I'm in desperate need of something new to read. However, all of the book recommendations I've been getting have been for series which I've either A) Already tried and hated or B) Have zero interest in due to extreme similarity to A. I'm really interested in Urban Fantasy but as long as it's in the Fantasy genre I'm probably ok.
I don't really care if the protag is male or female.
I love snark. And irony.
The book really should be well written (grammar). My grammar isn't 100% and I don't expect grammar to be 100% in a book...but it'd better be close.
I don't mind books about vampires, zombies, weres, etc. as long as it's not overly cliched. I'm not really interested in reading about how the Alpha Male must Dominate the Subordinate Female simply because he's Alpha. No.
Romance (adult themes) are fine.
The last author I've read whose books I truly enjoyed was Diana Rowland. She writes the Kate Gillian and White Trash Zombie books.
I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse novels for the most part.
I recently read the Kate Daniels novels by Ilona Andrews and although I enjoyed the premis, the actual writing was really not that great (even though the books get great reviews...just, no). Plot is kind of sloppy and way too generic. Bad guys shouldn't be bad guys simply because. They need to have a reason. This is probably why I like Diana Rowland's books so much, 'cause she really gets that.
I've read the Night Huntress novels by Jeaniene Frost and they weren't really anything to write home about. Ditto for the Anita Blake books. Black Dagger Brotherhood books are not my cup of tea - what exactly happens in those anyway? Apart from sex? Neither is the Fallen Angel series by the same author.
Please don't recommend The Hunger Games. Read it and it was too depressing for what I'm looking for.
Please send help O.o
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