Saturday, 2 November 2013

Some books I really need to read!

Some Books I Really Need To Read!

Let me say a couple of words: Champion, Into The Still Blue, Horde... What do all of these have in common? They're upcoming releases and everyone is super excited for them! One more thing they have in common: I haven't read the series...

Everyone's got some of those books: books that everyone raves about, but for some reason you haven't gotten around to yet. These are mine!

Through The Ever Night
It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death. 

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first. 

Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night? 

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
I really liked Under the Never Sky, and I actually have this one on my e-reader. For some reason I didn't get around to it, but I'm excited to start it, especially now that I have an ARC of Into The Still Blue! However, Finding Bliss in Books is doing this awesome readalong of  several series, and Under The Never Sky is one of them! Of course, I immediately signed up, so I'm very excited :D The readalong will take place somewhere in November, so you can expect reviews of this series around the middle of the month, I think.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. 

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. 

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. 
Everyone loves this series and I haven't read it yet... Hmmm... To buy or not to buy...

Across the universe
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. 

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
By the way, the first time I saw this cover I totally thought it featured lip-locked fish:
I'm serious! Look at that cover again and try to unsee it!

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.
Another series everyone LOVES and I'm just like "eh". Still haven't read this yet... I don't know why I keep putting it off. Probably because I don't own the book and whenever I go book shopping I'm like: "I could also buy that shiny new release with this money..." And it always ends with me getting the shiny new release, haha!

Do you have any books/series everyone has read but you? What did you think of the books listed above? (no spoilers, of course)


  1. I will never look at the cover for Across the Universe the same way again, genius! Enclave is actually on my shelf I just haven't started it yet - I know I should though, since the reviews for this series are generally really positive. If I had to write a list like this one it would probably include Cinda Williams Chima, Laini Taylor and... stuff that's sitting on my bedside table! :-)

    1. Mission accomplished!

      And Laini Taylor as in you haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet? READ IT. READ IT NOW. It's one of my favorite series of all time!!

  2. Agreed, I can't believe you haven't read Legend yet! Champion is out soon and I have a feeling it's going to be awesome. I think Daughter of Smoke & Bone was awesome too! Although I haven't read Days of Blood yet...

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    1. I know, I know. I should really get to it! And you should get to DoBaS, because it's ah-ma-zing. Seriously, you shall not be disappointed!

  3. OMG BAHAHAHA The fish! OMG. This is why I love you. *dying* I have only read Enclave and I will finally get to the UtNS series when I am doing the readalong.

    Brilliant post, hun! <33

    1. Well, it's true, isn't it? It DOES look like fish :P

      Thank you <3


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