an indescribable something
I'm currently reading the first book in the Night World series by L.J. Smith. [If you don't know who she is, reference the CW show The Vampire Diaries—based on her novels.] The book has a copyright of 1996, and it makes sense with references like the Net [yeah, Net is capitalized] and dialing up to get onto the Net. Makes me wonder if Google references will be outdated 15 years from now... Anyway, the books are set up based on the assumption that the Night World [comprised of vampires, werewolves, and witches] has a certain set of rules that must be obeyed—and the main rule is no falling in love with a human. Each book is comprised of 3 tales of Night World members who break the rules. It's an incredibly interesting idea for a series, and the book is an easy read. [I'm 150 pages in, and that was all from reading yesterday afternoon.] The simple concept of the story takes me back to high school, reminds me what's so great about writing. There's a passion there behind those pages, an indescribable something that sends my heart racing and brings a smile to my lips. It's the way every reader should feel when they fall into fantasy—it's the reason I spend so much time slaving over a keyboard. Because I want other people to feel that way, too.