Lil Berry here at this wonderful blog has kindly asked me to write a guest post for you all with some book recommendations based on some of my favourite films (you’ll see what I mean in a minute).
This was a tricky one for me as most of my favourite films involve vampires, werewolves, magic etc. and I highly doubt you all need any recommendations for books in that kind of genre! But the more I did a little research, the more I found that some of my favourite series of 2012 haven’t actually been mentioned too much, so I’ve stuck with the werewolf theme.
Here goes... Some of my all time favourite films are the Underworld series which involves vampires and werewolves as well as entertaining the hybrid notion which seems to be getting more popular lately. So if you liked (or loved) these films, I have a couple of different recommendations for you which cover all of these themes.
The Grey Wolf Series (currently on 5 books) by Quinn Loftis
This was hand down my favourite series of 2012. I adored everything about it; the characters, the storyline, the writing, the romances, simply everything. And Loftis actually does something pretty interesting with her narration and switches it up with each book. I wasn't sure I’d like this too much but her crossovers were just flawless, couldn't fault it at all.
Anyway, if you liked the Underworld films then you’ll like this series. It revolves around werewolves (sorry, no vampires!) and is quite YA in that it’s also very relationship oriented, following the challenges of the canis lupus finding their mates. Its not too soppy though and is one of the only series of books that actually had me laughing out loud. Definitely check these out.
Alexandra Jones Series (currently on 3 books) by Samantha Towle
This was another of my favourites this year and involves more of the hybrid theme with Varcolacs, half vampire half werewolf creatures. I think I liked the storyline most about this series, it was pretty original (check out the GoodReads link below for more) and the characters were really likable. Its maybe slightly darker than typical YA books which I also loved and each book has you craving the next one.
If you've got any other recommendations along this theme then let me know!