The theme for today is:
Books for an Urban Fantasy 1st Timer!
Hmm.. This one took a lot for me to think about. I'm not always sure exactly what constitutes UF. So, my #1 would have to be...
Hunky, kick-ass vampire warriors, spunky, independent females - my overall favorite series.
This is a great series! It has a little bit of everything, including humor. And Rachel is one bad-ass witch, but vulnerable, and totally likable!
The first book I read where vampires started to become mainstream. I started this series late, but began reading these in the late 90s. It shows a world where vampires are "out" and how the world has adjusted. I like that premise.
Sorry, but the books are so much better than the series. Read them and love them apart from True Blood. :)
This one has a completely different premise, in that the main characters are the Lords of the Underworld, and they host demons that were released from Pandora's Box. This series combines mythology with hot heroes and women who tame their demons... :)
So there's my 5 for a newbie. They all have something new and different to show someone getting into the genre. I'm not sure if they are all strictly UF - not sure of the definition of the genre. But reading about the different species and worlds may give a newbie an inkling of what they like and what they want to read more of.