Sunday, May 27, 2012

Exploring My TBR (2)

This was a really successful and fun feature the first time I did it, so I'm going to try to make it semi-regular.

How it works

I'll post 5 books from my TBR list on Goodreads, and why they're there. I'll also link to Goodreads so you can add them to your TBR too.  This feature is meant to highlight interesting sounding, but not really current reads. (Btw, I realized this is kind of like The Story Siren's Books To Pine For... but some of these titles are already released, and I'm writing my own synopsis.)

Burn Bright (Night Creatures, #1)

1. Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

This book sounds so awesome. You have a girl trying to find and save her brother, a hypnotic, dangerous world that's not as innocent as it pretends to be. The story itself sounds really dark. I love that. I also get a very vague Uglies/Pretties world vibe from the synopsis that may not be accurate, but is still very intriguing. Plus the cover looks nice. Older followers may remember my love of black and hot pink.

Girl in the Arena

2. Girl in the Arena by Lisa Haines

Admit it: the cover made you think of The Hunger Games right? Well, me too. Gladiators, TV, fighting... this is a book with a crazy interesting premise. Only knock against it is that it has a 3.03 star rating on Goodreads. Ouch. I'm still curious about it though, and even if I don't like the story, Girl In the Arena promises to be an interesting read, right?

Jane3. Jane by April Lindner

Pretty cover... and pink! (Told you I had a thing for that.) I've never read Jane Eyre, and to be honest I really have no plans to read unless I'm required to. I haven't enjoyed any of the "classic" novels I've already read. (Granted, I haven't read anything other than what is required for school.) That being said, I love retellings. And I'm curious to read of Jane and Nico's romance.

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
4. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

*SQUEE* I got this book the other day!!! *coughs* Since I still haven't got to it, I'll still include it here. Bitterblue is a book that I've wanted to read for over a year now. I loved Graceling and Fire, and I'm not even that into fantasy so that really tells you how exciting I find this series. I'm curious to see how Bitterblue does as queen, and the synopsis sounds really good but way too hard to condense into a single sentence. Anyway, this is a must read and I will read this book soon.

Illusions (Wings, #3)
5. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike 

I should have read this book ages ago. Seriously, two or three times I saw the book and was this close to reading it but something always got in the way. Wings is a really interesting series because it looks at faeries in a completely unusual way. I've always liked Laurel and I've always had fun reading this series so of course I want to read this book and see how Laurel saves Avalon from this new faerie threat.

Well, that's it folks.  Thanks for reading, and let me know if you've read any of these books and what you thought of them. Did you like them? Any I should get to sooner than others? What overlooked books do you have on your TBR lists? Happy reading! 


  1. Burn Bright is amazing! I love the Night Creatures series - it's COMPLETELY different from any other YA book I've read. Marianne's story is refreshingly unique, and so dark & twisted. Love, love, love! I'm very excited for the third book to come out in the fall :)

    And yes, Bitterblue!! I JUST finished Graceling on audio a couple weeks ago, and read Fire immediately afterwards so now I'm just anxiously trying to find time to fit in Bitterblue! I can't believe I waited so logn to read these books <3

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

    1. I better get to Burn Bright then! Did you like Fire as much as Graceling?


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...