Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten (see: eight) Books That Deserve WAY More Attention

TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and thought up by my awesome friend Jamie. It's a freebie week, so I'm gonna use this opportunity to tell you about the books you SHOULD be reading that may have gotten lost in the hype over another book release or have been out for awhile or some reason. No matter, no matter. Because I'm telling you now! Also, you'll notice that the majority of these are series. I'm sorry, I love them.

1. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
(My Review)
This book has been on countless TTTs or random posts of mine, but LISTEN. If you haven't read it yet, you're greatly missing out on quality characterization and thrilling storytelling. Not to mention the slow burn of ALL SLOW BURNS. The sequel keeps getting pushed back, which makes my heart sad. It's a thick read, but I read it in less than 24 hours on a day when I had school AND work, so no excuses!

2. The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine
If you haven't read my alphabetized post about why you should read this series, go HERE. But honestly. They're like crack that I'd like to slang your way.

3. Georgina Kincaid Series by Richelle Mead
We all know about her Vampire Academy series and how she likes to break our hearts. But did you know that her adult series is just as good? I mean sure, if you like love interests who are disheveled-but-cute authors with messy hair and is pretty introverted and in total awe of Georgina and GIVES HER ARCs of his books. Enough talking, please go buy these on your e-reader (the covers aren't ones you'll want flashing in public) and READ! Also, your heart will break.

4. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
I read this book way back in the beginning of my YA obsession. This is a keeper. You know, the kind that smashes your heart into a billion pieces and before you know it, you're going into work 15 minutes late because you have to reapply your makeup from crying in your car because you finished it. NO, this didn't happen to me. (Yes it did.)

5. Frost by Marianna Baer
(My Review)
OH MY GOD. The mind-screwery! The uncertainty! Guys, I could not put this one down. I was FRANTIC. If you like sweet-and-then-creepy, highly disturbing and unnerving, this is the book for you. And if you like Inception-like endings? Yep, it's got that, too.

6. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
LIBBA BRAY CAN WRITE BOOKS. Realms, magic, heartbreak and a boy. ME GUSTA. Seriously. Ask Lynn. She'll tell you of these books' wondrousness.

7. The Dark Guardian Series by Rachel Hawthorne
These are the sappiest books ever. WIth the whole soulmates thing in each and every one of them. But you guys, they are SO feel good and after-school-special that I don't even care. They're quick reads and the characters are lovable. I DEVOURED them. Plus, I'm not tired of werewolves yet.

8. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
(My Review)
Um, wasn't there supposed to be a sequel to this one? I wish there was, because there's so much left in the story to be told. This was another "one sitting book," and it was FABULOUS. Really original story. Magic. Awesome romance.

25 comments:

  1. I bought Nevermore last month because you told me too. Well not me specifically, but you've had it on several "got to read" lists and you rave about it so much, that I finally decided that it would be good to have in my library and read.

    I was swayed to read Shade and Shift because of yours and Ginger's rave reviews and I loved it! So I'm trusting you with this one too.

    I want to read it soon, but review books and book club books are getting the most attention now. But just know that you've swayed one person!

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    1. Ahhh Joli, this comment legit MAKES MY DAY! I really hope you enjoy all of these books. I promise I wouldn't rave about them if they didn't rock my face off :)

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    2. I agree on that! I totally read Shade because Jen! I FREAKING LOVED IT. Still need to read Shift but I will! I will!

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  2. A Certain Slant of Light sounds right up my alley. I love books that make me FEEL. Tears are always welcome, here. Great idea for your post, btw! It's always so easy for me to get caught up in the most popular books that are trending. There are so many that I seldom have time to sway off the beaten path to read something else.

    My post this week is about the top ten books I scored at ALA.

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  3. PLEASE read Certain Slant. You will absolutely feel. There's love, loss, and GRIEF. Such a beautiful story.

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  4. I really liked A Great and Terrible Beauty, I read that back in high school and I loved it.
    I love the Guardian books, I can't remember if I have read Shadow of the Moon yet, I don't think I have.
    I also need to read Mead's adult series, I think I have them all waiting on my shelves to be read.

    http://kristina-worldofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-tuesdays-8.html

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  5. Nevermore has been on my list for ages. It looks so emo, but I am still mega intrigued. I just won't read it in public!

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    1. Oh it's TOTALLY emo, but it's worth it.

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    2. Haha, totally emo but worth every page. You'll be BEGGING for the sequel.

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  6. I have been wanting to try the Georgina Kincaid Series, I love the VA books. One of these days I'll get book one and try it out.

    I almost didn't recognize Shadow Hills. I have that one on my shelf. I got it for Christmas not this past year, but the previous. I have the other cover though. Maybe I should be moving that up my list. :)

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    1. Yeah they came out with a new one for the paperback. I'm not sure which one I like more. The PB is definitely creepier!

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  7. I have been slowly making my way through Richelle Meade's Vampire Academy and I like it so far. I bought Nevermore bc I have heard so many wonderful things about it. Great list. Thanks!

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  8. I read A Certain Slight of Light before I started blogging and I loved it! It definitely needs a lot more attention. Great list!

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  9. I got A Certain Slant of Light from a friend in our Christmas book exchange and she said pretty much the same thing. I really need to move it up the pile!

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  10. I feel like I am totally failing because I've only read Nevermore (which OMG I will forever wave my VARENLOVE flag high) and A Great And Terrible Beauty. Since you are always legit in your reviews and actually have taste, I will attempt a few of these books SOON!

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  11. Oooh, Shadow Hills has been lingering on the ol' pile for a while. I MUST get to it soon because it sounds FAB. Also, I second your Nevermore love. It was dark and swoony and wonderful. And it's probably one of the only times that I actually thought the guy on the cover really looked the way I pictured the main guy looking. CRAZY.

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  12. I just bought Nevermore!! It was just on my IMM!! HOLLA. I am awesome. Why did I buy it? Because when I found it at an incredibly reasonable price, I checked my goodreads app on my phone, and it was Jen's review that SOLD ME.

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  13. Shadow HIlls WAS supposed to have a sequel. At least I remember Anastasia saying she could envision the story going 4 books or more and that she's working on book 2.

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  14. A Great and Terrible Beauty is on my list, too, but for my favorite fictional crushes! haha (: Kartik is kind of amazing. <3

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  15. TOTALLY agree with Succubus Blues!! This serie is awesome! :) The others I still need to read :) :P

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  16. I have been meaning to get the Morganville Vampire Series... and I totally agree The Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a MUST read!!!

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  17. I REALLY need to read A Certain Slant of Light. I have a copy, it is super short...I don't know why I haven't yet.

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  18. I love A Certain Slant of Light and Nevermore! I still need to read A Great and Terrible Beauty and Frost.

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  19. Nevermore is currently sitting on my dresser waiting to be read :]

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  20. I love your comparison of The Morganville Vampires to crack, because that is exactly how I feel about that series! Not all the books have been great, but they're just so darn addictive that I have to keep reading. And with the way the last one ended I am beyond excited to read the final book!:)

    I am also a huge fan of the Georgina Kincaid series. I made the mistake of starting Succubus Revealed at 11pm on a Wednesday. Yeah. By 2am I was dancing around my living room with tears in my eyes (from a certain trial):P

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