Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week we are to choose the top ten books in “x” setting (i.e. top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc)
I’m choosing top ten books set in New Orleans! Because… well why not?
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
I think we can all agree that Anne Rice started the Vampires in New Orleans craze so she certainly deserves to top the list.
Dark Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I really like the earlier books in this series, and they all take place (more or less) in New Orleans. This might be one of the first series I ever read that is set in New Orleans, actually. Every time I read them it always made me hungry for beignets. Yumm!
^Links go to my reviews of these two books^
I just read these books last month and thought the New Orleans setting was really interesting. Its an alternate future New Orleans which is altered due to a supernatural war that took place there. The descriptions of New Orleans life is pretty rich and one of the best parts of the books
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
The Night Huntress series flits in and out of New Orleans a couple times throughout the course of the series. I cannot currently remember which exact books occur in New Orleans but I know its a few. I wouldn’t say its a major plot point or anything, but it does happen for interesting reasons!
Kresley Coles’ Immortals after dark
Many of Kresley Cole’s Immortals books take place in New Orleans. Its a really fun idea to imagine all kinds of supernatural communities residing there in secret. Valkyries, Lykae, Witches, Vampires, Whatever Loa is, Nymphs, Demons, etc.
Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian
Deeper than Midnight is one of my favorites from Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, and part of the book takes place in New Orleans.
The Sookie Stackhouse (originally The Southern Vampire Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris.
This series takes place in Louisiana, and a couple books take place in New Orleans. If you haven’t read these books I recommend you do. If you’ve only watched True Blood, I highly recommend you do not judge the books on the show as they are not remotely alike. The show did not follow the books at all, especially after the first season. The first 7ish books are really good and then it goes down hill a bit.
Well I’m gonna call it quits there since a couple of mine are for whole series rather than single books. That counts as more than 10, in my book lol!