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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Platonic Relationships In Books We Love

Top Ten Tuesday.13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Platonic Relationships In Books We Love.  And they are….


(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

1. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
Amazon * Goodreads

The friendships are pos-I-tute-ly to die for and I am obsessed with them all!

 

2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
Amazon * Goodreads

Rhen and Grey have the most addicting friendship and I’m so here for it…and even more so is HARPER and Grey’s friendship.  I love it all so much!


(Chelsea’s Choice – Review)

(Jen’s Choice – Review)

3. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
Amazon * Goodreads

Kell would do anything for Rhy…and I do mean anything.  And Rhy loves him so much.  I will never forget these guys-so addicting.

 

4. Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts
Amazon * Goodreads

Laurel and her Dad came to become one of my favorite father/daughter relationships in any book I’ve read.  It warmed my heart and there was so much emotion between the two of them.

 


(Jen’s Choice – Review)

(Jen’s Choice – Review)

5. The Uprising (The Union #3) by T.H. Hernandez
Amazon * Goodreads

One of my favorite things about this series was how friendships were cultivated throughout every moment.  They were deep and meaningful.  This time around I loved how Rainey and Cyrus had each others back in every way possible.

 

6. The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins
Amazon * Goodreads

Not only did this book display strong, female friendships, which I loved!  But it also displayed strong non-sexual friendships between males and females, which I loved too!

 


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice – Review)

7. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Amazon * Goodreads

Lysandra and Aelin – these two went from being enemies who were jealous of one another to the best of friends who would literally lay down their lives for the other.  Maas might be known for her whirlwind romances but she also knows how to create some of the most powerful girl friendships I’ve ever read about!

 

8. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Amazon * Goodreads

Millie and the boys – these guys were HILARIOUS together.  I feel like Millie was the glue that kept all of the guys together and I loved reading their text exchanges.  

 


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

9. First Test (Protector of the Small #1) by Tamora Pierce
Amazon * Goodreads

Kel and Neal  – Neal was the first page to accept Kel when she started her training at the palace and quickly turned into her best friend.  He was a nagging thorn in her side (lol) until they became knights and their friendship is one of my very favorites of all time!

 

10. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab
Amazon * Goodreads

The friendship between Lila and Alucard is to die for.  They are both smart, snarky and fiercely loyal.  The fact that Kell is loved by Lila and (mostly) disliked by Alucard brings a whole additional layer to the friendship and their dynamic.


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

11. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
Amazon * Goodreads

The sisterly bond between Katniss and Prim will always be one of my favorite sibling relationships.  The love Katniss has for Prim is above anyone or anything else and that is evident in the entire series, which makes the ending all the more tragic.

 

12. Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
Amazon * Goodreads

Similar to the Hunger Games, the sisterly bond between Tella and Scarlett is so strong.  Even with the crazy setting and the swoon-worthy boys, the sisters’ friendship is deep and it’s clear that no matter what, they will always care about and help each other.

 

So these are the Platonic Relationships In Books We Love.  Do you share any of the same as us?  If not, then what are your favorite platonic relationships in a book?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Backlist Books We Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday.13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Backlist Books We Want to Read. And they are….


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

1. Wrong (Wrong #1) by Jana Aston
Amazon * Goodreads

 

2. Fighting Irish (The Summerhaven Trio #1) by Katy Regnery
Amazon * Goodreads


(Jen’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

3. Big Rock (Big Rock #1) by Lauren Blakely
Amazon * Goodreads

 

4. The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

5. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Amazon * Goodreads

 

6. Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

7. The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Amazon * Goodreads

 

8. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertalli
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

9. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Amazon * Goodreads

 

10. Fireblood (Frostblood Saga #2) by Elly Blake
Amazon * Goodreads


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

11. Kulti by Mariana Zapata
Amazon * Goodreads

12. The Bet (The Bet #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Amazon * Goodreads


So these are the Backlist Books We Want to Read. Are any of these on your backlist too?  Or have you already read them?  If not, then what backlist books do you want to read?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Authors We’d Love to Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Authors We’d Love to Meet.  These are the women whose books we are obsessed with!  We always find ourselves counting down the days until their newest release comes out.  And the characters and stories they create stay in our hearts long after we close the book.  And they are….


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

1. Mariana Zapata
Amazon * Goodreads

 

2. Leigh Bardugo
Amazon * Goodreads


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

3. Morgan Rhodes
Amazon * Goodreads

 

4. Julie Kagawa
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Jen’s Choice)

(Jen’s Choice)

5. Wendy Higgins
Amazon * Goodreads

 

6. Lauren Layne
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

7. Tamora Pierce
Amazon * Goodreads

 

8. Alexandra Bracken
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

9. Sally Thorne
Amazon * Goodreads

 

10. Megan Abbott
Amazon * Goodreads


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

11. Sabaa Tahir
Amazon * Goodreads

12. Gillian Flynn
Amazon * Goodreads


So these are the Authors We’d Love to Meet.  Would you love to meet any of these authors too?  Or who would you love to meet?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books On Our Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday.13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Books On Our Fall TBR. And they are….


(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

1. Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor (Releasing 10/02)
Amazon * Goodreads

 

2. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Releasing 10/02)
Amazon * Goodreads


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

3. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (Releasing 10/02)
Amazon * Goodreads

 

4. Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa (Releasing 10/02)
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Arielle’s Review)

(Jen’s Review)

5. Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas (Releasing 10/23)
Amazon * Goodreads

 

6. The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Releasing 10/30)
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Jen’s Review)

(Arielle’s Choice)

7. Dangerous Exes (Liars, Inc. #2) by Rachel Van Dyken (Releasing 10/30)
Amazon * Goodreads

 

8. Archenemies (Renegades #2) by Marissa Meyer (Releasing 11/06)
Amazon * Goodreads

 


(Jen’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

9. Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins (Releasing 12/18)
Amazon * Goodreads

 

10. The Disasters by M.K. England (Releasing 12/18)
Amazon * Goodreads


(Cassie & Chelsea’s Choice)

(Chelsea’s Choice)

11. Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake (already released)
Amazon * Goodreads

12. Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco (already released)
Amazon * Goodreads


So these are the Books On Our Fall TBR. Are any of these on your Fall TBR too? If not, then what books are?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday.13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. And they are….


(Chelsea’s Review)

(Chelsea’s Review)

1. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Amazon * Goodreads

I just…I can’t… I mean…Elian!!!!  I live for it!  This book was everything a fantasy re-telling should be-original yet mixed with it’s roots without ruining the integrity of the namesake.  And..Elian.  I mean, come on.

2. From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
Amazon * Goodreads

I had NEVER heard of this author before Lukov, but when a friend rec’d this to me, I went immediately to The Wall of Winnipeg, fell in love there, then tried this beauty…and a beauty it was. Like nothing I’d ever read before, this book-and author-stole my heart. 



(Chelsea’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

3. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Amazon * Goodreads

Okay okay okay…this feels cliche.  And a week ago I would have said ‘yeah it’s good, but it’s not as amazing as people say,’ and frankly it still is a very hyped book…but I just re-read it and, with all the twists and turns I knew ahead of time, it totally enhanced every little bit of the story and I AM DYING WITH OBSESSION for Cardan and the badass that is Jude.  Can I PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HAVE THE WICKED KING. 

4. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Amazon * Goodreads

I always get nervous about hyped up thrillers, as they can often be so disappointing if the ‘twist’ isn’t twisty enough.  Safe to say I wasn’t disappointed by this book.  I loved all the major characters and I never really saw the major twist coming.  A brilliant YA mystery/thriller.


(Cassie’s Choice)

(Cassie’s Choice)

5. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Amazon * Goodreads

I heard so many good things about this book that I did what I normally don’t–I bought it without reading it first, which I usually only reserve for books in a series.  But I’m so glad I did because this book was amazing.  It took the Little Mermaid and covered her in the blood of innocent princes.  It had everything I wanted and more and I can’t recommend it enough.

6. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Amazon * Goodreads

So this one is kind of polarizing, as I realize some people hated this book.  I get it-the format is funky and it’s kind of all over the place.  But I honestly didn’t care.  I literally couldn’t put it down and read it over the course of a few hours.  Even though one of my least favorite thing happens, I still can’t get over the ending and how the entire book was written.


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Arielle’s Choice)

7. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Amazon * Goodreads

Not only is this book extraordinary in the sense that the story is told in a series of e-mails, IMs, interviews, and pages of graphics; the plot in itself is so addicting and fast paced.  Reading it in this format was something new and exciting and I am so glad the other two books in the series follow suit.

8. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Amazon * Goodreads

This entire series is in my top favorites of all time.  Blue, and her Raven Boys go on a quest to find a mythical historical figure.  Every time you think they have things figured out..THINK AGAIN.  Honestly this book could be read solely for Gansey.


(Arielle’s Choice)

(Jen’s Review)

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Amazon * Goodreads

This booooook.  This book is unique in the sense that it is narrated by Death.  Even though you know from the beginning who dies, when you get to that point it still feels like a punch to the stomach. Such a great approach to a story set in a time period that has been writing about time and time again.

10. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
Amazon * Goodreads

I was sooooo late to the game with this series, and also so nervous to pick it up.  Everyone seemed to love this trilogy and I thought for sure I’d be the odd ball out.  7 years later Chelsea bought me this trilogy for Christmas.  I devoured it in no time at all and loved each book in the series with my whole heart and soul!


(Jen’s Review)

(Jen’s Review)

11. Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Amazon * Goodreads

Here’s another series that I was so many years late to the game.  I was unsure yet again if I would truly love it, so Chelsea bought me this book for Christmas.  See a theme here?!  LOL!  This series snagged me right from the start and I was completely consumed by The Fever Series!

12. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Amazon * Goodreads

Two years after Obsidian released, I still kept seeing it everywhere online.  Especially on Facebook.  I’d never read a JLA book before, so I picked it up and became obsessed with the characters and story line.  In the four years since I have read this book, I’ve read 30+ JLA books.  I’m so thankful I gave into the hype since she easily became an auto-buy author for me!

 

So these are the Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. Have you read any of these or do you have them on your tbr? If not, then what’s a popular book you read that lived up to the hype?

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