Book Recommendations: Fantasy Adult Books

Welcome to my Book Recommendations post. If I am not doing a book review you will find that I like creating lists of books I loved reading. Check out the list below and perhaps you might find one that interests you. These books are geared towards Fantasy readers that are older than 18. But that doesn’t mean under 18 readers can’t read them.

My Favorites:

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Journey to Aviad by Allison D. Reid

Journey to Aviad is a clean read that centers around the growth of two young girls. They are thrown into a world they aren’t entirely aware of and need to make a safe passage. I found Allison’s writing enjoyable and couldn’t put the book down. She writes more for an adult audience but this book is also good for a young adult reader. This book is also PermaFREE.

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By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey

I fell in love with this book the moment I started it many years ago. I actually have re-read it several times and can’t get enough of it. I would say it is suitable for young adult readers but is geared more towards adults.

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Shadow Stalker Part 1 by Renee Scattergood

Contains episodes 1-6 from the Shadow Stalker serial series. I rather enjoyed reading this short novellas and really got into it. I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a series to start. Plus this book is PermaFREE.

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Vampire Shift by Tim O’Rourke

This book was actually the first book with vampires. I actually was surprised to find that the vampires were mindless blood thursty creatures where the Vampyrus were powerful bat like creatures. It was a good experience and I couldn’t get enough. I actually devoured the series and the other four in the Kiera Hudson series. This book is good for young adult readers and adults. Big bonus it is FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

This has and still is a popular book. I avoided reading it for so long. Then when I was in the hospital my uncle bought it for me. I started it and couldn’t put it down. I have re-read it several times since then, and it is by far one of my most favorite dragon books. I believe this book is suitable for adults and young adults too. You just have to have a love for dragons.

Book Review: Vampire Shift

I stumbled across this new author named Tim O’Rourke in a book funnel promo. Usually, I don’t like reading vampire books but fell in love with his series. He has a vast number of books and I plan to read them all. I mean it he has around 60 books, and this girl is making it a mission to read them all if it kills her.

So, far I have made it through two series and half-way through the third in his Kiera Hudson books. He has other series with different characters I plan to jump into later on. With this project I plan to write a review on each book as I complete them. Right now I have several reviews to write up before I can share them. Expect this to be like a series of reviews for this author.

The first book I will review is the “Vampire Shift.” It is the first book that drew me in so deep that I can’t get enough of this author now. So, hang on tight as I get my wits about myself.

The Review

Kiera Hudson is a new recruit sent to the Ragged Cove. She meets up with Sergeant Murphy, Luke Bishop, and an examiner named Sean Potter (a.k.a just Potter). Everything doesn’t seem right in the small town of Ragged Cove. The weather is always bad with snow and civilians fear for their lives.

Rumors of vampires causing all the deaths and the police department only working the night shift. Things just keep getting weirder. She has to figure out who is behind the killings and who it is that is following her. This book has twists, turns and keeps you guessing till the end.

I sat down to read this book not knowing anything about the author or the world within. I thought the synopsis was interesting and found it to be an amazing read. It hooked me after the first few pages and I couldn’t put it down. I devoured this book in one day and I couldn’t stop there. I started on the adventure with this series and have plenty more in store.

If you love vampires, werewolves, or creatures of the night this book is what you are looking for. Tim O’Rourke keeps you reading and wanting more. I even broke down and got kindle unlimited to read his books. Snatch up this read as soon as you can. It is a PERMAFREE book that begins the series.

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

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When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, Kiera uses her unique ability of seeing, and soon realizes her own life is in danger. When Kiera falls for police officer Luke Bishop, not only are her mind and heart opened to a terrifyingly new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who – or what – is behind the gruesome deaths on her Vampire Shift.

“Vampire Shift” is Book One of The Kiera Hudson Series One.

FREE on Kindle Unlimited or FREE for purchase


About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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