This first set of books is one of my all-time-favorites! It is absolutely amazing! Several of these books I read in about 2 days. Others (when I was busy with school) took me a little bit longer.
There are 14 books that make up this whole set, but in 3 smaller series: Redemption, Firstborn, and Sunrise. One of my mom's friends from church introduced me to the Redemption series first, and I didn't know that there were two more series after that! My mom has also read them so when she was reading, I kept asking her what part she was getting to!
They are all written by Karen Kingsbury about the Baxter family. This is a Christian-based series and there is nothing not to like about these books!
When I first heard about this next series, I thought it was ridiculous. Who wants to read about flippin vampires anyway?! Well, to my surprise, these books were wonderful and I read through them sooo quickly. I read them all my freshman year at Longwood and I always liked to get to class early to get a good seat (yep, still do that because I'm a n.e.r.d). But that gave me lots of extra time to read!
And for those people who are either the on the Harry Potter or Twilight side of the battle, I love them equally. I think I always will love Harry Potter a little bit more, just because it was the first. Annnnnd, Rob Pattinson, who plays Edward in Twilight, is first known for his role as Cedric in Harry Potter, and that's where he'll always be from first!
*There are a ton of other books by Rachel Hawthorne that I've also read. I just didn't post a pic of all of them.
These last two are written entirely in instant message format. I thought I was going to hate that to begin with, but it actually wasn't much different from reading a regular book! There's also another book in the series, that I have not read yet, called l8r g8r.