Nostalgia Friday: The League series (Books)
The League by Sherrilyn Kenyon is a romance series about assassins in space.
When life gets busy or uncertain it is comforting to find refuge in familiar stories. When I was growing up I lived in fairy tales and Disney movies and I still do—I have Disney’s Hercules and Cinderella on DVD. As an adult (actually since high school) I take comfort in romance novels. There is just something so nice about reading a book where things are known, predictable, formulaic even, and of course, has a happy ending. You may or may not be familiar with Kenyon’s other series, The Dark Hunters, it includes many spin-off series, I think every new book in the series makes the bestseller lists. She is like the James Patterson of paranormal romance. But even among her fans, not many have branched out to her sci-fi romance series.
I am rereading the series now, starting with book 1, Born of Night, and I highly recommend you check it out. You should read this series if the following sounds like you.
-You like your heroes and heroines emotionally damaged
-You like sexual tension between lovable outlaws
-You like comradery among noble yet sarcastic resistance fighters
-You maybe don’t really read sci-fi but could be open to it maybe (there is minimal world building and it can be ignored if you want. However if you like it, there is actually a rich political plot throughout the series)
-You like it when everything works out and the characters are *surprise* wealthy and have random shopping sprees in the middle of being hunted by the bad assassins (not to be confused with the good assassins who are the main characters)
-You like when the author pokes fun at herself and/or more generally has a good sense of humor
-You like when characters who lived happily ever after appear in future books about other characters. (Seriously there is so much cross-over, in the best possible way)
-You hate when female characters doing stupid things that they think are noble or helpful but really make things worse. (That never happens in Kenyon's books which is awesome)
-You want badass female assassins
-You want badass females who are not assassins