Top Ten Tuesday.

Alright, we all know that it’s Tuesday(hopefully) and that means it’s time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday. As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week it is Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read.

10. Party by Tom Leveen.

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9. Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

8. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith.

7. The Night World Series by L.J. Smith.

6. The Books Of Bayern by Shannon Hale.

5. The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney.

4. The House Of Night Series by Kristin and P.C. Cast.

3. The Curse Workers Series by Holly Black.

2. The Darkness Rising Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.

1. The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.

Okay, that’s my list! Did any of my books make it onto your list? What do you think of my picks? Please let me know down in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday!

Hey! It’s Tuesday, and as I’m sure you know, that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, and this week it is the Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a802 Book Review favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants
to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

9. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust
and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Top Ten Tuesday On 802 Book Review!Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

8. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To 802 Book Review.do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

 

802 Book Review.Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

 

6. The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye.

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—802 Book Review.the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

5. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

When kingdom come, there will be one.

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—802 Book Review.three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.

4. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

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iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

3. A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir.

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake August 2016 New Releases On 802 Book Review!a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

802 Book Review.Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai 802 Book Review.is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

Alright, that’s my list. Which books would be on yours? Let me know down in the comments section!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys! It’s Liv. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, and this week it is the Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. Here we go.

10. Carrie Bradshaw from The Carrie Diaries and Sex In The City. Carrie is an up and coming hopeful writer in the series, and consequently, loves to red.

9. Charlie Kelmeckis from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Charlie likes to read, which is pretty much how he becomes friends with his writing teacher.

8. Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars. Hazel and Gus start talking about books when they first meet, and a huge point in the book is when they go to meet the writer of Hazel’s favorite book that she got Gus to read, An Imperial Affliction.

7. Anna Oliphant from Anna And The French Kiss. Anna loves movies, and she loves to write. She has her own blog where she writes reviews for movies.

6. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda. Matilda reads a lot, she often will read to escape her horrible life, so, she logs a ton of hours reading books.

5. Cather Avery from Fangirl. fangirl is practically built on Cath’s love for her favorite book series featuring the one and only Simon Snow, she connects to people using her love of books and fangirling.

4. Meggie Folchart from the Inkworld Series. Meggie believed when she was a child, that if she put books under her pillow she would dream about them, she didn’t want to miss a single second of reading time.

3. Sam Roth From The Wolves Of Mercy Falls Series. Sam works in a bookstore during the summer when he’s human, and when he’s not there, he is reading poetry to Grace.

2. Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices Series. Tessa lived in the age of the classics, before they were classics. She loves reading these books, and she will often discuss them with Will.

1. Chloe Saunders from The Darkest Powers Series and The Darkness Rising Trilogy. Chloe wants to become a screenwriter/director when she grows up, so she really works on her craft, reading and writing screenplays in her free time, whenever she has it.

This list was a little bit tricky. No one immediately came to mind, but I powered through and thought really hard. I hope you guys liked this list and I’ll see you back here soon! Have a great rest of your day, goodbye!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, It’s Liv! I have yet another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys, since it is Tuesday, after all. As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, this week it is the Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession. This was a little tricky, because I have been on a huge book buying ban, and the last time I bought books, that I can remember, I only bought 5. Here we go.

10. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mylnowski.

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9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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8. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

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7. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

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6. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.

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5. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

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4. The Heir by Kiera Cass.

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3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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2. Endgame: The Calling by Nils Johnson-Shelton and James Frey.

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1. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch.

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Alright, I hope you enjoyed this and I’ll see you back here later! Have a great rest of your day! Goodbye!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys, it’s Liv.

As you probably now, it is Tuesday. Which means there is another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week it is the Top Ten Books You Will Probably Never Read. Nothing immediately came to mind for this one, so I added in series and books that I started, but I will probably never finish.

10. The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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9. The House Of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Marked (House of Night #1)

8. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

7. Maximum Ride by James Patterson

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)

6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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4. Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1)

3. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

2. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

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1. The Immortals by Alyson Noel

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Oh, My God. This book series could not have taken a bigger plummet than this one did. I liked the first one, but every time a new book was released, it just got worse and worse.I stopped at halfway through the third one and only because I wanted to find out how it ended, which I just looked up after the last book was released.

Well, that’s my newest Top Ten Tuesday, have great rest of your day! I hope to see you back here soon!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys! It’s Liv. It’s Tuesday, and as you know, that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week, it is the Top Ten Book Which Feature Characters Who ____. I chose to finish that sentence with Are Relatable.

10. Anna And The French Kiss.

Anna is feeling out of place when her father betrays her. He makes her move to a different country, a different continent for that matter. She doesn’t speak the language and she doesn’t know anybody or have any friends. I think that a lot of people have had this moment in life. But, gradually, she makes really good friends and starts to enjoy her life in Paris a little more. Which, I think is what happens to all people, they go to a new place and it is not fun at first, but then it slowly starts to get better, usually, and you have fun in the end and learn something about yourself.

9. The Infernal Devices.

Jessamine feels like an outsider in the house full of Shadow hunters and a warlock. She, like a lot of these characters, want to belong and fell accepted, which is, pretty much a basic human need, acceptance.

8. The Infernal Devices.

Will feels a great deal of pain and guilt for something that he believes that he did in his childhood. He also always wants to do the right thing. That is his number one concern, is he doing something good, is he being useful.

7. Bitten, Stolen, Broken, Frostbitten.

Elena was a foster child, that was really mistreated by her foster parents. She found comfort and release in sports, like a lot of people do. She lets running and working out empower her. She wants to live a normal life with her boyfriend and have the quintessential family and work life, even though that may not be possible for her. But she keeps trying and never really gives up on it.

6. The Vampire Academy.

Rose spends practically her whole life with her best friend, Lissa. She is training to become her protector. Sure, Rose isn’t human. But she’s relatable in the way that she loves her best friend. Most of us have had a friend in our lives like that. You would do anything for them, that’s how she’s relatable.

5. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

Charlie is someone that as a character, I really relate to. He is a Freshman in high school, quite awkward, very intelligent, an introvert, and shy. While I was never quite as awkward as he was, his story felt really similar to mine. I, too, had a group of the nicest Upperclassmen I’ve ever met adopt me and it felt really good. I hadn’t really known anybody, and they made me feel accepted. Which is what happened to Charlie.

4. Curse Workers Series.

Cassel just wants acceptance from his family. He feels so different from everyone else, he wants a normal life. I think that Cassel is only looking for people to be himself with.

3. Thirteen Reasons Why.

Hannah is someone who was ostracized in high school. She was labeled a slut, a loner, among other things. Hannah was really mislabeled, which lead to a lot of cruelty and losing some face a lot. She was the new girl who had a lot of rumors circulating about her.

2. The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Belly returns to the same summer house every year with her mother, her mother’s friend and her two sons. Belly constantly feels like the two boys never notice her, summer after summer. She’s  little shy, but she wants to be noticed. I also think that there are pieces of me in her character. I think that a lot of people can relate to Belly’s character.

1. The Darkest Powers.

Chloe feels like someone I would hang out. I see a lot of myself in her. She’s got passion, and she’s a little shy. She is absolutely one of the characters that I think I relate to the most.

Alright, these were my top ten most relatable characters from books. I hope you enjoyed it! Come back and visit soon!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys, it’s Liv, and as you know, it’s Tuesday. So, Top Ten Tuesday is in order. Once again, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week, it’s the Top Ten Favorite Authors of all time. While I was writing this, I kind of knew immediately who was in my top three or four, but after that, it was a little difficult. Here are my Top Ten Favorite Authors Of All Time.

10. Andrea Cremer.

Andrea Cremer wrote a series that I was absolutely obsessed with called Nightshade. This series isn’t that well known, but it definitely should be. The main character, Calla Tor is a Searcher, the protector of the Keepers in her world. This trilogy is filled with love, loyalty, and mystery. She is also writing an adult series and a prequel based on the Nightshade Series.

9. L.J. Smith.

L.J. Smith is a completely understated writer. She is very prolific with her work and all her plotlines are original. Her works are the basis of the very popular The Vampire Diaries television series, as well as The Secret Circle. If you haven’t already, definitely pick up something by L.J. Smith.

8. Stephenie Meyer.

Stephenie Meyer is a classic. If you haven’t read, The Twilight Saga yet, you are seriously missing out. These books were so fantastic. The writing is absolutely beautiful and the characters are one of kind. They each come with their own back story that perfectly shapes who they are in the books.

7. Suzanne Collins.

Suzanne Collins’s, The Hunger Games, is, of course, one of my favorite series. I love the world that she created. With classic themes set in a dystopian society, what’s not to love? If you haven’t already, pick up one of Suzanne Collins books today!

6. Holly Black.

Holly Black creates a magical world of lies and deceit in her Curse Workers series. Cassel is one of my favorite characters, ever. Cassel is, as my mother would say, as clever as the devil and twice as pretty. He’s sweet and charming, but he’s also lying, cheating, stealing, con artist. This mafia ruled world of danger and deceit is one I’d definitely like to live in.

5. Michelle Hodkin.

Michelle Hodkin earns this spot for her fabulous Mara Dyer trilogy. These books were wonderfully creepy and spooky. I liked these so much because you could never tell what was real and what wasn’t. Just when you thought you had it figured out, you didn’t. It was just plot twist after plot twist and it was great.

4. Stephanie Perkins.

Stephanie Perkins is a favorite because of her novel, of course, Anna and the French Kiss. I love this book. I loved it the first time I read it, and every reread after that, it is just as great as the first time. The writing is beautiful, as is the setting, and the characters are, in my opinion, pretty great. I wish I had a romance as great as Anna and Étienne.

3. Rick Riordan.

Rick Riordan, like Cassandra Clare, is very prolific. He found something that worked and went for it.  I have read the majority of his books, my favorites are the books with Percy. His stories were really great because when they were published Percy and I were the same age, I didn’t read them right away, but it still felt like I was growing up with Percy, and I still am.

2. Cassandra Clare.

Cassandra Clare is practically a legend. I have read almost all of her books, and, they are so fantastic that I don’t even have words. Her books make me feel so much, and they have everything that I could ever want in a book series. What I especially love about her books is that they all interconnect. They all take place in the same world, but, until you read the other series, you don’t notice how connected every book she writes really is. And she just keeps writing, she even has plans for a fifth Shadowhunter series that won’t even be published until 2021. I can’t even wait. I’ve been reading her books since the fifth grade, and it looks like I’ll still be reading the into my late twenties.

1. Kelley Armstrong.

Kelley Armstrong has always been my favorite author. I love The Darkest Powers Series, I wish so much that there had been more, The Darkness Rising Series was also fantastic. Her Women of The Otherworld Series is one of the only adult series that I read, and I love it. If you haven’t picked up a book by Kelley Armstrong yet, I’d encourage you to do immediately, she is truly fantastic!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, it’s Liv here with the latest Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week, it is the Top Ten characters you’d like to check in on. So, it’s the characters that you wish you could know what they’re life is like after the book or series ended. This list started out as 6 couples and 4 single characters, but, some of the singles were from the same series as the couples, so I just lumped them together. Enjoy!

10. 9. and 8. Corey Carling, Daniel Bianchi, and Maya Delaney from The Darkest Rising Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.

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7. Calla Tor and Renier “Ren” LaRoche from The Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer.

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6. Carmen Bianchi and Jeremy King from Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez.

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5. Clary Fray and Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

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4. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer.

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3. Anna Oliphant and Étienne St. Clair from Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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1. and 2. Derek Souza, Chloe Saunders, and Simon Bae from The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong.

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Some of you probably won’t know who these people are, but you should definitely check out these books, they are definitely all in my top ten books ever.

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey, It’s Liv, and it’s Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish, and this week it is the Top Ten Books that I’ve recently added to my To-Be-Read List. This was a little difficult at first, but once I got going it was super easy. This is my first Top Ten Tuesday, so I hope you guys like it. Enjoy!

10. The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was The Fill In Boyfriendsupposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

9. Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell Liars, Inc.forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

8. Alienated by Melissa Landers

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is goinAlienatedg to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she  loves, but for the future of her planet.

7.   The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. The Summer Of Chasing MermaidsNamed for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . . .

6. Fire And Flood by Victoria Scott

Time is slipping away….

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are drivFire And Flooding her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

5. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’99 Daysm serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

4. Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living Red Queenunder the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

3. The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. The Winners Curse

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

2. I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore

She can be anyone you want her to be.
Vivian was raised with one purpose in life: to exact revenge on behalf of her mother. Manipulative and cruel, Mother has deprived Vivian not only of a I Am Her Revenge childhood, but of an original identity. With an endless arsenal of enticing personalities at her disposal, Vivian is a veritable weapon of deception.

And she can destroy anyone.
When it’s time to strike, she enrolls in a boarding school on the English moors, where she will zero in on her target: sweet and innocent Ben, the son of the man who broke Mother’s heart twenty years ago.

Anyone… except for the woman who created her.
With every secret she uncovers, Vivian comes one step closer to learning who she really is. But the more she learns about herself, the more dangerous this cat and mouse game becomes. Because Mother will stop at nothing to make sure the truth dies with her.

1. The Heir by Keira CassThe Heir

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.

Oh, My God. Did anyone else love The Selection Trilogy as much as I did? That series was amazing. I completely flew through those books. I read each one in one day, pretty much the day each one came out. They’re definitely one of my favorites, if you haven’t read these yet, definitely do! They were so fun to read, and I am so excited about this one.