Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scandal by Kate Brian

Just finished reading it, the 11th (I guess technically 12th if you count the prequel Last Christmas) book in the Private series. Loved it, as usual!

I started reading this series when the very first book, Private, came out, and I've been hooked ever since. Kate Brian is probably my favorite YA author, and definitely in my Top Ten Favorite Authors Ever.

I don't know how she does it. I've read a lot of YA series, and sooner or later they all lose me. Some of them start out great but a few books in the story lines seem to dry up and start going nowhere. The characters don't grow, and I end up not caring about them at all. One series, which I continued reading long after I should have stopped, was so poorly written/edited the story lines contradicted themselves from one book to the next, and one character's last name even changed! Another series, a spin off from another great series became completely boring and beyond pointless. In the last book I read NOTHING happened.

Not Kate Brian and the Private series. Every book is so action packed and exciting, plus she kills me with cliffhanger endings that leave me salivating for the next book (which doesn't take a year to come out, love that!!) . I absolutely love the main character, Reed. She does things that I would never, ever be brave enough to do. She makes mistakes but she learns from them and she usually tries to do the right thing. Plus she has oodles of hot guys lusting after her, which, you know, can't hurt. There are a ton of supporting characters but I never feel confused about who is who.

I hope one day my series can be as well written and successful as hers!


Deb Salisbury said...

I need to look for Kate Brian's books. You make her sound great.

I've left you a little something on my Magic Seeker blog. :-)