Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #37

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List! I know I said that I was going to start doing actual TBR lists for each month, and I sort of do - but not really. I have my library and ARC books planned out, but books I actually own, I leave up to my TBR Jar. So, I guess this will sort of be my "I hope I can read in the spring" list. :-) And most of these are spring releases.

Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
I know I do a lot of complaining about dystopian books, and I do think that it's a genre that has been way over-used. But I still find myself looking forward to the next dystopian book. You never know - it could be a good one.

Silver by Chris Wooding
It sounds . . . interesting. People have said that it's kind of like a zombie novel, but not really - it's way better. I don't know if I will like it, even though I've pre-ordered it. Hopefully it's a short read if I don't like it, but hopefully I will like it.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I don't know why, but I am really looking forward to reading this. I'm like super ecstatic about its release. Maybe because I'm pro-kill-Dorothy? Maybe because I desperately want to read about a Land of Oz that I actually like? Don't know - but I'm excited!

Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Soviet Russia, KGB, secrets, psychics - sounds awesome! Perhaps a little weird, with the psychics, but still awesome.

Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
I really liked this Author's other book - Nobody's Secret. And I'm a fan of the Bronte sisters. Aside from the gorgeous cover, I'm just really looking forward to Michaela MacColl's newest book.

The Nethergrim by Mathew Jobin
Spooky cover! No, the cover isn't the only reason I'm excited about this book and want to desperately read it. It story also sounds really awesome. Cover art is never a good enough reason to read something . . . . right? ;-)

Deception's Princess by Esther Friesner
I'm always excited about Esther's new books. And it's about time she did a story about a Scottish princess (what can I say - I'm biased, being Scottish). ;-) Yeah, it sounds a bit like Brave, but Brave was based off the same princess, so duh there's going to be similarities. I'm still excited!

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
I've been craving a good WWII novel lately. I have three on my shelf right now, but haven't had the time to read them yet (sadly). But I must add another to my collection, and I suppose that this could end up being a disappointment, but it taking place in Nazi Germany is an immediate plus.

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
It's about a library! Of course I want to read it! And I just love Middle Grade fantasy - absolutely love it.

Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
The final book in her American Fairy Trilogy. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how this series ends. I've enjoyed it a lot. It was weird at first, but I got used to it, and I have to applaud the Author for actually making the Fey work in an American setting.


  1. I'm not a fan of all things Oz either, but I'm excited for Dorothy Must Die too, it's strange! This is a great collection of books you're looking forward to Mara, I hope you enjoy them, and that hedgie does too!
    Amanda - Spring TBR

    1. It is kinda strange how excited everyone is about DOROTHY MUST DIE. Maybe it's the concept that Dorothy is actually a villain?

  2. First off, I love your cover image. So adorable!
    Never heard of Esther Friesner, but that cover is quite eye catching and story sounds good. Adding it to my TBR! And The Forbidden Library is one I'll definitely read and then consider for my school. Thanks!
    Here's my TTT list.

    1. Esther Friesner does a lot of "retellings" of famous princesses - both mythical and not. And they're always a duology. Like she did a duology about Helen of Troy - how she became Helen of Troy, essentially, and she did one about Nefertiti, and one about . . . . Oh, I always forget her name, but a really famous Japanese princess. They're sort of "how they became who they were" stories. Really fun.

  3. Great picks! I am looking forward to reading a few of these myself, especially Dorothy Must Die which looks really intriguing and made my list as well. I hope you find the time to get to them all :) My TTT.

    1. I hope I find time to get to them all, too, but I don't think I probably will. Ah, the sorrows of a bookworm! ;)

  4. Sekret and Nethergrim are definitely on my TBR list! But I didn't know Chris Wooding had a new title coming out. I'll have to check that out. :)

    1. It'll be my first Chris Wooding book! It sounds . . . . interesting. Not sure if I'll like it, but I guess we'll find out.


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