Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’d Like to Start but Just Haven’t Yet

Hey there everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and Bookish. Each week they post a theme for us to create a list to. This lweek’s official theme is Series I’d Like to Start but Haven’t Yet.

I have no idea why I haven’t started reading any of the following series yet, especially because I have heard nothing but good things about them! But for whatever reason I just haven’t gotten around to them yet (and I even own some of them!). So, let’s see which series I am regretfully missing out on.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa1. Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

Delirium by Lauren Oliver2. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand3. Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter4. The Goddess Test series by Aimee Carter

Shatter My by Tahereh Mafi5. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

Gone by Michael Grant6. Gone series by Michael Grant

Bluebloods by Melissa de la Cruz7. Bluebloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Firelight by Sophie Jordan8. Firelight series by Sophie Jordan

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson10. The Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson

Okay, which of these do I need to make sure I read right away? Let me know! :)


Book Trailer of the Week: Unearthly

Book Trailer of the WeekAnd a Happy Friday to you!

Book Trailer of the Week is a weekly feature where I showcase a new (or sometimes not-so-new) book trailer that has caught my attention. Why book trailers? I just love this underused media and I use them at my school as much as possible to promote reading and books among my students!

Unearthly by Cynthia HandSo, last week was the first week back to school with students and I kind of forgot about posting a Book Trailer of the Week…OOPS!

But never fear! I am back with one to share!

I recently purchased some new titles for my Media Center and at the recommendation of some other book bloggers I bought Unearthly and Hallowed by Cynthia Hand. I have quite a few girls at school who simply go nuts for supernatural YA so new this one needed to be in my catalog. I put my “Bright and Shiny New Books” display up pretty early so it’d already be up for the start of school and Unearthly has been majorly tempting me! I tend to love books with girls in pretty gowns on the cover, so this one has been calling my name for a few weeks now!  I can’t read it yet because I still have to read the last three middle grade Sunshine State Books, but as soon as I’m finished with those you’d better believe this one is on my list!

If that didn’t intrigue you, the summary sounds interesting too!

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out-of-place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

You bet I’ll be sharing this book trailer with my students!


In My Mailbox (7)

Happy Sunday everyone!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.  This is a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other and network their blogs, and it’s also a good way to showcase some new (or older) titles!

Well, I didn’t get any books in my actual mailbox this week, but I did receive three e-book galleys from NetGalley! Thank you NetGalley!  I can’t wait to get started on these.

Suck it Up and Die by Brian MeehlSuck It Up and Die by Brian Meehl

Whisper by Alyson NoelWhisper by Alyson Noel

Sammy Keyes And The Power of Justice Jack by Wendelin Van DraanenSammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack by Wendelin Van Draanen

I also bought some e-books recently because Amazon was having a sale.  Actually bought these a few weeks ago and forgot to mention them here. So, here they are!  I’ve heard awesome stuff about all three so they may move to the top of my “To Read” stack.

Ten Things We Did and Probably Shouldn't Have by Sarah MlynowskiTen Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mylnowski

Unearthly by Cynthia HandUnearthly by Cynthia Hand

Entwined by Heather DixonEntwined by Heather Dixon

I am planning a Hunger Games party for my 8th graders on Thursday March 22, so I also bought some bookmarks from the ALA Store to go into the students’ goodie bags!  They’re so fun and I can’t wait for my students to see them-they’re going to be so excited!  ALA Hunger Games bookmarks

What fun stuff did you get in your mailbox this week?



Top Ten Tuesday: January 2012 New Releases

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s officially January 2012 and there are new titles to be published!  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday highlights ten new releases for the month of January.  So, lets start the new year off with some newbies!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Jan. 2) YA

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara ShepardPretty Little Secrets (Pretty Little Liars Series) by Sara Shepard (Jan. 3) YA

Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (Jan. 3) YA

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Jan. 10) YA

A Million Suns by Beth RevisA Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis (Jan. 10) YA

Hallowed by Cynthia HandHallowed (Unearthly Series) by Cynthia Hand (Jan. 17) YA

Tempest by Julie CrossTempest by Julie Cross (Jan. 17) YA

Fracture by Megan MirandaFracture by Megan Miranda (Jan. 17) YA

Vanishing Acts by Leslie MargolisVanishing Acts: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery by Leslie Margolis (Jan. 17) MG

Everneath by Brodi AshtonEverneath by Brodi Ashton (Jan. 24) YA

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.