Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Top Ten Tuesday- Book Series I'd Like To Start but Haven't

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted over at the Broke And The Bookish.
This weeks theme is book series you want to read, but haven't started!

1) The Trylle Series by Amanda Hocking: 
These books are in the order- Switched, Torn and then Ascend . Here is an inkling as to what the series is about: When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

2) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Books- Cinder and Scarlett. Plot (of Cinder)- Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

3) The Chemical Garden Series by Lauren DeStefano
Books- Wither, Fever and Sever.
Plot (of Wither.)- By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

4) The Gatekeepers series by Anthony Horowitz 
Books- Raven's Gate, Evil Star, Nightrise, Necropolis and Oblivion.
Plot (of Raven's Gate)- As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling.
He should have chosen jail.A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own.

5) The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Books- The Selection and The Elite.
Plot (of The Selection)- For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined

6) The Lord of the Rings Series by J.R.R Tolkien- 
Books- The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of The King. 
Plot (of the Fellowship Of The Ring)- Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him - and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed - in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.

7) The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Books- Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. 
Plot (Of Clockwork Angel)- When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

8) The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Books- Divergent and Insurgent. 
Plot (of Divergent)- In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her

9) The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
Books- Delirium, Pandemonium and Requim . 
Plot (of Delirium)- They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever
And I've always believed them.
Until now.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

10) The Sherlock Holmes Series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Books- A Study in Scarlet ,The Sign of the Four,The Hound of the Baskervilles ,The Valley of Fear ,The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes , The Return of Sherlock Holmes  , His Last Bow , The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. 

Plot (of A Study In Scarlett)- Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr. Watson tags along with Holmes while narratively detailing his amazing deductive abilities.


  1. Divergent and Delirium are good! The last book in Delirium was released today. I know what I'll be reading later...

  2. Oh, I hope you get to the Lunar Chronicles soon. Cinder is so good and Scarlet is even better! I also prefect The Infernal Devices to The Mortal Instruments (It might just be because they have prettier covers, because I do love both series). Divergent is pretty awesome too. I hope you get to start some of these soon. http://wp.me/pzUn5-1r2

  3. The Lunar Chronicles are epic. I've only read Cinder, but everyone says Scarlet is just as good - if not better. I didn't think I'd like the Divergent series, but I ended up loving them even a little more than Hunger Games. Hope you get to start these soon :)

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  4. Great list! I LOVE Chemical Gardens, The Selection, and Divergent! I also have The Lunar Chronicles on my list. I have both books, but I haven't gotten to read them yet.
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  5. 2, 7, & 8 are really good series! The Trylle series was okay. Maybe Amanda Hocking's best self-published, but the main character, Wendy, got on my nerves. Great list!

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  6. Oh yeah, you totally should read the Lunar Chronicles! You will not be disappointed!! Those books deserve all the hype they get. Marissa Meyer is pretty talented.

  7. Awesome list of books! I got a nice classic HB of the complete Sherlock Holmes for absolutely nothing. It was 2nd hand but in as new condition.

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