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Okay, I have to face it, my to-be-read list is SKY HIGH. Picking ten for the spring is going to be … death defying. Let’s give it a try! (All links will go to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.)
1. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
In case you missed my Waiting on Wednesday post last week, I WANT THIS BOOK. If Amazon’s shipping department wasn’t the worst, I’D HAVE IT BY NOW. But I don’t. And the wait is KILLER.
2. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
Really, as far as I’m concerned, you can’t go wrong with this book. It’s historical fiction in the fact that it takes place in Russia circa 1888. It’s fantasy because the main character is both a Duchess and a necromancer. This book’s blurb caught me on the first look, and I can’t wait to read it.
3. Die for Me by Amy Plum
Okay, Anna and the French Kiss maaaay have made me have an instant love of books set in Paris, which I discovered at line 2 of the blurb. Then I read the REST of the blurb and went DUDE. Let’s see if the plotline is cool enough to overcome the star-crossed lovers thing! You can bet you’ll hear which way this one goes as soon as I get my hands on it.
4. Balthazar by Claudia Gray
I’ll admit, my interest in the Evernight series continued to wane as the books went on, but it seems that this one is completley unrelated to the Evernight books and characters except for Balthazar, so sign me up! I was a huge sucker for this guy, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
Okay, this is one book where I read the blurb and I went I WANT NOW. NOW. I have no idea why, but I just fell in love right there. Plus, the CW is making it into a TV series so DUDE. I have to at least read the book so I can watch how much the series messes with the plot line. 😛
6. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
GUYS. GUYS. CASSANDRA CLARE. THAT IS ALL.
7. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
This is the sequel to Divergent, which I thought actually lived up to a lot of the hype it got. Enough is said.
8. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
MORE VAMPIRE ACADEMY WORLD. MORE ADRIAN. GIVE ME NOW. If you don’t believe the CAPS is pertinent, read my review of Bloodlines!
9. Grave Mercy by R. L. LaFevers
Girl escapes arranged marriage, becomes assassin. Seriously, do I need to tell you anymore? Also, for the life of me I can’t get this cover to actually show up here, so you’re just going to have to click the link to check it out. 😛
10. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
I am a horrible person who judges books by their cover–only literally, I swear! However, CHECK OUT THIS COVER. Then CHECK OUT THE BLURB. Really interested in getting my hands on this one!
12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring To-Be-Read List”
I am definitely excited for Insurgent and For Darkness Shows the Stars. That last one I read one sentence of the blurb and saw “Luddite” and was like… oh yay, people who reject technology! MUST READ IT!
I saw the cover and went, YES. Then I read the blurb and said COME OUT NOW, I WANT. XD
Just read The Gathering Storm this weekend, it is SO good. I know some people let the whole Russian name/royalty system bog down their reading experience of it, but just know that the story is epic and there is some really cool mythology incorporated.
ALSO? I am dying to read For Darkness Shows The Stars!
I finally got my Amazong order, and The Gathering Storm is next on the list! I love me some mythology. 😀
A bunch of good picks! I can’t wait to be able to read several of these. I was kind of disappointed in Bloodlines, though, so I’m worried about how much I am going to like The Golden Lily. Here’s mine: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/top-ten-tuesday-10/
Aw, what didn’t you like about Bloodlines? I just love me some Adrian. 😛
I admit Adrian was a cool character. I wasn’t too crazy about it because even after the book, I still wasn’t sure what an Alchemist is or does really. I also haven’t read any of the Vampire Academy books, so this could have an affect maybe?
Oh yeah, you totally need to read the VA series before Bloodlines. What an Alchemist is and does is described in one of the later books of the series. Also, it’s just AWESOME. Especially before the Golden Lily, to understand the tension between Dimitri and Adrian.
This is such an awesome list – there are so many books I want to read too – like Insurgent. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on it.
It’s going to drive me nuts til that one comes out. Even got my brother interested in that one! Then again, if I really love a series and they leave it on a good cliffhanger… I always go nuts. 😛
Great list! It is impossible to narrow down to 10 this week, isn’t it? I liked Die for Me a lot, it’s not so much like Anna except for the Paris setting. But I liked the revenants, and the romance. Can’t believe I forgot The Golden Lily! And Insurgent is probably my #1 most anticipated of the year. Hope it’s amazing!
Happy reading & happy spring 🙂
I didn’t think it would be a lot like Anna, but what can I say? I fell back in love with Paris. 😛 The revenants thing is what really hooked me! CANNOT WAIT for The Golden Lily OR Insurgent!