Monday, October 20, 2014

Top New Series I Want To Start

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Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)

I'm pretty sure Shannon is the one who recommended this book to me, and I'm hoping to get to it pretty soon because it sounds like something I'd be very interested in!

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

1. I approve of the author's name
2. This cover is awesome
3. Historical fiction? Fae? Main character who kills things?  Is there a single thing about this book that DOESN'T sound like my favourite things ever?

Parasitology by Mira Grant

Parasite (Parasitology, #1)

I can't believe I haven't gotten to this yet.  The Newsflesh Trilogy is probably my favourite thing I read this year, so why haven't I read anything else by Mira Grant yet?

Imperial Radch by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)

I have only heard really, really amazing things about this book (I'm pretty sure like 90% of the articles on mentioned how awesome it was at least once). And I've been looking to get into more sci-fi!  (And I think Stephanie may have also recommended it to me?)

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)

God I want to frame this cover on my wall!  But the reason it made this list? It was the first thing popped recommended when I talked about wanting more non-Western based fantasy!

The League of Princes by Christopher Healy

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)

A twist on fairy tales? Sign me up!

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Did I mention my obsession with fairy tale twists?  Also this is a sci-fi fairy tale twist!! That happens like....never.

His Fair Assassin - Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Again. Assassins. Duh.

The Lotus War - Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

THIS LOOKS SO. AMAZING. I seriously want it like right now.

Every Day - David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day #1)

After reading his story in Geektastic, I knew I needed to read a David Levithan book asap, and the premise for this one looks so interesting!

Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)

As Sarah J. Maas' bestie, also I'm pretty sure there are zombies and it's historical fiction, so again. This sounds like everything I love ever.  And now that it's complete (I'm pretty sure) I can't wait to read it STRAIGHT THROUGH.  Because that's how I do.

And that's it for this week! What's on your TTT?


  1. I recently read Ancillary Justice (review won't be posted on my blog until next month when Sci-Fi Month rolls around ;)) and I highly recommend it! It was really interesting, and definitely deserved all the praise it got IMO

    My TTT

  2. Brilliant list! I keep intending to start the His Fair Assassin series. I've heard so many wonderful things about it. I highly recommend Prisoner of Night and Fog!

  3. I pretty much need to read all these! haah! Except Cinder (omg, insta flails!) and Something Strange and Deadly (which was good despite having a weird premise). XD I really want to read Jay Kristoff's books for the same reason though...non Western based fancy? Sign me up.

  4. It totally sounds like everything I love ever haha. And hopefully I'll pick up Prisoner of Night and Fog at the library my next time in, because it's been recommended to me a LOT

  5. I still don't know why I haven't read it - I mean I've been wanting to read more sci-fi, and usually "fairy tale retelling" means sprinting to the library for me! And I want Jay Kristoff's books soooooo baaaaadly (also I want to hang them up on my wall)

  6. Oh my god yes to Ancillary Justice. It is so weird and so perfect.

  7. Oh my gosh. I'm surprised you haven't read some of these! Let's see...
    *Prisoner of Night and Fog: Not as strong as some in the same vein, but still worth a read I think.
    *The Falconer - I want to read this one too!!
    *Assassin's Curse - I think you will TOTALLY dig this series. Like...I feel you should drop everything and read this now. And the sequel was just as, manticores.
    *Cinder - also a really really good series. I put off reading the first book FOREVER because I thought it sounded dumb. But I finally read it and really liked it. However, I loved the sequel, Scarlet even more!
    *Grave Mercy - I also adored this book. It was not quite what I was expecting (there is not necessarily a lot of assassinating going on), but I loved the court drama and the relationships. And I loved Ismae. I also thought the sequel was very very good. I didn't love the final book as well, but overall a strong series.
    *Something Strange and Deadly - Ha! Zombies! But see, this is the difference between "risen dead" and then nasty "Day of the Living Dead" scenario. Anyways, I really enjoyed this series too.

  8. MANY things on here I also really want to start - including Ancillary justice so it was not I who recommended it. It seems that everyone in the whole world has bowed down before its greatness so it could have been anyone! I just added The Falconer to my TBR after seeing it on somebody else list - it looks amazing. I have also been looking longingly at The Assassin's Curse but have read mixed reviews of it so I'm scared - it sounds so awesome. Also with you on the Christopher Healy and Robin LaFevers! Basically thanks for making my list for me! Finally, The Lunar Chronicles is SO MUCH FUN. I don't stalk series very often but this is one where I will be pouncing on the next installment as soon as it comes out.

  9. Great picks. Quite a few of these are books that I really want to read myself but haven't managed to get to you. The Falconer, Parasite and Prisoner of Night and Fog are three I am really excited for. I hope you can get to some of these soon :) Here's my TTT.

  10. Haha, I didn't know Every Day was a series. Loved the first book though :)

  11. Ooooh I haven't heard of a bunch of these, but I'm totally going to check them out because fantasy! And...other, awesome things!

    The Falconer cover is pretty badass. I want to read it based on that alone lol

  12. I'm definitely making the Assassin's Curse a high priority! (Actually pretty much all the ones you've listed after The Assassin's Curse as well lol).

    Excellent! I'm curious to see how the "risen dead" are treated in Something Strange and Deadly! Ahhh the whole premise just calls to me!

  13. That is entirely true haha! I really haven't heard a single bad thing about it! Clearly I need to get to The Lunar Chronicles asap. (I still don't know why I haven't been pushing harder for it. Just because it isn't available at the library NOW, doesn't mean I can't put it on hold!)

  14. Here's hoping! I'm getting excited just thinking about all these books again!

  15. Yeah, I didn't think it was either. But Goodreads listed it as one, so...?

  16. Yeah...since blogging I've come to accept how much covers can sway me lol


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