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I love this series beyond reason haha. It just has everything I love in a quick, fun read (ghosts of famous authors teaching classes? Heathcliff is a hunk who escaped into this reality? Umm hellloooo why wouldn't you want to read this??) Sadly, I haven't been able to find a library that has this or found it in a thrift store (and while it's a fun series, I don't want to spend ACTUAL money on it, as I know I won't keep it when I'm finished)
WHY ISN'T THIS SERIES MORE POPULAR?!?! Seriously, if you liked Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series (but wanted older protagonists - or I think they're older? It's been a while), you need to read this!
Kick-ass heroine? Check. Swoony boy? Check. AWESOME WORLD BUILDING? Check!!! Adding in Greek mythology and a sort of dystopianish/fantasy thing in New Orleans? Check++.
The best way I can describe it is it's sort of like the Mara Dyer series meets...Percy Jackson?
IT'S HAPPENING GUYS!!!!!! Originally the book was supposed to be published...this year? And then it wasn't going to be completed at all BUT now HarperTeen is going to publish it as an ebook. I'd rather grab a hard copy, as I like real copies of books I've loved, but at this point I WILL TAKE ANYTHING. Seriously. Write it on a piece of bark in blood. I'd still read it.
Linked was easily one of the best books I read this year, so it's no surprise that I am stoked about the sequel!
5. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) - Libba Bray
So basically exactly what I just said about Linked except here. With the only addition of.. WHY THAT COVER? WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OLD STYLE HUH?
This is what I would be doing if I ran into Sarah Rees Brennan right now. I need the next book...just a hint? PLEASE?
The only reason this isn't in my top 3 (besides the point that I my top 3 is awesome) is because the 2nd book maaaay have come out like...a month ago... I CAN'T HELP IT. I need the book like I need cheese at all hours of the day.
I can not WAIT to read this!! I've mentioned a few times that I'm a big fan of Zevin's and this series does not disappoint. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. Like seriously. I have no idea where this is going to go. And it's been killing me. LIBRARY GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER SO I CAN READ THIS.
I almost don't have words for this!! Like seriously. When I found out I was on the verge of tears of joy and excitement because YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a little disappointed that it isn't going to be Lirael/Nick at all (Y U NO KISS. KISS NOW. I NEED YOU TO KISS), but honestly any revisitation to this world makes me want to pee myself I'm so excited! You might wonder how I could possibly top this, and the ONLY reason this isn't #1...
I would rather read the next book in this series than wake up next to this. THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SERIES!
..is because of my whole-hearted, undying, crazy devotion to this series. I may have mentioned how much I love this series here. Or here. And here. And oh hey, look I mentioned it here too! Look, I will stop trying to convince you why this is the best series in all of creation (YES I SAID THAT. AND I'M STANDING BY IT DAMN IT), as I spent a whole blog post on that already. If you have any trust in me at all, you will go read the first book RIGHT NOW (and the hardcover!!! It HAS to be the hardcover or you don't get the artwork and that is important)
HE STARTED THE PAINTINGS FOR THE NEXT TWO BOOKS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!