The One With Firsts I Haven't Read

by - 7:01 AM

Smelly caaaaat, smelly caaaat... I've been staying in a dungeon having the time of my liiiiiife producing hysterical laughs since term break (translation: I'm obsessing over FRIENDS and Parks & Recreation.)

Hi fella-over-there-with-a-hella-good-hair! I'm on a term break for two weeks, but I'm having a little reading ruuuuuut. It's kind of a letdown since I miss reading and blogging. I'm trying to rectify the situation by starting with Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, but so far my heart is not fully into it. WHAT'S MY PROBLEM??!??!  I've written this post before but I never posted it. I figure this is the right time to publish this and ask for your opinions and recommendation in hopes that any of these books will be the reviving glory for my slump.

Being an avid fan of series, one of the cons(or maybe also a pro) is the agony of entering a beautiful, painful, cavernous hole and finding that it's still going to get deeper but you have to wait for a year or more. Terrible metaphor, but you know what I'm saying. Series makes me impatient but at the same time makes me exuberant especially if I can finally marathon it. There's no in-between.

I'm sharing a few first books of a series that I haven't read yet. This can also be my compensation to the latest TTT that I badly want to do but too occupied to write.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman: I'm really interested with this dystopian series and a lot of people seem to love the disturbing and grotesque theme of this book.

➳ Red Rising by Pierce Brown: Aside from the uber popular good-looking author, I heard that the series is a treat for every dystopian fans.

➳ Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: This is being compared with Game of Thrones. A lot says that this is the YA version of A Song of Ice and Fire by GRR Martin. I don't know where they based that but I am really intrigued especially the tv series is one of my favorites.

➳ The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson: I heard that there's a fantastic GIRL POWER in here.

➳ The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: EVERYONE. LOVES. THIS. SERIES.

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard: I have only skimmed the pages of this book then put it down and haven't touched it since then. I believe this has a historic touch to its premise and that makes me really intrigued. The author is popular too. I often see her and her books on my timeline.

The Demon King by Cinda Wiliams Chima

The Kinfe of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: Another author that everyone seems to love and read all his books is Patrick Ness. I heard that this has a dog who can communicate with its owner? That's rad.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas: I heard this book from Val. Another fantasy I'm interested.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau: I remember adding this to my Goodreads 'to-read' on a whim when I saw a friend posted a 5-star review of it. I haven't heard anything about it since then but I want to rehash the excitement.

Not a Drop To Drink by Mandy McGennis: OHHH all I know this has a gritty concept about survival. SIGN ME UP.

White Cat by Holly Black: MAGICAL FAMILY. YES.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: I rarely read vampire novels but this Kagawa's famous vampire series so I am curious.

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel: New dystopian series that a new

See any of your favorites? Which series should I start ASAP? Which first book/s are better than its sequel and the other way around? (just for a warning)

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    totally dont have an advice for your reading slump bc i want you to just marathon anime with me bwahahaha!!! <333

    kidding, hmmmm idk what books up there will put you out of your slump, lmao but! i've read most of those above and loved it! (except a few like The Testing. i know you, smelly cat, we have the same taste so im 60% sure you won't like it too hehe ;__;) white cat, immortal rules and snow like ashes are rather fast reads for me? and chaos walking, girl of fire and thorns, demon king etc -- i find -- mostly commands attention soooo ya knooow?

    or! we could (finally!) buddy read the final empire bc i've been eyeing it for 500 yrs haha

    and i really miss you /gross sobbing :(((

  2. The Knife of Never Letting Go series is one of my favorites so I hope you get around to that soon! The Immortal Rules and Unwind are also great, but I've only read the first books.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I'm so excited to read all of these! I've heard so many good things about Ness' books! :D

  3. Go with Chaos Walking! One of my favorite series. ;)

    ~ Dre @ Sporadic Reads

    1. Noted! There's so much hype with Ness' books. I'm really excited! :D


    What the heck get out of your book slump haha. But uh, ARE YOU BLOGGING FOREVER NOW? I miss you <3 <3

    OKIES I'm gonna rec some books to you that I loved and that I think will get you out of THE SLUMP. I THINK YOU SHOULD START WITH SNOW LIKE ASHES. The Final Empire and Red Rising was AWESOME, but they are quite long and I think you should save them for another day, I did like the Burning Sky, but it wasn't my favorite :)


  5. PSSST! It's nice to have an update from you! And *high five* because I totally haven't read all of these yet. I'm going to prioritize Something Strange & Deadly and Snow Like Ashes though- I really want to read those soon!

  6. Like everyone else, I LOVED The Final Empire, but it might not be the best book to get you out of a reading slump because it's not that fast-paced (if I remember correctly). The only other book I've read is The Knife of Never Letting Go and I kind of hated it, although it seems I'm the only one that feels that way.. There are so many books on your list that I'm dying to read, I hope you'll find one to get you out of your slump! :)

  7. I haven't read most of these either! But the ones I have read were relatively great. Falling Kingdoms was a bit meh at first but I really liked it by the end, and then the sequel was AWESOME. The Immortal Rules is nice and dark and violent. The Final Empire I can't describe with words. And The Burning Sky could be a little slow, but I loved the world and plot (plus the girl-disguised-as-boy trope is one of my favourites)

  8. I SOOO agree about Red Rising, it is a treat for dystopian fans. I adore that book (and whole series) series with passion. It is definitely worth your time.
    The Immortal Rules is also on my TBR, I heard only great things about it so I cannot wait to read it myself.

  9. Yo!!! Okay. You seriously HAVE to read Unwind and Snow Like Ashes.
    Currently at the last pages for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and before that, I got into Unwind. SUCH. A. TERRIFYING. WORLD!

  10. Red Rising is fantastic. Read it! And The Testing is supposed to be awesome. It's on my TBR pile :)

  11. I love so many of the books you put here! First of all, Red Rising. That book was UH-MAY-ZING. As in, it was the dystopian that made me remember why dystopic stories are so, so, so good. I really hope you get to that soon. And Girl of Fire and Thorns?! Holy shit, one of the best YA Fantasies I've ever read with a fat heroine and with a romance that actually starts in the bloody second book. THE SECOND BOOK! DO YOU SEE THE AWESOMENESS YET?! And you should read EVERYTHING by Brandon Sanderson. He is god. His writing prowess is so up there it's apt to call it god-level already.

    Faye at The Social Potato

  12. You gotta read The Book of Ivy!! IT WAS SO GOOD. It seems we both need to read Red Rising, SSAD, and Falling Kingdoms. oh and Burning Sky and Girl of Fire and Thorns... We've got some work to do ;)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  13. Nice to read something from you again :) I also went back to to blogging XP anyway, this is a great list :) I'm noting them. I haven't read any of these too. hahaha

  14. I absolutely loved The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson which I just recently picked up. It's basically like the best fantasy book you could ever read and I'm a firm voucher of that! Great post!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  15. Of all these, I've only read the first two you listed. *hides in corner* I really want to read the Chaos Walking series, though...

    Vane at Books With Chemistry

  16. Oh my! These books are great! I want it Private Angels


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