Way Back Wednesday: My Favorite “First Book” in a Series


Way Back Wednesday is a Book Meme created by A Well Read Woman with the aim to write mini book reviews on books read in the past, that left a lasting impression.

When an author decided to write a series, I think the first book is crucial. First, it has to leave a long lasting impression to us–readers. Secondly, almost the same thing as the first one…it has to be something different. A story has to stand out and make us want to beg for more as soon as you flip the last page of the book. Sometimes, authors does not plan on writing a series at all but because the story was too beautiful, they just cannot stop from there. And the readers kept on asking for more.

Here are some of my few favorite “first book” in a series that I admit on shamelessly fangirling, begging and asking for more to the authors.lol

by J. M. Darhower




by Debra Anastasia




by Katy Evans




This Man
by Jodi Ellen Malpas

This Man

this man2

This Man3

I still have a long list, so maybe I shall continue next time.

x gel

3 thoughts on “Way Back Wednesday: My Favorite “First Book” in a Series

  1. kybookwor, says:

    One of my favorite series has to be Ruthless People by J. J. McAvoy. Mel and Liam draw you in, but the whole family holds you captive. I couldn’t put the first book down, and the rest of the series, delivered the same passion.
    No list of favorites would be complete, without Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. I fell in love with Gideon Cross, in Bared to You.
    My favorite ooey gooey line from a book would have to be Edward Cullen in Breaking Dawn, “No measure of time would be enough, with you, but let’s start with forever.”

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  2. Soooo true! If the first book in the series doesn’t hook you, why read the next?! 🙂 Thanks for participating in Way Back Wednesday! 🙂

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  3. Leslie Amoros says:

    Love this post!!! Thanks so much, Gel, fo sharing. I am looking forward to reading these…I also agree with Bared to You and will add Emma Chase’s Tangled, my most beloved Gabriel’s Inferno by the sublime Sylvain Reynard, and the book that rocked the globe and reignited my love of fiction…Fifty Shades of Grey.

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