Countdown of my favorite books – part 6.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! And if the holidays are hard for you for whatever reason, I hope you found comfort in memories of loved ones and the small moments, even if it’s a hot cup of cocoa with whipped cream. And here are some good books to help too. There are specific reasons I’m pairing the next two books together. Read on to find out.

DEMON GLASS by Rachel Hawkins

Many of you know this book. NYT best seller. The first book in the series, HEX HALL, was a fine book. Fun character. Strong story. But it was the second book that sold me on this series. If you want to understand how to write a sequel, read these two books. I can’t wait for the third to come out!

TREMBLE by Addison Moore (Book 2 of the Celestrial series)

Book two continues the saga of Skyla, the purest of angels. Addison introduced so many neat plot twists in this second book. In fact, each book in this 5 book series and counting, does an incredible job of building on the previous novels. There’s something about these books that force you to buy the next to find out what happens! Seriously.

What these books had in common?

1. Both are angel/demon stories in a series.

2. In both series, it was book 2 that hooked me.

3. Both authors did an incredible job of raising the stakes and creating conflict – especially for book 2!

4. If you want to know how to end a book on a cliffhanger without frustrating your readers, then read these. The plot lines closed, the stories ended; but a new twist is introduced at the end.

Share in the comments about your favorite books!

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4 Responses to Countdown of my favorite books – part 6.

  1. Susan Sipal December 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Excellent, Laura! I’m so interested in your point 4 (really all of them) that I’ll check out both of these. Knowing how to end on a cliffhanger that excites your reader (Snape killed Dumbledore!) rather than frustrates them is so important.

    I hope you had a great Christmas. Mine was lovely! 🙂

  2. Jules December 27, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Laura, Thanks for the countdown! I’ve got an entire list on my wish list again. Happy holidays. Cheers, Jules

  3. Margo Berendsen December 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    When you said read these books to see sequels well done, and how to do a cliffhanger that isn’t frustration (THANK YOU!!!!) I was hooked. Will be reading these for sure. Off to check out the others on your list.

  4. Leigh Moore January 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I really want to read those Hex Hall-Demonglass books. I’ve just never dug the whole angel-demon setup.

    But now you’ve got me interested beyond that! 😀

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