Top Ten Tuesday's theme for today is - 2014 Releases I MEANT to read, but didn't get to -
There are plenty of books that I haven't gotten around to reading, but I'm about to really narrow it down!
Here's my Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read but Didn't Get To.
A twist on the old classic, 'Wizard of Oz' where Good witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion (From the blurby blurb on Goodreads)
Amy Gumm is the other from Kansas, and she has a mission to bring down the one named Dorothy and her squad.
I have been fighting with myself for months to buy this book, even though I have an ENTIRE TBR shelf in my room which is starting to double stack and fill the spaces between the books and the top of the shelving. Eventually, I just kept putting it off month after month and now we're in 2015 and I will probably go buy it next week or something and CONTINUE to put it off for a few more years or so.
We'll see what happens!
I have no idea why this book is even on my list; it's probably just Restoring Harmony again but with a different twist on it by having the city supposedly apocalyptic but, when in fact, it's not.
Maybe it's the cover, maybe it's the fact that I yearn to read novels that have a female protagonist that I can actually relate to and like, but also at the same time ask myself 'Why are you so flawed and beautiful and why can't my baby just stop being hurt by the author it's so amazing tears so many tears'
Or maybe I just like reading novels that get my expectations up and crush them to smithereens while I try to take the slightest bit of positivity from it and squeeze it for all its got.
Once again, why is this book even on my list?
It's because - to quote Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler -
"Some men just want to watch the world burn"
I barely tolerated the first book, The 5th Wave, but this odd and horrific curiosity inside of me just wants to see what could possibly happen to further this series. It's like a house that's burning down, and you can't help but just watch it with a weird sensation in your gut that is only hinted at being,
Some women just want to watch the world burn, or book series, whatever works.
I splurge read the whole Mortal Instruments series in about a week when I was out sick with a deadly cold. It captivated me, it sickened me, and oddly enough I really liked it.
But something happens when you read a book, and then a year later, try to come back to it. All the stuff you initially fangirled over makes you laugh and think, 'Wow...I had no class' or something along those lines.
But seeing as this is the last book in the entire series of The Mortal Instruments, I did put it on my goodreads list to read and finish.
It's so cheesy and bad for me but so is pizza and look at what I've done to attain pizza.
While some reviews on Goodreads says it's another sad attempt at another Hunger Games, i'm actually quite intrigued by it. It deals with love and loss, friendships and broken hearts, mental illness, and love between siblings.
And I'm a sucker for Dystopian books that are in the style of the Hunger Games where kids have to kill each other.
It's a small problem, but one easily overlooked, of mine.
"It begins as an assignment for English Class: Write a letter to a dead person."
That's all it had to tell me, combined with its beautiful cover and hipster-like title, and I was sold. I want it to so badly in my shelf and adorning all my other books, and also to read it in one sitting and once I finish, sit there in silence and have an existential crisis.
I LIVE for those moments!
I've only ever heard good things about this book, and seen countless of tumblr blogs and instagram accounts that I follow reading this book. Why? I'm not sure, but i want to be a part of the cool kid gang too and read what is seemingly a perfect book.
It reminds me of Pretty Little Liars, because for some reason all these teenagers know deep dark secrets of people dying and their whole life gets turned upside by it or something along those lines.
What ever happened to just chilling out and playing truth or dare? How'd it turn into Truth or Dare or let's murder someone!
But in saying that I will still buy this book and read it and totally either hate it or be in love with it. They are the only two options!
Ahh, romances where they start off as friends first. I LOVE IT! I can't wait to handle all the angst and awkwardness that is teen relationships. I want to bathe in the awkward tension and stolen glances.
A long distance relationship through a carefully charted map of postcards, occasional e-mails, and reunions.
The reviews for this are intense. Some are so passionately in love with this book, it's almost like their own long-distance relationship. Others can't be bothered with it and recommend a book that is similar to it but better.
I'm on the fence, and that's why I want to read it SO badly but have just failed to be productive enough to find it on The Book Depository.
Savannah and I were talking about this book, as I was there when she bought it, and surprisingly she didn't like/hated it.
I was interested to why, but she has sworn me to read the book for myself and see what I think, so I'm mainly eager to see what it's all about and why there are some heavy reviews for it and why it's crappy, or fantastic.
But I'll keep reading my books, stuffing at least four into my bag, and staring people down when they try to start conversations with me when my nose is buried in a book.