Jan 19, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've recently added to my TBR

The Broke and the Bookish make Tuesday's fun for bookworms with their meme: Top Ten Tuesday. 

Happy Tuesday! If you won't know what TBR means-- it means To Be Read. I have 550 books on my tbr. *awkward laugh* Oops? Anyway, here are ten books I recently added to my tbr.

 White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn't fit in at home or at school, so he's used to feeling like an outsider. He's also used to feeling guilty; he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago.But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila. In his search for answers, he discovers a wicked plot for power that seems certain to succeed. But Cassel has other ideas and a plan to con the conmen.

Sounds interesting! I hear Holly Black is a fabulous author so why not? Added to my tbr.

The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

I recently finished Percy Jackson & The Olympians like, today. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I REALLY LOVED IT. *coughs* Anyway, I need more Percy Jackson so yeah. 

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

Shape-shifters and curses? Count me in! 

The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It's the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed by a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as troubled waters.
When Imogene is seventeen, her father, now a famous author of medical mysteries, strikes out in the middle of the night and doesn't come back. Neither Imogene's stepmother nor the police know where he could've gone, but Imogene is convinced he's looking for her mother. She decides to put to use the skills she's gleaned from a lifetime of her father's books to track down a woman she's never known, in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she's carried with her for her entire life. 

Sounds... cool! I'm a sucker for mysteries guys so. 

Stray (Four Sisters #1) by Elissa Sussman

 I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after. Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.
But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her-magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.

After all, it is wrong to want what you do not need. Isn’t it?

I added this book to my tbr because my online book-club is reading this amazing book. 

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye. Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives. As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

Yes please. 

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

I really want to read a few classics before I die. Ok? So Little Prince is on my tbr.

Trouble by Non Pratt

In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father. When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.” Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. As you read about their year of loss, regret, and hope, you’ll remember your first, real best friend—and how they were like a first love.

Count me in.  

These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

Jane Austen meets X-­Men in this gripping and adventure-­filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.

YES YES AND YES. Jane Austen meets X-Men? YES PLEASE.

The Calling (Endgame #1) by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future.

This is Endgame.

For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise assassination. Together the players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.

This is Endgame.

When the game starts, the players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google’s Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.

Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.

People of Earth.
Endgame has begun.

People say that this book is basically The Hunger Games but some other people say it's different than The Hunger Games. I guess I'll have to find out myself.

What's on YOUR tbr? Anything cool or new?
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  1. I have heard White Cat is really good, and since I liked another Holly Black book, I should probably give it a try! Also, I have wanted to read Endgame since I spotted its shiny gold cover at the bookstore AGES ago. The Demigod Files is super fun, too. ❤

    1. Me too! Endgame's cover stands out with the gold. That's what I'm hoping for, Erin!

  2. These all sound great! I definitely added a few of them to my own to-red list ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    1. They do! I'm glad. Have fun reading!

  3. Endgame and The Mystery of Hollow Places both sound absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see what you think of them, and hopefully they turn out to be as amazing as they sound. xD Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    1. I agree! I'm hoping the same, Zoe. No problem and thanks!

  4. I'm looking forward to reading These Vicious masks too! My TTT

    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by, Carrie.

  5. THE ENDGAME AHHH. It's such a great series, you're going to l. o. v. e. it.


    1. That's what I like to hear, Noor! Thanks!

  6. I am soooo keen for The Vicious Masks!! EEEEEP. It looks so so awesome and gothic and wonderful. <3 Ahhh. Ahem. XD And omg yes yes read White Cat! I LOVE that series and I feel like it's so totally underrated and no one has heard of it and yet, it's brilliant and funny and clever. ;D
    I also loved Fans of the Impossible Life. <3
    You have such a great collection of books here! I hope you get to read them someday!! :D

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. I agree, Cait! I need to read White Cat and Fans of the Impossible Life-- ASAP. Thanks!

  7. Lol, 550 books? Good luck with that. I am actually very honestly wondering how long that that's going to take you. (Laughs loudly) (No offense i don't want this comment to come off as sounding rude, or anything)

    This is my blog, I hope you all check it out! I also havee a book club on it, and I hope everybody enters! Bai! Peace out!

  8. Thanks Sophia. I hope you have a nice day.