Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
Writing this post probably isn’t the best idea ever, since I really shouldn’t be buying any new series or even starting them, for that matter. *stares guiltily at ARC pile* But — screw it, it’s not like my self-control was strong to begin with. ^_^”
Top Ten New Series I Want to Start
in no particular order
1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick — I admit it: have a thing for sweet, cheesiness-done-right romances, which is exactly what My Life Next Door sounds like! And so far, all the reviews I’ve seen for it have been positive, so I have really high hopes if I ever get around to reading it.
2. Losing It by Cora Carmack — This one didn’t really catch my attention when it was first released. Until all the rave reviews started pouring in. It definitely isn’t a contemporary I would go for, but I have to say that the premise intrigues me, and it sounds like a really awkward book. And you know, awkwardness is kind of my forte.
3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson — Again, everyone seems to absolutely love this book and its sequels! And it sounds right up my alley too, since it sounds a little Shadow and Bone-esque (though I know S&B came after this). The only thing I’m worried about is the hinted love triangle in the blurb, though…
4. Vicious by V.E. Schwab — I might have been a little leery of Vicious when I first stumbled across it, since it was an adult book, and to be honest, the blurb sounded boring. But I’ve read that it’s a really clever book, with some really clever villains, and well — it sounds different and original, so I’m quite willing to give it a try.
5. The Archived by Victoria Schwab — Another Victoria Schwab book! I took one look at The Archived‘s blurb and immediately knew that this was something I wanted to read. Even though the reviews are kind of mixed, I really like the concept of souls like books in one big library. Fingers crossed that it’ll be good!
6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey — I actually started this one last year, but then put it on hold because of school and just never got around to picking it back up. Anyway, when ARCs for the book were released and the first reviews trickled in, I was just blown away at how many five-star reviews it was getting. It must be a pretty badass book then, right? So I can’t wait to get started on it again!
7. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken — Just read the first two lines of the synopsis: “When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police.” HOLY COW. Like, WHAT HAPPENED TO RUBY??? And what kind of parents would even do that to their own daughter? I NEED TO KNOW.
8. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake — Kendare Blake is known for her gore and brutality, and from what I’ve heard, the details are quite graphic in Antigoddess as well. And also, after re-reading Percy Jackson, I need more Greek mythology books. Let’s hope this one isn’t another disappointment. :D
9. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski — This was yet another book that seemed to get only four- or five-star reviews! I managed to read the first couple of chapters while hanging out at the bookstore (thankfully I forgot to bring my wallet that day, so I didn’t end up buying more books xD) and I love Kestrel already. Can’t say I think much about Arin, but I’ll make my judgement after I actually read the entire book, lol.
10. Splintered by A.G. Howard — Gosh, the covers for this series are all so psychedelic and weird. Love ‘em. I’m not particularly big on retellings, even though I’ve only read a handful of them, but I do have a weakness for “twisted” retellings — ones that are set in darker worlds and have a lot more evil than their original stories. And, well, I like the sound of “grotesque madness of a mystical under-land.” ;P
Have you read any of the books I listed above? What did you think of them? Be sure to link me up to your TTT post, too!