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toptentuesday

(Two in a row! Though I might have written this yesterday.)

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.

I have 125 books on my want to read list that were published in 2014, so this was the hardest list to make yet!

snowlikeashes1. Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch

In a world with four kingdoms named after the seasons, winter has been defeated. The survivors seek to steal back winter’s magic. Meira an orphan, secretly in love with her best friend the crown prince, sets off alone to recover an ancient locket that can restore winter’s magic.

Epic fantasy, magic, and political intrigue, yes, yes and yes!

Why Haven’t I read it yet? My library hold hasn’t come in.

2. Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1) by Josephine Angelinitrialbyfire

Lily suffers from life-threatening allergies. When she wishes she could disappear at a party she discovers she really did, into another version of her home town of Salem. In this other Salem magic exists and strongest and evilest witch is her alternate Lillian.

It has magic and parallel universes, what’s not to like?

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I’m cheap and it’s expensive.

3. Half Bad (Half Bad, #1) by Sally Greenhalfbad

Two warring factions of witches live in England. Nathan is an abomination, caged, beaten, and trained to kill. The son of the most violent witch, Nathan has to track him down and receive the three gifts that will awaken his magic.

I’m afraid it will be dark, but witches and a supposedly evil boy and magic. I need this.

Why Haven’t I read it yet? Some reviewers I trust had trouble with the slow pacing, so I keep choosing other books first.

4. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Grayathousandpiecesofyou

Marguerite’s parents are scientists. Their latest project, the Firebird, enables someone to jump between parallel worlds. Her father is murdered and the killer, their lab assistant Paul, runs away to another universe. Seeking revenge Marguerite follows him.

Revenge and parallel universes. 🙂 Love triangles. 😦

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I’m afraid the romance will overshadow the plot. Who has time to be caught between two guys when avenging their parents murder anyway? (My library has it, so I’ll probably read it soon.)

veronicamarsbook5. The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

Veronica mars is a spunky little blond private investigator. She’s clever, and snarky. Based on a tv show (which I loved!) where she was in high school. The book series takes place after the movie (also good) and continues her adventures. Once again a PI (in the movie she became a lawyer. Yuck!) and back to living in Neptune.

I was so sad when Veronica Mars was cancelled. The book is written by the writers of the original, so I have high hopes.

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I don’t usually read mystery, but I think I need to make an exception for Veronica.

6. Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1) by Mark Lawrenceprinceoffools

The Red Queen is growing old, but she is still feared by the other Kings. Her most powerful weapon is the Silent Sister. Her grandson is the most unlikely of heroes, a drinker and gambler who’d rather love than fight. But when the Silent Sister sets a trap for him, he has to journey across the empire to break the curse.

A prince who is a coward and uses his wits to escape danger and witty one liners, gimme!

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I own but haven’t read Prince of Thorns and figure I should always read the first (cheaper) series first. (Same for Half a King by Abercombie.)

talon7. Talon (Talon, #1)

Dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George long ago. They’ve been rebuilding their numbers in secret, hiding as humans. Ember is a young dragon who only wishes to be normal and Garret is a member of the order sent to kill young dragons.

Dragons, a forbidden romance, and dragons.

Why Haven’t I read it yet? The reviews are mixed. I’m afraid there is too much every day stuff and too few dragons. (again it’s at the library so I’ll probably read it this year)

8. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) by Danielle L. Jensenstolensongbird

A witch’s curse has bound trolls underground for centuries. When Cécile is kidnapped and taken to the land of the trolls she surprisingly makes friends with them. She learns that the half humans half trolls are treated badly, but there is a rebellion brewing. She’s forced marry to the prince who is of course gorgeous (yes a pretty troll) and the secret leader of the rebellion.

TROLLS!

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I have no excuse since I’ve had it on my Kindle for months.

9. Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaronnicedragonsfinishlast

As the smallest dragon of the clan, Julius survives by staying quiet and meek. Fed up by his weakness, his mother seals him in human form. He has one month to prove himself or he’s stuck like this forever. In a city of mages where dragons are considered monsters he’s going to need some help.

Yes, more dragons. I love the whole he’s thought of as a monster but he’s good thing!

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I just learned about it from Pabkins.

10. California Bones (Daniel Blackland #1) by Greg Van Eekhoutcaliforniabones

People eat bones and gain magic abilities. Daniel’s dad is a powerful magician, so other magicians attack him and yeah ‘gain his powers’. Years later Daniel’s become a thief and his uncle wants him to break into a vault and steal back his father’s sword.

A magical heist along with one of the strangest magic systems I’ve heard of, how could I resist?

Why Haven’t I read it yet? I just bought it on the Book Outlet Boxing Day sale, so I will change this soon!

Other Books On My List: Dorothy Must Die, The Kiss of Deception, The Midnight Queen, & Girl in the Well.

Speaking of the Book Outlet Boxing Day Sale, here’s my haul! (Bunny Photobomb)

bookoutlet

Some I’ve already read and loved, (Scarlet, Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm) and some I really shouldn’t have bought, (Jenna Fox, Paranormalcy, Unearthly) but I can’t resist a sale!

Okay, so it becomes really obvious when reading this how cheap I am… I love books, but $15 for a book I don’t know I’ll like? I can’t do it!

How do you buy most of your books? New, used, preorder, sale?

I buy most (like 95%) of my books used. The rest are sale Kindle books. (other than my bookoutlet order above)

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