March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Top Ten Books/Series I Recommend the Most

1. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead - Pro number one, the series is complete. Pro number two, all the characters are so vibrant and exciting, it's easy to fall in love with all of them. Pro number three, the overarching story is so full of win!

2. The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima - This is the first fantasy series that I truly fell in love with. It's one of the best series I've ever read period.

3. Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I went into it picturing E.T. and came out of it picturing Daemon Black. I'd say my first alien book ever was a huge hit with me.

4. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill - Urban fantasy was never my favorite genre. Ethan and Merit changed my mind.

5. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward - I love the way the vampire world in the Black Dagger Brotherhood's Caldwell, NY is portrayed. And the Brothers are such modern day white knights, you can't help but love them all.

6. Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi - This was the best dystopian book I've ever read. The series has just one book left, and I'll be so sad when Perry's, Aria's and Roar's stories come to an end.

7. Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare - The release last week of Clockwork Princess put the exclamation point on this incredible series. I'll recommend it to anyone who will listen.

8. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost - If I can call a 300-year-old vampire a "book boyfriend," then Bones is it. Not only is he completely awesome, but reading his and Cat's story is so much fun. 

9. Half-Blood (Covenant #1)  by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I've always been a huge Greek Mythology fan, and the Covenant series takes the best parts of it and melds it with our modern world.

10. The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa - This was the series that started my obsession with all things Julie Kagawa. It's the best faery series out there, in my humble opinion.



32 comments:

Angelica @ Paperback Princess said...

Krista what a fantastic list :D

My Top Ten.

Have a great week!

julie tearjerky said...

Vampire Academy for the win! It's like this book is on everyone's list today! :) Great list, Krista! I haven't read those other books (except The Infernal Devices series) but I've read a lot of good reviews about them. :)

Here’s my TTT
Julie @ Books and Insomnia

bobbie killip said...

What an interesting list - I'll be checking out some of those. I would always recommend the morganville vampires, amy plum's die for me, maggie stiefvater's wolves of mercy falls trilogy and tessa gratton's blood magic.

Nara said...

A great list! I really love Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms series as well!
Thanks for visiting my TTT :)
Nara @ Looking for the Panacea

whyanot said...

I've started Halfway to the Grave three times... and not been able to finish it. I don't know what it is. I think I'm going to give it another try. I love the Chicagoland vampires and the Black Dagger Brotherhood is one of my all time favourite series!

I've read the Lux series but the Covenant series is one I'm eager to start. Your comments have just made me anticipate reading the first book that much more. Great list!

Fara Nani said...

I SOOOO agree with you on Obsidian. My first alien book was such a huge hit on me. Clockwork Angel and The Iron King are a must-read! Great recs! :D

Here's my Top 10

penmanshipsmitten said...

Clockwork Angel was actually recommended to me a lot last year, so I ended up purchasing the book (still need to read it though). I actually haven't heard of any of these other books, though, so thank you for this list. I'm added a few onto my TBR!

Anna said...

Great list, Krista! In addition to most of those, I recommend Anna and the French Kiss and Divergent. :)

aliceinreaderland.com said...

I still need to read Under the Never Sky! :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

Alice @ Alice in Readerland

InkkReviews said...

great picks, i love the Armentrouts Covenant series, and have been meaning to read her lux series ! I also have Under the Never Sky on my shelves, I will have to move that up my TBR list! thanks for checking out my TTT, New GFC follower by the way! super cute blog! love it! - Katie

Becca Bee said...

I just started the Vampire Academy series, and it's interesting so far. I have to agree with you about the Under The Never Sky books, they're so good! I wasn't really expecting to like the Lux series as much as I did, but now I'm addicted to Daemon and Katy. :)

bobbie killip said...

nice, here's my top ten... http://escapeintowords.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-recommend.html

Roxanne Gillies said...

So. Many. good. Books! I've only read Under the Never Sky and The Iron King but almost all of the other books are on my TBR list!

Thanks for sharing awesome your recommendations! :)
Roxy @ Story Envy

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

Great list! I love the BDB books! I can't believe I forgot to add them to my list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT post!
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Krista said...

Hi Bobbie! The Revenants series most definitely would make my honorable mention list. I've read all three books in that series and LOVE them! Thanks for checking out my list!

Krista said...

The Seven Realms series is so amazing - The Crimson Crown was the absolute perfect ending!

Krista said...

The Covenant series is so incredible! I hope you enjoy it!

Krista said...

The Infernal Devices series is incredible! I hope you enjoy it!

Krista said...

Thanks so much for the follow and the kind words, Katie! And, yes, Under the Never Sky is such a great book - one of my favorites of 2012.

Krista said...

It's SO hard to narrow down the list, isn't it?? Thanks for checking out my list!

Krista said...

Thanks so much! I'm off to check out your list!

Krista said...

I just love the VA series. I've been thinking lately that it's about time for a re-read!

Off to check out your list!

Krista said...

DAEMON!! How can you not love him? :) Thanks for checking out my list!

Krista said...

I REALLY need to add Anna and the French Kiss to my TBR pile, Anna. I keep seeing it everywhere!

Krista said...

I love that series so much - I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! Thanks for checking out my list!

Krista said...

The VA series is one of my all time favorites!

Krista said...

Thanks! I saw on your list you mentioned the Revenants series by Amy Plum. I love that series! It is definitely on my honorable mentions list!

Krista said...

I'm reading Lover At Last right now - I'm in BDB heaven again! Love those books!

Chelsea said...

I love your list! I loved Obsidian, Half Blood and Under the Never Sky. We definitely have similar book taste, new follower :-)

Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession- My TTT

Gellie said...

I've read some of the books on your list and I'd have to agree. I really should read the sequel to The Demon King soon!

bookrockbetty.com said...

Okay, I like your taste in books. :) Those Black Dagger Brothers are dangerous! ;)

BookInHand said...

Vampire Academy is definitely one of my favorite series! I recommend it to everyone! NEW FOLLOWER