catch up on the series you enjoy. And so glad to share with you some amazing tales. ;D

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  3. 2 of these I already loved. 2 I have noted in the back of my mind to read someday. Now I have another to add... thanks, Mel... I don't NEED any more things to read! Stop it! :-P

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    1. lol!! Rissatoo, you are funny. You know I kill the TBR piles and want lists with amazing new books. ;D Thank you!

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  4. I really need to check out some series! I don't know the novellas nor the series they are based on.. Oops. :)

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    1. Mirjam, these are awesome novellas and great series too. Amanda Carlson's novella is actually the start of her series, so you can start with that kick butt one. :) Thank you!

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  5. yeaaah I totally agree for the Amanda Carlson book, I haven't read the others but great choice!

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    1. Melliane, I can't wait to get into Amanda Carlson's novel here soon. I have it in the line up and really looking forward to it after reading this novella. :D Thank you!

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  6. I might try one of those novella... they look scrumptious!

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    1. Cherry, I think there are a few here that would fit for you nicely. I do hope you enjoy them if you try them out. :)

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  7. Oh man ! The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson should be on here!!
    Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

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    1. Hi Pabkins. I've not read that one yet! LOL! I do need to get it though. I love Brandon Sanderson's work. :D Thank you!

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