Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. They have lots of interesting ideas for every week, so make sure to check them out!
This week's topic is Top New Series I Want To Start. It got me particulary interested because: Firstly, I decided to blog a bit more than a few times in a year. Secondly, I also decided to write more about books, since it is all I got into reading again this year. And thirdly, there are so many books on my to-be-read pile (around 200!) so why not organize them to keep track on my goodreads shelf disaster.
I have no particular order in my lists, but the very first one is usually the one I'm interested in the most.
1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
I've been obsessed with fey/faeries recently (thanks to City of Heavenly Fire!), so I've been searching for a good fey book and with this I even get a whole series deal! The plot sounds basically the same as any other YA book series: Girl feels like she doesn't fit in, girl finds out she isn't who she thought she is, girl saves the world with a happy-go-lucky sidekick and a brooding love interest. Nonetheless I'm still looking forward to it, since its sequel series looks a bit more interesting (but of course I need to read the original series first!). I plan to buy the complete collection next month or at least when I get my paycheck, so fingers crossed!
2. The Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor
If you keep track on my goodreads account you've probably have seen, that I'm actually reading it right now! When I first heard of this series, there was much hype about the characters and the author. But being the pessimistic reader I was then, I wasn't really intrigued by the premise of an angel and a demon falling in love. It came to me as too clichéd, so I never even passed it a glance. But with the time I really came to hate the typical YA characters, so I was looking for some with unique traits and what did I find? This series. So might as well as give it a try. Also the cover of the german edition (which I'm reading because I borrowed it) is absolutely gorgeous!
3. The Shiver Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater
As you might know I absolutely LOVE Maggie Stiefvater, and her writing style in particular. She just has this unique easiness with her words you can't find anywhere. I already read her standalone book The Scorpio Races (which I also reviewed) and this was when I first fell in love with her books. So with TSC and The Raven Boys already read (which I also give props for its unique plot and setting), I decided to pick up her most famous series yet. I was very reluctant to read this, because the plot very much sounds like a Twilight Fanfiction, and I didn't want to ruin my view of her works and capabilities. But my friends have been bugging me to read this for the longest time, so I finally went ahead and picked it up yesterday. Review to come!
4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I know what you think, 'NANA HAS NOT READ HARRY POTTER? DISHONOR ON YOUR COW!'. Don't worry my friends already yelled these words at me enough to finally get the first book. To my defense, I watched all the movies, sans the very last one because that's when my DVD player broke, so it's not like I know nothing about the wizardry world. Years ago, I actually read the first book but I can't remember anymore. Coincidentally (or maybe it is fate?) I went to the flea market quite often this summer, and guess what I got for only one buck? The first book in all its first printed glory! So of course I read it in like three days, and I'm already planning to get the whole collection - when I saved up enough money of course :P
5. Divergent by Veronic Roth
I watched the movie and while the plot didn't really make me obsess about it like THG, I find the world and its system really interesting, so I might want to read it as a book. This series was also recommended by my best friend, who literally cannot shut up about it.
6. The Magisterium series by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
A book written by one of my favorite authors? And it's about a boarding school of magic? With a female POC as one of the main characters? That's an instant YES from me, nothing else. I don't care about the comparisons to Harry Potter, I just want this freaking book! (On a side note: I've never read about an Iranian character before, so that's a huge bonus interest point for me!)
7. The Seraphina books by Rachel Hartmann
Dragons AND kickass queens AND math? An odd combination but it sounds like an interesting premise!
8. The Curse Workers series by Holly Black
I tried to listen to the audiobook but it was horribly cut, so I mght as well try to read it. Also, it's Holly Black, fight me.
9. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
I actually read the first half of the first book, but gave up, because I didn't like the main character. But last friday I watched the movie (Dylan O'brien! Ki Hong Lee!) with my friends and it totally got me hooked again! Hopefully it will turn out better than what I've yet read. *fingers crossed*
10. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
These books are not the usual type of YA fiction; you can probably categorize it into dystopian fiction, but actually not really. It deals with a reverse world, in which the Whites are the oppressed people and the Blacks are privileged. I think, this is an interesting form of social commentary or rather critic. With my never-ending urge to discuss racism (I just wrote a whole essay about it yesterday) I feel like this book has been written for me to think upside down.
So this makes my top 10 (new) book series! I'm sorry for the amount of rather old series, but I feel like they deserve a mention in this list.
What are your favorite new book series you want to start? Comment down below and let me know, I would love to read your suggestions! Also, if you already did this week's meme, feel free to link me to your blog, I will most definitely check it out.