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My most-recent YA purchases just came in the mail a day ago...I'm excited, and sad, to finish the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.

You gotta love teen literature – it always has the best book titles.

I mean, you’re already expecting something interesting with the titles Forever (by Maggie Stiefvater), Passion (by Lauren Kate) and Wolfsbane (by Andrea Cremer).

With my now-complete move to Chicago (whew), I decided to reward myself by catching up with a few of my favorite series. Here’s the low-down on each of the series so far:

1.The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater – When last we left Sam and Grace in Linger, Sam was dealing with the possibility of staying human, something that still seemed out of reach to him. Meanwhile, Grace begins losing hold of herself to the dormant wolf within. At the end of Linger, Grace’s friends forced her to shift to save her life, leaving the newly human Sam alone. Stiefvater interestingly turned the tables on us after the events of Shiver with Linger, so I’m excited to see how she completes the trilogy. Find out more about Forever, the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series here.

2. The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate – After Luce finds out bad-boy Daniel is a fallen angel in Fallen, she’s sent to a West Coast school  to protect her from the evil fallen angels, or so she thinks. During the second installment of the series, Torment, Luce discovers the fate of her love could affect the destiny of all creation, including heaven and hell, making her a target for more than one evil faction. During Luce’s time at the school, she begins learning more about the past lives she has shared with Daniel, who has loved her again and again, only to lose her in each life. This life is their last and the stakes are high. Passion continues the series, which will end with the fourth installment, Rapture. Learn more about Passion here.

The mysterious cover of Wolfsbane, the second book in Andrea Cremer's Nightshade trilogy.

3. The Nightshade Series by Andrea Cremer – Calla Tor may have been meant to be the female alpha of the pack’s next generation, but that doesn’t stop her pursuing her undeniable attraction to human Shay, despite the draw she feels to her destined mate, wolf Ren. At Nightshade‘s end, Calla and Shay were on the run from the Guardians, their escape made possible by Ren’s sacrifice. I’m looking forward to continuing this very promising werewolf series in the second book, Wolfsbane. Read more about Andrea Cremer, and check out book excerpts, here.


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