Monday, July 5, 2010

Guilty Pleasures: What's Yours?

So, I just finished the latest book in the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast. Yes, you read right. In case you have no idea what this series even is, it's about a whole school of vampires- or vampyres, as they're called in the text. This is a world that prays to a goddess, holds classes at night, and of course, drinks blood- and it is still so new to Zoey Redbird, even as she realizes her own abilities as a leader of the pack, or High Priestess. Though the books are light fare- superficial in some areas, a bit tell-y instead of show-y (sorry, writer speak)- I have to admire the way mother-and-daughter team P.C. and Kristin work together to create a credible vampyre world. They integrate Indian folklore as well as other stories and culture to make a great setting for their tales. And of course, the high school-type drama doesn't hurt its appeal to teens, either.

Anyway, when you consider some of my favorite books (I'll definitely make a list sometime in the near future), it is kind of strange that I like such a... fluffy... series. However, I guess we all need something to take the edge off of our serious reading lives. So? What are some of your "guilty pleasures" in reading?


  1. It's not so much a guilty pleasure as an age-inappropriate one, but I love YA fiction, especially the wholly unrealistic Mary Sue sci-fi/fantasy type stuff. I never read it as a kid so I feel like I'm almost obligated to catch up on it.

  2. LOL. I gotcha. other than this series, I really don't have any guilty pleasures. I just read. xD