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This week's theme is Newly Discovered Book Series.
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Ok, so I didn't really had a lot of series to choose from, because so far this year I've been reading sequels of previously started series, as well as stand alone books, but I did manage to come up with 5 new fav series, although I feel like I'm cheating a little ;)
So, My Top 5 Newly Discovered Book Series (in no particular order) are:
#1 - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I know you've heard about these. Who hasn't? After all, Cinder was one of the fav debuts in 2012, and although I love both sci-fi & fairy tale re-tellings, I didn't read it, at least until this January, when I picked it up & got hooked, and after reading Scarlet, too, my love for the series was confirmed, and now I can't wait for the next book. The prequel short stories were great, too, especially the Scarlet prequel, really adds to its story.
#2 - Joe Ledger by Jonathan Maberry
I've wanted to try the Joe Ledger series for a few years now, but I never got around to getting them, but I got & read the 1st book Patient Zero a while ago, and I'm already hooked. Can't wait to see what will happen with Joe Ledger next, I have 4 more books to catch up on.
#3 - Finishing School by Gail Carriger
As a big fan of the Parasol Protectorate series, I was looking forward to the prequel series. I read Etiquette & Espionage a while ago, and overall loved it. It was lots of fun (although not as funny) & cute, and seeing some of the characters I knew from the Parasol Protectorate series in their earlier days was great. And although having already read that series, I knew what Etiquette & Espionage was about, that didn't diminish my enjoyment, and although I'm pretty sure from the description what the sequel Curtsies & Conspiracies will be about, I still can't wait to read it!
#4 - The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith
Ok, so The Fury will actually be a duology, not series. But, the 1st book The Fury was amazing, yet terrifying, so I had to put it on this list, and I can't wait for the sequel The Storm to be published, although it seems it will take a while, no description, cover or release date so far...
#5 - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Ok, so technically I read Throne of Glass near the end of 2012, but I read the 4 prequel novellas this year, and they were amazing & made me love Celaena even more. They also made me want to re-read Throne of Glass, but I decided to postpone doing that for later this year when the 2nd book Crown of Midnight will be published & I really can't wait!