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Wow, it’s already the second week of the new year! 2015 already feels like it’s entering some type of time warp, much like 2014 seemed to, and the weeks are just flying by. Hopefully the year slows down soon, so I can take a breath and enjoy each day. We’ll see.
The great news of another week already being here, is that it’s Wednesday, and that means – T5W time! This week’s topic is the series I want to start this year. This list isn’t in any particular order and all of these series sound pretty awesome. I’m absolutely looking forward to picking up these books throughout the year!
1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
These books are heavily hyped on booktube, as well as Goodreads, and the series sounds, potentially right up my alley. The story follows a girl, Clary who (by the sounds of the synopsis) gets thrust into this magical world filled with demons, Shadowhunters, and other mystical good-ness after witnessing a murder.
2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Yep, that’s right, it’s the prequel/companion series to The Mortal Instruments one by the same author. When reading these two series, I am going to follow Christine’s (polandbananasBOOKs) suggestion on what order to read these 9 books in (you can see her recommendation talk on the order around the 5:53 mark of the video).
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
OK, so quick initial thoughts about the covers. Before I had heard anything about the books, I saw these covers and the image character instantly reminded me of Drizzt from RA Salvatore’s novels – what with her duel wielding scimitars and looking like a BAMF.
And then I read the synopsis on Goodreads.
I’ve wanted to read these for a while, but I just kept putting them off for some reason. The series (which still has 3 books to go) follows an assassin by the name of Celaena. She’s a fantastic assassin, but unfortunately she gets caught, and I believe that’s where her challenges really begin. Celaena has a way to earn her freedom by fighting in this gladiator – fight to the death type of tournament. Sounds interesting and really action packed.
4. The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Lately when people talk about epic fantasies, they almost always seem to rave about Brandon Sanderson’s work. I’ve been looking forward to getting back into the fantasy genre, and the Mistborn series sounds spectacular. I’ve already started The Final Empire for the Booksplosion book club, but I just had to include this trilogy!
5. The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
Once again, the hype is pressuring me to read these books. I’m definitely looking forward to trying this trilogy out, and I will admit that I am choosing to go into the trilogy relatively blind.
We’ll see if that’s the right decision.
And now I’m cheating, because the following series are ones I’m also planning on getting to this year:
Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and if I should bump some of these series for other ones, or if I missed any really worthwhile series.