Tracy Tappan – The Community Series Reading Order

by Maryse on August 19, 2015 · 4 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

This one has been brought up a few times recently (we’ve been told it’s a great “What to Read After The Black Dagger Brotherhood” option), and our very own, Laura has jumped in and is LOVING IT like crazy!! WHOA. The “cover” didn’t stir me much, but these recommendations sure do!!!

Ruthie: The Bloodline War by Tracy Tappan suppose to be like BDB series

Laura: I decided to go with bloodline war by Tracy tappan and omg I loved it!! Defo my new vampire series that I love just thought I would let u all know oh and I’m already on book 2

Laura: Update people on the community series by Tracy tappan I’m on book 2 purest of the breed and OMG it’s even better than bloodline war I really love it all its all vampires fae and demons half breads and all and it’s more modern like the way BDB is get them on the TBR’s

Laura:  Update maryse I’m on book 3 this one is going dark but it’s so far my favourite out of them all the emotions and going to be good in this one and everything is coming together I’m going to have an ‘I knew it!’ Moment on this one lol

About book #1:

A car accident changes everything for Dr. Toni Parthen. Her computer hacked hospital blood test confirms she’s the carrier of a gene that’s the key to salvation for a unique race of human beings. Abducted from her hospital room to a secret, underground community, Toni is asked to do the unthinkable: procreate with a man from a race called Varcolac—a species that must consume the blood of other humans to survive. Then bizarre turns dangerous, because a new, mysterious enemy also wants her special DNA, and Toni finds herself in the middle of an all-out war to possess her.

It’s the job of Jacken Brun, leader of the Warrior Class, to keep the captured women safe from a demonic race of humans who rule a neighboring part of their underground world. His challenges multiply when Toni inflames the women into mutiny, and then there’s his biggest problem…his growing desire for the infuriating woman herself. Afflicted with a dark genetic makeup, Jacken can never be with a woman. Until Toni uses her scientific ingenuity to find a way for her and Jacken to be together. But then the new enemy faction unearths Toni and drags her to their hidden lair, where they’ll inflict an unspeakable cruelty on her to gain access to her valuable genes.

It will take every warrior skill Jacken owns to save the woman he loves, but only if he can find her in time….

  

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Lisa August 21, 2015 at 7:02 AM

About to start this series based on all your lovely recommendations. Love me a BDB so this should be good. Also in a bit of a fog from Renee Carlino’s heart breaker so a few vamps might help cheer me up.

Maryse August 21, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Lisa, let us know what you think… I would LOVE to read another as awesome as BDB.

Melissa August 22, 2015 at 5:04 PM

I liked them but nowhere near BDB for me. The names/ races are very similar and I found it hard to keep track of who was who.

Lisa August 23, 2015 at 9:32 PM

Hi Maryse,
I’ve read book one Bloodlines War and I’m at 50% on book two, The Purest of the Breed.
Is it the ‘what to read after BDB’ series??
Well there are many many similarities in these series. Hot vampire fighters, secret vampire societies at war with demons and (in the Community) Fey as well. Flash backs to the historical context of their conflicts. Clueless humans who fall in love with the vamps with many parallels about why they can/cant get together.
However I’m finding the character development kind of vague…to the point that I have no clear mental picture of what these guys look like beyond being,huge, hot and either blonde or black haired. All the females are practically interchangeable in physical description and personality. Because of this it is difficult to develop enough of a ‘care factor’ for the characters even though the storyline/plot is fast and engaging. Similarly there is not the chemistry between love interests either.
The strength of JR Wards books is the strong character development (I.e. we meet John as a young boy really early in the series and by the time its his book/story you already love him to death). And as a consequence the suspense and chemistry is off the charts.
I think the community series is an entertaining and similar feeling series and fans of BDB would enjoy it but probably not in the same all consuming, totally absorbed in their world way.

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