March 14, 2017

One series changed my life. One series gave me something to love. One series shaped who I am and gave me a hobby that I enjoy more than anything. One series made my childhood.

Night World by L.J Smith.

This 9 book series (suppose to be 10, but Smith won't release the last book!!) fueled my love for reading. It presented itself to me when I was only in middle school (6th grade I believe), and has been my favorite ever since. I've read a lot of books since then, but nothing and I mean nothing can compare to Night World.

If you're not familiar with this series, let me break it down for you.

The Night World isn't a place. It's all around us. The creatures of the Night World are beautiful and deadly and irresistible to humans. Your best friend could be one-so could your crush.

The laws of the Night World are very clear: humans must never learn that Night World exists. And members of Night World must never fall in love with a human. Violate the laws and the consequences are terrifying. 

These are the stories about what happen when the rules get broken. 

Pretty cool huh?

This series made me fall in love with the supernatural world, but not just your typical vampires and werewolves. Night World has witches and shapeshifters too. Each individual story is so different and unique, yet they are all interconnected in every way possible. This set of books are more than just words on paper. With the start of this series, you embark on a journey. You get attached to characters and see them grow, see them love. You find yourself cheering them on, but also wanting to smack them across the face. Yes, it's about romance, but don't be fooled, it's so much more than that too.

I find myself always going back to this series when I'm in a bad mood or when I'm in a reading rut. I go back to the books that gave me a reason to read. I go back to the books that made me feel like I was part of something when I had no friends. I go back to the books that made me, well, me.

I know it's kind of weird to view books this way, but out of all the craziness I've been through, reading has always been a constant in my life. My love for it has never changed, and I can thank Night World for that. We all have that one book or series that set the foundation for more books.

What book and/or series fueled your love for reading?

Until next time,


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