15 for 2015: How did I do?

In 2015, I highlighted 15 series that were on my radar- either to finish or to start! Here is how I did with this challenge…

Series I finished…

-Splintered-

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Unhinged (Splintered, #2)Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

I read Unhinged and Ensnared.

-Legend-

Legend (Legend, #1)Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)

I read Champion.

-Burn For Burn-

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)

I read Ashes to Ashes!

-The Summer I Turned Pretty-

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

I read We’ll Always Have Summer (review to follow).

Series I’m nearly finished

-Something Strange and Deadly-

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly, #2)Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)

I read A Darkness Strange and Lovely. Strange and Ever After is coming soon.

Series I didn’t finish and have no intentions of finishing…

-Birthmarked-

Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1)Prized (Birthmarked, #2)Promised

I didn’t enjoy Prized, so didn’t and won’t continue the series…

 -Unwind Dystology-

Unwind (Unwind, #1)Unwholly (Unwind, #2)UnSouled (Unwind, #3)

This one surprised me. I didn’t really enjoy Unwholly, so don’t want to read the rest. A shame!

-The Darkest Minds-

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

I didn’t enjoy this book, so won’t be continuing!

-Across The Universe-

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Unfortunately I didn’t connect with this book!

 Series I started-

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)The Giver (The Giver, #1)Awaken (Awaken, #1)Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Unspoken– I’m almost finished this trilogy! (Unspoken, Untold)

Shiver– I started this trilogy, not my favourite trilogy, but decent enough! (Shiver)

The Giver– I’m almost finished this quartet. One book to go! (The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger (review to follow))

Awaken– I started this series, I remember enjoying it at the time, but it’s story isn’t sticking with me. (Awaken)

Ten Tiny Breaths– The ending really annoyed me, but I’m intrigued enough to continue! (Ten Tiny Breaths)

Anna Dressed In Blood– I enjoyed the first book! (Anna Dressed In Blood)

In 2016, I shall continue to conquer my series. Look at the page HERE for series I am aiming to finish!

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Ten Finished Series That I Have YET To Finish

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten finished series that we have yet to finish. I have a few of these… but I must admit that I’m getting much better at catching up with series, and a lot of the series on my TBR at the moment are unfinished!

In no particular order (book images go to Goodreads):

The Cahill Witch Chronicles

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

I only have one more book left in this trilogy and I’m looking foward to finishing it ASAP. I’m very much enjoying it, much more than I had anticipated!

Lynburn Legacy

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)

This is another series which I only have one left to read! I love Kami, the main protagonist in this series!

The Giver

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

I’ve read The Giver and Gathering Blue. I’m intrigued to read more of the books!

Anna

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Yet another book where there’s only one pending for me! I look forward to reading the next book.

Something Strange and Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)

I have just got the final book to go. I don’t want to complete this series as I love it so much! Totally holding out on reading the final book.

Awaken

Awaken (Awaken, #1)

I’m not sure that I’ll love the next book as I thought this book was just okay, but I’m willing enough to give it a try!

4 finished series that I want to start

Fire and Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)

I’m really looking forward to reading this book. It’s been on my radar for a while now.

If I Stay

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

I have had this book for ages, but the hype surrounding Gayle Forman worries me.

Goddess Test

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)

This book doesn’t have the best reviews but I’m intrigued!

The Syrena Legacy

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)I haven’t read many books like this. I’ve been put off by the reviews, but I think it’s time to form my own opinion!

What finished series are you yet to complete? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Awaken

Awaken (Awaken, #1)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

Thoughts:

I have had this book on my radar for a while now. The synopsis intrigued me, and scared me at the same time. It definitely seems like our world seems to revolve a lot more around computers now. It’s a future that could be possible and that terrified me!

Awaken is set in 2060 and is centred around Maddie who lives in a world in which everything is done on the computer. She doesn’t even go to school. Maddie thought she was okay with the solitary, virtual, digital life, but then she meets Justin, who completely changes her views on things. Justin likes being with people. Justin encourages Maddie to be with people, to be with him. Maddie feels torn as society and her family (especially her Dad) are telling her the exact opposite. Maddie has to decide what’s best for her and her family and what’s best for the rest of the world.

I think the reason why the world building was so good in this book, is because it’s something that could totally happen. The thought of people not actually writing with a pen terrifies me. I can imagine us all just having to press buttons and that’s how we create our words. Much like I’m doing now, but at least I still take the time to actually write. What would a world be like without it? *shudders*

I really liked the characters as well, although I’m not so sure on the romance elements yet. I’ll see how it progresses as the series continues, as I’ll definitely be reading the next instalment!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

15 for 2015

In 2014, I highlighted 14 series that were on my radar- either to finish or to start! I’ve decided to do the same for this year as I think it’s a great way to encourage myself to finish off series, or start series that I already own and don’t need to buy! I can totally justify this as I finished many series last year doing the same thing…so I’m ready to begin more! 😉

Series I need to finish or become up to date with ready for the next release-

-Splintered-

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Unhinged (Splintered, #2)Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

I have only read the first book in the Splintered series. I need to read Unhinged and then catch up with Ensnared which comes out in a few days!

-Something Strange and Deadly-

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly, #2)Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)

Again, I have read the first book in this series. I need to read A Darkness Strange and Lovely and Strange and Ever After.

-Birthmarked-

Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1)Prized (Birthmarked, #2)Promised

There’s a theme running through the first three series on this list… I’ve started the first but not yet continued. I am looking forward to reading Prized and Promised. Aren’t these covers just beautiful?

-Legend-

Legend (Legend, #1)Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)

Wahoo! A series where I only have one left to read. I’m hoping to read Champion ASAP so I can finish off this series!

-Unwind Dystology-

Unwind (Unwind, #1)Unwholly (Unwind, #2)UnSouled (Unwind, #3)

I started Unwind in 2014, after hearing lots of people rave about it. I aim to continue the series with Unwholly and Unsouled.

-Burn For Burn-

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)

I have read the first two books in this series. I completely forgot about Ashes to Ashes, but I’m looking forward to finishing the trilogy!

-The Summer I Turned Pretty-

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

I have only got to read We’ll Always Have Summer and then I’m finished with this sweet trilogy!

Series I aim to start-

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)The Giver (The Giver, #1)Awaken (Awaken, #1)Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Have you read any of the series that I’m yet to start? Which should I prioritise? Let me know!

Stacking The Shelves #84: The Birthday Edition!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodread’s page!

This week I celebrated my birthday, so you’ll see quite a few books this week! 😉 First up though.. review copies.

NetGalley

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 Ooh the covers of these two books go together quite nicely! I really liked the sound of these two books, so I decided to request them. I haven’t read a book by Nova Ren Suma yet so I’m very intrigued…

Hot Key Books: 

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The second book in the Vivian Apple series has just been released, but I somehow missed reading Vivian Versus The Apocalypse, so Hot Key Books kindly sent me the first book. I’m also so excited about This Book Is Gay by the wonderful Queen of Teen James Dawson. I’m actually thinking of reading this book very, very soon as I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it.

And now for the birthday gifts I received this week!

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Stolen- Lucy Christopher– I’ve heard so much about this book that I just HAVE to read it!

Infinite SkyC.J Flood– Another book that I’ve heard amazing things about, so what better time to pick up a copy!

AwakenKatie Kacvinsky– This book sounds so intriguing. It’s about living in a world where everything is done by computers. Is it just my thinking or could this totally become possible?!

Anna Dressed In BloodKendare Blake– I’ve been avoiding this book as I thought it might be a bit too scary for me, but I’m assured it’s creepy not too scary?

Throne of GlassSarah J Maas– I do have a copy of this book on my Kindle, but I figured if I’m ever going to get around to it and ignore the hype I needed a physical copy. Then it’ll stare at me until I read it!

The GiverLois Lowry– Is it some sort of blogger crime to admit that I haven’t read this book? I’m very much looking forward to it though. I like to read a book before I watch the movie.

Isla and The Happily Ever AfterStephanie Perkins– Yep, I’m admitting another crime, I haven’t read Lola yet. It’s on my radar to read soon though, so obviously I need Isla in my life!

EnchantedAlethea Kontis– I’m actually surprised that my friend Luna hasn’t pushed this book on me before, but now she knows I have it, perhaps it’ll be a Luna’s Picks choice soon! Whenever I get to read it, I’m excited. It sounds fantastic. I love me a fairy tale!

What I Didn’t SayKeary Taylor–  I saw this book recently on a Hannah’s Top Ten list about books including mental illnesses/disabilities etc and immediately added it to my wishlist!

The Disappearing GirlHeather Topham Wood- This was another recommendation from Hannah’s list!

Ugly LoveColleen Hoover– I still need to read Maybe Someday, but I was happy to have this for my birthday!

Evertrue- Brodi Ashton– My sister was a sneaky one and heard me saying how much I wanted this final book in the Everneath trilogy after I finished Everbound during her recent visit. She ordered it to arrive on my birthday to add to her lovely gift of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and some beautiful pamper stuff!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to link me to your hauls. Also, if there’s anything in my haul that you think I should read ASAP let me know!