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.
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Shifters getting kicked out for the night bc their roommates want to contact the Seelie court with some friends nbd http://t.co/39McHnIxjv
— Ellis (@trtliterator) October 10, 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
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.