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Top Ten Tuesday: Top New Series I Want To Start

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I’ve decided to take part in Top Ten Tuesdays, which is pretty self explanatory. It’s a top ten list, every Tuesday with a bookish theme.  I might not take part every single Tuesday because well… I might not have anything to say about that weeks theme, but we’ll see how it does eh?

Today’s theme is new series I want to start. Since it seems everything is part of a series these days I don’t think this will be too difficult! My list may not all be completely new, the guidelines are the last year or two but mine may exceed that a little bit.

  1. Divergent Series by  Veronica Roth – I know I’m probably the only person on the planet who hasn’t read this yet, but I just have so many books in my TBR pile/list!
  2. Percy Jackson Series by  Rick Riordan – I was never really interested in this series that much until I watched a few of the movies.
  3. The Way Of Kings Series by Brandon Sanderson – I love Sanderson but not read this series yet, I must get around to it!
  4. Harry Potter Series by  J.K. Rowling – Please form an orderly queue to yell “why haven’t you read this yet” and a separate queue to tell me the reasons why I should be reading it already. I know!
  5. Modern Faerie Tales Series by Holly Black – I’ve owned this for over year now and still not got around to reading it!
  6. Night Angel Series by Brent Weeks – This has also been in my list for a while now! Damn, I have to get faster at reading!
  7. The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss – I’m being badgered to read this by one of my friends. I really should get to it because we have such similar tastes I just know I’ll love it.
  8. The Bane Chronicles Series by Cassandra Clare – Magnus Bane is one of my favourite characters, so I cannot wait to read this (even though I’m still finishing Mortal Instruments!)
  9. Splintered Series by A.G. Howard – I’m still so intrigued by this!
  10. Lorien Legacies Series by Pittacus Lore – Another that I’ve been meaning to read for a while!

What series do you really want to start?

Book Review: Unhinged by A. G. Howard (Sneak Peek)

Unhinged by A. G. Howard
Unhinged by A. G. Howard

Please note, this is a review of a sneak peek, one chapter sampler. Not the full book.

It’s not very often I say this, but the cover really did draw my interest first and then I read that this based on Alice in Wonderland – loosely though, as this series takes place after Alice.

Unhinged is the second book in the Splintered series and having not (yet) read the first book – I was unsure what to expect but what can I say, Alice in Wonderland related things intrigue me.

Alyssa Gardner is a descendant of Alice (of the Wonderland fame of course) and she’s found herself involved in Wonderland – much more than she imagined.

Just enough information was giving in this one chapter to wet my appetite. Alyssa is pulled – much against her will, despite now being Queen of the Red Court – back into Wonderland, only to meet Morpheus.

Morpheus is a dark mysterious character. A very modern and grown up take on the Mad Hatter.
His message is simple – Wonderland is in danger, it’s crumbling and only Alyssa can save it.
However Morpheus is a conflicted character – he threatens Alyssa, restrains her but it’s clear he has some affection for her. He very much reminds me of Jareth in Labyrinth in that sense.

Alyssa has to make a choice it seems – the human world, or Wonderland, the catch is can one exist without the other?

I’m really taken in by this sample chapter – so I’ll definitely be buying the first book, and then Unhinged when it’s released.

*Unhinged (Splintered Series) by A. G. Howard is released 1 Oct 2013 in the United Kingdom. Check release dates for your country as they maybe different.