Top Ten New Series I’m Lusting After
I had to enlist trusty Goodreads again for this one. I have a considerable backlist to get through, but pre-blogging I can rarely pinpoint new series release dates. So, according to Goodreads’ Lists, here are the Top Ten New Series I’m Lusting After, where the first book was released in either 2013 or 2014.
1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (released 2013) – This series has been in the spotlight yet again with the recent release of book two (The Infinite Sea). I was hesitant to read this one as there were some mixed reviews, and I was more keen on reading it before the hype, and when I thought it was a stand-alone. I picked up the eBook for 99p in the Amazon Summer Sale (who can say no to that?!) but with the hype surrounding the second book, I’ve put reading it off for a little while.
2. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – I’ve heard this book mentioned by a couple of bloggers, and my trusty-romance-sidekick Brandie really enjoyed it, so when I next feel like delving into a sexy romance, I think this is where I’ll go to get my kicks!
3. Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke – I first fell for the cover of this book, and then the great reviews. The storyline just seems so gripping! Unfortunately, the gorgeous cover seems to be the US edition, and I refuse to own any other!
4. Collide by Gail McHugh – .I was introduced to this book/series by Laura, she had loads of good things to say about it during the #sexmeupreadathon… but I still haven’t got around to it yet.
5. Boomerang by Noelle August – Noelle August is a pen name for popular author Veronica Rossi. The cover of this one didn’t do much for me (not sure why I’m focussing so much on covers this week!) but I’ve heard tons of good things about this book, so it’s on my radar. I really got into New Adult reads this year, and though I’m on a NA-break at the minute, I know I’ll be back to it soon.
6. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – I don’t often delve into Sci-Fi, but stories like this just seem to grab me, it sounds so compelling, and is another book/series that has been getting great reviews.
7. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout – I’ve yet to read an Armentrout book. I know. I know. Loads of them are on my wishlist though, and this one is definitely on there for being such a surprise. The cover didn’t give away much about this one at all, and then I read the blurb. So intrigued!
8. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman – I’m a sucker for WW2 fiction, and this one just called to me. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult is excellent for any other fans out there, and I’m nearly finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, I had no idea it was WW2 based when I picked it up, and it has proved to be a great surprise so far!
9. Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M Lee – Another Sci-Fi thrown in this week. I’m not so good with sub-genres, but this type of Sci-Fi is one I tend to like. I can’t name the type I don’t like, but trust me it exists and it’s usually painful and mind-boggling to get through.
10. The Glass Sentence by S E Grove – I thought I wasn’t much of a Fantasy girl either, until I read Throne of Glass. I’ve seen BookTubers talking about this one, and it looks super interesting!
Honorary Mention – The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black – My thought process for this book – “It’s by Cassandra Clare = I want to read it”. “It’s Middle Grade, so maybe not”. “Oh, but this review says it’s good, hmm maybe I will”. “Uh oh, this review says it’s a carbon copy of Harry Potter, oh no, can’t do that”. “Hmm, this one says it’s only a little like Harry Potter, but it’s still a great read”. “Oh, I just don’t know”. Yea, welcome to the brain of a Book Geek/book blogger.
Have Your Say:
Have Your Say is back this week! I know I still have to get to Cinder, and the last time I did this the winner was Eleanor & Park, so I will get to those soon, pinkie promise. In the meantime…
Has your favourite book made my list of series I’m lusting after? Do you think I’ll really enjoy one of the books mentioned and should pick it up sooner rather than later?
Let me know by voting in the poll below! You can pick your top 3 from my list, and voting is open for one week. I’ll read and review the book that comes out on-top (hopefully before Christmas!) – so get voting!
I hope you get to read A Thousand Pieces of You soon. I think you’re going to love it! The 5th Wave is also on my list. I’ve never read Christina Lauren yet but I did buy Sweet Filthy Boy (although I haven’t read that one yet) 🙂
Thanks for sharing! Here’s my TTT post 🙂
Thanks for commenting, Camille! Have you read it already?? R x
Is this post incomplete? It feels like you might’ve left some stuff off..
I want to read A Thousand Pieces of You so much! 🙂
Here’s my TTT
Argh! My blogging schedule has been so, so bad lately! It will be live very soon (image free until tomorrow, and I hate not posting with images!). R x
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I plan to read Yancey soon, I hope so at least. Been meaning to read him a bunch of times and failed… always 😀
I need to start Armentrout as well, I’m gonna do it with Half-Blood. 🙂
I’ve been meaning to read so much lately, but no, the TBR pile is still growing strong! Lol She did Obsidian too didn’t she? It gets good reviews… R x
Oooh i forgot about the 5th wave! I will have to read that one before the movie comes out! I enjoyed the iron trial, but i cant really say wether its super similar to HP since ive only just started the HP series this year (yes, i KNOW… shame on me)
There’s far too many movies coming out and not enough time to read the books!! Ooooo, those are like curse words on my blog! Lol which HP book are you on??
hahaha I know, I know! Shame on me. I’m on the third book but I’m putting it on hold until the Holiday break (I want to read all the way through the end of the series over Christmas break).
I really liked the 5th Wave. Definitely need to pick up the second in the series. My TTT
I know I will get to it some day, but no one can even hazard a guess as to when that “some day” may be!! lol When is your book(s) due out? R x
I’ve been on the fence about The Iron Trial too. There are some fantastic middle-grade books out there, but also some that completely miss the mark. I just DNFed another Holly Black middle-grade read that couldn’t hold my attention, so I hesitate to pick up another by her.
I just don’t know!! Lol I don’t often delve into MG, which I know can be hypocritical considering I read YA, and am no longer part of that demographic. I’m 24, I’m not YA, right? 😥 I’ve never read HB, but I like C Clare, and it looks interesting… but if there are similarities to HP, which it certainly sounds like there is, it would probably put me off. Indecision!
I’m reading Life After Life, too. I’m really enjoying it so far. I hope you’ll enjoy these when you get to them. 😉
How far into it are you? It’s very character driven, I’m surprised I’m enjoying it as much as I am. And I didn’t know it was to do with WW2, so that was a nice surprise. It is taking me longer to finish than I thought, but I think that’s partly the events of the weekend, and partly because I secretly don’t want it to end!
You should definitely read The 5th Wave – it’s worth the read. I haven’t heard of The Glass Sentence before, but it sounds so good! I also really want to read Prisoner of Night and Fog – historical fiction is great. 🙂
Thanks for commenting! There’s maps in TGS, which apparently all fantasy lovers take to mean it’s good! lol R x
I love this list, hard. Of course I’m going to vote Beautiful Bastard. It’s super hot and fun – I need to finish that series, too. Just not enough time to read!
I also have the Armentrout series on my list to read. Hopefully soon.
Boomerang is good! It’s a stand alone, too. I mean, there will be more books in the series, but can be read alone, too. Very entertaining NA.
Collide is another one I had recommended to me for a 50 Shades type fix. Just haven’t gotten to it, yet. STORY OF MY LIFE. *pouts* 😉
Hahaahaha – I love that saying!! Yes, this week’s list was very romance/steam heavy, which is unusual for me, usually there’s more of a mix. My subconscious is clearly trying to tell me something!
White Hot Kiss has a paranormal undertone though – you’d never tell from the cover!
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I want to read 5th Wave too! Except…I’ve heard such dubious things about it from most people who’ve read it, and most people who haven’t aren’t even interested. Wah! It does make me curious though. *nods* And I’m the same with The Iron Trials. HOLLY BLACK AND CASSANDRA CLARE? OMG GIVE TO ME…but then everyone says it’s so much like Harry Potter it’s not even funny.
So. I’m absolutely torn.
Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!
Usually when there’s polar opinions, it makes me more curious, but seeing as I got the eBook for 99p, I’ll be reading it at some stage. As for Iron Trials, my loyalties are preventing me at the minute!! R x
Ooh, great list! I so want to read A Thousand Pieces of You, The Iron Trial (though I’m less sure of this one…), White Hot Kiss, and Gates of Thread and Stone desperately! I currently have a copy of Prisoner of Night and Fog which I hope to get to soon! 🙂
Thanks, Kara! I’m so torn over The Iron Trial, but Tesco have it in hardback for about 6 quid and everryyy time I go shopping I stop and look at it! R x
I quite enjoyed the Beautiful Bastard series, it’s a fun and lighthearted read! I love the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You and the synopsis sounds really interesting, I may have to grab this one ASAP 🙂
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I might need to get BB a little sooner (if possible, pretty sure I have my reading sorted until at least Christmas!). I LOVE the cover for A Thousand Pieces of You – looking forward to a review if you get it!
Great choices, Rachel! I voted for Prisoner of Night and Fog – wonderful historical YA, with a dash of sweet romance. The story line is just simply amazing – you will be nervous and anxious the entire time. Hitler is a creepy dude. I also love Boomerang! It’s Romantic Comedy meets NA in the best way. Really, really cute.
Happy reading, lady!
“Hitler is a creepy dude”, never was a truer saying uttered! I sometimes think it’s weird how I’m so fascinated with that period of history, but I really am, and out of most historical fiction, it’s either that or the Tudors that I’m drawn to. Maybe I should branch out a little. I never thought I’d enjoy historical fiction, so that was a pleasant surprise when I got into it a few years ago. Another positive vote for Boomerang! Need to see what the fuss is what that one. Thanks for commenting! 😀