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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Five Popular Books That Lived Up To The Hype

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Five Popular Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Halfway To The Grave
(Night Huntress #1)
By Jeaniene Frost

Flirting with the Grave...

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Cry Wolf
(Alpha & Omega #1)
By Patricia Briggs

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.
Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.
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(Paranormalcy #1)
By Kiersten White

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Midnight Frost
(Mythos Academy #5)
By Jennifer Estep

Here we go again …
Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there …

By Melissa Landers

Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic NEW ADULT sci-fi series.
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
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What book that you've read that's lived up to the hype?
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  1. I also enjoyed Paranormalcy. Some books that lived up to the hype for me were Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

    1. Paranormalcy was so cute! The audio book was also spot on! I've heard so many good things about Cinder By Marissa Meyer over the years. I'll eventually break out and get to it :)

  2. I have not read any of the books on your list this week. They all look good.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

    Happy reading!!

  3. PAranormalcy sounds fun, and I'm always looking for a good urban fantasy series to try. I'll have to check those out! And I need to read more Briggs too- I liked the first Mercy thompson.

    1. Paranormalcy is so cute! If you like YA urban fantasy you'll probably like it as well. I'd also recommend the Crossbreed Series By Dannika Dark (adult urban fantasy) :)

  4. I agree, Alienated lived up to the hype. The rest of the series was not as strong for me, but the ending was ok. I remember enjoying all the Mythos books. I am still holding out for more, since Gwen never graduated.

    1. I have yet to read the sequel to Alienated because of what I've heard about it. I don't want all that to cloud how awesome the first book was! Mythos has a spin-off series with another character POV. I started reading it and I couldn't really get into it. I would LOVE a continuation of Mythos from Gwen's POV! :)

  5. I liked the Alienated series much more than I expected. Great list!

    Check out my TTT and please vote in my Make Me Read It Readathon poll

    1. I was also surprised by how entertaining Alienated was! Thank you!

  6. I don’t read many hyped books, so I haven’t read any of these. I’m glad you enjoyed them, though.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. That's OK! Hyped up books are great, but they're not everything :)


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