10.20.2014

TOP TEN TUESDAY | NEW SERIES I WANT TO START


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten New Series I Want to Start. I'm not that big on series usually, but when I started reading Young Adult fiction more series hit my radar. Here are some of the first that come to mind:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101128-the-5th-wave?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20880279-the-giver-quartethttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12476820-partials?ac=1

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Partials Sequence - Dan Wells

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11408650-the-unbecoming-of-mara-dyer?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11235712-cinder?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11988046-pivot-point?ac=1

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
Pivot Point - Kasie West

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10194157-shadow-and-bone?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11826847-percy-jackson-collection-percy-jackson-and-the-lightning-thief-the-las

The Grisha - Leigh Bardugo

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17684326-the-cuckoo-s-callinghttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17332969-the-100?ac=1

Cormoran Strike - Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
The 100 - Kass Morgan

I cheated a little bit, as you may have noticed. The topic said that we should include series published in the last year or two, but there were a couple older ones I snuck in there. The Giver, because with the movie coming out soon I feel like it's back in the current book narrative. And Percy Jackson and the Olympians because I just keep on hearing about it! Everywhere I turn it seems like a fellow book blogger is saying now awesome this series is. So I feel like it belongs on the list.

What about you guys? Which series are you dying to read - and which others should be on my list? Share in the comments!

16 comments :

  1. The Lunar Chronicles! This is one of my all-time favorite series, particularly the last book, Cress. Honestly, each heroine is better than the last. The world-building is amazing, and the narration is just cinematic. There's no way you could dislike it, so I really hope you get to Cinder soon!

    Bekka
    Great Imaginations

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    1. Dude, that is so good to hear! I have started Cinder, but I got distracted. Probably by a cover that was new and shiny. But I liked the way it was written, and I remember thinking there was a lot of potential - so I have a feeling I'll really dig it once I finally settle in and finish it! And I know the series will be like chips - I will keep going once I get through Cinder!

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  2. I just started The Lunar Chronicles recently and really enjoyed it. I've been meaning to check out the Galbraith books too. Nice list!

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    1. It's funny, because those are two series I've started, but haven't actually finished any books from! But I liked both of them. In both cases I just got distracted. Oops. But I know I'll enjoy them and kind of like having them to look forward to!

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  3. I've seen The Giver recommended a lot recently but I don't know anything about it. I'll have to have a look.

    I can recommend The Cuckoo's Calling! I really enjoyed it. I need to get my hands on Pivot Point.

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    1. Honestly? I don't know much either! I mainly just know that it's considered something of a classic and that it's going to be a movie - and I generally try to read the book before watching a movie whenever I can. It's not very long, though, so it shouldn't take long to read!

      I started Cuckoo's and I enjoyed it, but got a bit lost in the middle because of picking it up and putting it down a few too many times. I need to start again and really give it my undivided attention. I know I'm going to like it thought - I can see Rowling's fingerprints in the exquisite world and character building. Really glad it's an ongoing series!

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  4. Oh I really want to start The Fifth Wave too! And don't worry, we all cheat! :D
    My TTT

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    1. Haha! Thx... yeah, I do that a lot. But hey, if it makes for a better list it's fair, right? ;)

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  5. Great list!! I'm reading the second Percy Jackson book with my son now and we are really enjoying it. Like Harry Potter, it is a great series for both children and adults. Mara Dyer is one of my favorite YA series. You should definitely give that one a try.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/10/top-ten-tuesday-new-series-i-want-to.html

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    1. I've heard so many great things about Percy Jackson. I've read part of the first book but have yet to finish one - I think it was a mistake to watch the movie first. But I got the (really pretty) box set, so I'm determined to give it a fair shake... one of these days!

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  6. Great picks. So many of these are series I want to read myself - The 5th Wave, The Cuckoos Calling and Grisha series especially. I really enjoyed Cinder, The 100 and Pivot Point. I hope you can get to some of these soon :) Here's my TTT.

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    1. Thanks! My problem is always deciding which to start first - and I often don't want to start a series until the sequels are published but then when they are I've kind of gotten past my initial enthusiasm... it's all very stressful.

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  7. I am so looking forward to reading the Lunar Chronicles!!! As well as Shadow and Bone and the Mara Dyer trilogy! I think I might read The Giver too before I see the movie :)

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    1. I have heard SO many good things about all of those. I started Cinder and though I did get distracted, it wasn't because I didn't like it - the world-building was great and the characters and storyline had great potential. I'm looking forward to getting to it! Yeah, honestly that's the main reason it's on my radar right now! I hate watching the movie first. It's a challenge. Maybe a bit OCD. I'm working on it.

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  8. I love series, but until I finish some I currently have going, I am just not allowed to start a new one. On a side note, definitely recommend the Percy Jackson series. I just really enjoyed that one.

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    1. Haha! Yeah, the reason I've started and stopped so many of these is because of others distracting me. It's the curse of the omnivorous reader, I suppose! I have heard so many great things about Percy Jackson and nothing negative. I think I'm a bit "meh" because of the movie - but I intend to push through until that feeling fades! I may or may not have picked up the beautiful box set. Ahem.

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