I’m started a series where I look at past months in previous years and see what I was reading. What I liked, what I didn’t like. What I have kept up with and what I have set aside. What was a favourite, and what fell from grace. It is also a way to give a review to some past series that I’m probably unlikely to ever review in full.

Trina M. Lee’s Alexa O’Brien, Huntress series

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I read something like EIGHT BOOKS of this series, hoping for exactly one thing: a three way relationship in this love triangle. It came so close a few times before being SNATCHED AWAY. I ran out of books that were out and never went back. It wasn’t well put together, and I never felt like I was on solid footing with what we did have. Nothing felt like it would last. Nothing did last. Alexa O’Brien is about a dhampir who has a job she never seems to do and is in a relationship that never seems to go any further than where it starts at. This series has the distinction of being the worst series I read in 2014. The author sure does know how to string along a reader with hope, though. I’m not certain I’ll ever go back to this series, unfortunately. Though I really do want to see if that love triangle became a trio, still…

Amanda Carlson’s Jessica McClain Series

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Another series I reread last year to completion, see the reviews here. I really like the initial concept. The main character is a female werewolf, the only female werewolf. It is similar to Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. The whole series is the main character learning how to be a female werewolf in a male werewolf world, with a lot of danger and side dangers. The problem I found was the author got lost by heaping on more and more to the story as she thought about it. I eventually finished the story last year after an extended break because I couldn’t keep up with the releases.

Patricia Brigg’s Mercedes Thompson and Alpha and Omega Series

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These two series are two of my all time favourite series. I’ve been reading these since 2009 or 2010, and I’ve reread them many times over the years. I will likely reread them several more times over the next few years, too. Including earlier this year, here are the reviews.. I love the characters Briggs has created. I love the world. I love the story. There are moments I’m less in love with the series during, but I always end up loving it. Even after all these years. Hopefully for many years to come.

Mercedes Thompson is about a lonely, powerless coyote shifter mechanic who grew up in a werewolf pack. Mercy draws chaos to her. Alpha and Omega is about a mated couple who are the enforcers for the Pack.