Top Ten New Series That I Want To Start

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come out with a list for us all to complete. This week’s list are the Top Ten New Series That I Want To Start. The only rule… new means it’s been a year or so! There are so many series that I want to start, so this could be tricky…

In no particular order…

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UnrememberedJessica Brody– This book has been on my radar for a while now, I’d like to start it and see if it’s worth reading!

Just One DayGayle Forman- Loads of bloggers seem to love Gayle Forman. I need to see if I do!

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The Murder ComplexLindsay Cummings- I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but as always I want to form my own opinion. The premise sounds incredibly interesting!

HexedMichelle Krys– I’m in the mood for a witchy story!

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UninvitedSophie Jordan– I have had a copy of this for a while now but was yet to get to it! I’m looking forward to reading it, despite its mixed reviews.

The FalconerElizabeth May– Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to get stuck into this book!

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A Thousand Pieces of YouClaudia Gray– I’m not going to lie, it’s the beautiful cover that makes me want to read this.

BullyPenelope Douglas– Not my usual sort of read, but it’s been raved about by people I trust! Hmmm…

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The Cuckoo’s CallingRobert Galbraith- I have been putting this book off for ages now as I have high expectations now we know who the author is…

Perfect RuinLauren DeStefano– I loved the Chemical Gardens trilogy, so I’m very much looking forward to Perfect Ruin.

Have you read any of these series? Let me know which ones I should definitely get to! Feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

14 series on my radar for 2014…

I’ve mentioned before that there are so many series that I have yet to read, or series that I’ve started but not got around to finishing. It seems that almost every book I read these days is a series! I can’t keep up!

Series that I need to complete:

(Click on the book cover for my review, if I’ve read it already!)

-Mara Dyer-

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I have so much love for Michelle Hodkin’s writing. This series is seriously crazy, but yet still so readable. It’s messed with my mind, and I NEED to know how it ends with The Retribution Of Mara Dyer. I hope I don’t hate the ending.

-Shatter Me-

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I’ve absolutely been sucked into this world. I can’t wait to see how it finishes! I hope Ignite Me lives up to expectations!

-Under The Never Sky-

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I haven’t loved this series as much as others I’ve read in 2013, but I’m still intrigued enough to see how it all ends. Into The Still Blue is the final book in the series.

-Chaos Walking-

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This series is complete, but I’ve only read the first book in the series. I want to get around to reading the other two this year!

-The Lunar Chronicles-

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This is the only series on this list that won’t be complete by the end of 2014. I’m really enjoying it so far, and I’m looking forward to Cress being released this year. Winter will be published in 2015.

-Matched-

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This series is complete, but I need to finish it! It hasn’t blown me away but I’m still intrigued to read it!

-The Selection-

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This series is my guilty pleasure. It may not be the greatest piece of literature, but it’s fun.

I shall hopefully only have one series left to complete out of this selection (which is the last book in The Lunar Chronicles) if I managed to finish the series listed!

Series that I want to start:

(The first book in the series is listed, with the link going to Goodreads!)

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I hope to begin these series this year! I’ve been meaning to start them for a while now.

Have you read any of the series that I’m yet to start? Which one would you recommend first? Let me know!

 

Novellas in-between books in a series. Do you like them?

I don’t know if it’s that I’ve just noticed it more now I’m a book blogger and I’m more aware of e-book novellas but there seem to be a lot of novellas in many series of books. Quite often you can find a 1.5 novella in-between the first and second instalment in a series. For example, Crossing The Line between Pushing The Limits and Dare You To in Katie McGarry’s Pushing The Limits series.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with novellas in this form. If it’s a series I absolutely love then I tend to really want to read the novellas because I want to drain every last bit of information about the characters and the series. Quite often novellas are told from a character’s viewpoint that you haven’t heard before which is great. This is especially the case when you absolutely love the secondary characters.

Novellas can be great for that extra tantalising bit of information about the series, but then they can be so frustrating because you want a full length novel on that character! Sometimes, novellas can be a bit pricy for what they are.

What are your thoughts on novellas in series? Do you love them? Hate them? Please feel free to share your thoughts!