Here's another series that I was passionately devoted to PBE (pre-blogging era).
Laurie Faria Stolarz's Blue is for Nightmares Collection. As you can see, I
Picture this: a young Hayley, on her own, on a place to New York City where I would meet up with a group of strangers in order to spend 5 weeks in France (this is a true story). I had my little collection of books. I had my mini iPod music player knock-off (like I seriously bought it for like fifteen dollars, and it held like a hundred songs. It was blue and I was super cool okay.). I don't like planes.
Well, that's not quite true. I'm fine with planes. I don't like heights. Thus, I am not okay with floating magically for a few hours hundreds of miles in the air. No, no, no. So whenever I get on a plane, I put my headphones in, and I pull out a book.
So I'm sitting on a plane, and I realize that it's been a while. I mostly realize this because I am like 20 pages away from finishing the book I just started. So I pull out my headphones and there's an announcement about how they're sorry for the delay, but we'll be taking off shortly, blah, blah, blah. I put my headphones back in. I finish my book. I start the second one.
We finally take off. I realize, when we land in NYC, that my flight was delayed by like two and a half hours. I have to calm my parents down quite a bit because they'd been freaking out that they hadn't heard from me. But I'd just been glad for the reading time. Bookworm Status: Infinite.
Anyway, this series was amazing. Stacey is a hereditary witch. She practices all the little parts of magic, not just the major spells you usually see in magic based books. (Like Practical Magic, but with teenagers). I loved it. Each book is a new mystery, although they definitely flow with each other.
It's been awhile since I read the books, but I imagine that even now I would be infatuated. They are exciting in a mystery suspense way. Stacey doesn't see the future clearly, so the reader is constantly trying to figure out what will happen alongside Stacey. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy mysteries and like to add a dash of magic to their books.