October 21, 2014

Top Ten Newer Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week we're discussing new series (those that started being published within the past two years) that we'd like to start reading ourselves.

Born of Illusion series by Teri Brown — I love it when authors can convincingly intermix historical eras/events with the fantastical. And this is about Houdini and magicians.
Of Metal and Wishes series by Sarah Fine — A Phantom of the Opera retelling taken in new historical and cultural directions? That's all I need to know.
Just One Day duology by Gayle Forman — I feel as though I may be unfairly prejudiced against Forman after not loving If I Stay. I want to give her a second chance by reading her newer series.
Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith — No matter how uninterested I am in the subject matter of this series, it's written by J.K. Rowling and so will get read eventually.
The Young Elites series by Marie Lu — The Legend series grew on me over time, and I love the premise of Lu's newest series. I'm hoping that no adjustment period will be necessary here.

Blackthorn and Grim trilogy by Juliet Marillier — I haven't read anything new by Marillier in years. Here's to fixing that problem with her latest historical fantasy series.
All Our Pretty Songs trilogy by Sarah McCarry — I desperately want to read this modern, feminist retelling of the "Orpheus and Eurydice" myth.
Not a Drop to Drink duology by Mindy McGinnis — I have high hopes that this post-apocalyptic story will be as refreshing an addition to this genre for me as it has been for so many other readers.
The Colours of Madeleine series by Jaclyn Moriarity — I love how whimsical this series sounds! Seriously, sentient colors?
Reboot duology by Amy Tintera — I really like the premise of this duology. Even more, I like that this is a duology.

What newer series are you hoping to start soon?
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. Love this list, Amanda! I have no interest in reading Forman's If I Stay duology, but I will say, with the utmost confidence that Just One Day is spectacular! I cried. I laughed. I felt so much! There was just so much life in those pages. I still need to read Just One Year, but I'm making it a priority to finish this series before the year is up! But trust me, you don't want to miss Just One Day. I hope you find it just as wonderful as I did. :) Not a Drop to Drink is another kick ass story! I rated it 5-stars! If you read and enjoyed, The Road, Not a Drop to Drink will not disappoint! Great picks, girl!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  2. I want to read so many of these too! I didn't realize The Cuckoo's Calling and Of Metal and Wishes were series. Exciting!
    And I had never heard of Blackthorn and Grim and The Colours of Madeleine series. They both sound excellent! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I'm incredibly eager to get my hands on Of Metal and Wishes but I think I should read her Sanctum series first! Great picks!

  4. Just One Day and A Corner of White are fantastic, Amanda, so I highly recommend those. Of Metal and Wishes is quite good too and though I liked Born of Illusion, both books contain love triangles, so just something to be aware of. It was a deal breaker for me and I didn't pick up the sequel. :/ I am SO excited for Marillier's new series, though, since I wasn't the biggest fan of Shadowfell (though I really need to finish out that trilogy) and The Dreamer's Pool just looks gorgeous. Wonderful list!(:


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