I’d never thought that I’d come back to teens’ books.
I usually read young adults or adults books, you know those which are 400+ pages 😛 As an avid reader since I was born (yeps my mom did the reading for me until I was grown enough to read by my own – I was so excited at that time and frustrated that I didn’t know many words), my reading levels went up very quickly. I read teens books when I went to secondary school therefore at 11 years of age. I read R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, well there were so many. But NO Sweet Valley or things like that! Yeps at that age I was also very picky about books… and authors! There was a time when I would only read Pike’s books and no one else. Of course that changed. Then at 13 I think, I started with literary books like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo and…
Then of course the Arthurian mania hit me so I read a lot of medieval times based books etc… like the Mists of Avalon.
There’s a library where my mom and I borrow books. It’s a small place but full of books. It consists of two floors. The ground floor consists of the desk of the one in charge – of course – and of baby to teens books. Up the stairs young adults to adults books are found and this is where my mom and I usually go. Now that my sister is 11 years old and has decided to show some interest in reading I have to take some books for her in the children-teens sections. She shows a passion for horror books too 🙂 and that’s great. But she doesn’t like English so I always search for French books…
The shelves are categorised by themes too i.e. one of girlie books (Sweet Valley etc) then another for horror, then another literary one. It’s hard to find French books because our official language is English and we mainly import English books although we don’t speak English LOL. Anyway while I was searching through the horror section a book caught my attention. It was neither a Pike nor a Stine nor even an L.J. Smith one… It was a name I’ve never heard: Cate Tiernan.
It was the name of the author which made me take the book anyway, it was a big “WICCA” written on it. I immediately got curious. I took the book for myself because I wanted to see how this Tiernan would describe a religion that is thought to be evil though it isn’t at all. And as you know, I’m in love with Wiccan things 🙂
It was a Teens book so it was like between 100 – 200 pages and therefore I finished it the day I borrowed it. And let me tell you… I’M ADDICTED!!! Totally!!
I didn’t know it was a series and that I was reading the 2nd novel, so I kept on criticizing it at first because of course I’ve lost the habit of reading simple direct language and because as it was the 2nd book in the series I didn’t much understand why the author explained everything so briefly what happened before… Anyway it ended up abruptly and thus I knew that it was a series. I searched in google and in fact it’s called the Sweep Series. I was crazy about it, I wanted to know what happened next… so I downloaded the books in the internet and even the first one, the one I’ve missed.
It consists of 14 books in all. I’m already at the 6th one.
So now I get back to what I was saying at first: I’d never thought that I’d come back to teens’ books.
But I did. And I love it 🙂
In pdf format it’s just like 60 pages, and I can read one book in 3-4 hours non-stop. I’ve done that only once; usually 2 hours of reading and then I stop.
This series is faithful to Wicca and even uses some Irish Gaelic words from time to time and that’s great for me, who’s in love with this language.
And you know, if you’ve come this far, today is Samhain’s Eve’s eve! i.e. Halloween is tomorrow!! Yeah!!
Wicca is a wide religion and sometimes confusion arises, even for me; they’re so many opinions on it. But these books helped me and also this awesome article:
Dancing Naked in the Moonlight by Shéa MacLeod. She’s a wonderful blogger and writes one of the best blogs I’m following. Please read and follow if you feel like it 🙂
Feel free to share your thoughts down below.
An Evil Nymph.
7 thoughts on “Back to Teens!”
Thanks for the mention, Daphne! 🙂
Hiya! Thanks for stopping by to comment at my guest post about Samhain on Shea MacLeod’s blog 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love being able to share info on the Sabbats so that people can understand them. I also LOVE the Sweep Series by Tiernan! I read it at 18 — it gave me my spirituality. She also has another great series called “Balefire”. Nice to meet you!
Nice! 🙂 thank YOU for coming by! That’s great because there are so many misunderstandings about Wicca. I’m really beginning to like Tiernan. Nice to meet you too!
And just to clarify, the Samhain post you mentioned was actually written by Heather Marie Adkins, another fantastic writer. 🙂
You’re welcome! Oh yes of course lol! Thanks for coming by ^^
My teen books were all historical novels. What I don’t know about the Tudor love lives isn’t worth knowing 😉
Loving that you read so much and share so much with us! Love some of your reading choices but of course, they were among my own so am only slightly biased, lol. Admire your dedication to all things written and the act of writing, MD, still amazed at how you find time for all of it.