Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

Hello, there! My, my. Aren’t I on time for this week’s post? LOL.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and The Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten: Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet. =) I am listing here those series that I have a complete set of books (either actual or e-book) but haven’t managed to start. Man, I really have to start reading from this list. So… here we go!

  1. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
  2. Fever by Karen Marie Moning.
  3. Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews.
  4. The Demon’s Lexicon by Sara Rees Brennan.
  5. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade.
  6. Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep.
  7. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
  8. Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
  9. Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver.
  10. Rage of the Apocalypse by Jackie Morse Kessler.

If you notice, most of them are in the Paranormal genre. I’ve been so stoked in Dystopia that I forgot I love PNR too. =) Now, which of them do you reco I start ASAP? C’mon on, help me out here! 😀

Book Review: Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

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Genre: General Fiction > Adult Paranormal Romance

(Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)

Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. And if he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

Book 1: Dark Lover review     Book 2: Lover Eternal review     Book 3: Lover Awakened review

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…never mind Butch. Vishous owned this one. owned it. So it goes to say that the 4-star-rating is for V alone. *grins*

Marissa was not the heroine I envisioned. Except for telling off her brother in the end, she was pretty much weak and useless for a female vampire (even an aristocratic one). She was even dwarfed in inner strength by Rhage’s human wife, Mary! And then there’s Butch. Too tortured, too wasted, too lucked out. What a shitty life he has. The notorious banter between him and the Lessers is the only fun thing about him. Oh, and with Rhage and Vishous, too.

Vishous… what a sneaky surprise he was. I didn’t mind him in the first three BDB novels. But here, he was… stunningly magnetic. O_o His character began to build up tumultuously, up and up, until I have nothing but my jaw slacking in awe before my mouth spread into a satisfying smile. That was some sh*t, J.R. Ward! Vishous is coming close to usurping Zhadist as my favorite Brother. *happy, happy sigh*

And the Fore Lesser was jarring, too. The reason why he’s pursuing Butch? It was twisted but understandable. Poor Mr. X. Somehow there’s still a little humanity left in him, huh?

Rhage is so fun when I read about him through Butch’s eyes. See, I can enjoy him as long as it is not in his POV. 😀 Rehvenge is intriguing, and Xhex, too.

HIGHLIGHT: One tender, vulnerable moment between two Brothers during the induction ceremony rendered all sexual interludes of Butch and Marissa dull and totally forgettable. That’s how strong Vishous’ character was! My favorite scene to date.

Lover Revealed is all about V, man. Forget the human cop. His role among the Brothers is too convenient.

#11 Off-the-Shelf Challenge 2013

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LOVER REVEALED by J.R. Ward

Paperback, 455 pages

Published March 6th 2007 by Onyx

4/5 stars

Splurged [28] / Stacking the Shelves [1]

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[Back story: I stopped joining the IMM meme last year, and I’ve been winging my book splurge blog posts since then. I keep seeing STS from my GR friend Jona‘s blog. Finally, I took courage again to join another meme today, and STS seemed fitting. Hope I can keep it up!]

I’m not sure if I included all my February purchases here, but I hope I did. I’ve been focused on shaving my actual TBR pile, that I’m neglecting Ilium II the Kindle for two weeks now, I think. 😦 So I need to curb my book hoarding for a while. Ugh. Who am I kidding? I just bought two books yesterday from The Book Depository!

Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCollough

Robopocalypse  by Daniel H. Wilson

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

(all read and reviewed)

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Eon by Allison Goodman – copy for Kwesi

Saving June by Hannah Harrington – copy for Janus

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi – extra copy

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (read and for review)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (read and reviewed)

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (currently reading)


Have you read Robopocalypse and Once A Witch?

Can you recommend them?

Cheers!