Top Ten Tuesday: Books I read in School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday was a 'Back to School Freebie' so I decided to post the books/series that I was reading at school. This was such a fun post to write, I got all nostalgic remembering how fun it was reading them for the first time!

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I read in School

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

Of course Cassandra Clare was going to be top of my list. And of course it has to be the old covers! I wish I could discover the world of Shadowhunters again, I remember frantically going from one book to another, I could not get enough of this series. I actually read Lady Midnight & Lord of Shadows back to back a few weeks ago... and I am still not over it, my fangirling is still strong!

The Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare


Another Cassie Clare series, The Infernal Devices... or as I like to call it, the series that crushed my heart and soul. This series is one of my favourites by CC, although Lord of Shadows might have won by a slight margin and that margin is Julian Blackthorn. *swoooooooon*

Legend - Marie Lu


I will always always always love this series. Just thinking about it makes me want to re-read it. June & Day <3333. I usually hate open-endings but this one was so bittersweet I didn't actually mind it. I also miiiiight have pre-ordered Marie Lu's Warcross for the sole purpose of the extra story about what happens after Champion. I mean I was always going to read Warcross but it went from 'ohh I'll read it once it's out' to 'must pre-order right now' when the pre-order incentive was announced. So excited!

Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Agggghhhhh Cinder! It was a good day when I stumbled across Cinder for the first time. Who doesn't want to read about their favourite childhood fairy-tales? Fairytales that has been twisted with magic and mayhem? I mean, cyborgs? people living on the moon? genetically enhanced soldiers? criminals and princesses? It shouldn't work but it so so does! The year long wait between each book destroyed me but at least each book was better than the last. I adore this series.

Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater

Now I love Maggie and her writing but Shiver wasn't the best series I've ever read, it was simply 'okay'. Now Cole? I was a fan of Cole! I was so happy to hear he was getting his own book, all the stars go to Cole and Sinner but unfortunately the only thing that let this book down was the other main character *sigh*. Isabel was just a major headache, other than that I really enjoyed it.

Seraphina - Rachel Hartman

Epic dragons, sensational world building, a well paced plot, intriguing characters... what more could you want? Seraphina for me was a perfect high fantasy read and I'm so disappointed that I haven't read the sequel Shadow Scale yet. A few early reviews on Goodreads put me off but I really should decide for myself so I'll probably try and get around to this..... at some point!

The Darkest Part of the Forest - Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest was kind of a hit and miss for me. I was beyond excited to hear Holly Black was writing more Faerie books as I'm obsessed with any and all things Fae but this book fell kind of flat. I was enchanted by Holly's writing and the eerie setting she created, fairytales that include horned faerie princes trapped in glass coffins are pretty much must-reads for me but I found the plot lacking, which resulted in me losing quite a bit of interest in the overall story. However I am really looking forward to Holly's The Cruel Prince which will dive right back into the beautifully scary Faerie realm.

The Iron Fey - Julie Kagawa


Speaking of faeries.... again talking about The Iron Fae by Julie Kagawa. I won't ever not love this series, as I've said before it got me back into YA, cheesy tropes and all! I would love to be able to run away and live in the Nevernever with talking cats, ice princes and magic.

White Hot Kiss - Jennifer L. Armentrout

This freaking series!!! My favourite Jennifer Armentrout of all time, this sexy series is all about demons and gargoyles. I could read it 100 times and still never tire of it. There's so much drama, tension and so many feels <33 It's got forbidden romance, childhood crushes and cliffhangers that will probably kill you. Ugh, now I want to reread!

The Book of Ivy - Amy Engel

The Book of Ivy was such a brilliant dystopian about two warring families and a daughter whose mission is to kill her future husband. I really enjoyed this two-book series, they're both short and quick reads so you'll fly through them. The world building wasn't the best but I definitely think characterisation is were these book shines.

Well there's my Top Ten Choices!
Make sure to leave me links to yours!
Happy Reading 

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  1. I actually haven't read any of these but quite a few are on my TBR!
    My TTT:

    1. Ohhh well you'll have to let me know if you get around to reading any of them!

  2. I've been meaning to read The Lunar Chronicles for a while now. I've heard so many good things about them. Here is my TTT.

    1. Ahhh The Lunar Chronicles is amazing if you love fairytales! Such a magical series, thanks for leaving your link!

  3. I agree with so many of these! I am still in school but I love the Cassandra Clare books, Legend (Champion broke my heart, I wanted to stalk Marie Lu and force her to write a sequel Million Book Mill

    1. YESSS LEGEND & CHAMPION. Oh my god that ending? I was devastated. I cannot wait for the little short story she's releasing about life after Legend. I definitley think we should force her to write more haha!

  4. I've actually read most of these but none of them during my school time. Probably because most of them weren't out then. Well that makes me feel old, haha.

    I really loved Shadow Scale by the way!

    1. Ohhh really? Yaaaaay, that makes me so happy! I loved Seraphina and I really want it to end well, I can't wait to read it now!

  5. We have pretty similar taste in books Cody! I've read all of them (in high school too!) except for Darkest Part of the Forest, White Hot Kiss, and Book of Ivy. My favorite is also definitely Iron Fey and Infernal Devices!

    1. Yaaaay, I'm so happy! You've clearly have great taste ;)
      Couldn't agree more with Iron Fae and Infernal Devices, I adored them. I'm hoping to reread them soon :D


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