Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #62 + Teaser Tuesday #23

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

This week's topic: Top 10 New Series I Want to Start (new = series published in the last 2 years). Honestly? I don't want to start any new series. I have plenty right now that I need to finish. But I still have several on my list, so I'll put them here.

Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi.
I've been on the fence about this trilogy for a while. I've heard a lot of good things about it, but it also sounds very sappy. I don't like sappy. However, the reviews for the last book has me very curious now, so I would like to start this trilogy as some point. Soon.

Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin.
Another one I've been on the fence about. But the more I find out about it, the more I'm realizing that it isn't what I initially thought it was. And trusted book friends have told me that it totally messed with your head and you won't want to stop reading. So, I'm reading it!

The Program Duology by Suzanne Young.
I've been meaning to start this duology for a while. I've checked it out from the library several times and just haven't gotten a chance to read it. It's on my priority list now, though. It will be the next duology I buy.

Enclave Trilogy by Ann Aguirre.
I suspect that this a zombie trilogy; in fact, I'm quite certain of it. But I have heard good things about it, including people who don't like zombie fiction (like me). So I'm curious enough to start this series.

The Blackwell Pages Series by K. L. Armstrong & M. A. Marr.
It sounds awesome! A bit like Percy Jackson, and I'm always on the lookout for Rick Riordan-like series.

Dark Passages Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick.
Inkheart meets. . . .something else. It sounds awesome, and have this first book in the trilogy, so I really ought to get cracking and read it.

The Goddess Wars by Kendare Blake.
I have Book #1 and Book #2, and I need to read this series now! Because I just need to. I've heard great things about it so far!

Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown.
I have heard nothing but good things about this new dystopian/futuristic/sci-fi trilogy. I really, really, really want to read it.

Dualed Duology by Elsie Chapman.
Another duology that I own, but have not yet started. Actually, I need to buy the second book before I start the first (or maybe read the first so I can buy the second. . . .). Anyway, it's on priority list.

The Land of Stories Series by Chris Colfer.
I own all of the currently published novels in this series, and just haven't started it yet. I've been missing something like The Sisters Grimm, and this is quite a bit like it, I have been told.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

- Grab the book you're currently reading.
- Flip to a random page.
- Share 2 teaser sentences from that page!

Dr. King kept speaking as though she had said nothing. "Now we have the solution to save the lives of those who would have been donors. With today's technology, with Haven Hospitals and Halls, we can have an exact match for you. We can save your loved ones. And you know about losing someone you love, don't you?" The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams (pg. 127)


  1. Loki's Wolves was a "meh" read for me, but you may enjoy it more, especially if you're more familiar with the mythology in play. White Space was very interesting, but it's also a little on the longer-than-need-be side and a bit of a head trip, which resulted in a lot of DNF's from other readers. I really enjoyed Antigoddess and will definitely be reading Mortal Gods soon! Great list!

    1. I'm pretty familiar with Norse mythology, so I'm excited for it. I'm actually really getting into the mood for long reads for November, so I might put it on next month's list. As well as ANTIGODDESS. :)

  2. oh interesting tease. the cover is quite interesting too! thanks for sharing!
    Trish - my teaser

    1. It's a pretty predictable story, but it's not long and very well executed.

  3. I really like several of your "want to start" series! A couple of them are crossovers of series I've heard of and added to my TBR pile, but haven't gotten around to yet. Also I've only read the first of Chris Colfer's books, but thought it was really sweet/cute! As for your teaser, I got a bit of a creepy vibe from that Dr., and it definitely captured my interest. Great pick!

    My teasers this week are from Boxers & Saints.

    1. I've been looking for a series similar to Michael Buckley's THE SISTERS GRIMM, and Chris Colfer's series seemed like a good bet. :) Oh yes, Dr. King is quite creepy. :)

  4. Great picks! I recently read Red Rising and I ended up absolutely loving it. There was a part near the beginning where I almost DNF, but then I pushed through it and ended up loving it. I really want to start the Shatter Me and Enclave series, I've heard so many amazing things. I hope you get to some of these soon :)

    1. I've heard nothing but good things about RED RISING, especially from people who almost DNFed it.

  5. I've read the two books that are out of the Blackwell Chronicles, and I liked them quite well. Percy Jackson is better written, but if you like Norse mythology and are fine with the reading level being Middle Grade you'll probably enjoy them. I like the character Owen and am hoping he survives the series :)

    Abigail Leskey

    1. I love Middle Grade fiction; reminds me of being a kid again. :)

  6. Great Teaser & TTT :) I really want to start Loki's Wolves this year.
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. Thanks, Kimberly! I'm hoping to start LOKI'S WOLVES before this year is out myself.

  7. I'd suggest starting with the Mara Dyer trilogy since the last book will be here so soon. Then read SHATTER ME, because all the books are available and I really, really like them. Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

    1. Thanks, Rachel; I think I'll read them in that order! :) I have been really eager to read the MARA DYER trilogy because I've heard that it's such a mind-twister.


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