Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top Ten Series I'd Like to Start But Haven't

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Yes, this was the To Ten topic for last week, but this was when I had time to write the post.  If you absolutely can't stand me breaking the assigned topic, think of this as my Top Ten series to begin in spring.  But anyways, these are the series I really need/want to start reading.

10--Benny Imura by Jonathan Maberry beginning with Rot & Ruin.  I haven't read any zombie books, not even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  So I should probably jump on the boat sometime soon...  And it's got a cool cover.

9--Thursday Next by Jasper Fjord beginning with the Eyre Affair.  I love books about books. There's just something about messing around with characters from someone else's novel. If Jane Eyre is up and wandering around outside her story, obviously that has to be put to a stop.  And I've heard Mrs. Havisham from Great Expectations makes an appearance in this series.  Let's hear it for crazy old ladies.

8--The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo beginning with Shadow and Bone.  I've heard mixed reviews about this one, but I"m willing to give it a shot.  I love a good fantasy and if nothing else, the cover is amazing enough that I need to read it.  

7--Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans beginning with The Prisoner of Cell 25.  I know almost nothing about this series, but a teacher I know gave this book to a 7th grader who doesn't normally read.  By the end of the class period, the student was interested enough in the story to ask for the sequel.  If there's a book out there interesting reluctant readers, I need to read it.

6--Mairelon by Patricia C. Wrede beginning with Mairelon the Magician. Wrede's books are always quirky and fun and hilarious.  I loved the Enchanted Forest books.  This series is Victorian street urchin + magic.  What more could you want?  I used A Matter of Magic (the bound set of the two books in one) as the picture because the cover is just so pretty whereas the books seperately bound are less so.

5--Theater Illuminata by Lisa Mantchev beginning with Eyes Like Stars--Shakespeare retellings.  'nuf said.  Seriously.  Books about books meet retellings of myth-like things (okay, they're plays not myths, but still) all in a fantasy world.  My favorite genres got married and had kids.

4--Fairytale Retellings by Jackson Pearce beginning with Sisters Red.  I love fairytale retellings, as I've said all over the place on this blog.  Who else is stoked for Fairytale Fortnight?  Ahem, back to the book.  I've heard Pearce's books are good.  And the covers are amazing.  

3--This is also why I want to read The League of Princes by Christopher Healey beginning with The Hero's Guide to Saving the Kingdom.  We rarely get retelling from the prince's point of view, and Healey is supposed to be very funny.

2--Also Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale.  Western spunky princess graphic novel retelling.

1--Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness beginning with The Knife of Never Letting Go.  I've heard these are amazing and I own the first book, so I will read it one of these days when I find a minute.  

Most of these series are fantasy, so I'll probably have to pace them out some to get some variety in my reading so I don't go crazy, but I will begin them.  Soon.  Sometime.  Probably after finals.  Or later.

If you've read any of these series, let me know what you thought about them.  Also, which one series should I start first?  Which series are you dying to begin?


  1. The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is fantastic!!!! It is hilarious, with a great story and wonderfully developed characters. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle made my list. I cannot wait to read it.

    Happy Spring Reading :)

    1. Thanks. I'm getting the paperback of Saving Your Kingdom soon.

  2. Ooh, some of these are books I hope to read too – like Shadow and Bone. I loved Rot & Ruin and Chaos Walking, so hopefully you'll get to them soon :-)

    Tanya Patrice

    1. I'm glad to hear that someone likes Rot & Ruin. I picked up the recommendation from an obscure source and no one I know has read or heard of the book.



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