Ten Series Starters In 2015 That Should Be On Your Radar

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: FREEBIE! So I decided to talk about some 2015 series starters that should be on your radar!

*I tried link to Goodreads but it was down….sorry!! Will link to books later*

A Court Of Thorns & RosesYOU NEED IT. It’s Sarah J. Maas so NO BRAINER. Also, I read it and it’s AWESOME. Seriously, great new fantasy and who would have thought I’d be into fae. OH BUT I AM. This series is going to kill me probably.

TTT2DANGEROUS HEIST! A GROUP OF OUTCASTS THROWN TOGETHER! MAGIC! You can have my monies, Leigh!!

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TTT9High fantasy! The main character is in the upper class but longs for the freedom of those who are less privileged so she can pursue her dreams!

TTT8Parallel versions of London! Magic! Smuggling of people to visit the different Londons. This book sounds ridiculously good.

TTT7It’s like part Veronica Mars and part Scandal…so basically that means WHOLLY BADASS.

TTT6WOOO new Susan Dennard! This is all I know: ” The series is set in a world where three empires rule and every member of the population is born with a magical skill set, known as a witchery.
Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries-long war is about to end, the balance of power will fall on the shoulders of two young women, who must accept their fate, and themselves, to survive
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TTT5I’ve heard great things about this one and I’m itching to start it soon! A princess of a conquered kingdom trying to save her enslaved people! MAGIC! SO MUCH GOOD SOUNDING STUFF JUST GO READ THE SUMMARY…you’ll see!!

TTT4A modern girl caught up in an ancient war! I love when paranormal worlds exist right under the nose of humans and, in this case, under the streets of NYC!

TTT3It is the start of a series of crime family fairy tale retellings. This one is a retelling of Princess & the Pea and the main character’s family is one of 3 families who control the black market of organ transplants.

 

 

So tell me…what first books in a series are coming out in 2015 that should be on MY radar? Are you excited about any of these? Is this the first time you are hearing of any of these?

Ten 2014 Releases I MEANT To Read But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Wished I Got To…But Didn’t

AHH this could be a list of at least 50 books. So many books I wanted to get to in 2014! BUT I did get to so many great 2014 release (see: here and here). But here are 10 that I had REALLY hoped to get to and didn’t. Hopefully this year I will make time for them! Tell me which ones I should focus on!

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A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray: This sounded like an awesome sci-fi book and start to a series. AND THAT COVER.
The Summer Of Letting Go by Gae Polisner: I picked this up early in the year at ALA and had full intentions of getting to it because it sounded like such a ME contemporary YA novel.
Prisoner of Night & Fog by Anne Blankman: I was so excited about this historical YA and heard good things!
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi:This was one of my most anticipated debuts of 2014 and after Ginger loved it so much I really wanted to get to it. But alas.
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern: This one was one of my most anticipated reads of 2014 but I FAIL.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: I’m actually planning to read this one this month! I’ve heard it’s an amaaaazing fantasy!
Something Real by Heather Demetrios:SO MANY GOOD THINGS I HEARD ABOUT THIS ONE!
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson: I love Jodi’s Tiger Lily and so I was SO excited for this book!

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu: Jennifer wrote a really great post of reading recs for books about sexuality & slut-shaming on this blog and I was already to read her book right then but between my reading attention span being that of a gnat plus being a mood reader…somehow it didn’t happen.
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes: I wanted to save this one for when I needed a book that would make me smile and apparently I just wanted to be depressed the whole year (no not really but idk why I never got to this).

 

So tell me…have you read any of these? What’s one book you really wanted to get to in 2014 but didn’t??

15 YA Debuts I’m MOST Excited About!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels Of 2015 (I have 15 haha)

So let’s get to it….in no particular order!

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Mosquitoland by David Arnold: First, I love this cover. And I just need to meet Mim. Everything I’ve heard about this novel makes me especially anxious to have it in my hands!! Plus sounds like a promise of a road trip and some quirky characters? YES PLEASE THANKS.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE SINCE ADAM ANNOUNCED THE NEWS! Adam is a fabulous book person and I’ve already heard AMAZING things about his debut. Seems like a little bit of Eternal Sunshine vibe but I really love this sentence from the Goodreads that makes me even more excited about it – ” offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.” Sounds like it’s going to be a challenging and thought-provoking novel!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon: The main character is literally ALLERGIC to the outside world. How intriguing is THAT? And then a boy moves next door and she knows she’s in trouble because she’s totally going to fall in love with him.
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Man, it got me instantly for fans of Wes Anderson & Silver Linings Playbook. I can’t help it. As Goodreads succinctly puts it, it tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion.

Even When You Lie To Me by Jessica Alcott: This has a bad teacher vibe but I’m very, very intrigued. Also this brings me back to when I had a mega crush on a teacher in high school (HE WAS YOUNG AND HIS BUTT LOOKED REALLY NICE IN HIS BANANA REPUBLIC PANTS) though acting on it would have never happened and I would have been appalled if he did.

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi: This looks like such a fun book about romance and friendship about a random, fun night that brings a group of friends together and an attempt to relive that night a year later when one of them, who abruptly left town, returns and tries to bring them all back together. It says for fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti and it looks like a fun read!

We all Looked Up by Tommy Wallach: So I’ve been RIDICULOUSLY excited about this one since I met Tommy at a Blogger/Author Party at BEA 2014 and he told us about it. An asteroid is plummeting towards earth and all the main characters can do is make the most of the potential time they have left and wait to see what happens.
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman: Hi, my name is Jamie and if you mention Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in marketing copy I WILL FORGET IT IS MARKETING COPY TO LURE ME IN AND I WILL BE LURED EASILY/SALIVATING LIKE A DOG. It’s one of my favorite movies!

The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall: Sort of like a YA Davinci Code which excites me!

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas: A re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty that shows what happens after the happily ever after!

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio: This one sounds so good! It’s about a teenage girl who suddenly finds out at a doctor’s appointment, after trying to have sex for the first time doesn’t go well, that she is actually intersex meaning she looks like a girl on the outside but actually has male anatomy inside. Trying to come to terms with this revelation is hard enough and gets complicated by this information being spread to the whole school.

 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Oh man, I was instantly interested when it said it was set in a Rome-like world. YES PLEASE. Plus it’s fantasy which I’ve been getting more and more into. On Goodreads it says it is “about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom.

When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez: I was sold when it said 13 Reasons Why meets Emily Dickinson’s poetry.

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury: This sounds like an exciting new series! The main character is the Goddess embodied so she kills people with one touch and lives in the castle where she is the executioner of prisoners and is also supposed to marry the prince who is immune to her touch. Sounds action-packed with promise of a romance and kingdoms at war!

Inked by Eric Smith: This is not Eric’s first novel but it IS is first YA novel and I couldn’t be more excited about it! It sounds like quite the unique and exciting high fantasy novel!

 

<<Also, I should mention these two debuts I’ve ALREADY read and HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend — you can read a little about them here!>>

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So tell me…which debuts am I missing that you think I should ask to my TBR??

Book-Related Goals/Resolutions For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Ten Bookish/Blogging Resolutions For 2015

I have one simple blogging resolution before I get to my readerly/bookish goals:

To keep focus on why I do this. I’m a pretty chill blogger about things — no strict schedule or feeling obligated to post if I don’t want to. I do what I want. Always. But 2014 was a hard year for me. I LOVED everything I did on the blog, felt creative and happy with what I’m putting out there. But I also really struggled. I don’t know what it is. I’ve been at this for almost 5 years and maybe this is a natural growing pain — the landscape has changed (good and bad and just DIFFERENT), a lot of my very best friends who I met when I started have since quit or have stepped back and that’s really hard for me, I’m desiring less to be part of a marketing plan, I wonder if I’m irrelevant these days, I’ve felt disconnected from the community (and have struggled to comment and read blogs — for many reasons I don’t have room to talk about here), I wonder what the future holds for this blog, etc. Some days I struggled to remember why I even did this. While there was great joy, there were some joyless days in my role as a blogger. I want to strip away EVERYTHING and really focus in on WHY I started this back in 2010 and keep my vision on that. Stop letting the distractions and the CRAP that can come with blogging affect me. I do this (and this was my entire reason for starting this) because I want a space to talk about books/being a reader and share what I’m reading and how I interacted with it. That’s pretty simple. All else should fall into place from there — no guilt, no obligations, no letting the blog dictate my reading, no falling into the trap that feels like I’m reading TO blog, etc. I need to re-find myself as a blogger I think as I go into year 5 of blogging and keeping it simple is where I need to be.

 

 

On to my other goals:

 

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In 2014 I somewhat consciously and somewhat NOT read more books than usual from characters who don’t come from my background and I really enjoyed that. So in 2015 I want to be intentional about that and read 1 book a month featuring a character that is a different race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, etc than me. I really enjoyed the different perspectives and the shared ones of just being HUMANS in this crazy world. (LOOKING FOR RECS!)

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Earlier this fall I talked about how in THEORY I like re-reading but outlined why I don’t do it more often and in that post I expressed that in 2015 I wanted to challenge myself to do this more. So, formally, here it is. My ten books I want to re-read list should prove to come in handy! Asheley told me how she LOVES doing re-reads via audiobooks so I’m thinking I’m going to try that route sometimes to help me with this goal!

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I am pretty sure that “finishing series” has been a resolution of mine every year and every year the list of series I am in the middle of GROWS. But in order to achieve this goal, until I hit the 8 finished series goal, I am NOT allowed to start a new series until I make progress in or finish a series. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO HARD.

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I need to seriously read books I’ve owned for a long time or get rid of them. That’s just how it needs to be. They have been collecting dust despite my desire to read them at SOME point. My book buying habits have drastically changed in ways because of THIS but before I used to buy A LOT of books at an alarming rate and still a lot of them sit.

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I used to read non-fiction A LOT more before I started blogging — memoirs, history books, travelogues, humor, etc. Always very random, random things too.  I love learning and I’ve been missing the non-fiction especially this year for some reason as I’ve been VERY heavy on fiction for the past 5 years or so. (LOOKING FOR RECS!)

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I used to be all about the audiobooks but in the past year or so stopped. I used to listen while I was on the treadmill, while driving and doing things around the house like hanging up and folding clothes. This will help me with my re-reads goal above. (LOOKING FOR GOOD AUDIOBOOK RECS)

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I have been too focused on hitting my Goodreads goal and so I have been ignoring the chunky books on my shelves. THERE, I ADMITTED IT. I can’t help it. It’s this dumb internal pressure that’s like MUST FINISH LOTS OF BOOKS. I want to read some chunksters this year.

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This gets overwhelming and I get lazy but, even if I wasn’t blogging, this is something I would want to do as a READER. I’m not really going to worry about doing it for SUPER popular books but I want to make sure I’m leaving reviews for smaller to midlist titles I love. This one is a pain in the butt but I REALLY do want to support the authors I love in the best ways I can & I truly believe this does help. TTT10

My resolution for 2014 was to get back INTO Youtube and I did that. I kind of dropped off here towards the last couple months of this year so I want to commit myself to making AT LEAST 2 videos per month. I’m hoping I’ll do more but I’d like to make this my minimum! Come follow my Youtube endeavors!

What are your bookish/blogging goals for 2015??

Hey Santa? I’ve Been REALLY Good This Year!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me This Christmas!

I decided to go with some books that are out (rather than a wishlist of books not out yet which could be fun!) & that are on my wishlist and I’m wanting to buy!

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Every Breath by Ellie Marney: This has been one that everyone has been RAVING about in the second half of this year (or at least that’s when I noticed it). Truthfully I hadn’t even heard a peep about it before and then it just EXPLODED with love. So yeah, Santa…WANT! Sherlock-esque? YES PLS.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: I have yet to read Patrick Ness and, from what it seems, his books would so be my jam!

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta: I’ve loved the Marchetta contemporary I’ve read (Jellicoe Road, Saving Francesca, & The Piper’s Son). Now I’m ready to give her fantasy a shot now that I’m a card carrying member of the fantasy lovers club!

The Catastrophic History of You & Me by Jess Rothenberg: I’ve always been so curious about this one and it’s gotten rave reviews from friends I trust. Plus it’s been on my TBR for a while so if Santa brought it I would have a much higher chance of reading it!

Wait For You by J. Lynn: So interestingly enough I have the NEXT two books of this series but not the first one. So Santa…if you could bring me this one that would be awesome so I could promptly start this series!

Pointe by Brandy Colbert: This 2014 release is one that a lot of people I trust have RAVED about. I really need to get to it!! (Edit: a friend purchased this for me and it came in the mail. WAY TO GO SANTA!)

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi: My friend Ginger loves this one and we typically have similar taste with contemporary YA!

Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstorm: I had this one on my TBR list on Goodreads and then Estelle said really excellent things about it so NEEEEED.

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I read and loved After I Do by this author and now I really would like to read her debut novel!

How To Tell Toledo From The Night Sky by Lydia Netzer: I added this one to my TBR because of Estelle and also because Trish Doller, one of my favorite authors, listed it as one of her faves of 2014 and I tend to love books she loves!

 

 

So tell me…have you read any of these books? What did you think? Tell me ONE book you REALLY would be delighted to see under your tree (if you celebrate Christmas) or just the #1 book on your wishlist!

Top Twelve 2014 Releases (Non-Debuts)

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Favorite Books of 2014

I decided to break up my lists because choosing 10 out of all the books I’ve read is SO HARD. For this one I chose my favorite 2014 releases (non-debuts) because I shared my top debut novels of 2014 so you should check that out. That being said Falling Into Place, Open Road Summer, Rites of Passage, and Even In Paradise SO would be on this list had I not broken it up in this way because they were DEFINITELY in my top reads of the year!

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AHHH and I’m a dummy and I realized that even though I read these two books before 2014 they are two 2014 releases that should be on this list: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: If you like fantasy, get this. If you don’t like fantasy, get this. It’s a really good series for people who aren’t really into magic-y kind of stuff. AND THE ROMANCE. THE WORDS. YOU GUYS. (and the sequel is soooo good).

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson: If I were forced to pick ONE favorite of all the books of 2014 it might be this one. Yeah, I’m pretty sure it would be.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: Another major WIN for me with Morgan Matson. If you like contemporary YA (think: Sarah Dessen) and like reading about friendships and finding yourself, GET ON THIS.

Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu: Definitely the most underrated on my list! It was so thought-provoking and challenged me as a reader. Loved the plot, loved the main character (even when she was hard to like!).

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I want to give this to all my married friends basically! And everyone really. It personally made me think SOOOO much about my own marriage.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: Was so worth the wait but I’m sad to see this particular companion series be over. Excited for what Steph will do next though!

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: This is a third book in a series so if you haven’t read the first (Throne of Glass) make that your 2015 New Years Resolution. THIS BOOK. THIS SERIES. It’s an all time favorite.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Rainbow’s books just work for me so much! This also made me think a lot about my marriage and relationships. I read this before I read After I Do but they had very similar kind of themes.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: If you don’t like typical dystopian /post apocalyptic books, this is for  you. It’s very realistic but goes back and forth between the before/during the flu outbreak/twenty years with those who had survived. IT WAS AMAZING. Easily top 3 of the year for me!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu: I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN. Marie Lu has created an amazing start to a new fantasy series and I want to cry about the wait until next year for book 2.

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour: This is another one that didn’t get a lot of spotlight this year but is soooo deserving of it!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: I loved this book so much. If you are into lighter contemporary YA and love sister relationships being explored in your books, get on it. It’s a duology and you have no idea how bad I need book 2.

<< Check out my FAVORITE DEBUTS OF 2014 — some of which were my ALL TIME FAVORITE books of this year!!>>

 

So tell me…what were you favorite books of 2014??

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite I Read in 2014

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Sarah J. Maas: All hail queen Sarah! No seriously. 2014 has been the year of Sarah J. Maas. I don’t care that I came in late I’m just glad I’m here. I read Throne of Glass over Memorial Day weekend and then after BEA I binge read Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire one after the other and I HAVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME SINCE. I will read ANYTHING she writes.

Marie Rutkoski: Oh man, you guys. I read The Winner’s Curse at the start of 2014 and read Winner’s Crime this Fall and Marie’s writing just…AHHH. Gotta get my hands on her previous books while I wait for book 3 in this AMAZING TRILOGY.
Corey Ann Haydu: COREEEEEEY. So I’ve only read Life by Committee which was AWESOME but I plan to read OCD Love Story and ANYTHING else she puts out. ANYTHING ya hear? And also, besides her writing skills, I have LOVED getting to know her and chatting on Twitter. I’m so happy I decided to pick up Life by Committee!!

Emery Lord: One of the most amazing debuts I’ve read this year, hands down, came from Emery. I LOVED Open Road Summer and I’ve started reading her upcoming book and it is fantastic. Emery is one to watch and is on auto-buy FO SHO.

Katja Millay: The Sea of Tranquility affected me so much. SO MUCH. I will DEVOUR whatever else Katja writes. I just feel so consumed with FEELINGS when I think about this book.

Emily St. John Mandel: I haven’t been reading as much adult fiction as I used to so I’m so excited when I find an author that I’m like OMG I MUST READ ALL YOUR BOOKS. I know Station Eleven got a lot of praise (SO WORTHY OF IT) but I’ve also heard excellent things about her previous work and I cannot wait to dive in!

Taylor Jenkins Reid: OMG AFTER I DO. One of the best books I’ve read this year and I have her debut on my list of books to get at the library at some point. It was one of those books that made me think SOOOO MUCH.

Heather Demetrios: Interestingly enough the Heather Demetrios book I started with is her 2015 release! I’ll Meet You There is AMAZING and, if I already didn’t own Something Real and Exquisite Captive, I WOULD BE GOING OUT TO GET THEM. Heather Demetrios is a force to be reckoned with!

Joy N. Hensley: I knew I was probably going to like Rites of Passage but I CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH IT BLEW ME AWAY. I love when a book can seriously make me shout and scream and affect me so much that it just comes out in many physical forms (which all annoy my husband).

Amy Zhang: Listen, by the time I graduated high school I’d say my most impressive achievement of my life was winning the Little Miss Princess of Athens title when I was like 4 in my former small, podunk town because I was THAT CUTE. Amy Zhang? Oh she’s just published an AMAZING book (Falling Into Place) with a huge publisher. NO BIGS. Seriously, her words are like poetry and this book had me sobbing. I am forever impressed and Amy has a fan out of me.

 

So tell me…what authors have you discovered in 2014 that are favorites of the year?

18 YA Books Coming Out In 2015 That I Cannot WAIT To Read!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten 2015 Releases I’m Excited For

So since an upcoming Top Ten Tuesday topic is all about debuts, I chose to only choose authors who have published YA before and also books that had book covers! Annnnd I didn’t choose 10. I chose 18. I AM SO EXCITED I COULD NOT CUT THESE. This list was originally like 50 long so be impressed!!!!

2015 YA Releases Must Haves

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Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby: I  loved all 3 Jessi Kirby books I’ve read (Moonglass, In Honor, Golden) and she’s on auto-buy for me so naturally this is on my list. It sounds emotional (like her books tend to be) with a girl seeking out the recipient of her boyfriend’s heart who she lost tragically.

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu: Loved Corey’s Life By Committee this year so DEFINITELY excited for this! Friendship, sisters & romance — can’t wait to see what Corey has in store for us!

The Last Time We Said Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I really loved Cynthia’s paranormal series (Unearthly is book 1) but I’m really excited for a contemporary from her!  This sounds like a punch-you-in-the-gut sort of story about a girl whose brother commits suicide and she holds the secret of a text he sent that could have changed things.

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller: NEW TRISH DOLLER!!! I love her books (Something Like Normal and Where Stars Still Shine) and I’m excited because this is a psychological thriller! Plus ROAD TRIP!

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma: I can’t even explain what this one is about but it’s supernatural-y and sounds AWESOME and UNIQUE.

Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: Leila’s This Song Will Save Your Life was one of my FAVORITE reads last year and I am sooooo excited for this one! It’s about a teen girl who has an obsession with a popular blogger and goes to track him down.

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas: SARAH J. MAAS. NEW SERIES. THAT IS ALL.

Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt: It is the start of a series of crime family fairy tale retellings. OMG RIGHT? This one is a retelling of Princess & the Pea and the main character’s family is one of 3 families who control the black market of organ transplants.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: Love Robin’s books that I’ve read (Audrey, Wait! and Also Known As). Oliver is kidnapped by his dad and taken away from his friends and family — including his best friend Emmy — until they reunite 10 years later when he is returned home.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby: New author to me but this sounds like an interesting mystery kind of book!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: Even though I haven’t read all her books yet, new Sarah Dessen is always one I look forward to! This one sounds so damn good!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows: FANTASYYYY FANS. This sounds awesome…make sure its on your list!

A Sense of The Infinite by Hilary T. Smith: I LOVED Hilary’s debut novel Wild Awake and just was so impressed by the prose. Love books that deal with friendship!

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon: Alternate London! Steampunk! The Night Circus meets Pixar!

Every Last Word by Tamera Ireland Stone: This looks good! A popular girl with OCD who fights really hard to hide it and her life changes when she attends a secret poetry club.

All The Rage by Courtney Summers: LOVED Courtney Summers Some Girls Are! This new one SOUNDS AMAAAAZING and she once tweeted about how if we thought the mean girls in Some Girls Are were mean….basically we haven’t seen anything. GAHHH.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: I always get excited for new Lauren Oliver! This one sounds dark and mysterious and SO SO GOOD.

The Start of You & Me by Emery Lord: You should all known my love for Open Road Summer by now!!! There’s a reason I’m starting this one soon because I’m SO EXCITED I CANNOT WAIT. I KNOW MY HEART IS GOING TO BREAK.

 

2015 Books I’ve Read:

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski: BOOK 2 IS AMAZING. If you haven’t read The Winner’s Curse…get on that!
I Was Here by Gayle Forman: GAYLE. Enough said. This one hurt my heart. SHE ALWAYS IMPRESSES ME.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: HOLY SHIT SO GOOOOOOD. I CAN’T EVEN.
My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: This one was heavy. Took a bit out of me but really good!

 

So tell me…what books are YOU looking forward to in 2015??? PLEASE SHARE SO I CAN MAKE SURE I KNOW OF THEM!

Ten Books On My Winter To-Be-Read List!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Ten Books I Plan To Read This Winter

It’s a little early to be planning what I’m going to be reading this winter but I’ll do it because god knows I won’t have time to think about it when it gets busy during December.

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An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Ancient Rome type setting + fantasy!!!
The Start Of Me & You by Emery Lord: YOU KNOW MY LOVE FOR EMERY LORD’S DEBUT!! If you don’t, CLICK HERE.
The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod: A 2015 contemporary debut that sounds right up my alley!

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater: I KNOW I KNOW. Time to catch up! Did you see this giveaway to win the series thus far + a limited edition tarot cards made by MAGGIE herself & my darling friend Carla’s “reading” of the series based on the judgment card?

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: I need to read a Patrick Ness book eventually so I’m hoping to start with this one!! (as I type this..it’s 1.99 for kindle).

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: Another series that people have RAVED about that I must start!

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The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I really loved Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly series and I’m excited to see what she does with a contemporary novel!

No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown: I try not to fall into marketing comparisons but it said The Sky Is Everywhere meets This Lullaby and YOU CANNOT TEMPT ME WITH THE JANDY WITHOUT MY HEAD TURNING!

Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor: I really liked the two other Melissa Kantor books I’ve read so I’m REALLY looking forward to another contemporary from her!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows:  An amazing sounding FANTASY DUOLOGY. Go read the summary if you haven’t heard of this one. No seriously, go do it.

 

 

So tell me…what books are on YOUR to-be-read list for Winter?? What book should be my #1 priority on this list of mine?

8 Sequels I Am Impatiently Waiting On + 2 Series I NEED To Catch Up On

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Sequels I’m DYING To Get My Hands On

So this week I could only come up with 8 that I’m like OMG I NEED IT NOW. (I have also limited the new series I start so I knew that this list wouldn’t be very hard because I’m not waiting for much annnnd I’m so behind on series that whatever sequel is upcoming I haven’t even read the book that is out yet). So I decided to add 2 series I desperately need to catch up on so that I can be up to date with everyone!!

 So let’s go:

Upcoming-sequels

2 Series I REALLY Need To Catch Up On

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Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas — If you are caught up on this series you KNOW THE PAIN OF NEEDING THIS BOOK. This is the fantasy series that has seriously gotten me into fantasy! SARAH IS GOING TO KILL US I KNOW.

Winner’s Curse #3 by Marie Rutkoski — OH MY GOD. The Winner’s Crime left my heart in pieces and I just NEED the conclusion to this series. (if you haven’t read this series, check out my post talking about the first book)

The Young Elites #2 by Marie LuThe Young Elites was SUCH a good first book to a new fantasy series. YOU GUYS. If you haven’t read it, get on it!! Marie Lu wrote such an interesting, kind of villain-y main character and I just fell in love with this world and everything about this book! MY HEART.

Captive by Aimee Carter — I hadn’t been finding many dystopians to hold my attention recently until I read Pawn. It was action packed and twisty and I cannot WAIT to find out what happens next.
Rebound by Noelle August — if you are looking for a new romance series, get on this!! Boomerang was so cute and funny and I’m so excited for Rebound!!
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler — contemporary fans! Get ON THIS. I really liked Behind the Scenes — set in Hollywood, had great characters/romance and was addictive! I can’t wait to get to know these particular characters better!!

This Shattered World by Megan Spooner & Amie Kaufman — I LOVED THESE BROKEN STARS AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

PS I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han — Okay so this is a series but a duology but I LOVED To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before but OMG THAT ENDING WAS BRUTAL (at least in the ARC it was).
Two series I REALLY need to catch up on:

I didn’t have 10 that I was like OMG I NEED THESE SEQUELS. So I decided to share two series I desperately need to catch up on so I can be up to date with everyone.

 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: OKAY OKAY I KNOW. Why have I only read The Raven Boys?? I WILL GO SIT IN THE CORNER NOW.
Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I’ve only read Cinder (and loved it) so I have some serious catching up to do in this awesome sci-fi series!

 

So tell me…why sequels are you DYING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON?? Should we start a support group for the wait to any on my list??

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