Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t.

These are all 2015 releases that I own/have borrowed, but just didn’t get around to reading last year.


 

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Six of Crows #1

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.


owl and the Japanese circus

Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Adventures of Owl #1

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.


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Displacement: a Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Genre: Graphic Novel
Series: N/A

In her graphic memoirs, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething womanhood, like writer Lena Dunham (Girls). In the next installment of her graphic travelogue series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The book s watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfather s WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisley s frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents frailty.”


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The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Witch Hunter #1

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.


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Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Elder Races #8

Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind council, they find themselves thrown together under treacherous circumstances…

Kidnapped as leverage against Julian, Melly is convinced that her former lover won’t be rushing to her rescue. But when Julian gives himself up to save her, they both end up Justine’s captives. Armed only with their wits and their anger, Melly and Julian must work together to escape. But will they be able to ignore their complicated history, or will the fiery passion that once burned them blaze again?


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Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Cruel Beauty Universe #2

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?


danger of dating a rebound vampire

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #3

Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants.


My Life on the road

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Genre: Non-Fiction
Series: N/A

Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.


shards of hope

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Psy-Changeling #14

Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.

And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.

This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.


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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Kate Daniels #8

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters.

So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected.

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34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

  1. Owl and the Japanese Circus sounds really good- that could be a promising series. And I’ve been wondering about Ilona Andrews as I would like to read more urban fantasy. I just need to find the right author.

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    • Oh nice! I’m glad to hear that you liked Witch Hunter. I feel like I haven’t heard much about that one.

      I still need to read those two books in the Kate Daniels series as well. I also need to read Magic Stars too. I feel like I’m getting really behind on their stuff.

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  2. I’m pleased to see that I’ve actually read a couple off your list. It makes me feel all happy! Six of Crows was great. The other book i read – and enjoyed – was the Christi Charish.
    Hope you get to pick some of these up soon.
    The Witch Hunter is another I wanted to read but didn’t!
    Lynn 😀

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    • Thanks, Mogsy! I’m hoping I get around to knocking these off my reading list this year as well.

      I actually got into Rosamund Hodge through the novella she released in the same Cruel Beauty universe. It’s called “Gilded Ashes”. I loved it. You could always check that out, if you’re looking for a taste of her writing before taking the plunge into one of her full length books.

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  3. Nice list of books 😉 I’ve read The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire, Shards of Hope and Magic Shifts. Shards of Hope was the best out of the three. I had high hopes for The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire as I really liked Gigi… but the story was a bit slow and choppy in my opinion.

    I’m hoping to read Six of Crows very soon!!

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    • Awww, I’m sad to hear that about Harper’s book. But I can see that, she seems to be a hit or miss with her books for me. Some I really love and others are rather choppy.

      I’m glad to hear that Shards of Hope and Magic Shifts are both good! I’m excited to get to both of those very soon.

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  4. I love several of the books on your list. Thea Harrison, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh and Molly Harper are all authors that I love.

    These are some of the new releases that I really want to get to this year from 2015:
    The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong
    The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
    Stop at Nothing by Kate SeRine
    Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson
    Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
    Birthright by E.J. Stevens
    Asking for It by Lilah Pace
    Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    • Yay! I’m so glad to hear that you liked several of these books. I really love those authors too, for some reason I’m just behind on all their series. 😦

      Great list! I love Kelley Armstrong (another author I’m behind on their books). I need to read both of those as well and she has a couple more books coming out this year that I’ll need to add to the list as well. Her stuff is really stacking up for me.

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  5. I didn’t get to Magic Shifts or Midnight Kiss but I was able to get to Shards of Hope (which is fantastic by the way. Singh always surprises that with how long that series is….its still going strong and fabulous. Hope you get to these soon. I do love Kate and Curran though…..one of my favorite couples to read. Its been so fun to see their journey.

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    • Good! I’m glad that you enjoyed Shards of Hope. I liked the last book in the series, but it wasn’t my favorite. I’m hoping I like this installment a little better.

      Yes! I love Kate and Curran as well. I like that Andrews is keeping that series fresh by not letting things always stay the same in their world.

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