Top Ten Tuesday: New Series

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kara in Lyn, Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s theme: New Series We Want to Start

I’m really, really bad at series, guys. And I’m really bad at reading everyone’s faves.  I just don’t have very good luck with the most hyped series – think Divergent, The 5th Wave, Shadow and Bone.  But there are still some I want to try out.  This week’s pick is perfect for me, because in 2015 I’m dedicating a lot of my time to catching up on all the titles I’ve missed throughout my years of blogging.  Here are some series Lyn and I want to start sometime soon.

Bekka’s Picks

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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So I had this on my TBR in a vague, maybe one day type of way. And then I saw Ellis’s tweet and I HAVE to read this soon. The next time I’m in a grumpy mood, I will look to this series to cheer me up.

The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

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Okay, so I read Jellicoe Road not that long ago and even though that’s the only MM book I’ve read so far, I am a dedicated fan.  The Lumatere Chronicles are next on my list because 1) I’ve been on a huge fantasy kick lately, and 2) these are everyone’s favorite books.

Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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This is one of those against-my-better-judgment things.  I don’t really know what to expect from this, but generally when people die over a series because of it’s “sexy” romance, it’s all kinds of wrong for me.  But I’m kind of a victim on cover lust here.  Just look at them. JUST LOOK.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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I’m not really sure why I haven’t read these yet, considering I loved the first two books of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.  I even got an ARC of The Raven Boys at BEA 2012 and instead of reading it, I gave it away.  Recently, Amber had a Raven Cycle read-a-thon and just seeing all the enthusiasm for this series kind of reignited my interest in Stiefvater’s writing.  It seems like this series is one I’ll definitely love; I sure hope it lives up to my expectations.

Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima

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A little while ago I put out a call for YA fantasy recs and a ton of people came back to me with The Demon King.  So I bought it. And then it sat there.  Basically, I’m waiting for Nanowrimo to be over so I can finish my own fantasy WIP before I start new high fantasy series.  Also, another series by the author was announced so I guess it’s about time I got around to reading this blogger favorite.

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Lyn’s Picks

 

 

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

The very sad thing is that Ia ctually have the first book and access to the ARC for the second. I was DYING to get this book in my hands when it releases, and I won the first book,t hanks to a comment giveaway. (Yah, Christine!) Time and a full reading schedule is a huge issue at the moment, but my author-crush for Rutkoski is pushing me to pick it up ASAP.

 

Age of X by Richelle Mead

Mead landed on my favorable author list after I finished Frostbite for Forgotten Friday recently. Pixie also informed me that Loki pops up in the series. I also have some major cover lust for the second novel. It seems like this series has my name written all over it.

 

The Others by Anne Bishop

This might break my personal stigma regarding werewolves. I also want that hair style/color on the cover. Wendy Darling highly recommends this series, and I have yet to get a bad rec from her.

 

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan 

This one is seriously due to time restraints. Blogger fail.

 

Widdershins Adventures by Ari Marmell

This series keeps tempting me. First of all, I drool over that cover. Second, I love a good fantasy novel. Everything in the description strikes me BUY ME nerve and tempts me every paycheck.

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What series are you looking forward to starting soon? 

14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: New Series

  1. Seeing a lot of fabulous picks here, ladies! =) I’ve really wanted to read The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, too. As well as the Heroes of Olympus. (Heck, I need to finish the original Percy Jackson books first, eeek!)
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  2. Bekka! Hex hall was awesome! I read it a few years ago but really loved it. I haven’t read the raven cycle but I own the first book.
    Lyn I want to read the Age of X, I’ve never read any books by her (yet) and I have the first book of her sucubus since my stor doesn’t carry that first book. And I have the winner curse which I won from the lovely Bekka but haven’t had the time to read it.
    A few series that I wanted to read as part of my goodread challenge was the partial sequences by Dan wells I read the first book twice and still has the same thoughts. I just finished the selection series although two more are coming out. I haven’t read alligaint because I’m going to wait until the movie release is closer. I have all of Alyson Noel soul keepers, I want to finish reading all of the shatter me books, the crusade by Nancy holder plus here werewolf books. There’s a lot of books in series I have to read it just physically and mentally impossible to read all of the in one year.
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  3. Oh yeah, I forgot about Mara Dyer! I actually read the first five chapters and was enjoying it (so creepy), but it was due back at the library. So, I will definitely pick it up again soon to see if the romance bothers me.

    The Raven Boys is one of my favorite books! The Dream Thieves was a little bit of a disappointment, as was Linger for me. (I never finished that series…) But, it’s a series that is full of excitement!
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  4. Awesome list! The Raven Cycle series is AMAZING! The Winner’s Curse was really good and I can’t wait to dive into the second book. My son read the Seven Realms series and loved it. I really liked the Percy Jackson series, like you I just haven’t had the time to start the Heroes of Olympus series. Thanks for stopping by!
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  5. Yun-a

    I’d definitely recommend The Raven Cycle, and the Heroes of Olympus books are amazing. And the Seven Realms Trilogy and The Winner’s Curse books are all on my to-read shelf(which is impossibly long), too.

  6. Hex Hall is so much freaking fun! And wow, I can’t believe you haven’t read The Raven Boys! I also have to get around to reading Seven Realms too. I’ve heard fabulous things about The Others series. I have the first one on audio and I really need to make time for it. I’ll be picking up The Blood of Olympus from the library today! It’s been such a fun series. You’ll love it I think, especially if you loved Percy. 🙂
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  7. Oh… I forgot about the Lumatere Chronicles when I was making my list. Oops.

    I recently read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, and I was less than impressed. It’s a pretty cover, to be sure, but there’s not much substance within. The Raven Cycle is another series that I’m familiar with, and after reading the first two books, I’m kind of on the fence. It’s not that they’re bad; I think I’m just not clicking with the style (they’re kind of slow in pace, and you can tell the story is being dragged out a bit).

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