Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Series I Want to Start

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Mostly or Completely Out 

1.) His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers - Add to Goodreads
This is the kind of series that I would absolutely love. Historical Fiction set during the Middle Ages and it is about nuns who are also assassins. I've heard great things about it and with the third book Moral Heart coming out, I really wish I was more on top of reading this series, I even got the first two books from Netgalley!

2.) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Add to Goodreads
I feel like everyone has read this series except me! When I first heard about it, it sounded like generic dystopia but everyone raves about it. Plus I hear it's set in a virtual reality which sounds pretty cool. I've only read one book set in a virtual reality game, Ready Player One, but I really liked it. Plus I hear good things about these characters.

3.) Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch - Add to Goodreads
Add this to the list of "books recommended by Nikki which will destroy my TBR." No, that's half true. I've heard really good things about this series from bloggers who have the same taste in fantasy as I do (including Nikki). It definitely sounds like a great book. I mean my OTSP Secret Sister even bought me the first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora!

Just One Book Out ... More Coming

4.) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch - Add to Goodreads
I've been seeing this book everywhere now that it's finally out. I've wanted to read for quite some time and I'm excited to start a new YA fantasy series. I've head a lot of great things from fellow bloggers, especially about the ship. I'm so interested in this world and magical system! This book has been on my list for awhile and I'm hoping to get to it next month when I'm not tied to a theme.

5.) Of Metal and Wishes by Sara Fine - Add to Goodreads
So I've heard this is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, which I love. It sounds similarly dark and dramatic with Gothic elements. I mean it references a ghost in a slaughterhouse... Ah-mazing! Plus I have heard really good things about it. I think it's a duology and I plan to read it when book 2, Of Dreams and Rust comes out next year.

6.) The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski - Add to Goodreads
Seriously everyone raves about this trilogy. It has a girl in a pretty dress cover which you know I'm a sucker for and sounds really good. Not sure why I haven't started it yet but I plan to read it when the second book, The Winner's Crime comes out in March.

7.) The Young Elites by Marie Lu - Add to Goodreads
This is the one on the list that I may be most excited about. It was the one you all overwhelmingly voted on when I asked you to help me pick my November reads. I recently won a copy so it will be one of my first reads next month! I love villain stories and I hear this one is really dark and does things you least expect!

Soon to Be Out 

8.) The Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray - Add to Goodreads
Seriously I am so excited for this new series. The first book, A Thousand Pieces of You comes out in a few weeks and I have already pre-ordered which I rarely do. Parallel universes including a future version of London, Tsarist Russia, and a place where there are underwater buildings! So much excite!

9.) Red Queen Trilogy by Victoria Aveyard - Add to Goodreads
I need this book in my life! It comes out next February but I seriously need it! It sounds like my favorite kind of fantasy. It combines magical powers with political intrigue. I love the idea of the hierarchical and a hero who breaks the mold and can change society. Am I drooling? I feel like I'm drooling!

10.) A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab - Add to Goodreads
A magician who can travel in parallel universes. Sold. Four different Londons each darker than the last. Further sold. Main character is an ambassador and a smugglers. Yup, I need it. Adult fantasy written by Victoria Scwab. I NEED IT NOW!

11.) The Dregs Duology by Leigh Bardugo - Add to Goodreads
Let's be real, this book had me at Leigh Bardugo. But it's set in the same universe as The Grisha Trilogy and is about a crew of misfits who join together Ocean's Eleven style to do what I only assume is to rob something. This past week Leigh announced the characters and a new name of book 1, Six of Crows, on her tumblr do now I'm even more in love!

How about you? Are you excited to read any of these series like me? Have you read any, what did you think? What new series are you excited to start? Leave a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Awesome choices! Under the Never Sky looks like such a fantastic series!I can't add a series that doesn't have a cover. I just can't do it!! Haha! Great list :P

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  2. Marie Lu's new book sounds really dark... just how I like it! Hopefully it's going to be a series too!
    The Red Queen is also one of the books I'm most excited for; just any modern retelling of fairy tales is an instant YES for me.
    My TTT doesn't really include His Fair Assassin, but you got me with historical fiction. Who can resist badass nuns really?

  3. Your list is awesome! YOU NEED TO READ THE GENTLEMAN BASTARDS SERIES! IT'S IS FANTASTIC! So is Under the Never Sky (well, the first book is fantastic! I still need to read 2 and 3) and His Fair Assassin! I liked Snow Like Ashes. It setup for the rest of the series.

    I haven't read any of the others yet but I'm excited to get to them! AND ZOMG! I'M SO EXCITED FOR A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC! FEBRUARY NEEDS TO GET HERE QUICKLY!

  4. I L-O-V-E Grave Mercy. Everything about that book just makes me all happy inside. Red Queen is on my radar too and The Winner's Curse was one of my best books I read this year.

  5. I just finished A Thousand Pieces of You and you are definitely not going to be disappointed! I hope you love it as much as I did. It's going to be so hard to wait for the next book in the series! My TTT! Happy reading!

  6. Grave Mercy, Snow Like Ashes, Young Elites and the Red Queen are all books I really want to read. I have read the Under the Never Sky series and enjoyed it. My favourite secondary character is from the series, Roar =D
    Monique @ Mo_Books

  7. Ummm, I think my TBR list just exploded. I really like the look of the Gentleman Bastards series and the VE Schwab series for adults. I really liked Of Metal and Wishes and The Winner's Curse. And I cannot wait for The Red Queen. Looks SO GOOD.

  8. A lot of awesomeness on your list! I LOVE His Fair Assassin and Under the Never Sky! I hope that you will love them! And I know you know that I adore Snow Like Ashes! I am also in love with The Winner's Curse. I hope you will enjoy that one too! And I am really looking forward to reading The Young Elites, A Thousand Pieces of You, Red Queen and The Dregs! Love your list.
    And I really think you should read Grave Mercy soon! (Since Mortal Heart comes out Nov. 4th!) I. Am. So. Excited!

  9. OOOh nice! I LOVED A Thousand Pieces of You! Such a cool story and can't wait for more! The Red Queen also looks really good! I enjoyed Veronica Rossi's trilogy as well! That one was very exciting and omg the feels! Great picks!

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  10. Brilliant picks! I read and loved the Under the Never Sky series, I definitely recommend that one. I also loved The Winner's Curse and I am so excited for the sequel. I really want to read Of Metal and Wishes, Snow Like Ashes, A Thousand Pieces of You and Red Queen. I hope you can get to some of these soon :) Here's my TTT.

  11. The His Fair Assassin series has been on my TBR forever! I don't know why I couldn't remember to include it on my list. Oops? Anyway, I'm totally with you! Assassin nuns living during the Middle Ages, raising hell, sounds all kinds of awesome. I hope we can both dig into this series sometime soon. The Winner's Curse is amazing!!! I'm so in love with it! I didn't expect to fall so hard, and yet, here I am, fangirling every chance I get. I hope you feel the same way, when you get to it. :)

    Great picks, Cassi!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  12. I've read Snow Like Ashes, Grave Mercy, The Winner's Curse, and the Under the Never Sky trilogy and each were pretty good. I want to start all the rest of the series on your post!! The Young Elites looks amazing and I've heard great things about it. I bought The Lies of Locke Lamora because of Nikki's review of it, but I still haven't gotten around to it. Those four soon to be out books all look like great series starters. *crosses fingers that they live up to both our expectations*