Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Need to Read

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So not only have I been in a MAJOR blogging slump and had to start a new blog for class, but there was a big pot of drama happening in the blogosphere this past weekend. Really, it was more than drama. It was WRONG. A criminal offense. A sickening situation. I'll leave the link (that does not contribute in pageviews) HERE. So I blame all of this for forgetting about the Top Ten Tuesday that I was actually going to do. Thus, I tweaked the list.

Series I need to start: 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
EVERYONE is talking about Blue Lily, Lily Blue this year and I obviously need to catch up and see what all this commotion is about. Also, Stiefvater was against Hale's actions, even better!

Splintered by A.G. Howard
The covers are so preeeeeeetty. Ever since the first one came out, I've said I wanted to read it. Why haven't I yet?

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I have no excuse. This one has been on so many TTT lists and is on my bookshelf for Pete's sake. Need. To. Start.

If Only by Various Authors
It looks so cute and its publisher is Bloomsbury and I've heard positive feedback about how fun it is. I must have, especially in this dark time (otherwise known as "college"). 

Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
I read a few chapters of this while housesitting and wasn't able to finish because I had to go back to my own house. I NEED TO READ MORE. Bonus: big voice in being against Hale!

Series I need to finish:

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
I've heard it's anticlimatic, which plays into my hesitation, but why must such a good thing end?

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
I've gone back and forth on how I want it to play out love triangle-wise (and PSA: I do not like love triangles) and since I finally determined a side, I'm scared to be wrong. 

Split Second by Kasie West
I read every Kasie West as soon as it comes out. I'm baffled at my unpredictable actions. But I need to finish this.

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
It deserves a spot on here, but there's nothing left to say because I put it on MANY TTTs and every time, I say I'll read it, but that the cliffhanger terrifies me (and ya'll support me in this because you know how heartbreaking it is). Another TTT repeated offender: Ruin and Rising

Deception by C.J. Redwine
Another sequel I need to read because I loved the first one, but ALSO, she was a fantastic voice in how Hale behaved badly. Go, Redwine!

What series do you love or need to read so you can love on it?


  1. I haven't read any of these books... I need to read Pivot Point! :)

  2. I need to read I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson! I read the first pages and now I'm waiting for the book to arrive :-o

    Split Second looks great. I've always meant to read it.


  3. Great list! We have The Raven Cycle in common, and both in the #1 slot! I almost added the If Only series too- it really does look cute. And I'm interested in CJ Redwine's series also and want to support that author for the reasons you mentioned.
    Hope you love all these series when you get to them!

  4. Split Second - DEFINITELY!! I love everything Kasie West writes. Total author crush over here. :) Splintered is really great too. Fool Me Twice was super cute and definitely a fun read to read between more serious, dark books. I'm eager to continue on with that series myself. I didn't care for The Raven Boys myself, but I'm honestly alone in that one because everything else seems to really love it. Great picks! :)

  5. Yes, I know the "situation" to which you refer. I do wonder whether the resulting polarization of responses has encouraged the author to seek some sort of counseling or strengthened her view that she didn't do anything wrong. It's a sad situation all around. :(

    I read the first two books of The Raven Cycle, but I didn't like the second and am not leaning toward continuing right now. I STILL haven't read The Archived either. If it makes you feel better, I've seen it on at least two other lists. We are not alone! :)

  6. You have so many wonderful series to look forward to Summer! I can't wait to read the If Only series, they sound super cute, I also need to finish Redwine's series too, I loved the first book! I hope you get to read many of these series soon! :)

  7. It took me forever to read Split Second too! I'd recommend reading the last few chapters of Pivot Point to help you catch up before you read SS!

  8. I've actually never read any of these (don't look at me like that), but so many of them are on my TBR List. Pivot Point is one of my top priorities, or just Kasie West in general. I've heard she was really good.

  9. I'm glad you want to continue Pivot Point, because that's been on my TBR for a really long time now! I hope you end up starting all your series (SPLINTERED!!!!! RAVEN CYCLE!!!! yesss)!!

  10. Yes, you need to read The Archived ASAP! That's all I have to say on that subject, other than let me know when you do. :)

    I think I've told you before, but I wasn't a huge fan of Evertrue - one of the main plot points seemed way too convenient. Hopefully you'll have a better experience and the love triangle will turn out the way you want. (Which side are you on, by the way?)

  11. Great lists, lady!
    Soooo you definitely need to read Into the Still Blue!! My brain tells me book 2 is the best of the series, but my heart tells me book 3 is. I didn't think it was anti-climatic at all. The emotions were spot on the entire way for me. I hope you'll get a chance to read it soon!
    Also, Split Second is awesome. TWO GORGEOUS BOYS, AMEN.
    I've been really enjoying the If Only series myself! Except I skipped the Italy one b.c of the love triangle lol.
    I hope to read Defiance and The Raven Boys soon!

  12. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to! - Def. checking out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

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  13. I really need to read Raven Boys and Splintered too!!

    I LOVED Into the Still Blue, Evertrue was not a favorite of mine. Enjoy your books!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books