Maja is posting her list at the same time as this post so you can read her challenge post here. She has broken down her recommendations into genres with an emphasis on urban fantasy because I asked her to include a lot of them since I am woefully under-read in that area and she is an expert. She has no idea what my plan of attack is, but she does know that I got a head start.
There are several series that many of my blogger and reader buddies are obsessed with, and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones are definitely high up on the list. I had heard good things about the audio format for both so I picked them both up at the library and guess what? I finished both book ones already this past week. KA-POW! I am already at 2 out of 50. In case you didn't go read Maja's post but are curious about her list, you can also find all her picks on a Goodreads shelf. Other UF series I am definitely going to try are Downside Ghosts and Arcadia Bell, and I am planning to keep going with both Kate and Charley...though I am a bit sad that future installments won't count towards my 50 books.
WELCOME TO HELL
The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid.
Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls one of Perdition’s six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape.
Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred’s attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn’t betray her first. Unfortunately, that’s what he does best. Winning Jael’s allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death…
I know, right?