So recently I was going through my old kindle books and I saw the Residue series. I read this book series about a year and half ago and I fell in love with it. Before that book I read another one of the author’s series called Fallen. And again I fell in love with the series. These books were one of the first YA series that I really got into. So I reread the first book in the Residue series, Residue. It reminded me all over again why I loved it. This book series and the other almost companion series isn’t as popular as it should be. So I decided that I would do a little review for you guys to see how these books are. They can be a little cheesy at times but who doesn’t like a little cheese.
Author: Laury Falter
Book One of the Residue Series…
When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.
While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell… a member of the family the Weatherford’s have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.
So this book was actually the first paranormal romance type book that I read. By paranormal this book goes into witches and monsters. That type of paranormal. In her previous series the Guardian series she also goes into paranormal subjects but this time its angels. I read the Guardian series first and fell in love with the two main characters Eran and Maggie. They were the perfect couple for me and when I started reading this book I didn’t think that Jameson and Jocelyn would be like them. How I was wrong.
Jocelyn. She isn’t as kick-ass as Ruby or Tessa. She can be very sarcastic and funny at times. There is not that many things that annoy me about her actually. She is very protective towards her family and friends. Basically she puts everyones need before hers. That is the only thing that I have a problem with. She is okay with hurting if it means she is protecting other. She is very smart person. Not Hermione smart but she is very clever. She didn’t anything about witches and monsters before she went to New Orleans, but as soon as she got used to the idea she just went full out. She used every part that she knew of herself concerning the witch world as used to provide help for people.
Jameson. Oh Jameson. I feel like he was the one putting the cheese into this book. Yet I loved his characters. At first when I started reading the series I remembered that I hated the name Jameson, but I got used to it after 4 books. Again he is not as bad and snarky as other characters from other books. *caugh soulmate *caugh William Herondale. He is sweet and sweet and sweet. I think that is probably the only characteristic I have for him. Sweet.
This paranormal quartet really is interesting. It was my first witches story, and I did love it. It goes into these types of witches like healers and residues. It will keep you on your feet. Let me just say the fangirling over these two series is just wow. The ships Jameson + Jocelyn, and Eran + Maggie. They are the cutest couples. These stories goes into soul mares and meant to be’s. It will have your heart racing with emotion.
I say read it. It will not hurt you. It was on of the first YA books I ever read and I hope that you guys could read it too. They are both wonderful series with wonderful characters. there is no harm in trying it out. I don’t have a favorite out of these two series but the Residue series it what I was most interested in reading about. So give it a try it might just surprise you.
“Jocelyn,” said Vinnia, “you are a Weatherford. Being one comes with certain responsibilities. One of those is not falling in love with the enemy.” “Or even consorting with one,” added Spencer. “Or even looking at one…” said Nolan, and then corrected himself, “Unless you’re casting.”
― Laury Falter, Residue