Monday, October 20, 2014

Top 10 New-ish Series I Want To Read

Hi and happy Tuesday! The prompt for this week's Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and The Bookish is the top 10 newer series on my to-read list. It sounded fun but was actually a bit challenging -- apparently most of the series on my radar have been around for quite a while. So this list is kind of stretching the definition of "new" -- I think at least one of the books was published in 2010!
1. The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey
From the Goodreads summary:
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors.
*I see this book everywhere, and one day I will get around to reading this popular YA series!

2. The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen
From the Goodreads summary:
The Queen of the Tearling introduces readers to a world as fully imagined and terrifying as that of The Hunger Games, with characters as vivid and intriguing as those of The Game of Thrones, and a wholly original heroine. Combining thrilling action and twisting plot turns, it is a magnificent debut from the talented Erika Johansen.
*The first installment of this fantasy series just came out a couple months ago.

3. Kick Lannigan series by Chelsea Cain
From the Goodreads summary:
Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later...When two children in the Portland area go missing in the same month, Kick goes into a tailspin. Then an enigmatic man Bishop approaches her with a proposition: he is convinced Kick's experiences and expertise can be used to help rescue the abductees. Little does Kick know the case will lead directly into her terrifying past
*This is also a new series and it sounds like it features a badass heroine!

4. Tangled series by Emma Chase
From the Goodreads summary:
Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows.
*I discovered "Tangled" on Goodreads sometime in 2013 and it has rave reviews... but my library doesn't stock it and for the longest time no libraries in all of Ohio had it. I just checked again, and finally it's available from elsewhere in the state! It's strange that this book is so popular on Goodreads with 4.23 stars and over 50,000 ratings, but I've never seen it at the store (not that I've really actively looked) and it's not at the library. Huh.

5. Wool series by Hugh Howey
From the Goodreads summary:
Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside.

5. Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant
From the Goodreads summary:
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.
*This is the third post-apocalyptic series on my list! Guess I need to get caught up on those!

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
From the Goodreads summary:
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

8. Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones
From the Goodreads summary:
Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances.

9. Amour et Chocolat series by Laura Florand
From the Goodreads summary:
Paris. Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it's a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line...
*I discovered these books browsing Top Ten Tuesday lists one time. They seem cute and fun.

10. Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriager
From the Goodreads summary:
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire--and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
*A co-worker at the library recommended these YA steampunk novels and they sounds pretty interesting and different from what I'd normally pick up. And I do love the Victorian time period. Plus, one of my favorite authors, Deborah Harkness, gave the series a postive review!


  1. Great List!! I've never heard of The Chocolate Thief, but that sounds really cute. I will have to check it out on Goodreads. The Daughter of Smoke and Bones is on my TBR list as well. I hope you enjoy all of these when you have a chance to read them.

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  2. Great picks. There are quite a few of this series that I really want to read myself - Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The 5th Wave and The Queen of Tearling especially, they look so good. I hope you can get to some of these soon :) TTT.

  3. Awesome list. Daughter of Smoke & Bone is one of my favorites. Wool and The Fifth Wave are also quite good. Now I have to add Feed to my list, it sounds fantastic. Happy reading. :-)


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