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Super Sequels

I honestly try to not read series that don’t have at least two books out, it’s just too stressful to read a GREAT book and have it end, leaving you hanging and wanting the next book that won’t be out for another year. No bueno! Here are five awesome 5+ star books I’ve read that have left me squeeeeaaaalllling for the next book!

The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy

  1. Flight
  2. Focus
  3. Found – out July 16th

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dadโ€™s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mindโ€”until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

What I like the best about these books: Original plot, hunky alpha male Levi and how Allie finds herself in the middle of something she never intended. Love the story, love the romance.

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Crash Series by Nicole Williams

  1. Crash
  2. Clash
  3. Crush – out April 23rd

Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He’s got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude’s everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she’s about to find out, is the only thing she’s incapable of. For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love’s about to become the thing that tears them apart.

What I like the best about these books: Gaaahhh! This series rocks! Could.not.put.them.down. LOVE LOVE Jude and Lucy! Can I add any more superlatives here?! It’s about tragedy, love, forgiveness, stubbornness and all those things that sometimes make you want to throw the book across the wall at one time, and then hug it and cry another time. I CANNOT wait to read the conclusion of this story!

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Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  1. Divergent
  2. Insurgent
  3. Untitled – out October 22nd

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

What I like the best about these books: These dystopian novels were a really unexpected surprise! I had heard that if you like Hunger Games, you’ll like these… and I think that’s completely true, but these books are unique themselves! LOVE THEM. The characters are complex, the story is deeply interwoven and Tris and Four are amazing together. They are both deeply-flawed, secretive, passionate and brave. These books are one of my all-time faves and you will love them!

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Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

  1. Sweet Evil
  2. Sweet Peril
  3. Sweet Reckoning – 2014 release date (sigh)

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna. Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

What I like the best about these books: I avoided reading Sweet Evil for months. I loved the cover and the synopsis intrigued me… But as I mentioned above, I don’t like to read a book knowing that the next one in the series is not out. In a moment of weakness, I read it. Sooo glad I did because now I am so excited about the next book, Sweet Peril. It’s one of my top books so far this year!!! It’s a really original take on the angels/demons storyline. The nephilim, sons and daughters of Dukes, and are forced to “work” on spreading their particular brand of evil to the world. And sparks do fly with Anna and Kai. And then… the way it ends…. gaaah!!!… need the next one yesterday! This is a GREAT series!

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Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

  1. City of Bones
  2. City of Ashes
  3. City of Glass
  4. City of Fallen Angels
  5. City of Lost Souls
  6. City of Heavenly Fire – release date in 2014 (double sigh)

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

What I like the best about these books: Everything!!! Gritty, thrilling and mysterious! Fell in love with the Shadowhunter world. The story is really original and inventive. When I started the series, I thought City of Bones was really good, but this is a series that builds. With each book, the story got even better and you entrench yourself more firmly with the series. Clary is a brave heroine growing into her unique abilities. Jace is a complex character, losing his father as a young child, slowly building walls around himself through the years. And then enter Valentine and it all goes bonkers! Best part of the series is that the City of Bones movie comes out this August! Watch the trailer. You need to read these before you hit the theater!

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Some tidbits on the movie: Lily Collins is Clary Fray; Jamie Campbell Bower is Jace Wyland; Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Valentine; Lena Headey is Jocelyn Fray. And little piece of trivia, Lily and Jamie are girlfriend/boyfriend in real life ๐Ÿ™‚

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