Top Ten Tuesday: “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget About

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*sings* Don’t you..forget about me. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!! The books I’m about to list are only a few years old, not ancient, but I wanted to bring them to your attention in case they weren’t on your radar or in case you forgot they were released. So here we go!

poisonstudyPoison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder – This series is a MUST read for all fantasy fans. It’s SO well written. Seriously. Kick-ass heroine, sexy hero, high-stakes, awesome knife-fighting. Yup. Get on it.
insideInside (Insider #1-2) by Maria V. Snyder – Again!! Another Maria V. Snyder creation!! This one is for the dystopian/sci-fi fans. I kind of wish there was just one more book in this series…maybe even just a short story. I felt it could’ve gone there.
thedemonslexicon-pbThe Demon’s Lexicon (The Demon’s Lexicon #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan – I know Sarah’s been getting a lot of attention lately for her new release, Unspoken, but my love for her started with a demon who wormed his way to my heart. This series is magic, and it has such great humor in it. I recommend you make time for it.
brightlywovenBrightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – OMG this book SO needs a sequel!! But while we wait—and it might be a forever kind of wait—let me suggest this great book for my fantasy fans. It didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, so don’t worry, but it left it open for more. Anyway, yeah. Pick it up!!
wickedgameWicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready – The lonely adult book in the bunch!! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, especially vampires, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! Also if you like music, as it does revolve around a radio station and music is all over this book. I mean, hello! The title is also song.
shineShine by Lauren Myracle – This book really stayed with me. It was a mystery, wrapped up in an issue book. Definitely recommend it.
hookedHooked by Catherine Greenman – This was such a great, realistic way to tell a story about a teen getting pregnant. It doesn’t glamourize it, and it doesn’t romanticize it, it’s just honest. It was really great.
playinghurtPlaying Hurt by Holly Schindler – I thought this book was steamy! Which I always appreciate in YA…but it’s not your typical YA romance either. Our main character does have issues, and there is cheating in the book, but in the end it was a really good book.
ParadiseParadise by Jill S. Alexander – This book is…beautiful, really. And like so many beautiful things, sometimes they’re also devastating. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. Now read it. :) You can yell at me later.
balladlamentLament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1) AND Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie #2) by Maggie Stiefvater – I love both of these books…maybe BALLAD more than LAMENT, and if you’re a fan of Maggie’s books, or a fan of faeries you totally need them. TOTALLY!! And soon we’re getting book 3!!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

About Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

23 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget About”

  1. Jordyn

    We seem to have pretty different reading tastes (a few of these books I just was not a fan of), but I did really love SHINE. Devastating and all too real.

  2. Nina

    I really want to read Hooked. I only read one book about teen pregnancy and I want to read more about it. :)
    Great list.

  3. Jamie

    Haven’t read any of these but I have a few on my TBR list or bookshelf — Brightly Woven, Playing Hurt (I’ve heard AMAZING things about), Hooked & Shine! I have heard of the Poison Study and seems like people LOVE that series!

  4. Ginger @ GReads!

    I actually read Wicked Game long before I started book blogging, Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined being part of Jeri’s Team Kilt and all the fantastic things because of it. (Granted I know it’s a different series, but Wicked Game was my first introduction to Jeri).

  5. Becky@Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

    I read the ballad/Lament duo this year and they were good! Stiefvater is quickly evolving as an author, getting better and better. I think Scorpio Races is her best work but I liked this series too. Here’s Ours

  6. Alisia

    Maria V Snyder is one of my favorite authors!!! I have all of the study series, the first of the glass series and the first of the healer series!

  7. sangita

    I need to read the second book in the Insider series. I also need to start on the Books of Farie as well. And talking about Maggie Stiefvater book reminds me i need to read the last installment in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series.

    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

  8. Estelle / Rather Be Reading

    Ah! I just just just took Paradise out of the library last night, and I can’t wait to read it! I’m so glad you had it on your list. I haven’t seen it anywhere and I spied it at B&N a few months ago and haven’t stopped thinking about reading it.

    Great list!!

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