By: Celine | July 7, 2015 | (91) Comments

top ten tuesday

Sooooo hello and welcome to our very first Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish! (But because us Midnightians are rebels, we’re each doing 4-5 books making it way more than just 10 books, ehehe.) Seeing as everybody loves lists, we finally decided to join in on the fun (sporadically, as in, y’know, when we feel like it. ‘Cause we’re cool like that *hairflip*).

So… *drumroll* here’s our first TTT in which we immediately get down to business and CONFESS to you which hyped books we’ve never read!

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Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

This series has been shouted about by EVERYONE and it looks so incredibly good but for some reason I’ve not yet read it. I know I love Marchetta so I’m not sure what’s holding me back because I have seen several people fall in obsessive love with this series and these characters.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I will admit THIS IS BECAUSE I’M SCARED. For some reason historical fiction and I do just not get along. It’s one of those things I really really WISH I loved but alas. Sooo… Is this book also amazing for people who don’t like historical fiction? Should I try this??

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

This sounds pretty awesome actually and I know loads of people love Susan Dennard (I mean everyone was going crazy about Truthwitch sooo..) but for some reason I never really got around to it? I don’t know. Maybe I should read this? I NEED YOUR OPINION PEOPLE

Paper Towns by John Green

I’ve not read anything by John Green apart from The Fault in Our Stars. I enjoyed TFIOS but wasn’t blown away by it and I’ve heard all his books are sort of similar/have similar characters which is why I’m slightly scared to read anything else by him.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Or really anything by Brandon Sanderson. Yup, that’s right, I’ve never read Sanderson. *ducks* I am a hardcore lover of fantasy but for some reason I’ve never started a Sanderson novel. I know that they’re supposedly amazing but I don’t know – I’ve never picked one up. Is this the biggest mistake of my life yes or no?

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The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo

This series has quite some hype behind it, yet I’ve never checked it out. I honestly have no idea why, the lush world building sounds amazing as does this Darkling I’ve been hearing about 😉 Six of Crows sounds amazing too. Celine also quite likes this series too so…what am I waiting for?!

More Than This by Patrick Ness

I haven’t read anything from Patrick Ness, however had heard so much about his writing. In particular it’s More Than This that I want to read the most, I’ve heard it’s a total mind fuck of a story. I also have intense cover love. I think it’s past time I should have read something by Ness and this one seems the perfect place to start.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

This epic fantasy novel has been highly praised, as has its sequel. IT INVOLVES DRAGONS! Why haven’t I read it yet? Honestly, I think I feel a little intimidated. High fantasy isn’t a genre I tackle usually, however the whispers of the romance in the sequel in this one being quite different from the YA norm? YES please, bring on the diversity.

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

I love urban fantasy and yet I haven’t read this series???? I honestly have no excuse. This one has super high ratings from my friends, and the high ratings continue  as the series goes on. I think that bodes quite well and I really do need to move this one up my TBR ahhh. Yell at me to read this one.

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Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

I obviously need to get my butt moving because I still haven’t read all of Marchetta’s books and well, THAT IS JUST COMPLETELY DISGRACEFUL especially because I call myself an Aussie  AND NO ONE CAN BE A TRUE AUSSIE UNLESS THEY’VE READ THESE BOOKS. So yes, I shall fix this.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

I tried this series once and I have up around 50 to 100 pages in because the story was just way too slow and it didn’t do anything apart from confuse me. BUT, I do plan on giving this series another go because pretty much everyone I know (I’m looking at you, Larissa and Celine) is in love with this series and I’m feeling totally left out, haha. Must try and see if I have better luck the second time around!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I’ve still yet to read something by Victoria Schwab and it’s totally killing me. I’ve been wanting to read this one since forever but it’s like $30 online and $40 at the bookstore for the hardcover in Australia which is just crazy, so I shall have to wait until I’m all rich and drowning in money (aka in my dreams) till I get my hands on this.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This is a really hyped up book over the recent weeks which has been just popping up everywhere I go and I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t loved it so this is clearly saying something. Also, I am in love with the UK cover. SO. PRETTY.

Legend by Marie Lu

I said back in 2013 that I was definitely going to read it by the end of the year but that clearly didn’t happen because here I am, still haven’t touched it. WHOOOOOOPS.

Tadaaaa! And that was our first TTT. Which books do you recommend us to pick up first from our list?

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91 Responses to Hyped Books We’ve Never Read

  1. I haven’t read anything by John Green either, but I can’t say I’m interested either. Something about the hype surrounding his books repels me from them. 🙁 I really enjoyed the first 2 books of the Something Strange and Deadly series. I haven’t read book 3 because I got spoiled to the ending and I’m not happy. I want to try the Lumatere Chronicles because everyone loves the books so much! I’ll have to make it happen one of these days.

    The Shadow and Bone series is one of my favorites, so you have to try it, Larissa!! I want to read Written in Red too, but I’m waiting for a few more books in the series to come out so I can binge-read them.

    Mel, Uprooted was fantastic. It was a little slow, but it was such an engaging read. I’m in love with that cover too. I need to read more Marchetta books too! I’ve only read one so far. 🙁
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    • Melanie says:

      I had on idea it was slow to begin with so thanks for the heads up! I think I would’ve been pretty disappointed if you didn’t tell me, because I’ve heard nothing but excellent things for it but at the same time, I totally hate sloow books.

  2. You’re totally right. EVERYONE loves lists! 😉

    Celine: I haven’t read Finnikin either. I don’t even know why. Just doesn’t appeal to me, I guess. I SO recommend Code Name Verity. OMG THAT BOOK. Seriously. I adored it — and that means A LOT from someone who doesn’t even like HF.

    Larissa: I haven’t read Seraphina, BUT I have got it sitting on my shelf. Fingers crossed I like it! (It has dragons in it…soooo ;)), but I HIGHLY recommend More Than This (strange, but GOOD), and Shadow and Bones (The Darkling FTW).

    Mel: Vicious and Legend are on my list this week too! I want to read both, I think (though I am less sure about Legend, as the storyline doesn’t appeal to me as much.) I know what you mean about The Raven Cycle. EVERYONE raves about them — but ehhhh they weren’t my favourites. Hope you like them more than I did. 🙂
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    • Melanie says:

      Yeah fingers crossed with Raven Boys, haha! Omg yeah I wasn’t too sure about Legend either but i have gotten it into my head that I must read it – heard the characters were the best thing about it and I love character driven reads xD

  3. Nirvana says:

    When it comes to hyped books, weeeeell, here’s for the most obvious one: TWILIGHT. SERIOUSLY. I don’t think I’m up for sparkly vampires yet. I don’t think I’ll EVER be ready, but I digress.

    OOH READ PAPER TOWNS. IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE AND A RETELLING. Do give it a try! If I’m completely honest, I like it better than TFIOS so….:P
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    • Melanie says:

      Ugh yeah don’t read Twilight, you’d totally be wasting your time there. Interesting that you like Paper Towns more! I SHALL STAY LOYAL TO MY TFIOS <3

  4. Mel, I’m with you on the fact that I haven’t read Maggie Steifvater’s series either, but LEGEND? You haven’t read LEGEND. Oh GOD. What. Even. You need to read the book! They’re all so wonderful <3

    Larissa I haven't read Shadow & Bone either but I've been wanting to for a really long time now 🙂

    Celine. Paper Towns is amazing. Its not like TFiOS at all! Its so much humor. I haven;t read any of Green's books except these two, so I wouldn't know, but lets just say that for the sake of this argument I DO know, and now he is funny go read him.
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  5. Omigosh… so many great books here. Great gifs too. Loved their snark and sums up my attitude about you resisting some of these books. Get thee to the library and happy reading!

    My TTT has no overlap with yours, but my need to beg you to read some of the books on this list is great.
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  6. Rhianna says:

    I’ve been thinking about writing a post like this. It’s so hard with so many books being crazy hyped. I tend to avoid a book if everyone seems to think it’s the bees knees. It’s silly but I’m always a little afraid to jump on a bandwagon.

    I have actually bought the Raven Cycle and Grisha books and Written in Red all on audio with intentions of listening to them… someday. lol
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    • Melanie says:

      OOh audio books! I used to love listening to them but I found that I kept falling asleep whenever I listened to them at night so I stopped hahah. You should defs write a post like this! It’s lots of fun 🙂

  7. The Mistborn books made my list too. I loved Code Name Verity and Vicious. Paper Towns was okay, but I liked TFIOS and Looking For Alaska a lot more. John Green’s books are all very similar.
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  8. I love The Grisha Trilogy! I’m so excited for Six of Crows.
    I completely agree with the Brandon Sanderson thing.
    I’ve also been wanting to read Seraphina. I love the cover, and I haven’t read anything like it.
    I’ve only read Paper Towns and TFIOS, and Paper Towns is my favorite of the two, but I can defintely see how characters are similar.
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  9. Miranda says:

    I really want to read Seraphina by Rachel Hartman too! Great picks, I’m in the same boat at your however, I haven’t read any of them as of yet. 😉
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  10. I’ve read one of those (Written in Blood), am in possessing of three (Something Strange And Deadly, Legend, The Raven Boys) and have no intention of reading the other ones. Great list!
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  11. Hilary says:

    You should read The Raven Cycle, Mel! AND VICIOUS. READITREADITREADIT.
    I borrowed Shadow and Bone before, Larissa and eh, I don’t know, maybe I was in a reading slump but I wasn’t motivated to read it.
    I also haven’t read Paper Towns but that’s mostly due to my aversion to the Tfios book. Sigh, I should probably give it another chance, right Celine?
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  12. @ Celine – *whispers* FINNIKINNNNNN. It’s perfection <3 Something Strange and Deadly wasn’t PERFECT, but I really enjoyed it and gave it 4 stars! I love the steampunk aspect to it, and I’m actually going to binge the series next month xD

    @ Mel – The Raven Boys IS slow, but that’s just Stiefvater’s style. It all builds and builds until suddenly you’re CRYING ON THE FLOOR BECAUSE FEELS and wondering how you could be so attached to these five fictional characters. Also Vicious is FAB if you can get your hands on it. Fingers crossed that you’ll be able to get a good deal!
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  13. I haven’t read any of the books on your list this week. Nice post. 🙂
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  14. I didn’t know you guys were Midnightians lol will keep that in mind. The first book of the Lumatere chronicles was so mindblowing and full of amazing plot twists that I had to take a break from the series, Celine! The world-building in the Grisha trilogy is one of the best aspects, or more like Leigh Bardugo’s description of the world is so beautiful and tangible that you feel completely immersed in it. If you like that kind of thing then you’ll love that series, Larissa.

    Vicious is on my list too, Mel, and I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by Victoria Schwab yet either but it’s for the same reason too. A Darker Shade of Magic is so expensive too that I just can’t. I’d like to think “quality instead of quantity” but what do you do when there are so many cheaper quality books too? ;__; I’ll probably end up buying this in ebook.
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    • Melanie says:

      WE ARE ZE MIDNIGHTIANS OF THE BOOK FORT OF YA MIDNIGHT READS. BEWAREEE. *suspenseful music* Yeah I was thinking of getting her books in ebook as well but THEY LOOK SO GOOD IN HARDCOVER I AM SOOOO TORN ;____;

  15. Celine: I hate historical fiction but really loved Code Name Verity; it’s character focused rather than plot focused. Also I will echo everyone else that The Lumatere Chronicles and Brandon Sanderson will blow your mind.

    Larissa: You need to jump onto the Patrick Ness bandwagon stat! I loved the Chaos Walking Trilogy. I didn’t see why The Grisha trilogy was such a big deal, though – Shadow and Bone was so mediocre *hides from fans*

    Mel: OMG we Australian residents have the worst deal when it comes to book prices *cries*. And I can never find hardcovers. I found A Darker Shade of Magic easier to read than Vicious, mainly because the latter is told in a non-linear fashion– ADSOM is also $17.99 at Dymocks 😉 do it!
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  16. The only ones I’ve read is The Raven Cycle series (It’s generally slow paced – that’s the feel of the book, but it’s oh so good!) and Legend (blech. Sorry. i don’t get the romance and characters in this.)
    I just got Shadow and Bone and the rest of the trilogy so I’m super excited. I really hope it’s good *crosses fingers*
    I would have tried Mistborn already but my library doesn’t have it – my excuse for most of the books I haven’t read yet.
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  17. I haven’t read anything by Patrick Ness or Melina Marchetta either, and I feel like there is so much hype around EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEIR BOOKS! I suppose I should just buck up and read one.
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  18. Annie says:

    celine: finnikin of the rock is a book that’s on my tbr as well even though i’m not a fantasy lover but everyone else says it’s so good so i’m like well, maybe i should! i’m a history nerd and i love historical fiction so code name verity is one that i want to get to as well. and mm paper towns is not a book i liked very much but i also feel like i am very much a black sheep on basically all of john green’s works so i don’t know.. it works for some people but not me.

    larissa: shadow and bone was really good! i still need to read books 2 & 3 but i did really like the first even though it was sorta confusing and i was seriously underwhelmed by the villainy of the darkling. I JUST DIDN’T FIND HIM THAT EVIL IDK WHY. also with you on the cover love for more than this.

    mel: THE RAVEN BOYS IS SO GOOD. tbh the first one didn’t really do it for me though i liked it enough but then it gets really good. i mean i don’t love it as much as others mostly bc i just found it all super fucking confusing the entire time and there are still things i have questions about but it is good and worth a read.
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  19. Code Name Verity is excellent! The war setting is central but to me it’s also very much a character read. And it’s heartbreaking but it’s also unmissable so I think you should just brave it!
    The Raven Boys! You are breaking my heart by not reading this one! :O
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  20. Amber Elise says:

    I haven’t read anything by John Green and I really don’t feel compelled to.

    Nor have I read Legend, but I feel compelled to read that!
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  21. Celine: CELINE! You have to read Code Name Verity. It is such an emotional and wonderfully written novel, and even though it’s hard to get into in the beginning, the ending is totally worth it.

    Larissa: Eh. To be completely honest Larissa, I don’t think you’re missing out on much. I read Shadow and Bone and while I liked it, it didn’t really wow me either, you know? But More than This is absolutely fantastic!

    Mel: I could never get in to The Raven Boys because of Stiefvater’s writing style, but I know how much people love it. I’m curious to see what you think of it if you ever end up reading it. And Legend is a good dystopian, but it’s not much more than that, you know? Nothing really ground-breaking or heart-stopping. *shrugs*

    Thanks for sharing girls and, as always, fabulous post! ♥
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    • Melanie says:

      Yeah that’s pretty much my situation with The raven boys as well. Hopefully the second time I read it I’ll have better luck. I’ll keep that in mind for Legend! Hopefully the hype surrounding it doesn’t make me have unrealistic expectations.

      Thanks <33

  22. Yay for Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 I think I might post more sporadically now as well…you know, when I feel like it 😛 BUT OMG CELINE YOU HAVE TO READ PAPER TOWNS AND CODE NAME VERITY. I really dislike historical fiction and Code Name Verity’s pretty slow…but so worth it. And Rose Under Fire is even better. OH AND PAPER TOWNSSSSSS. Actually, read Looking for Alaska first. And those two are much more thoughtful and non-mainstream than TFiOS, so you might like them 🙂
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  23. Celine: I love Paper Towns, in fact, it is my fave JG title. But I can see where the hesitation is coming from. Coz I’ve read all of his books and, yeah, they share the same formula.

    Larissa: Whatever you heard about More Than This is true. I just read it last March and I remember, all the time, I was like, WTF is this? But, like, in a very good way. As for the Grisha series. It has a seriously magnificent world-building and refreshing too, since it’s not your go-to medieval England. Book 1 is slow, tho, BUT Book 2 picks up and, at least for me, it sealed my love of the trilogy.

    Mel: We share 2 authors, your 2nd and 3rd. I feel left out on TRC, too, since many friends love the series. But I’ve read Uprooted, and tho I felt like it would’ve done better as a duology, I like the concept and the Wood. But it can get too dense at times.
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    • Melanie says:

      Hmm, was Uprooted too rushed, then? Or like really underdeveloped? I always thought it was a trilogy or something, curious to see how it works as a standalone!

  24. Lexa Cain says:

    Sometimes the more I hear about a book, the less I feel like reading it. I prefer lesser known things – diamonds in the rock pile. (Yes, Celine, TFioS was overrated IMO. I couldn’t connect with the overly intellectualized characters. I’ve never met or seen any teens remotely like them. John Green – not my thing.)
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  25. I really loved Code Name Verity. I like historical fiction, but honestly, I don’t read all that much of it, so I feel like non-historical fiction fans would like this one too! It doesn’t SEEM that old, you know?

    As for Paper Towns, I really liked Q’s friends. I don’t know if you’d like Margo though…haha it’s a good book. My favorite by him is Looking for Alaska though.

    -Lauren
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  26. I’ve never read Sanderson either!! I was going to put it on my list too haha but I had too many to choose from!
    Also never read Shadow and Bone *hides* loll this is so funny because of how embarrassed we book lovers get about these books we have never read that are SUPER hyped and popular and everyone is like yes read read read now now now and its even on our shelves but WILL WE EVER GET TO THEM?!?! lmao
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    • Melanie says:

      Haha right? IT’S LIKE I’M SO SORRY AND ASHAMED. Exactly, I am honestly wondering when the heck I’ll get to reading Legend because I said to myself I was gonna read it in 2013 and it’s already 2015 whoops

  27. Linda says:

    Wow! I mostly have the same unread hyped books as you guys! really really want to read “More Than This” by Patrick Ness since I loved his Chaos Walking trilogy! “The Final Empire” and “The Raven Boys” have been in my tbr list for waay too long and I definitely to read them soon! ughh so many books so little time! Anyways great post and Happy reading!
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  28. OMG, MEL, I’M NOT AN AUSSIE EITHER. I’ve only read two Melina Marchetta books…Finnikin of the Rock and Looking for Alibrandi. >_< I loved them both so I really don't know why I haven't read aaall her others. Zomg. SUMMON THE CLONES. WE HAVE WORK TO DO.

    Celine: Code Name Verity is an interesting one…I actually DNF'd it, like, um, twice, before I tired the audio and then ended up giving it 5-stars. XD IT'S INCREDIBLE. But the first part is pretty slow and VERY heavy on allthisstuffaboutplanes. I mean, planes are cool. I guess?? But yeah. KEEP THAT IN MIND. I think Rose Under Fire is better. 😉 But they're both total 5-star reads for me. xD
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  29. I disliked Finnikin, so in my opinion you are not missing out. There is such a Marchetta-craziness going on lately :p Code name verity and Mistborn both scare me, but I also really want to give them a try.

    I highly recommend to pick up the Grisha series. The first two books are amazing.

    The raven boys, Vicious and Uprooted are all three very good, especially Uprooted 🙂
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  30. Celine: “I know that they’re supposedly amazing but I don’t know – I’ve never picked one up. Is this the biggest mistake of my life yes or no?” Yep, totally. If you love fantasy, Brandon Sanderson is a must. His world-building and characters are the most amazing things ever!

    Mel: I’m exactly the same with The Raven Cycle. I feel so bad though because everybody loves it so much thus, I, too, have been planning to give it another go. You can never know… Maybe we’ll love it the next time round. 🙂
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  31. i have read some of these. Finnikin of the Rock…yes obsessive is a great word. That is what I am with this series. it is awesome.

    I enjoyed paper towns one of my favorites. I do not see his characers as similiar. but maybe that is just me.

    Serephine was okay. didn’t love it.

    I still need to read Sanderson too. My hubby loves his books.
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    • Melanie says:

      i need to read seraphina as well and I have seen some people who weren’t over the moon with it – I shall keep my expectations reasonable as possible lol.

  32. blodeuedd says:

    I so must read Finnikin! Everyone tells me it is so amazing
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  33. Finnikin, The Final Empire, Seraphina, The Raven Boys, and Vicious also made my TTT list! I also haven’t read Code Name Verity, Something Strange and Deadly, More Than This, Written in Red, Saving Francesca, or Uprooted… Gulp, I’m really missing out on some good books, I know! Paper Towns is really fun, Shadow and Bone is so intriguing and dark, and Legend is one of my favorite dystopia series ever. 🙂
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  34. Hannah says:

    I’d definitely recommend picking up Finnikin of the Rock and Written in Red. I cannot praise those series enough, and once I got stuck into them time just flew by. <3
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  35. Cindy says:

    Mel: Hmm.. The legend didn’t quite catch my attention since recently but honestly when I read it, the hype that the book had received didn’t quite get to me.. But yeah that may just be me, I honestly do think you shoul read it because even though I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t! 🙂

  36. Cindy says:

    Mel: Hmm.. The legend didn’t quite catch my attention since recently but honestly when I read it, the hype that the book had received didn’t quite get to me.. But yeah that may just be me, I honestly do think you shoul read it because even though I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t! 🙂

  37. I want to read Uprooted, too. From all the positive reviews, it looks like it lives up to the hype!

    I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone (and the Darkling), but the subsequent books were a disappointment. 🙁 I’d still recommend the first book, though.

    As for More Than This, I would only recommend that one if I felt like being mean. It does mess with your head, but not in a good way. I’d heard so much praise about the author (for his Chaos Walking series), but I didn’t see what all the fuss is about; to be fair, though, it appears that some of his fans didn’t really like More Than This, either.
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  38. Sydney says:

    Understand that if The Raven Cycle is involved and you haven’t yet read it, my book pushing will get REALLY, REALLY intense. But I digress.

    Read Vicious! Such a great novel, and it really explores the gray areas between what it means to be good and evil, since both characters could be considered villains despite the fact that they believe they’re doing something for a good cause. I really think it’s one of Schwab’s best works.

    John Green is… His books aren’t stellar, but I think they’re decent. I’ve only read Looking for Alaska and The Fault In Our Stars, but neither were particularly memorable. I still adore “If I was a drizzle, she was a hurricane” quote though! One of my favorites.

    READ FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK. I read it. I really, really enjoyed it, and I’ve been meaning to get back into the series! I’ve heard the last two books are a whirlwind of emotion, but I’m ready for it. ;D
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  39. Celine, you MUST read Code Name Verity. I love historical fiction, but I still think that anyone who’s not really a fan of historical fiction will love Code Name Verity. That book is heartbreaking and so, so honest, and it’s just…gorgeous. READ IT. 😀

    Larissa, Seraphina is definitely worth the read. In my opinion, it started out slow, but then it really sped up at the end. The worldbuilding is also incredibly rich and really deviates from the stereotypical dragons that you see in a lot of fantasy.

    Mel, you and me both with not reading The Raven Cycle. At least you’ve tried it, though. I still have yet to pick it up.
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  40. Celine – I GET YOU REGARDING MARCHETTA. I see tweets about it EVERY. WEEK. saying how it’s pretty much made of awesomesauce and epicballs, but I haven’t really started it yet. But I will. Eventually.

    Larissa – LARISSA YOU MUST READ WRITTEN IN RED. I IMPLORE YOU TO READ IT AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE TO! I love that series to pieces. I haven’t rated an installment less than 5 stars 😉

    Mel – I hope you get to have enough money to buy VICIOUS soon because girl, that book is like crack – good and addictive, booknerd style. It’s totally crazy how expensive books are in Australia!
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  41. Laura W says:

    I haven’t read the Raven Boys yet and it’s been sitting on my kindle for like 4 months now! Ugh I’m so behind on everything!

    I haven’t read Seraphina yet either Larissa and I feel so bad about it because I love high fantasy books with dragons and everyone says it’s amazing and MEHHHHHHH! Too many books so little time! #thestruggleisreal

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks
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  42. Celine and Larissa: I have yet to read all of your picks as well except for Shadow and Bone. OMG it’s a must read…just go for it! And Mel, haven’t read any of your picks either, but The Raven Boys and Vicious both made my list as well! Great post, girls! 😀
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  43. Omg FINNIKIN. Get thee to a bookstore! It’s my most favorite series OF ALL TIME. The shiiiiips. <3
    Also, anything Melina Marchetta.
    The Raven Boys – I read it for the first time last year and, yeah, the hype is accurate.
    The Others is a great series, but slow. You have to be patient!
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  44. Celine, I actually haven’t read any of those books either surprisingly. I WAS going to watch Paper Towns, but I’m watching the movie tomorrow so it’s too late lol! I bought Brandon Sanderson books but I haven’t read them either!

    Larissa, I actually read the Shadow & Bone book but then stopped after the first one – I guess I was overly picky that I didn’t love it because of all the raves! Oh man, Written in Red is SOOOO GOOD.

    Mel, I found the same with Raven Boys as well, but you have to be in the right frame of mind to pick it up. Legend was such a lovely trilogy series! Vicious was SOOO GOOD.
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  45. Lyn Kaye says:

    SHADOW AND BONE???!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!! *stares at Larissa, waiting for it to be read*
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  46. benish says:

    I haven’t read any of the book Celine and Larissa have listed, but I have read all the books Mel has listed LOL. I own a copy of Vision in Red and I really want to start that one soon 🙂 Uprooted & Legend were both amazing books! READ THEM SOON. I hated The Raven Boys, I just don’t get the hype 🙁
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  47. I can’t read Green. I hate books that make you cry.
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  48. I have not read The Raven Boys or Vicious either. The Raven Boys has been sitting on my Kindle for a while. I have read three John Green books and my ratings go down with each one. Yeah, they are pretty much all the same.
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  49. Olivia Roach says:

    There are SO many popular books that I have just never read. Throne of Glass, The Raven Boys, Vicious… the list goes on and on. I have read Seraphina though and I quite liked it so I hope you get around to trying that one soon!
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