Top Ten Tuesday

This weeks TTT is a freebie, so I thought I’d do one from a past TTT.I chose to do The Top Ten series I still have yet to finish. So, without further ado…..

1. Daughters of the moon series by Lynne Ewing. I first found this series back in high school, and I loved it. Then it went out of print, so finding the remaining books was difficult. I got a couple from amazon, managed to find two that I needed at Book Nook, and then this past week, found the last three I needed at McKay’s in TN. So now I have all 13 books.

2. The Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. I will be honest. I hate these books. The only reason I still have them in my library and plan to finish them is to say I finished the series. But I’ve yet to even start The third book.

3. Pretty Little Liars series by Sarah Shepherd. There are so many books in the series, that I stopped buying them altogether. Well, at least I stopped buying the physical copies. I have the whole (so far) series in as nook books, but as far as finishing them, I can’t remember which one I read last.

4. The Lying Game series by Sarah Shepherd. I haven’t started the second book in this series because the first one just wasn’t gripping enough. I didn’t really like it, I didn’t really hate it. But I’m not in a hurry to finish the series.

5. House of Night by Kristen and P.C. Cast. I’m just tired of this series in general. I’ve read the first 8 books, and still have four books left (that is if what P.C. Cast says is true, and 12 will be the last book in the series). I haven’t finished it simply because I’m tired of the series. I think it was or could have been over after the third book.

6. Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. I honestly didn’t like the first three books, so I’m not exactly jumping to read the last one. I will just to have it finished, but it’s not a priority read.

7. Fenestra series by amber Kizer. The first book in the series was an impulse buy when Borders was going out of business. I saw it on the shelf, thought it looked pretty and so I bought it. I didn’t know it was a series until shortly after finishing the first book.

8. Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I loved the first book, but I have something I like to call book ADD. I get easily distracted from reading books when I get a new book. Which is why my TBR shelf is so big. I buy books I intend to read as soon as I finish my current book, but then I end up going with a different book.

9. Revenants series by Amy Plum. See the above statment about Book ADD.

10. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. There are three main reasons I havn’t finished this series. 1. I wasn’t sure it was a series until about a year after I got it. I hate when series make the second book completely unrelated to the first. 2. I got the first two books as a gift right after my dad died, and I guess I will always associate them with that. and 3. The person who gave me the books is no longer a friend, and it ended somewhat badly. So negative memories with the book = not in a hurry to finish the series.

Well, there it is. My list of series I haven’t finished. It was difficult to narrow it down to just ten.

If you are interested in other bloggers TTT, it is hosted by Broke and the bookish and they have nifty little links to everyone’s blog who participated.

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D.A.C. Legacy of the Clockwork Key By Kristin Bailey

Title: Legacy of the Clockwork Key
Author: Kristin Bailey
Length: 235 pages
Genre: YA, Steampunk
Format: ePUB
Rating: 4/5
Why I read it: Blog challenge

What it’s about: After Meg’s parents are killed, and her home destroyed by a fire, she is employed by Lord Rathford, an old family friend. All Meg has left of her family is a necklace her Grandfather made, and Meg soon discovers it’s true purpose. Meg sets out with Will, A tinker who is also in Rathford’s employment, Lucinda, the widow of a friend of Meg’s father’s, and Oliver, another friend of Meg’s father’s. Together they set out to defeat Rathford, and hopefully find Meg’s Grandfather.

The good: What is not to love about this book? A Victorian setting, with steam punk gadgets, a kickass heroine, who is ballsy, self assured, yet feminine without being annoying, A secret society, and best of all, adventure at every page turn. I seriously loved Meg. Bailey did a superb job with every single character.

The bad: Okay, there were some things I could have loved more. When we first meet Meg, she is employed by Rathford. But what I wanted to know more about, is why did Rathford want to keep the entire house the way it had been the day his wife died. That in itself is worth looking into. Second, While I loved Lucinda and Oliver, and Will, I would have loved the book even more if we knew more about them. We get snippets into their pasts, but It could use more.

Final thoughts: Great book, worth re-reading. Can not wait until the sequel comes out.

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Title: Ten
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Length: 228 pages
Genre: YA, Mystery
Format: ePUB
Rating: 2/5
Why I read it: Recommendation

What it’s about: Ten Teenagers go to a remote island and are killed one by one.

The good: This modern retelling of Christie’s And then there were none, was fun to hear about, and as with ATTWN, it was interesting to find out who would be killed next and how they would be killed.

The bad: I seriously HATED every single character. There was not one I liked and wanted to know more about. The worst of them being the main character, Meg. She just came off as whiny, and had little to no backbone to her. I get she was trying to protect her friend, but she was letting her friend disrespect and control her. Then there was the ending. The last paragraph was so cheesy, it failed horribly. Plus, with this kind of book, I hated that it ended sort of happy. it was too expected, and too much.

Final thoughts: Stay as far away from this book as possible. if you want to read a good murder mystery, this is not it. Stick with the original by Cristie.