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toptentuesday

(4 in a row! And ANOTHER to read list.)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They come up with top ten lists that people can blog about every week.

So many to read lists! To keep them non repetitive, I’m not listing sequels (Just did that) or debut authors. (Coming up in January) I don’t remember these top tens doing so many want to read lists before. (At least I didn’t put any 2015 books on last week’s list.)

darkershadeofmagic1. A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

(Author of: Vicious)

I can’t wait to read Vicious and I’ve been wanting to read a good parallel worlds book.

Kell is a magician who has a rare ability to travel between parallel worlds. Officially Kell is a ambassador of London from the ‘red world’. Unofficially he’s a smuggler, but he’s set up for treason and flees to ‘Gray London’ where he meets a thief and they team up to save all of the worlds.

2. The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadowsorphanqueen

(Author of: Incarnate (Newsoul, #1))

Forbidden magic and a princess reclaiming her thrown! So much YES!

After Princess Wilhelmina’s kingdom is conquered she’s taken to the enemy capital along with the other noble children. Ten years later, they are the osprey, experts in stealth and thievery. With their help she plans to get her kingdom back. A wraith is sweeping the nation and Wil’s magic might be the only thing that can stop it, but magic is forbidden. (2 book series)

Courtofthornsandroses3. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J.
Maas

(Author of: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1))

Okay so I still neeed to read Throne of Glass, but Beauty and the Beast and fairies! (and maybe a war too)

Feyre kills a wolf and is dragged off to a magical land, by a ‘beast’ who is actually a fairy ruler.

Darkestpartoftheforest4. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

(Author of: Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1))

I’ve been meaning to read something else by Black and this fairy-tale sounds so cool

In a town where humans and fae live side by side a fairy prince has slept for hundreds of years, then one day he wakes up. Hazel knows that the fae aren’t good, but she made a deal with one for her brother. Now it’s time to pay her debt. She teams up with her brother, a changeling boy she can’t help being attracted to, and the fairy prince himself.

5. The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher

(Author of: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1))

Jim Butcher (Dresden Files) writes steampunk,enough said. Also the oddities that thee people who can manipulate crystal magics have sound funny.

People live in spires and transport is on air ships, which are powered by crystals. Certain people can manipulate the energy in the crystals, but most of them have an oddity like not being able to use doorknobs. There are also mean talking cats.

crimsonbound6. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

(Author of: Cruel Beauty)

A retelling of little red riding hood. Everyone liked Cruel Beauty (Now on sale for Kindle for $2) so I want to check this one out.

Rachelle serves the realm (I’m thinking military) and she’s assigned to protect the King’s son, a man she hates. She forces him to help her find a legendary sword to save the kingdom.

7. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

(Author of: Unspoken)

A retelling of A Tale of Two Cities with magic! And I like doppelganger things. Again, I own Unspoken, but haven’t gotten to it yet. (I need more TIME!)

Lucie’s New York is caught between two kinds of magic. She wears magical rings and has a secret The love of Lucie’s life, Ethan also has a secret, he has a doppelganger created by dark magic.

uprooted8. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

(Author of: His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1))

I love coming of age learning magic tales.

The dragon (actually a wizard) protects a village from the corrupted woods, but every ten years the village must give him a young girl. (Not to eat, but to work for him)

9. The Veil (Devil’s Isle #1) by Chloe Neill

(Author of: Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1))

I don’t read much adult Urban Fantasy, but the premise sounds so unique.

The veil between humanity and the veil was torn. Now some humans have magical powers, but they are all forced to live in the district called Devil’s Isle. Claire is a sensitive, but she’s untrained because she’s kept her power a secret.

starsneverrise10. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

(Author of: My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1))

Post apocalypse with demons and evil exorcists. (I only hope they aren’t zombie like) Plus the cover is purdy.

Nina’s town has been destroyed by soul sucking demons. She’s trying to protect her little sister Mellie, but she learns her sister has a secret that will put her in danger. Her sister’s committed a sin and the church and their exorcists don’t tolerate any sinners. Finn saved their lives, but he could be an exorcist. Can she trust him?


I’ve actually only read two of these authors, but they’ve all made my wish list! 🙂

How do you choose which books to read next? Covers, blurbs, authors, or some other system? I mostly go by blurbs, (and if certain things are mentioned, I’m there) but I’ve been known to be swayed by a pretty cover and there are some authors that I see their name and I want to read the book regardless of what it’s about.

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