Top Ten Tuesday {16}: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

1. Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park

The most adorable book I’ve ever read! E&P is one of my all-time favorite books!

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

2. Sarah MacLean
The Rules of Scoundrels series:
#1: A Rogue by Any Other Name (my review)
#2: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (my review)
#3: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (my review)

I fell so freaking for this series (and for Cross and Temple)! AH everything about this series makes me swoon.

Bully by Penelope Douglas Until You by Penelope Douglas

3. Penelope Douglas
Fall Away series:
#1: Bully (my review)
#2: Until You (my review)

Jared. Trent. ❤

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

4. Alice Clayton
Wallbanger (Cocktail #1)

Alice Clayton wrote the most hilarious book I’ve ever read! And it’s so sweet too!

Crash 2 by Nicole Williams Clash by Nicole Williams Crush by Nicole Williams
Lost and Found by Nicole Williams Near and Far by Nicole Williams Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

5. Nicole Williams
Crash series:
#1: Crash (my review)
#2: Clash (my review)
#3: Crush (my review)
Lost and Found series:
#1: Lost and Found (my review)
#2: Near and Far (my review)
#3: Finders Keepers (my review)

Eep, I went on a Nicole Williams marathon and I’ve yet to be disappointed with her books!

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

6. Sarah Rees Brennan
The Lynburn Legacy:
#1: Unspoken
#2: Untold (my review)

I. Love. This. Series. But Sarah Rees Brennan just loves to torture her readers, doesn’t she?

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

7. Nalini Singh
The Psy-Changeling series: (my review)
#1: Slave to Sensation
#2: Visions of Heat
#3: Caressed by Ice
#4: Mine to Possess
#5: Hostage to Pleasure
#6: Branded by Fire
#7: Blaze of Memory
#8: Bonds of Justice
#9: Play of Passion
#10: Kiss of Snow
#11: Tangle of Need
#12: Heart of Obsidian

Nalini Singh is a goddess. And I don’t know how I did it, but I practically devoured all 12 books in this whole series during the summer. And it was divine.

Legend by Marie Lu Prodigy by Marie Lu

8. Marie Lu
Legend series:
#1: Legend
#2: Prodigy (my review)

One of my top favorite dystopian series ever!

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

9. Christina Lauren
Beautiful Bastard series:
#1: Beautiful Bastard
#2: Beautiful Stranger
#3: Beautiful Player

Beautiful Bastard was meh, but holy cow, Beautiful Stranger and Beautiful Player rocked my socks off! I loved Max and Will.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

10. Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer series:
#1: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
#2: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

I don’t know what’s going on with this series, but all I know is that I love it, and I love Noah.

lacey

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Top Ten Tuesday {13}: Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

Champion by Marie Lu

1. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

World After by Susan Ee

2. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

Until You by Penelope Douglas

3. Until You (Fall Away #1.5) by Penelope Douglas

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

4. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean

Cress by Marissa Meyer

5. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Fracture Me by Tahereh MafiIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi

6. Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) & Ignite Me (#3) by Tahereh Mafi

Remy by Katy Evans

7. Remy (Real #3) by Katy Evans

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

The King by J.R. Ward

9. The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

10. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin

lacey

Top Ten Tuesday {11}: Best Sequels Ever

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Best Sequels Ever

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

1. Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Prodigy by Marie Lu

2. Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

3. Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

The Crown of Embers by Rae CarsonThe Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

4. The Crown of Embers & The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #2 & #3) by Rae Carson

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

5. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

6. We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) by Jenny Han

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

7. Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

8. Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

9. The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys #2) by Abbi Glines

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

10. Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

So what are your favorite sequels?

lacey

Top Ten Tuesday {10}: Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is …

Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

1. Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams – I am absolutely dying to read this right now. I have in on my kindle just waiting for me, and I’ll get to it when I have time to read. Even though I desperately want to read it, I know this book will just make me TOO distracted to do anything else LOL. But GARTH!! ❤

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – It’s Rainbow Rowell!! I just adored Eleanor & Park, so I’m SO excited for another book by her. And it’s about a fangirl! I can totally relate.

United We Spy by Ally Carter

3. United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter – It’s the last book in the Gallagher Girls series! *sniffs* But I know Ally Carter won’t disappoint me. I just can’t believe this series is coming to its end so SOON!

Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

4. Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle – Can’t wait for this book because even though I was MEH about the second book, I still loved the first, so I’m excited to see how the trilogy ends, and where Ellie, Camden and Javier end up.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

5. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth – ANOTHER final book in a series! And this one is one of my all time favorite series, so I might end up tearing up. We get Four’s POV in this too!! AHHH!!! <4

Trust in Me by J. Lynn

6. Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn – OOHH it’s Cam’s POV of Wait for You! I just loved Cam, he was such a perfect book boyfriend, and now that we get his side of the story… YAY!

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

7. Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Wow, I didn’t realize there were SO MANY final books on this list. (I think there might be some more after this too…) But yep, Sentinel concludes the Covenant series and Alex and the gang’s story. I’m super excited for what will happen, because I know that something is gonna go down in this book. And of course there’s Aiden!

Champion by Marie Lu

8. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu – Yep, another final book. I am so freaking unbelievably crazy for this to come out, because that ending in Prodigy? NOT COOL. And I want more June and Day! (BTW isn’t that such a gorgeous cover?)

World After by Susan Ee

9. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee – Oh gosh, oh gosh, I don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this book, but I thank the stars that this book even EXISTS. Because I was dying at the cliffhanger of Angelfall. I’m praying for Raffe and Penryn to have a HEA… but I’m pretty sure Susan Ee likes to torture her readers.

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

10. Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry – And this is… NOT another final book, because guess what? There’s going to be MORE Pushing the Limits!! *fangirls* I’m SO excited for Isaiah’s story!! And I TOTALLY knew that the girl he would fall in love with would be a girl who was a car fanatic like him. And even better, she’s a good girl, which is perfect for bad boy Isaiah!

So what books are on your fall 2013 TBR list?

lacey

Top Ten Tuesday {5}: Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

So I’m looking through my Goodreads to see what books I should put on my TTT, because I seriously cannot remember what books I’ve read earlier this year. And ahhhh there’s soo many that I can put on my list, so many incredibly amazing books that I’ve read so far this year. This makes me so utterly happy. Here are my top ten (in no particular order). You can click on the covers to read each book’s summary!

Crash 2 by Nicole WilliamsClash by Nicole WilliamsCrush by Nicole Williams

1. The Crash series by Nicole Williams has recently become one of my absolute favorite series ever. Seriously, I don’t know why I never read it sooner. It has the perfect romance (okay, it’s not exactly perfect, but I still love it) with a bad boy who is so freaking hot. Jude Ryder is just… *swoon* I HIGHLY recommend this series to romance lovers. It will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with Jude all the characters.

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

2. So apparently, Unspoken was the very first book I read in 2013. Woohoo, starting off the year with a bang, because Unspoken is one of my favorite books ever! It made me laugh SO HARD I was nearly in tears, but the ending just gutted my heart. WHY DID YOU DO THIS SARAH REES BRENNAN???? Why do we have to wait until AUGUST to read the next book? The wait is torture! I MUST HAVE MORE JARED.

Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

3. Sins & Needles was completely mindblowing. After I finished it, I couldn’t get the story (and ending!!!) out of my mind! It’s such a refreshing and unique story about a con artist, and the whole book was so intense. The plot is insane, but in a good way! I have no idea how the author came up with it, but I’m so glad she did. And, ahem, I may have a thing for hot tattooed men, sooo….

This Girl by Colleen Hoover

4. I’ve got two words for you: Will. Cooper. Colleen Hoover is a god (or should I say goddess?). Her books have all become absolute favorites. This Girl was the perfect conclusion to the Slammed series. I could not have imagined a better ending for Lake, Will, and their families. If you haven’t read Slammed yet, you definitely should! It’s so heartfelt, sweet, and there’s Will Cooper, who is one of the most swoon-worthy boys I’ve ever read.

eleanor & park

5. Eleanor & Park is the most perfect romance book I’ve ever read. I am just in awe of it and Rainbow Rowell for creating a book with the sweetest, most adorable romance ever that captured my heart. It makes me wish I could find something that Eleanor and Park have. Eleanor and Park couldn’t be more different, but somehow, they just worked. Their story is perfection. End of.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

6. I sobbed my eyes out at the end of Clockwork Princess. I was crying and sobbing by BUTT OFF, not only because it was so amazing and beautiful and sad and heartbreaking, but also because Clockwork Princess is the last book in this trilogy. And I honestly can’t think of a series right now where I felt so sad reading the last book because it was the end. Cassandra Clare did an incredible job bringing this series to its conclusion.

with all my soul

7. With All My Soul is also another final book in a series. It’s an amazing end to an amazing series. And do you know how much I love Tod? Because I love him so so much. He’s my favorite forever-19-years-old, blond, blue-eyed reaper cutie. Okay, he’s the only one I’ve read, but still. This book was intense. The entire time, I had no idea what would happen, or if there would be a happy ending, but thank goodness, Rachel Vincent doesn’t disappoint!

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

8. Warner. Warner Warner Warner. WarnerWarnerWarnerWarnerWarnerWarnerWarnerWarner. Oh, sorry. I just had to get that out there. Um, I might have a slight obsession with a guy named Warner, from Unravel Me. He’s just so… beautiful. Incredible. Breathtaking. I was absolutely Team Adam from Shatter Me (book #1), but then… Unravel Me happened. And I did a complete 180 and fell in love with Warner. And his dimples. *faints* God Juliette, I am so freaking jealous of you and chapter 62.

Prodigy_Marie_Lu_Book

9. If you didn’t already know from our review, Shirley, Cathy, and I LOVED Prodigy. It was action-packed and crazy intense. June and Day are total badasses, and I loved them so much more than I already did in Legend. Prodigy is an amazing sequel to Legend, and I’m just dying to read the third book now, because Prodigy’s ending broke my heart.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

10. So I recently read and reviewed Dare You To, and oh gosh, it was so good. It’s the second book in the AMAZING Pushing the Limits series, and I just fell in love with it. And Ryan! *Sigh* He’s just the sweetest boy ever. The ever-amazing Katie McGarry is a favorite author, and I’m so going to read anything she writes. SO excited for Crash Into You!

So what are your favorite books so far this year?

lacey