Where to begin?
This week, Shana at Bionic Bookworm is asking us the impossible question, what are the Top 5 Series I Want to Start?
This question is so huge, I didn’t have a clue where to start. My list of books I want to buy exists solely in my head and only crops up when I come across it on Amazon or via a book recommendation. Even then it’s hit and miss as to whether I’ll buy it. Has to be the right side of payday after all.
But creating this list has reminded to nab a few of the books I’ve been meaning to get and so, with any luck, I’ll get to start these series very soon.
Here are the Top 5 Series I Want to Start:
1. Magic by Ilona Andrews
I’ve heard so much about this series but still haven’t read it and it’s driving me nuts. Luckily, book one was on sale yesterday and it is now safely tucked away in my e-reader waiting for me.
A dystopian society in which a war between magic and technology is constant and forever changing and a female lead with a sword. Wow. Why have I not read this yet?
I just found out this series is 10 books long and while my wallet is screaming, the rest of me is over the moon. I can’t wait to get stuck into this series!
2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This is another super popular series that people rave about, I mean the darn thing has over 5k reviews on Amazon (how, just how?) Low-key jealousy aside, this series looked amazing from the second I checked it out online.
What I didn’t expect was that this series was a high fantasy but it looks so good that I’d be more than willing to press pause on my urban fantasy run to read it. I mean, leading lady and two swords. I’m beginning to see a running theme here.
Something tells me Sarah J. Maas is going to be one of my new favourite authors.
3. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Police officer turns supernatural police officer. Someone described this as “Harry Potter” meets “CSI” and if that’s true, I’m all in.
Supernatural mysteries are my weakness, I love a good head-scratcher with magic at its core. So, I was super pleased to find out that this is also a long series: 8 books long and full of potential. I’ve heard less about this series but when it crossed my path, it grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go since.
This one is getting nudged nearer the top of the TBR pile, for sure.
4. Broken Elements by Mia Marshall
Personal magical struggles are a favourite of mine and I’ve even written one into my novel A Druid’s Secret which was amazing fun to develop. I hadn’t heard of this series until recently but the idea of a supernatural with elemental powers she is struggling control while also running from a killer is just one of those that sticks with you.
The consensus on this series isn’t exactly clear-cut in the court of public opinion but the premise is intriguing enough that I want to take a gamble on it. Let’s roll the dice!
5. Fever by Karen Marie Moning
Funny story. I didn’t realise how raunchy this book was and I straight-up ordered it in paperback when I was still living with my in-laws. Awkward.
Despite actually having it in paperback format (come to think of it, that copy might still be with my in-laws), I haven’t read the darn thing. Ever since buying it, I’ve heard more and more good things about this series and the longer I go without reading it, the more I find myself trying to dig out my copy.
When I can finally find it, I’ll get around to seeing what all the fuss is about!
Thanks for reading!