With the new year, it's back to a favorite paranormal-sci fi series I loved reading last year.
Finally got the new one, The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley by Mercedes Lackey and glad that so far it sounds as good as the past ones. Yes, it opens with some abuse as a young girl is beaten by the Wolf family (yes, shape-shifting wolves) who took her from the foster care facility, but she manages to escape and seems to also have a magical gift. She remembers being covered by fairies but thinks it was all a dream. That's as far as I got, but we'll see what happens.
* Enjoyed it. Common elements with others, but an interesting take on the legendary shooter, werewolves and I think tying it in partly to the Red Riding Hood and the wolf tale. I hope there will be more in the series! (See description below.)
I'm reposting my list from last year and glad to see I missed a couple so will have to get those. I swore I had read them all.
* 7 Home From The Sea, (Someone on Goodreads mentioned this is a part sequel to The Wizard of London, and introduces a grown-up Nan and Sarah.) Mari Prothero turns 16 and learns her family's fishing luck depends on each generation marrying a sea-dweller. (Mermaids and mermen it turns out.) (Is this based on the Greek tales of Poseidon perhaps or?)
This, #15 and the latest in her Elemental Masters series, which reimagines classic fairy tales, centers on a retelling of the Queen of the Copper Mountain and is set in America for the first time. Set around Tennessee's coal mines, the story centers on a poor girl Anna May who's sent to live with her aunt, the local herbal, "witchy" woman. Anna May works on developing her magical powers even as she falls in love with the local stone mason, who also has caught the eye of the mysterious and magical Jolene.
REVIEW: Great story and characters, though the heavy use of dialect for Anna May was hard to read and had me skipping over those parts. But it's a great story.