Anne Mccaffrey was my favorite author when I was in high school/early college. The Dragonriders series will always be my favorite, but the Crystal books are good too. I was at Netmouse's house, and she was freecycling some books. I saw Crystal Line, and it was the third in the Crystal series, but I'd never read it. I immediately picked it up, but she pointed out that if I couldn't remember Killishandra very well I should read it first. She very generously dug into her pile of books NOT to be freecycled, and gave it to me. Cool! I read both quite quickly. More fun and brain-candy type books. Enjoyable reads.