Following on from this morning’s Favourite Reads of 2017 post, in this one I’ll be sharing the #booklove for books read as part of a series. Not all of the books in this list were published in 2017, but I did read them all this year, so that totally counts, right?! 🙂
As with before, and in no particular order, here are the books in a series that I read and enjoyed over the course of 2017…
This is a series that is going from strength to strength with every new book. I love DCI Ryan, and these books are always bumped to the top of the TBR. A great series, excellent characters and totally worth checking out. (FYI, the newest, Dark Skies, was published yesterday!)
I find it difficult trying to say how much I enjoy David Jackson’s books because I can never do them justice. Packed with a great cast of characters, a tense and gripping plot, Hope To Die was an excellent second instalment in the DS Nathan Cody series. A Tapping at my Door (the first book) is well worth adding to your TBR!
A Room Full of Killers is another brilliant installment in the DCI Matilda Darke series. This one focuses on Starling House and its inmates, young murderers. When one of the inmates is murdered, Darke and her team are called to investigate. What follows is a nail-biting, fast-paced and very twisted tale. Interspersed with chapters from the inmates of Starling House, A Room Full of Killers is Michael Wood’s darkest book yet. I LOVED it!!!!
An oldie, but a goodie next. I decided to go back to the start with Harry Bosch this year. Corruption, conspiracy and so much more take place in The Black Echo. I had forgotten how good Connelly is at creating such a strong plot. Whilst it moves at a slower pace, nothing is out-of-place, there is no padding. The whole story fits together effortlessly and is supported with an excellent cast of characters. A series I will always recommend, especially for the crime fans.
I honestly cannot recommend The Liar highly enough. There aren’t enough superlatives in my vocabulary to vocalise how much I enjoy these books. Addictive, thrilling, massively fun, you won’t be disappointed picking up The Liar, or the previous two books either!!!
Corruption, subterfuge, murder are all present in Freefall. But it’s the little intricacies like levels of trust, networks (both people and technology) and lies that weave this book into the expertly crafted web the reader has to pick through. Every time I thought I knew something, I was told something different. The authors sleight of hand is immense in Freefall. Adam Hamdy makes the reader look one side, while he’s creating something dangerous on the other, which means the tension is ramped up completely!
I absolutely devoured these three books. I didn’t write full reviews for them, but you can catch my thoughts on the three of them by clicking the links below the pictures. This was not a genre I was used to but I am here for it after reading these books!!! 🙂 (See next set of books LOL!)
As above, no full reviews for these three. I don’t know why they ended up with mini-reviews because I loved them all! The Grishaverse is one of my new favourite imagiary places, and I fully intend to revisit these books in the future because they completely captured my imagination from start to finish!
It wouldn’t be a favourite reads post without the addition of my fave Icelander. I love Ragnar Jónasson’s books, and Whiteout was no exception!
I cannot recommend this series, and this book highly enough. Always atmospheric, often chilling and with plenty to keep the reader turning the pages, Whiteout is definitely a book to add to your TBR. The whole series is though, to be honest. If you haven’t read them, then you really should get on it!
I binge-read the three Dan Forrester books in one week, they are that compelling! I haven’t gotten my reviews written up yet, but it’s safe to say this is one of my most favourite series that I’ve read recently. Excellent characters, twisty plots and brilliant writing made these an absolute joy to read!
I know I mentioned Jackie’s In The Still this morning, so I’m cheating a bit here. But Briefly Maiden is the second book in the Ali Dalglish series so it merits a mention here too! I’ll just say this, If In The Still was dark, Briefly Maiden is pitch black. I can’t recommend this series highly enough, especially if you like your reads dark and disturbing!
So, that’s it. My favourite reads of 2017, over two posts, DONE!
I really hope you guys find something you like from my choices.
Thanks to each and every one of you for keeping up with Bibliophile Book Club this year.
To the authors, publishers and everyone who makes the book-world turn, you guys are the real heroes!
Keep reading 🙂