Some books I read & loved as a teenie:
Black Jewels Trilogy / Anne Bishop –> I probably would not like it anymore nowadays. But when I was younger, I was attracted by how sexy & dark it was. I don’t really remember any explicit scenes though. Anne Bishop has written a lot more since this trilogy and I’d like to try her new stuff one day.
The Mists of Avalon / Marion Zimmer Bradley–> I often hear it was boring but I really enjoyed reading the book and thought it was well written. I loved Morgaine’s perspective. I tried other works by the author but didn’t like it, so this remains the only book I read.
The Banned and the Banished / James Clemens –> I think I started this when I was around 13 and absolutely loved the books. I started a Re-Read this year and while I still think the books are quite good & entertaining, I can see many flaws.. And some of those romantic relationships are just not right.
A Song of Ice and Fire / George R. R. Martin –> I got the first book for Christmas from my parents when I was 15/16 and read them in German first. Read them all again in English since then and will probably start all over soon.
Demon Child Trilogy / Jennifer Fallon –> My first Jennifer Fallon novels I read as a teenager and in German as well. Re-read this one in English later and moved to all of her other books as well. So good!!
Liveship Traders / Robin Hobb –> My first Hobb trilogy. Made me fall in love with her writing. I got really nice German versions of the books that I sold for a lot of money before I moved overseas.
Die Uralte Metropole / Christoph Marzi (German) –> A German Fantasy trilogy about a little girl I enjoyed. Nowadays I don’t like the author’s writing very much. Tried to read his newest novel that my mom sent me, but I never got far. Too much repetition of words and phrases, it really annoyed me.
Hary Potter / Joanne K. Rowling –> I started reading the books when I was in 6th grade, that was when they just became very popular I think. I didn’t want to at first, because everyone was reading them and I was a stubborn kid who tried to be rebellious for no reason 😀 My mom just got the first 2 books for me though and I quickly became a fan.
Sarahs Traum / Brigitte Blobel (German) –> A series about a young dancer. Re-read it several times. It was really dark at some points and very well written.
Dark Horse Series / Mary H. Herbert –> Next to Harry Potter, this was the series that got me interested in Fantasy novels. The second part of this series was one of the few Fantasy novels our local book store had in stock. And in those days, I didn’t have access to the internet to order & look at books so I didn’t have a clue what was out there and picked up what I could.