I have a confession: I rarely finish series.
Although I believe I have confessed this before…so I’m just airing my dirty secrets repeatedly. I have what I call the Squirrel Syndrome. I see a book, I read it, I forget about it being in a series, I see a new book…etc. There are SO many books out there to read! HOW DO I FIT THEM ALL IN?
Cloning is a possible option.
But I do like the thought of series (if not the commitment), and I have good intentions to finish them…or start them. One day. Maybe? Ha ha. Probably not.
This week’s prompt is: Top 10 New Series I Want To Start
1. Curse Workers by Holly Black
I’m going to specific and say these covers. Aren’t they gorgeous? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE SERIES IS ABOUT! I assume it’s about freaky supernatural things because a) have you seen the covers? and b) it’s by Holly Black.
I love Holly Black.
She’s a genius of all things creepy and unique. I loved The Coldest Girl In Coldtown so much.*
* I also really love Spiderwick, but because I’m, like, a hundred years too old for that series, I have to keep it as my small secret. I really, really love children’s books.
2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Despite the last cover reminding me a delicious biscuit, I like the sound of this series. Did someone say “frightening abilities they can’t control”?
Professor X understands. Let’s groove with these mutants.*
* I actually only assume they’re mutants by the use of “frightening abilities”. I haven’t read the books yet, so I could be wrong. Duh.
3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
I LOVE CASSANDRA CLARE, TOO. I’m nearly finished The Mortal Instruments series* and therefore need to move onto this one. Lots of people have told me it’s even better. I’m 98.3% confident I will enjoy the socks off it.
Also I’m having serious cover-love palpitations here.
* A phrase here which means “Omg, I have just realised how freaking big book #6 is and I may pass out”.
4. The Lotus War by Jay Kristoff
If my dragon doesn’t come through as a yard-friendly household pet, I also want a griffin. Apart from that I have no idea what these books are about except they’re Japanese! Let me cheer! I like when books venture outside of America/Australia/Britain.
I am struggling with the author’s name though.
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5. Dante Walker by Victoria Scott
I’ve heard it’s insanely witty. Plus the blurb starts “Dante Walker knows is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it.” I feel kinship to him already.* Obviously he has wardrobe issues as he only owns one shirt in the first two books and loses it completely in the third.
* Since I, too, am flippin’ awesome.
6. Dust Lands by Moira Young
I keep borrowing book #1 from the library and it just sinks to the bottom of my TBR…and ends up going back unread. It is a huge shame. I need to finish it! Or, well, start it!
I know it’s a letter different…but the author’s name makes me think of The Mines of Moria every. single. time.
7. The Iron Fey by Julie Kawaga
They’re pretty. (Okay! I promise I’ll stop making that my first reason of why I want to read a book!) Also, faeries are delightfully horrible little creatures and I enjoy reading them. Maggie Stiefvater’s versions are my favourite, but I need to expand my horizons at some point.
And the covers are really pretty.
8. Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente
But seriously? The series is all “The Girl Who…” and then a boy comes along and totally loses the plot. Pfft. Boys.
I’ve been recommended this a lot, plus I own the first book! Why have I not started it yet?! What is wrong with me?
9. BZRK by Michael Grant
I have the first book on audio from the library, so possibly when I’ve finished listening to Disruption** I will read BZRK!
* But you love it. You love my recommendations. You love the way I tell you to read books that will rip out your heart and stomp on it. That’s why we’re friends.
** While we’re on topic, Disruption is amazing. I didn’t think I’d like it…but then I did.
10. The Wicked Years by Gregory Macguire
My sisters are in a plot to make me read this. One sister bought book #1 for me, and the other insists on belting the Wicked musical songs ALL over the house. I GET IT, GUYS, I GET IT. I will (and do really want to) read it…I just…
I don’t know. Why haven’t I read it yet?
I obviously need a clone.
Cait is still rewriting her book. Ha! Actually she’s writing this post to procrastinate writing her book because writing is hard. It took her 2 hours to write 2,000-words, which is unokay. SHE IS UNOKAY! SHE NEEDS A BREAK. Her mind is breaking. So she’s given herself a moment to read more of THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN which is a sad and miserable book where everyone dies.