5. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford.
This was okay. I was tempted to not finish it, but it was short so I felt like I had to. And I was completely ready to not read the sequels, but now I find I am going to. It ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger, so I'm stuck. The novel is about Jane Austen as a vampire living in modern times and trying to get published again. It involves some famous characters from the Edwardian era as vampires and some modern characters and I just didn't really connect with any of them, including Jane. I'll give the second a try, but I'm not hoping for much. I will say that I have never been an Austen fan, though, so that might have colored my perception a bit.
6. The Secret Prophecy by Herbie Brennan
I adored his Faerie Kingdom series, so I was eager to try this one. One of the big twists I guessed pretty early on, but it wasn't a bad book. I might read sequels (while this could easily stand as a single novel, the very last sentence hinted that there was more to come), but I wasn't that into it. I think it might be because I'm older -- this book would probably be a lot more interesting for a 10-15 demographic, rather than someone more than a decade older.
1. The Wild Queen by Carolyn Myers