Top Ten Tuesday is a new thing we are trying at yAdultReview, because, well why not? Plus, we know Ashley loves her some lists, and Tina just likes Ashley being happy, so ta-da! For our blog generally Ashley will be number 1-5, and Tina will be 6-10.
In the words of The Broke and the Bookish who host the feature:
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
- Grave Mercy — I honestly thought I’d not like this book. It’s not what I would call an Ashley book. And my review is coming soon, but let me say I devoured it. I couldn’t put it down and I couldn’t recommend it fast enough.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe — I recently told my friend I could live inside of this book and I could. It’s perfect, lovely and a bit heartbreaking all at once. It makes me feel like I’m home. I reviewed it here.
- The Girl of Fire and Thorns — Everyone in the world love and adored this book. I did not sadly. I thought it was just okay. But thankfully we have Tina on this blog and she loved it and reviewed it.
- Something Strange and Deadly — The book I started something new with. I didn’t finish it. Talked about it here.
- Carrier of the Mark — Thinking of this book causes me pain. It could have been something good, and instead turned into a book that makes me rage.
- Poison — I should have loved this one, because I always like fairy tale retellings and especially plucky brunette teenagers with magic. It just didn’t work for me though. The whole story was too juvenile, and I thought the author did a lot of telling instead of showing. Still cute though.
- Unspoken — I did not expect to like this one as much as I did after the beginning of the book. I thought it was going to be like angsty fanfiction, with the typical oblivious girl and the guy with the hard life and attitude problems. But I really love SRB’s writing style, and the whole thing turned into something deliciously sad and complex.
- Vampire Academy — I resisted starting these books SO HARD because I read Mead’s urban fantasy series and hated it. Despite my feelings on the final few books in the series, I loved reading about Rose Hathaway and her adventures in Moroi society.
- Magisterium — I love sci-fi. I’m basically the sci-fi queen here at YAR and I was at our old blog as well. This one just did not do it for me. I think it had a lot to do with the protagonist being the same stubborn, uninformed protag as usual, but I also found myself not caring what happened to anyone in the story only a few chapters in.
- Innocent Darkness — In addition to being the sci-fi queen, I also love fairies to the point of distraction. Alternate history plus fairies plus Victorian era should have been a five star novel for me. Sadly, not so much. The problem with a lot of fairy novels is they tend to descend into morality tales in which fairies learn to appreciate human morality. Usually it becomes a misogynistic sob story. This one…wasn’t for me.