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Books I Was Excited to Get but Still Haven’t Read | #TopTenTuesday 340

During May’s Wyrd and Wonder I changed the topics for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) quite a few times. This topic was one of the ones that was on the schedule then but I did something else for Wyrd and Wonder. As I wasn’t feeling this week’s topic of books I wished had an epilogue, I decided to go back to that one.

And of course I have plenty of books to fit this prompt because this fits me to a T. Excitingly buying books and then not reading them.

Redemptor (Raybearer 2) by Jordan Ifueko
I really loved Raybearer when I read it so I went out and bought the sequel on release day. And then never read it…

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victioria Lee
I really liked the authors other duology so I was really excited for this one.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
Big fan of Zen Cho here and I even had an egalley. But last year was a mess around that time and I could not keep up in anyway.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Another excitement but dropped on the pile.

Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle 2) by C.L. Polk
I loved Witchmark and I think that is why I have been putting this off. With other characters it can turn very differently

The Towers of Nero (The Trialls of Apollo 5) by Rick Riordan
An end of an era.

Year One (Chronicles of the One 1) by Nora Roberts
I am so scared I will not like this.

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch 1) by Rin Chupeco
Another case of being scared I will not like it.

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms 2) by Cinda Williams Chima
I loved the pre series Seven Realms so I was super excited for this one. But I was somewhat hesitant for the second book and then the covers changed and meh.

Child of a Hidden Sea (Hidden Sea Tales 1) by A.M. Dellamonica
I got this after liking another book by this author but then never made the time.

39 thoughts on “Books I Was Excited to Get but Still Haven’t Read | #TopTenTuesday 340

  1. Epilogues weren’t working for me either, so I hear you. I have only read Year One from your list, can’t say I’m a huge fan, but it was entertaining. And so good to see Zen Cho on your list, I hope you start off there first! Very unique writing style and themes.

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  2. I was so torn when I got The Tower of Nero. I wanted to know what happened. But knowing it was the last glimpse into that world, I didn’t want to read it because, like you said, it’s the end of an era. In the end, I read it a few months after I got it. While the ending was what we all expected, I’m not sure it’s what we all wanted. Does that make sense?

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  3. I also haven’t read the Shattered Realms series yet, even if I loved the Seven Realms series so much. And The Bone Witch is also on my TBR still. We’ll get there some day 🙂

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  4. I also picked a substitute prompt this week. I was so excited about the Shattered Realms series too. I have, I think, two of the books and I still haven’t read either of them, lol. I hope you enjoy all of these when you do finally get to them.

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  5. I’m so behind on the Trials of Apollo, I’ve only read up to Book 3. To be honest, I feel like I’ve kind of outgrown Rick Riordan’s books, so I don’t know if I will finish the series or not, I feel like I want to, in order to get closure on the Camp Half-Blood world, but I generally haven’t enjoyed ToA as much as any of the other Camp Half-Blood series and I don’t want to push myself to finish the series if I’m not going to enjoy it. I read Cinderella Is Dead when it came out a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. A Lesson In Vengeance would be one for me too, I bought it when it came out in February….still haven’t read it. I also went on a different track with this week’s topic, I did a Pride Month themed one instead as I’m also not a big epilogue person.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/06/14/top-ten-tuesday-372/

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      1. I know but I don’t like leaving things uncompleted! It’s much easier if I decide after book 1 that I’m not going to finish, then I don’t feel so bad.

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  6. From your list, Black Water Sister and Cinderella Is Dead are also books that I was excited for and still haven’t read! Though I have recently picked up Stormsong, because I am determined to finish the Kingston Cycle before summer is over.

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  7. Ik denk dat ik deze zelf ook vrij makkelijk zou kunnen invullen. Al word het misschien een uitdaging om me te beperken tot tien vermits er hier behoorlijk meer boeken op me staan te wachten. Dat van ‘the end of an era’ snap ik trouwens helemaal. Door die reden stel ik het lezen van bepaalde boeken ook wel eens uit. Met series heb ik dat trouwens ook. Zo ben ik na enkele afleveringen van het 14de seizoen van Supernatural gestopt vermits ik wist dat het het voorlaatste seizoen zou worden.

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    1. Zo lastig die end of era’s. Ik ben ook nog niet verder gegaan met Supernatural. Ik ben ergens bij seizoen 11 ofzo gebleven. Ooit waarschijnlijk haha.

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