As always, this Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
So I got a new credit card this month, and I totally needed to rack up enough points to be eligible for some Qantas Frequent Flyer freebies. At least, that’s the excuse I’m going with, since somehow I got 10 books in the last 2 weeks?! I’ve already read 5 of them, and on my 6th, so at least I am being productive… RIGHT?
1. Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher Stace was totally getting some buzz on both The Midnight Gardens and The Book Smugglers, so I *had* to have it. As far as I can tell, it’s about a girl who hunts ghosts to remain an Archivist. To be honest I know very little about it, but I trust the opinions of the ladies who have been heaping the book praises so I’m very excited to check it out. 2. Armada by Ernest Cline was from Netgalley, I was so ecstatic to be approved for for title! I just finished it this afternoon and holy nerd-reference galore batman! It was a fun, quick read. 3. Way Down Dark by James Smythe was recommended by The Diva Booknerd, and I loved this gritty scifi. Full review here. 4. Golden Son by Pierce Brown was pretty much an instant purchase the moment I finished Red Rising – 11 out of 10, a flawless sequel! Review scheduled to be published tomorrow. 5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu was acquired on Kindle because I am in the mood for some fantasy, and I have never read a Marie Lu book so why not?
6. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine has an awesome premise: The Library of Alexandria still exists and is pretty much the most powerful force in this world! The setting did not disappoint, but I had doubts about the characters – I still really enjoyed it, so review to come this week! 7. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch was purchased because I saw Kynndra give it good ratings and she has awesome book taste – plus a world centred around seasons ala Game of Thrones? Yay! 8. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby I bought through Book Depository because there’s no Kindle version, it’s a fairy-tale for adults which is my favourite genre of books ever. I started reading 9. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes today and omg why did I not get onto this bandwagon earlier? I am snobby about high fantasy in YA because the worlbuilding is always a bit thin, but this book is incredibly entertaining and has the potential to be meaty. I am so ready to love this series, you guys. Finally, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray was a buy because of the comparison to Cloud Atlas, one of my favourite movies last year.
So have you all been as terrible as I am in terms of bookish self control? Share your list! If you have read any of the above, please let me know what you thought of them/link me to your review!