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Monday, October 20, 2014

Top New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish
This week's Top Ten Topic is the top new series I want to start (new as in the past 2ish years).
This one was kind of hard, because there are A LOT of series that I want to start. Soo...there may be a couple more than just 10.

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson
This sounds a little bit like a twist on X-Men and Heroes, so I'm very intrigued.

Belles (Belles, #1)
Belles by Jen Calonita
The Belles series sounds like Fresh Prince in the south and instead of a boy it's a girl.
I'm also from the south and a bit of a belle so I'm excited for a series that takes place in the south.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I've only seen great things about the Lunar Chronicles.

The Archived (The Archived, #1)
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I wasn't a huge fan of V's first novel The Near Witch. It was a good book, but I think it was just too slow for me and what I was in the mood for at the time. But I LOVED her writing style. It is beautiful so I'm really excited to give The Archived a try.

Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)
Nantucket by Leila Howland
I love books that take me somewhere...and not just fantasylands. Nantucket just sounds like it could sweep me away to the Nantucket shores.

PODs (PODs, #1)
PODs by Michelle Pickett
Post-apocalyptic. I love it already.

Origin (Corpus, #1)
Corpus by Jessica Khoury
I had the privilege of meeting Jessica Khoury and I got to hear her talk about her story and she just made it and her world building sound so incredible. And she was just such a sweet person it makes me even more excited to give this series a try.

Wake (Watersong #1)
The Watersong Quartet by Amanda Hocking
I've adored Amanda Hocking since she first released the My Blood Approves series. I've seen her writing just develop over time and she just keeps getting better. The Watersong Quartet sounds like such an interesting series so I've been wanting to dive in (no pun intended...really) for a little while now.

Legend (Legend, #1)
Legend by Marie Lu
I've only heard good things about the Legend series. And it's dystopian. I love dystopia.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy is one of my all time favorite series so I really want to get into Bloodlines soon.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Roaring 20's. Superpowers. Murder. Libba Bray. Gimme!!

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Well for one Tahereh is a doll. I adore her. She's always so sweet to everyone. But I've heard she can be brutal in her writing style so that makes me ever MORE excited to start this series.

What series have you been wanting to start recently?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Crave

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

I'm going on an adventure! So excited for the 2nd part of the Hobbit to come out!

I love this week's topic. Ten places that books have made me want to visit, real or not real.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)Just imagine pulling up in the middle of the night to your new home, ~Hogwarts~. | These Imagined Travel Posters Bring "Harry Potter" Spots To Life

I really don't think this one needs an explanation.

Peter PanA Neverland map--One day I will have a boy, and if his room isn't in Harry Potter, it will be in Peter Pan and this will be hanging on his wall :)

I have a bit of a Peter Pan complex, so I'd love to go visit Neverland...and the Mermaid's Cove.

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)C.S Lewis - one of my favorite repins ... especially as I am rereading 'The Hobbit' in preparation for the movie!

Who wouldn't want to be able to go through their wardrobe to a magical land that you end up ruling?

The Hobbit: or There and Back AgainThe famous rolling hills of Matamata – where Hobbiton was filmed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit film. Image by Ian Brodie c/o Tourism New Zealand

The Shire.
There are many places in the world of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that I'd love to see, but I mostly love the Shire. I'm an outdoorsy person, and I love the simple life. This looks like my kind of place. Sitting outside reading a book, gardening, living in a whole in the side of a hill.

Uglies (Uglies, #1)“Shay’s Directions”  -Uglies by Scott Westerfeld  I knew immediately what the worst mistake was as soon as it talked about breaks!

The Smoke.
Like I stated before, I'm an outdoors person. Being off the grid in The Smoke always sounded fun to me. And I really really really love the idea of having a hoverboard.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)La Grande Roue de Paris.--I really want to go back and see Paris from the Ferris Wheel.  Its one of the things I didn't get to see.

Paris seems like it would be a really grand adventure.

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)glitchinthematrixx:  herthen:  Entrance To The Sacred Tree by ~Industrial-Forest on deviantART

Fairies. I want to go visit the Fairies.

Heirs of the Force (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, #1)Jedi Academy Tee shirt from Teenerd

Jedi Knight Academy.
Hook it up with a lightsaber!

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

Spence Academy/The Realms.
Victorian boarding school and a magical world? Sounds like a good time.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Forks, Washington

Forks, Washington.
Not even going to lie or try and hide it. I was one of the many that wanted to drop everything and go to Forks when Twilight was released. I'd read so much fantasy or historical fiction so this was really one of the first books that I read that I could actually go to the place that it was set and that was exciting. And honestly even now I wouldn't turn down a chance to drive there when I go to Washington.

Where what literary place would you love to travel to?