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TOP TEN TUESDAY – What’s On Our Fall TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – What’s On Our Fall TBR. And they are….


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

1. Shattered Stars (Broken Skies #3) by Theresa Kay (Releases 10/26)
Goodreads

It’s THE FINAL BOOK!!  I was extremely lucky and got to Beta Read Shattered Stars, and you guys…..it was a breathtaking and stunning conclusion!  It was everything I ever could have wanted.  If you haven’t checked out this series yet, I highly recommend you do!  You can read my review of the first book here

2. An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne (Releases 11/07)
Amazon * Goodreads

I love, love, love Lauren Layne books!  And this one sounds beyond adorable, plus it’s a friends to lovers story.  I can’t wait to read it!


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

3. Haven by Mary Lindsey (Releases 11/07)
Amazon * Goodreads

It says “Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance” oh my gosh, that sounds fabulous!  I’m in!

4. Run Away With Me (Come Back to Me #3) by Mila Gray (Releases 11/28)
Amazon * Goodreads
This author’s writing makes me so emotional, and her characters always captures my heart.  Each book I’ve read by her always ends up on my favorites list, so I’m excited that she is releasing another book!


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

5. The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Amazon * Goodreads

I’ve never picked up a scary book right before Halloween.  And that’s because I am the hugest baby.  Seriously.  But JLA is one of my favorite authors ever, so this year I’ve decided to be brave and finally read this book.  Here’s hoping I don’t end up sleeping with every single light on in our house haha!

6. #Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert (Releases 11/07)
Amazon * Goodreads

All of my friends love this series, so I’m finally diving into this book this weekend.  What better way to start off fall?!


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

7. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (Releases 9/26)
Amazon * Goodreads

I’ve heard great things from my friends and I’m super excited to try it myself!

8. Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga (Releases 11/07)
Amazon * Goodreads

I fell head over heals for her previous release, My Heart and Other Black Holes.  So I can’t wait to read this book!


(Anna’s Choice)

(Anna’s Choice)

9. The Satanic Mill by Otfried Preußler
Amazon * Goodreads

I mean, a school in which you learn BLACK MAGIC? Have you met me???

10. Inkheart (Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke
Amazon * Goodreads

I’ve already read the French translation of this fantastic trilogy some years ago, and I cannot wait to go through the original in German!

So these are What’s On Our Fall TBR. Do you have any of them on your fall tbr too? Or have you already read them? And if so, will we love them?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – Books We Loved Before We Started Writing Reviews

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – Books We Loved Before We Started Writing Reviews.  And they are….


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

1. Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Amazon * Goodreads

Greek mythology, forbidden love, a kick-ass heroine and a male that made my heart beat faster all made me fall madly in love with this series!  I ♥ JLA and it always bothers me that I don’t have any reviews for this fabulous series.  Someday I hope to go back and re-read it! 

2. True of Blood (Witch Fairy #1) by Bonnie Lamer
Amazon * Goodreads

This book made me realize that book boyfriends really do exist and it got me back into reading.  Not only was it sooooo easy to devour but the story-line was adorable and there were some scenes that melted my heart.  I still think about this series all the time, and it’s another that I want to re-read someday.


(Jen’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

3. The Upheaval (The Survivor Chronicles #1) by Erica Stevens
Amazon * Goodreads

I read this book in a matter of hours.  It was so fast paced and I had to know what happened next.  But then it ended on a cliffhanger that nearly killed me.  So I waited until all the books released and then I forgot to finish this series *smacks forehead*.  How could I forget that, especially when I can remember every single detail from The Upheaval?!  I’m so glad I did this post because now I can finish this series!

4. Yours to Keep (Kowalski Family #3) by Shannon Stacey
Amazon * Goodreads
By far one of the sweetest contemporaries I’ve ever read-and I’ve read a lot of contemporaries since then! 


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

5. Deep in the Heart by Sharon Sala
Amazon * Goodreads

My very first ‘adult’ romance book…it hooked me from beginning to end. So sweet, fun, and sexy! 

6. Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire
Amazon * Goodreads

So bad its good…I’ll never regret loving this book, no matter what other people think.


(Anna’s Choice)

(Anna’s Choice)

7. Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy #2) by Robin Hobb
Amazon *
Goodreads

THIS SECOND BOOK is when I fell in love with my beloved Fitz – I still remember the first time I read it and felt SO MUCH for his tortured soul <33

8. The Count of Monte Cristo. Alexandre Dumas by Rob Nudds
Amazon * Goodreads

By far my favorite French classic but I could have recommended you any one of Dumas’ novels : please don’t be shy and try them, they’re fantastic!


(Anna’s Choice)

(Anna’s Choice)

9. His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1-3) by Philip Pullman
Amazon * Goodreads

Ahhhh such an enchanting trilogy! I absolutely LOVE Orphée’s tale so I couldn’t help but enjoy the way Pullman used it 🙂 This said, I will never get past the ending. N E V E R.

10. W, or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
Amazon * Goodreads

Another favorite French novel of mine. Again, try theeeeeem! You won’t be disappointed!

So these are the Books We Loved Before We Started Writing Reviews. Have you read any of these books or do you have them on your tbr?  If not, then what books did you love before you started writing reviews?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – Series We’ve Been Meaning To Read But Haven’t Yet

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – Series We’ve Been Meaning To Read But Haven’t Yet.  In actuality, we have SO many!  There just isn’t enough reading time in our days!  But these series are the ones we are hoping to get to ASAP, and are patiently waiting in our kindle or on our bookshelf.


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

1. #Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert
I borrowed this book back in January, for my one book a month from Amazon Prime.  Oh my gosh, I have no excuse lol!  I am definitely starting this series once I finish the current series I’m reading right now!

2. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
I listened to one of my book besties talk about this duology again and again!  So of course I went out and bought both books.  Welllllll, that was a year ago. 


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

3. The Institute (The Institute #1) by Kayla Howarth
One of my favorite authors raved about this series.  So I went and bought the first few books (do you detect a theme here lol!).  This series sounds like a page turner AND the first book is free right now – in case you want to pick it up too. 🙂

4. Saven Deception (Saven #1) by Siobhan Davis
This series is now complete, it amazing reviews and I always see this author reviewing and loving the same books I do.  I was waiting for the final book to release, this last February, and I can’t wait to dive into the world she has created!


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

5. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Another completed series sitting on my kindle.  I desperately need to read a book by either of these authors, especially since so many of my friends love them.  Fingers crossed I love them too!

6. The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
I bought the first book back in 2014.  And the series is now complete (YAY!).  I love when that happens!

 


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

7. A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess

8. The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

9. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake

10. The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

So these are the Series We’ve Been Meaning To Read But Haven’t Yet. Have you read any of these books or do you have them on your tbr too?  Or what series have you been meaning to read but just haven’t started yet?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – Underrated/Hidden Gem Books We’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – Underrated/Hidden Gem Books We’ve Read.  These are books we love that have less than 1,500 Ratings on Goodreads.  So we hope you’ll want to discover them too!

Xenophobia S.B. Roozenboom
(Jen’s Choice – Review)
The Union by T.H. Hernandez
(Jen’s Choice – Review)

1. Xenophobia by S.B. Roozenboom
This story was unique, so much fun and I can’t wait to see where this series goes!  Plus I adored Tevire, the things Tevire did to protect Ness was gut wrenching, sweaty palm inducing and entirely swoon worthy.

2. The Union (The Union #1) by T.H. Hernandez
This series is an epic journey that had me devouring the pages as fast as possible!  It contains a sigh inducing book boyfriend, friendships that are deep and meaningful, a heroine I adore and even a character I love to hate.  I love this series!

infinity-jus-accardo
(Jen’s Choice – Review)
stay-with-me-mila-gray
(Jen’s Choice – Review)

3. Infinity (The Infinity Division #1) by Jus Accardo
Infinity haunted my dreams and interrupted my thoughts throughout the day.  I couldn’t stop thinking about this book.  I loved getting swept away by the action, adventure and the unknown.

4. Stay With Me (Come Back to Me #2) by Mila Gray
The characters easily worked their way into my emotions.  I couldn’t help but feel everything they did.  And the sexual tension and angst left me longing to read the pages as fast as possible while also slowing down so I could savor every sexy moment.

Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart
(Jen’s Choice – Review)
 deep in the heart sharon sala
(Chelsea’s Choice)

5. Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1) by Tracy Banghart
Rebel Wing was spellbinding, intricately crafted, and I found myself being pulled in by the moments of hope, betrayal, torture, alliances, and friendships.

6. Deep in the Heart by Sharon Sala
An oldie but goodie…Sharon Sala’s tale of lost romance and found again will want your heart. It was my first ‘adult’ contemporary.

 

thief of lies brenda drake library jumpers
(Jen’s Choice – Review)
Suffer Love ashley herring blake
(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

7. Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake
The pages were filled with friendship, laughter, tears, betrayal, love and trust.  And I happily found myself addicted, since the characters continually pulled at my emotions. 

8. Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
Sweet, heartbreaking, and about finding yourself and believing in others…I’m shocked this isn’t more popular!

Broken Skies theresa kay
(Jen’s Choice – Review)
playing-the-player-lisa-brown-roberts
(Jen’s Choice – Review)

9. Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1) by Theresa Kay
Broken Skies gripped me to the core and was truly outstanding.  The story continually built and became more intricate, causing me to become obsessed with this book.  The pages were scattered with hardships and butterfly inducing moments that were breathtaking.  I never wanted this book to end.

10. Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts
Playing the Player was beyond adorable.  I couldn’t stop smiling or keep the laughter contained that kept bubbling out of me.

So these are the Underrated/Hidden Gem Books We’ve Read and loved.  Have you read any of these books or do you have them on your tbr?  What Underrated/Hidden Gem Books do you love?

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to!)

TOP TEN TUESDAY – 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to!)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is – 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to!).  And they are…..

A Shadow Bright and Burning Jessica Cluess
(Chelsea’s Choice)
truthwitch-susan-dennard
(Chelsea’s Choice)

1. A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.
Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

2. Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
On a continent ruled by three empires, everyone is born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Now, as the Twenty Year Truce in a centuries long war is about to end, the balance of power-and the failing health of all magic-will fall on the shoulders of a mythical pair called the Cahr Awen.
The biggest thing on Safi and Iseult’s minds is saving money for their planned future in the Hundred Isles. Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the emotional Threads binding the world. Safi, on the other hand, is a Truthwitch-she always knows when a person is telling a lie. A powerful magic like that is something people would kill to have on their side-or to keep off their enemy’s side-and so Safi cannot even admit what she truly is.
With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and a ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must rise above their doubts and fight to learn who they are and what they are made of, if they are going to stay alive and preserve the balance of their world.

some-kind-of-perfect-krista-and-becca-ritchie
(Chelsea’s Choice)
the-crowns-game-evelyn-skye
(Chelsea’s Choice)

3. Some Kind of Perfect (Calloway Sisters #4.5) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.
Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.
Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.
Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.
Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.

4. The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know.  The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

ps i like you kasie west
(Jen’s Choice)
adorkable-cookie-ogorman
(Jen’s Choice – Review)

5. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Signed, sealed, delivered…
While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters — sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

6. Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

 

nobodys-hero-bec-mcmaster
(Jen’s Choice)
the-star-touched-queen-roshani-chokshi
(Jen’s Choice)

7. Nobody’s Hero (Burned Lands #1) by Bec McMaster
First rule of surviving the Wastelands: don’t be caught out after the sun sets…
After her father was killed in a warg attack, Riley Kincaid was forced to stand on her own two feet in the brutal Wastelands she calls home. She knows how to survive, but when a lapse in judgment leaves her out after dark, Riley realizes she’s in trouble. The sun has set, the monsters are out to play, and there’s a band of reivers heading straight for her settlement. Riley needs to warn her people, but that’s before she runs a handsome stranger down in her jeep. A stranger who might not be a man after all…
Kidnapping her was the worst mistake he ever made.
Dangerous outlaw, Lucius Wade, lives only for revenge. But when he kidnaps Riley in order to lure an old friend into a trap, suddenly the tables are turned. Riley has no intentions of being bait, and she tempts him in ways he hasn’t felt for a long time. He’s never played the hero, but suddenly a part of him wants to. Even as he knows there’s no point.
When dangerous secrets are revealed, and Luc realizes an old enemy is on his trail, he’s forced to change his plans. The hunter is suddenly the hunted, and the only allies he has… is a stubborn blonde who thinks there should be more to live for than revenge, and the ex-friend who shoved a knife in his back ten years ago.

8. The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen #1) by Roshani Chokshi
Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets — thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

paper-princess-erin-watt
(Jen’s Choice)
the-great-hunt
(Jen’s Choice – Review)

9. Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

10. The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins
When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

So these are the 2016 Releases We Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to!)!  Have you already read some of these?  If not, are they on your list too?  Or what books did you want to read last year, but didn’t get around to?

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