Monday, March 9, 2015

Top 10 Books to Read if You Love...

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Christina's Picks
I actually didn't know what I was going to do for this post, but I recently realized that there was a whole genre of books out there that are so much more than contemporary. Before, Ally Carter was was the only one I had read that had contemporary books that had fantastical ideas like spies and thieves and everything we fantasize about that's not really fantasy. For now, I'll just call them abnormal contemporaries. If you enjoy reading Ally Carter's series': Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, Embassy Row and/or Jennifer Lynn Barnes' The Naturals then here's some books that you should keep an eye on that'll be coming out this year. With the exception of The Fixer, I have yet to read any of these book.

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: July 7, 2015
This is an amazing political thriller that I loved from the very beginning. I've heard it compared to Veronica Mars and Scandal. I've never heard of Scandal, but I'd say the VMars comparison is right on. The MC is more serious and not as snarky as Veronica, but she is smart, has the ability to make allies and enemies without trying too hard, and gets into lots of trouble.
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Release Date: June 2, 2015
 Sounds a lot like the TV show Revenge, so I'm totally in. Also, that cover if beautiful.

All In (The Naturals #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: November 3, 2015
 Who doesn't love teenage criminal profilers? The first book was fantastic and the second was even better, I can't wait to see what happens next.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Release Date: January 13, 2015
 Sounds like another amazing political thriller. I can't wait to get this one from the library

The Third Twin by CJ Omololu
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Sounds so creepy and twisted, I'm really looking forward to it. It also has the added bonus of being a sister book!

Sarah's Picks
I really only have two "If You Like... You Might Like" choices right now -because I can't really think of more at the moment- but they are all amazing books that I think everyone should read. They all make my favorite book and heroine list (and they have awesome book boyfriends). So what are you waiting for? read them!

 If You Like...
 Then You Might Like...
These are both great Dystopian worlds that, while different, have similar heroines who are tough, sometimes reckless, and have roles thrust upon them that they never asked for. All they want to do is protect those they care about and survive. They just happen to create a lot of trouble for the bad guys along the way.

 If You Like...
You Might Like...
I can't get enough of these books! Both were a surprise for me and I just love their stories and characters. They both involve betrayal, heartache, strong and smart heroines who want more but also understand how to play the game of survival.


  1. Nice list of book titles for this week!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  2. I read the first book of Jennifer Lynn Barnes series, THE NATURALS. Loved it. Have the second, but haven't read it yet. Now there will be a third. Yay!

  3. Nice list of book titles!! Granted, I don't read many straight contemporaries, but I AM trying to broaden my range. The Conspiracy of Us is already on my tbr list :D I'll have to check some of these other ones out here^^ Oh and I LOVED HG but still need to read Winner's Curse, Blood Red Road and Kiss of Deception but they're all ones I will read soon!!

    Here's my TTT this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

  4. Daughter of Deep Silence and All In are books that I just can't wait to read!! I can also see how Kiss of Deception is a bit like The Winner's Curse, but for some reason KoD didn't really do it for my, while I absolutely adore TWC. I'm glad you loved it though! Great post, guys!