Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT, #31)

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's post is:

Top 10 Book on My TBR for Summer 2015

In no particular order...

These are some of the books that I have had on my TBR for a LONG time and it's about time to hopefully get to them this summer! :) Goodreads Blurbs below if you want to know more about these books!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1 and #2) - Michelle Hodkin

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.

The DUFF  - Kody Keplinger
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendSeventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) - Pierce Brown

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope.

Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) -Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.
Hopeless  (Hopeless, #1) - Colleen Hoover

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Splintered  (Splintered, #1) - A. G. Howard

Splintered (Splintered, #1)
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) - Rachel Hartman

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1) -Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a yellow brick road - but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) -George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

Harry Potter (Harry Potter, #2, #3, #4) - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

What Are Your Picks?


  1. Red Rising and The Bone Season have been in my tbr for FOREVER and I really need to read them! I also really need to read the Mara Dyer series. I loved Splintered! Great list! I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

    1. No Problem! So glad you enjoyed Splintered, I've been really liking it so far. Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. Red Rising and The Bone Season have been in my tbr for FOREVER and I really need to read them! I also really need to read the Mara Dyer series. I loved Splintered! Great list! I hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

  3. You have some pretty awesome books on your list! I really enjoyed the first two Mara Dyer books; they are very creepy and gripping, perfect if you're looking for a quick read that doesn't fall into the usual light and fluffy summertime contemporary. I hope you enjoy your books!

    1. Thanks! Glad you liked them so hopefully I'll enjoy them too! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I've been meaning to read so many of these, it isn't even funny!!! I especially want to read Seraphina and Red Rising. The Mara Dyer books are great, eerie and with an unreliable narrator. I hope you like them! I didn't enjoy Splintered nearly as much, though, so I hope you like it better than I did...

    1. Thanks! I'm really hoping I enjoy them all too! Thanks for commenting and Happy Reading :)

  5. I definitely want to read Seraphina too. In fact, I've been wanting to read it ever since it first came out and still haven't gotten there! I plan on borrowing Splintered from the library (at some point) because it sounds like I'll either love it or hate it and I'm not sure which. (Ergo, why I don't want to buy it.) I keep hearing great things about DUFF, too. It sounds like it'll be good. Hope you enjoy your reading and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. I know me too! and yes I'm also borrowing Splintered from my library's ebook catalog, I started it and then put it down to read something else but from the couple of chapters I read it was interesting. Ok at the start so hopefully it is a good one for me, I liked what I read so far. Hope you enjoy it and No Problem! :)


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