Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top Ten Books Recently Added To My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list! This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books You Recently Added to Your TBR List

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18478083-kissing-in-america https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18336965-my-heart-and-other-black-holes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13043180-asunder https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13085374-infinite https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10429092-the-girl-of-fire-and-thorns
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17331828-talon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11925514-code-name-verity https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/270730.Crank https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48855.The_Diary_of_a_Young_Girl https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6567017-will-grayson-will-grayson

These aren't just titles I've recently heard about or bought, but some that I've had for a while and must read soon. They're on my immediate TBR list! Too many books, too little time! And there's always more and more to add to the pile, right? So what have you recently added to your TBR list?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

Title: Ticker
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publisher: Skyscape
Published Date: 1 December 2014
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone trying to destroy the Farthings...or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.
 (summary from Goodreads)

I loved Ticker. From the story, to the characters, to the setting, to all its Steampunk goodness - I loved it all. This book is just plain fun!

I've only read a few Steampunk novels, and every time I finish one I think I've got to read more. There's just something about them that clicks with me. I find the world building so fascinating, and Ticker is no different. There is a lot to take in as you read Ticker, and truthfully, you are thrown in head first without much explanation or backstory. Plus there is A LOT of technology to wrap your head around. But this was part of the enjoyment for me. It's all a little bit unknown and a little bit familiar at once. My recommendation is to just go with the flow. There's not a lot of need to overthink this story - it's a non-stop wild romp to solve a mystery, so just hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

The plot of Ticker isn't that convoluted, honestly. In fact, it's pretty predictable. As a villain, Calvin is quite one dimensional, so there's no major twist or shock. Ticker also touches on the idea of the other side, life after death, as it were, and the possibility of contact between the living and the dead. It's an interesting concept but doesn't really feel like it develops, which is unfortunate. For some, these cons are going to be more than enough. I can certainly see why Ticker might not be for everyone. But there was just something about it that hooked me. It's an easy and entertaining read to spend a delightful afternoon with!

Adding to the fun is Mantchev's sassy characters. I do love the sassy ones, and Ticker has them in spades. Penny is brave, strong and determined, and she had me grinning so many times, as did Violet's feisty nature. I don't think I should even start on Sebastian for fear of being caught up in the gushing! Penny's brother, Nic, frustrated me though, but mostly because compared to the other characters he's a bit of a stick in the mud. I wanted him to be more understanding, and seriously, just a little smarter. Marcus also lacks some of that much loved sass, but for him it works. His and Penny's relationship almost smacks of insta-love, which is eye roll inducing, but as by the end I was wanting to twirl and squeal like Cora, it's easy to let slide. You'll see what I mean. Their connection does zing, I'll give Mantchev that. 

Overall, Ticker is a fun, action packed read that I was hard pressed to stop once I started. 


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (43)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Share all of the bookish goodies you got during the week!


Asunder by Jodi Meadows
Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Hold Me Closer: The Tony Cooper Story by David Levithan
The Pause by John Larkin



Death Wish by Megan Tayte
Mama Cried by Talia Haven

I can't wait to start reading all of these! Did you get some great titles this week?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: BEA & Featured Blogger

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

This week those featured bloggers are Bursting Books Reviews and...can you guess?

That's right! ME! I'm so excited to be a featured blogger this week, so please head over to Parajunkee's View and check out my interview.

In the meantime, the question of the week:

Have you ever been to BEA? If not, what’s stopping you? If you have, what was your best experience there?

Unfortunately, no, I haven't been to BEA. Living in Australia makes it a little too expensive of an option. But hey, maybe one day. I'd like to, that's for sure. So many books and so many authors & bloggers to meet. It would be brilliant! I often consider just moving to the USA...BEA, ComicCon, Broadway...anyway, I digress. Ahem.

Have you been to BEA? If not, do you want to? And if yes, how much fun did you have? Tell me all!

Once again, thanks to Alison and Rachel for having me as a featured blogger this week! And welcome to Pinker Than Fiction Reviews. I hope you enjoy your stay!  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

Title: Winter Queen
Author: Amber Argyle
Series: Fairy Queens, Book 1
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Published Date: 19 June 2013
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

I received this book from the author for review.

~Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.
(summary from Goodreads)

Argyle's world is hard and lush, romantic and devastating. It is such a page turner, you'll be challenged to put it down.

Isn't that just the prettiest cover? Gives you expectations, right? Well, Argyle punches you in the face with those expectations - or rather, stabs you in the gut or lops off your head! This book. THIS BOOK. My words, they are lost. Let's start with "wow". And "so good". Maybe I can work from there. There is no lighthearted fairy tale here. Winter Queen is tense and dark, a heart-pounding read that will have you flinching and ready for more. Argyle's world building is amazing. It harkens to medieval fantasy with its clans and councils, its mysterious Raiders and outlying nations, and its acceptance of a sort of magic and religion, known as the Balance. The fairies are a part of that balance, controlling - even warring over - the winter and summer seasons. There's a fierceness to this book that is unexpected and fascinating.

Ilyena is an awesome protagonist, strong and flawed all at once, but uncompromising in her loyalty, compassion and love for her family and clan. I enjoyed the aspects of her being a Healer, how it is knowledge based but also seems a sort of calling - she is compelled to Heal. Rone is equally strong and loyal, though a little more hotheaded. Their relationship is mostly solid and obvious from the get go. Their moments together are quite swoon-worthy. There isn't a lot of build up to the romance though, as their backstory is simply that they grew up together and have always had feelings for each other. Still, it adds a nice romantic element to Winter Queen that I enjoyed.

Argyle also superbly creates one of the more vile villains I've had the unfortunate displeasure of reading. I feel my rage brewing just thinking about him! Darrien. You'll learn to hate that name. Darrien is so disgusting and evil, reading his scenes sent chills down my spine. I'm honestly torn between congratulating Argyle on writing such a horrific character, and being scared that he originated from her imagination. The brutality that is Darrien will have you shuddering, crying, and desperate to see his end. 

The characters and world building give Winter Queen it's edgy and dramatic tone, that plays on your emotions and keeps you reading. The fairies are an interesting plus, their parts in the story whimsical and intense. It is a little disappointing their world is barely touched upon, but understandable given the story is focused on Ilyena and her choices. I do hope the next books in the series delve deeper into the fairies and their world though. I'm certainly looking forward to finding out. 

Winter Queen is a surprising read, in all the best sorts of ways. While away an afternoon reading it, and be prepared for some seething emotional vulnerability! 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Waiting on...Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

I'm looking forward to a Wild West YA, yeehaw!

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Published Date: 1 September 2015
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate. In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation. (summary from Goodreads)

I'm always looking for new titles to add to my never-getting-smaller TBR pile, so what are you waiting on?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list. This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books From My Childhood/Teens That I Would Love To Revisit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1711427.Grug https://www.goodreads.com/series/69645-the-berenstain-bears https://www.goodreads.com/series/71096-funnybones https://www.goodreads.com/series/40767-the-baby-sitters-club https://www.goodreads.com/series/42362-sweet-valley-twins
https://www.goodreads.com/series/41246-goosebumps https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1554097.Remember_Me https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1295072.Teacher_s_Pet https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71865.Tomorrow_When_the_War_Began https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6786718-the-day-after-forever

Oh, the memories!! This was such an easy topic and looking at those covers, this list really chronicles my reading as I grew up. Grug, The Berenstain Bears and Funnybones were always my favourite series' as a child, then I started in on The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Twins (which also continued into Sweet Valley High, etc) as I got older and interested in chapter books. I remember I used to have terrible nightmares as a child and so I'd read these books in the middle of the night to calm myself down. Which is funny, considering the next lot of books! I still clearly remember reading Welcome to Camp Nightmare like it was yesterday, my first but definitely not final Goosebumps book, and how terrified I was. But that started me on a real horror kick for the next couple of years. Christopher Pike and those kinds of teen horror books, like Teacher's Pet, were the Young Adult Fiction of my high school years. And John Marsden and his Tomorrow, When The War Began series! I was obsessed with this series - and all of Marsden's books - through high school. He was my all time favourite author. I'm not sure the series was ever popular outside Australia though? It's still a rite of passage for teenagers here, I think. Finally, The Day After Forever, still one of my most favourite books. This led me to romance and contemporary adult fiction, as YA wasn't what it is now. And here I am today, obsessed with everything YA. I really must reread some of the above books though. Nostalgia, I love it.

What books would you revisit on your stroll down memory lane?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Title: We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia)
Published Date: 24 March 2015
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

I received this book through NetGalley from Simon & Schuster (Australia) for review.

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.

They always say that high school is the best time of your life.

Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.
(summary from Goodreads)

A heart-wrenching and thought-provoking debut that will keep you thinking long after you've finished. What would you do if you only 2 months to live?

That's the question We All Looked Up revolves around, and it's one you'll ask yourself more than once. Wallach poses that 66.6% of the world's population will be killed by the asteroid hurtling towards his fictional Earth and the question of what happens after is barely touched upon, because this book is all about the lead up to that apocalyptic event. It's a refreshing concept. I've read a heap of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, but the before is new for me. Still, that humanity basically goes crazy seems to be the common theme. Does it count as cliche when it's likely a true portrayal of what the reality would be? I don't know. I just know that that sort of thing - riots, murders, enforced Government control, basically humans killing each other before anything else gets the chance - gets old and frustrating fast for me, and so there were times - few and far between though - that I wanted We All Looked Up to move along a little faster. It's more me being nitpicky than the book itself being the issue. This is the only thing that holds me back from giving the novel 5 stars, because otherwise this book is fantastic. 

I admit to being wary when I first realised it alternates between four points of view, but Wallach handles it masterfully. Each of these characters is so different and their voices so distinct. The story is stronger for these varied views because the outlooks, the choices, the beliefs, all give readers another way of looking - well, at everything. The characters, the idea of the end of the world, humanity, religion, priorities. I found myself agreeing and disagreeing with each character at one point or another, feeling for them and being annoyed by them at others, and it makes for a more engaging read. Even Wallach's side characters are standout - Bobo, Misery, Golden, Chad, Anita's parents. They each make their own impact. All at once Wallach's characters have you full of hope and despairing at the futility of it all. 

As I said earlier, you won't be able to help but question what you would do if the world as you know it was ending in 2 months. Do something you always wanted to but put off? Go somewhere? Be with family? Make amends? Fall in love? It was interesting reading this as a 31 year old, asking that question of my present, but then thinking about my teenage self facing such a possibility. It's one of the more heartbreaking realisastions of this novel, that the characters may not have the opportunity to grow up and experience life outside of high school. Wallach closes the novel on the perfect note, open ended and bittersweet. After finishing I wanted to simply take a moment to just breathe. To just sit and be. 

We All Looked Up is a hard hitting narrative that is bound to leave its mark. 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review: The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Title: The Walls Around Us
Author: Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published Date: 24 March 2015
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

I received this book through NetGalley from Algonquin Young Readers for review.

“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.
(summary from Goodreads)

The Walls Around Us is a beautiful, terrible, and haunting story of friendship, justice, truth and life after death. You won't want to put it down. Suma's words seep under your skin, twist up inside you, never to leave.

Originally I read the summary when requesting this book, but when I started to actually read it I'd completely forgotten. Rather than refresh my memory, however, I chose to just go with it and I do believe that partly impacted my reading experience. I almost didn't want to share the summary here and suggest people go into it blind. But truly, it's not a big deal. I just can't help but feel that this book is a little more haunting when putting the pieces together yourself as you read. It's only one small part of the story though. There is still more that will leave you questioning. Suma excels at giving just enough to make you think you've got the truth figured out before she pulls back to leave you wondering all over again. The entirety of this novel had me asking "Did she?", "Are they?", "Did that happen??", over and over again, and I love that while I'm satisfied I have the answers by the end, Suma's characters never outright, absolutely admit to their actions. It takes a unique skill in writing, and Suma has it in spades here. I imagine some might find it all a little confusing as the story flows back and forth, but it's worth it. Enjoy the turmoil!

Suma's prose is powerful and evocative, enthrallingly atmospheric, and I could go and on with the adjectives! Told in the alternating points of views of Amber and Violet, and alternating timelines, The Walls Around Us is ultimately the story of Ori, and Suma has created unforgettable characters and situations that tug at every one of your emotions. I was practically glued to the pages it's so captivating, and I gave more than a few glares and 'shoo' motions when interrupted - okay, possibly even some growls. It's just that good. Suma makes you feel for her characters. Even when I hated Violet - who's attitude had me wanting to lash out! - I sometimes felt bad for her. Trust me, that's a feat! I was so torn in regards to Amber; liking her and understanding her actions, but also scared of the depth of her rage and remorselessness. Ori is beautiful and kind, and your heart cries out at the unfairness of it all. This is a book that packs a whollop and leaves you breathless. It's setting, characters, atmosphere, conflicting timelines, and mysteries all work together to create a one of a kind narrative. Read it, feel it, love it. 

I'm ashamed to admit The Walls Around Us is my first time reading Nova Ren Suma, but I'm going to be rectifying that. She is a master. I love this book. 


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (42)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Share all of the bookish goodies you got during the week!


The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
Dreamfire by Kit Alloway
Mind Games by Terri Terry
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver


Winter Queen by Amber Argyle

I had hoped I'd find many more new releases to purchase, but alas, they're slow to show up in my bookstores! Maybe next week.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Character inspiration

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

Have you ever been inspired by a book character to do something? Who was the character and what was it? 
(Suggested by Eternity Through Pages)

I've been wracking my brain for the littlest thing so I didn't have to give another boring "nope" answer, and finally! I have a couple! They're only silly, really, but still! I was inspired to try knitting by Scottie and the girls of Elizabeth Lenhard's It's a Purl Thing, and to buy a military-esque style jacket thanks to Lola of Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

So what about you? Ever been inspired to do something thanks to a book character?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Onyx
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux, Book 2
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published Date: 14 August 2012
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…
(summary from Goodreads)

Unfortunately, Onyx is another miss for me. The only thing I absolutely loved about it was Daemon & Katy - and even that had lost some of its shine. The rest of it? I just wanted it done.

I read Obsidian a long while ago now but I don't think that's caused much of a problem. I remember it well - especially how much I adored it. But this time I could not get into the story and often found myself frustrated with it. Much of it was simply too predictable, and instead of being on the edge of my seat desperate to know what was going to happen next, I was putting the book down because it couldn't hold my attention. I was rolling my eyes at the characters I'd loved so much in Obsidian! There was a real sense of "finally, the end!" when I finished this and it truly saddens me. I know I'm one of very, very few not gushing about this book.

Daemon is still, without doubt, hot like burning, and his relationship with Katy sizzles. I love their sass and banter, and their attraction is one of my all time faves. That hasn't changed. Only, I was a lot more annoyed with Katy here. Seriously, just climb Daemon and never let go, dammit! Okay, seriously though - I was really disappointed with Katy's actions and choices throughout Onyx. She didn't live up to the Katy I'd raved about after reading Obsidian. I mean, Blake? Really? Come on! So obvious! I get that there's got to be obstacles and struggles to keep the story moving and action packed, but I was really not feeling any of it throughout this book. 

Onyx fell flat for me. It gets an extra star simply because Daemon and Katy have me wanting to read just a little more. I do hope the next book wins me over though. I'd hate to give up on this series entirely. 


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on...More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

Gimme, gimme, gimme...

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Teen
Published Date: 16 June 2015
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository

Happiness shouldn't be this hard

The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto -- miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor or how his friends aren't always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn't mind Aaron's obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn't mind talking about Aaron's past. But Aaron's newfound happiness isn't welcome on his block. Since he's can't stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.

Adam Silvera's extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
(summary from Goodreads)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Top Ten Books on my Spring (Autumn!) TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they have a specific topic for a top ten list. Link up, visit some new blogs and add to your ever growing TBR list. This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List
Though technically here in Australia, it's my Autumn TBR List!

Top Five Upcoming Releases

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009402-saint-anything https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21393526-magonia https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17661416-made-you-up https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20560137-an-ember-in-the-ashes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16096824-a-court-of-thorns-and-roses

Top Five This-is-Embarassing-I-Should-Have-Read-These-Years-Ago-But-Will-Now-I-Promise Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8525590-wither https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12753231-monument-14 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60510.Poison_Study https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10048874-dearly-departed https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12558285-splintered

How about you? What books top your list to read throughout Spring (or Autumn, as the case may be)?