HUGE thanks to Anna from Anna Reads for helping me come up with some of the letters and for assuring me this wasn't a stupid idea!
Hi. I'm Jen and I have an addiction. These books are my crack. I'd like to slang them to you.
B - Bind Ups
The first 8 books are available in omnibus form. Two for one. You cannot lose.
C - Claire Danvers
Enter the fearless protag. She gets more kickass with every book.
D - Drama
You cannot trust anyone. It's a constant mystery. There is so much action encapsulated within this series that I can't even... I CANNOT EVEN. This is no petting zoo, this is a drama llama RODEO.
E - Every 6 Months
Tired of waiting a whole frickin' year for the release of the next book in a beloved series? PSHH. You don't have to do that with these books.
F - Fanged Bunny Slippers
Because vampires have a sense of humor, too.
G - Goth Girl Barista
Claire's roomie/BFF Eve wears some wicked skull apparel. She'll also make you a mean mocha. No seriously, she scowls.
H - Humor
Rachel Caine is awesome and hilarious. She writes things that spawn chuckles. And I'm not talking pity laughter, either. I'm talking "holy crap, I would be the coolest person in the universe and possibly President if I were that clever."
I - Insubordination
Claire, Eve, Shane, and Michael? They have stage 4 stickittothemaneosis.
J - Joint Persuasion
If you don't believe MY reasons for reading this series, just ask Anna.
K - Killing
Because everyone loves a good murder now and then.
L - Learning, Higher
Claire is in COLLEGE. She's 15! This still counts as college students and I bow to college students in YA books.
M - Myrnin
Vampire inventor extraordinaire and resident crazypants. Hands down my favorite character in this series. He's completely cuckoo bananas and.....super cute. But also crazy. Mostly crazy.
N - Never Knowing Who's on the Cover
It's a friggin' mystery. I like it.
O - OMG 15 BOOKS!!!!
Yes, there are 15 books in the series. 11 are out currently. Don't let this deter you, because they're quick reads. You've got time to catch up before book 12. OFF WITH YOU.
P - Police
They won't save your ass either. They're on the payroll.
Q - Queen B
Monica Morrell is the Regina George of Regina Georges.
R - Romance
A LOT. And it's the good kind. The slow burn. And there are a lot of meaningful glances exchanged between many parties.
And honestly, after 11 books, I THINK there's a love triangle, but I'm not sure. Read it so we can discuss the many possibilities.
S - Spider, Bob the
The only spider I'll ever love.
T - Taxes (but not the kind you're thinking)
They have a Bloodmobile.
U - UNF. Sexy Times
They're there. And they're steamy.
V - Vampires
Obviously. They run the town. They have laws and history and maybe they'll be nice to you today, but probably not. One of them is a hippie with a salt & pepper ponytail. And he's one of the scariest.
W - Warm Fuzzies
My favorite moments within these books are the banter between the roomies. They have such chemistry and I just want to hug them all and buy them beer. (Vampires don't care about underage drinking laws.
X - XTREME Character Development
You know how you hate it when the main character makes dumb decisions and is weak? Well, Claire does that. BUT gets more and more independent with each book and more kickass and I love her so much. This goes for ALL the characters. Caine has busted her ass making these characters gradually more awesome and I bow to her for this.
Y - You Can't Leave Town
They will break you.
Z - Zey Get Better With Time
You'd think after 11 books, Rachel Caine would be running out of tomfooleries for the foursome to get into. You are so wrong, my friend. With every book, I fall more in love.
So there you have it. 26 reasons to succumb to one of my favorite series of all time. Are you convinced yet? And for those of you who are fangirls but have yet to squee with me about it, PLEASE leave YOUR reasons why you think those poor unconverted souls should read this series.