The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is the books we aren't sure we want to read. I have a whole ton of books that would go on this list, so these are not really my *top* ten, but just ten that I picked. I'd love your opinion on whether or not they're worth my time and/or money!
1.) Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien (and the third book, Promised) — I read and enjoyed Birthmarked, but having seen some negative things about the next two books in the series, I'm in a bit of a quandary. Should I continue on with the trilogy? Or should I cut my losses and stop while I'm ahead? Tell me! In fact, please vote in my "Get It... or Forget It?" poll to let me know what you think! (No one has voted so far, so your votes are greatly appreciated :) )
2.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline — This is a case of "it's outside my comfort zone, but the book has been getting rave reviews." I probably won't get many of the '80s references, and I have never been into video games. Just generally, I'm not big on sci-fi (apart from dystopian and time travel). Is it still worth reading?
3.) Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder — this is one that I did a "Get It... or Forget It?" poll about earlier, and the result was a 50/50 split (which doesn't really help me, lol). Let me know if you think I should give this series a try!
4.) Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith — Crown Duel was one of my favourite books when I was younger. Has anyone read this newer book of hers, and if so, can you tell me whether or not it has a Crown Duel sort of feel?
5.) Allegiant by Veronica Roth — this is less a matter of if I'll read it, and more a matter of when, just because I'd like to know what happens and why everyone had such extreme reactions to this final book! I am apprehensive, though, given what I've heard about it, and so I think I'll probably get it out from the library rather than buy it. I know a lot of people were upset about the ending, but I haven't read any major spoilers, so please DO NOT SPOIL me :)
Five books I have on my shelves but haven't read yet:
1.) False Covenant by Ari Marmell (and the third book, Lost Covenant) — I felt mixed about the first book in this series, Thief's Covenant. Can anyone comment on whether the series improves as it goes on?
2.) Changeling by Philippa Gregory — I started reading this one but didn't get very far into it, as I just wasn't liking the writing style. Should I give it another chance? Or are my instincts bang on the money?
3.) Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins — I've read mostly good things about this series, but the cover just screams "typical YA paranormal romance." Who's read this book/series, and what did you think of it?
4.) The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze — I like the sound of the premise, but from the overwhelming number of negative reviews it seems like the execution is not on par with its potential. Would you agree?
5.) Illuminate (and Infatuate) by Aimee Agresti — Illuminate is intimidatingly chunky. I read a few pages, but it wasn't grabbing me at the time and so I put it down. Is this book/series worth devoting a good chunk of time to reading?