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Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Ten Books I Need To Get A Hold Of!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish
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This week's Top Ten Tuesday is books that I really really want to read but have yet to buy.

My to-read list seems never ending, but my list of books to-buy almost seems just as long. It's hard for me to keep up with all the new releases or all the books that were released years ago that I just recently found out about that I have yet to get. 
So here are 11 (yeah, I added an extra one) of the books, in no particular order, that I really want to read but I have yet to get a hold of.

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

Boarding school books are some of my favorites. Magic books are some of my favorites. I've heard so many good things about this trilogy. I have no idea why I haven't bought this book yet.

The Replacement

The cover was originally what drew me to this book. It's creepy as hell...good, creepy, dark books are always something I'm looking for. I just haven't bought this one yet even though I've wanted to read it since before it released.

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)

Myra McEntire is one of my favorite authors on Twitter. That alone piqued my interest in her books. Then that cover happened. It's fantastic. I planned on buying this the day that it came out...I just never got around to it.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)

A blogger friend that I really trusted when it came to book recommendations (she no longer blogs or I would link to her blog) raved about this book. I've been wanting to read it for years now, just every time I see it at a bookstore for some reason I don't grab it.

The Year We Were Famous

This was one of my Waiting On Wednesday posts a couple months before it was released in 2011. It sounded so fantastic and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it...but I still haven't bought it.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) 

I adore Libba Bray's books. The Gemma Doyle trilogy is one of my favorites. So when I heard about a new magic book taking place in the 20's I knew I was going to have to have it....yet I have still haven't added it to my bookshelf.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

Is there anyone who doesn't want this book? I even have a coupon to use on it at Half Price Books so I know I'll be getting it for a great deal...I just need to actually find time to get to HPB to get it.

Raw Blue

Melissa over at I Swim For Oceans has gone on and on about how perfect this book is. In her REVIEW for it she says "I give it a firm5 out of 5, hands down, and I have to say it's probably the best contemporary fiction I've ever read." And I really trust Melissa's recommendations.
The only problem is it's a book from Australia and I've had no way to get a hold of it. Book Depository has never had it and even if they did my bank actually won't allow orders on my debit card for BD because they have had problems with stolen card numbers when used on that site. So I don't actually have a way to get this book even though I am dying to read it.

PODs (PODs, #1)

PODs sounded so great when I first heard about it. And I LOVE post-apocalyptic stories. It also released a few days before my birthday last year so I was going to buy it as a bday gift to myself...never happened.

Split Second (Pivot Point, #2) 

I. Loved. Pivot Point. A lot.
I had a countdown for when it released.
Still haven't bought it.
I am still dying to know what happens.

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)

I was pleasantly surprised with Under The Never Sky. It wasn't really on my radar but I had seen some blogger friends tweeting about it so when I found it at HPB one day and I had a coupon I decided to buy it on sort of a whim. I really enjoyed the characters and story line so I really wanted the second book...hasn't happened yet.

So fellow book lovers, I'm leaving it up to y'all, which book off this list should I buy and read first?
What books are on your list?
Leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check them out!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Top Ten Books That I'm Nervous To Read.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish
I HATE IT WHEN I FINISH A BOOK . I always think well that author obviously realized their mistake of not writing a second book and is writing it right now

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday's subject is the Top Ten books that I'm not sure I want to read.
Maybe it's a book that I bought that I'm just not sure about anymore, or I've heard mixed things, or it's overly-hyped.
But whatever the reason may be, here are 10 of the books that make me nervous to think about opening and reading.

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^^How I feel when I see these books^^

All of them.
I've read the first one...but that's it. I saw all of the movies before I got the books and I LOVE the movies. I'm worried I'm going to read the books and they are going to ruin the movies for me or somehow I will not really like the books because of the movies.

Let's be real, these books are daunting just to look at.
I really love the show so I would someday like to give the books a go...but we'll see.

Insurgent & Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I read Divergent before all the hype, but then Insurgent and Allegiant came out and EVERYONE seemed to be talking about them. And the controversy with how Allegiant is supposed to end? I mean, Veronica Roth got death threats over it....
If that doesn't make you nervous to read a book I don't know what will.

I'm not even going to try and hide it. I have a sever love for Nicholas Sparks movies. I hadn't ever tried to read any of his books though, but when I read the synopsis of The Longest Ride it sounded like one that I would love and the movie isn't out yet so I have nothing to compare it with.
So I started reading it and starting falling for the characters...then I abruptly stopped. If you are not familiar with Nicholas Sparks work, someone usually dies at the end and I'm nervous as hell that it's going to be Luke in this story.

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
I've been informed that story will rip my heart out.
Yeah, that'll put me a little on edge to grab a book and read it.

The Fever series was my first introduction to urban fantasy/romance and it hooked me to the genre.
Barrons played a big part in that...but I loved the world and I loved seeing Mac grow and change through the entire series. 
Now there are the new Dani O'Malley books that are a continuation of the Fever series but also their own series. I liked Dani's character but I'm not sure how I feel about her being the main character in how this world was built and portrayed. As of right now her books are Dani O'Malley #1, 2, and 3, and Fever #6, 7, and 8. Then I read rumors Fever 9 and 10 will be back to being Barrons and Mac? Can this be real life? Is that true?
Either way I'm not sure I want to read Dani's spinoff series or any continuing books because I liked how Fever ended and I'm okay with it staying that way.

The Fault in Our Stars was my first John Green book. It ripped my heart out into a million pieces. And it continues to do that every time I read it. And it did it when I saw the movie.
After I read that one I tried to read An Abundance of Katherines but was eh about it.
Then I started reading Looking for Alaska, but wasn't really clicking with the characters at the time, and I was getting near to a big thing that I know happens in the book happening so I stopped reading it.
But I really love John Green's writing style so I want to stop being scared and just read his other books.

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)

The Darkest Minds was one of my favorite books of 2013. The ending messed me up a little bit. If I don't read this one (the sequel) I won't have to see if everything doesn't become okay. I can stay in the story that I built in my mind where everyone is happy and wonderful.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)

If you've read the first one you know why this one makes me anxious....if you haven't read it all you need to know is "cliff-hanger of doom". How can I put myself through something like that again?

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

Vampire Academy about did me in. The last couple of books were so intense and kept me up for nights reading them as fast as I could to find out what happened. What if more bad things happen in these books??
Also, as stated earlier, spinoffs make me nervous too.

Alright fellow book lovers, there are just 10 of the books that have me pacing around my room thinking about all the bad things that could happen if I do read them.
Any of these on your list?
What else made your list?
Leave me a link to your post in the comments below! <3