Best of 2009: The Series.

Posted January 7, 2010 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

2009 introduced some really great series and some series were continued and we fell in love with a whole lot of them. Here’s the list for our most favorite series that were either introduced to us during the year or were continued throughout the year.

Rowena’s List:

1. The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts.
2. The Travis Family series by Lisa Kleypas.
3. The Wilder Brothers series by Jill Shalvis.
4. The Heat series by Jill Shalvis.
5. The Dark Powers series by Kelley Armstrong.

Honorable Mentions go out to: The Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann and The Mindhunter series by Kylie Brandt.

Holly’s List:

1. Celta’s Heartmates by Robin D. Owens
2. Southern Arcana series by Moira Rogers
3. Malibu and Ewe series by Christie Ridgway
4. Hearts of the South series by Linda Winfree
5. The Guardian’s by Meljean Brook

Honorable mentions go to The Heat series by Jill Shalvis, The Hathaways by Lisa Kleypas, The Chase Brothers by Lauren Dane, Wed in the West series by Karen Templeton and For Me series by Karen Rose.

Series I’m keeping my eye on in 2010:

1. A Recipe for Love series by Louisa Edwards. I was very disappointed in the heroine of the first book, but it could end up being a wonderful series.
2. Guild Hunters Series by Nalini Singh. I adored the first book and the novella I read. If the series continues in this vein it will definitely end up on my list next year.
3. The Leopard series by Christine Feehan. While I enjoyed the earlier books, her latest release didn’t wow me. I’m going to reserve judgement for now.
4. The Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. I loved the first few books, but the series has fizzled out since then. I’m waiting to see if she can bring it back with her 2010 releases.

Casee’s List:

1. Hearts of the South series by Linda Winfree
2. Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
3. The Bobbie Faye series by Toni McGee Causey
4. Wing Slayer Hunters by Jennifer Lyon
5. Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter

Honorable mentions go to: The Bullet Catchers by Roxanne St. Claire and Last Chance Rescue series by Brenda Novak.

You’ve seen our favorite series of the years, now it’s time to share yours…what were your favorite series last year?

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4 responses to “Best of 2009: The Series.

  1. I really like Lauren Dane’s new Brown family series– Laid Bare and Coming Undone were fabulous.

    And I’m a sucker for a Nora Roberts series– I’m loving the Bride Quartet.

  2. I’ve said buh-bye to several series this year because I realized I was buying them out of habit or book hoarder’s OCD. Basically, if they weren’t a top tier TBR series, I didn’t buy them. If I ever read the ones I have buried in my TBR, then- and only then- will I buy the next in the series. It’s been tough and my well-trained fingers want to push that “Add to cart” button whenever Amazon recs one to me, but I’m hanging tough and haven’t even put most of them on my Wish List (except for a few 2nd tier TBR books).

    Having said all that, the list of series I still lust after remains pretty long. And some series (particularly historicals) have become “audio only” just because I enjoy them more in that format.

    So I’ll just say that my favorite NEW series is Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series (urban/dark fantasy with romantic elements).

    And my favorite series that ENDED this year would be Jean Johnson’s Sons of Destiny series (fantasy romance).

  3. Rowena


    Thanks, I read a lot of fantastic series last year!


    Isn’t the Bride Quartet just adorable? I’m enjoying that series as well.

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