This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.For this topic, I decided to focus on books that I don’t own already but I’m sort of debating purchasing. So, if you play your cards right, your comments on this post could potentially incite some book buying. Ain’t nothing better, right? Good luck.
1. Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
This one sounds like it could be really good OR a train wreck. The comparison to The Selection is what worries me. I don’t want a dystopia just to be a backdrop for #firstworldproblems. But I do like “elite” societies, debutantes, balls, etc. Also I don’t want instalove. So. Opinions?
2. Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
I really loved Longshore’s Gilt and I’m in love with Downton Abbey, so this should have been an instant buy for me. But only a couple of my friends have read this, and it’s predominantly getting pretty low ratings. SAD. WHAT TO DO.
3. Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
I was soooo intrigued by this because parallel universes? SIGN ME UP. But I dunno, I haven’t heard much about it in the blogosphere, and I mostly see three star ratings. Would I like it anyway? =/
4. Alienated by Melissa Landers
I’m all for sci-fi, all day erry day, but I don’t really like it when a bad romance dominates the plot. I haven’t heard the best things about this one, but also not the worst. Is it fun? Could I ship it?
5. Tandem by Anna Jarzab
Again with the parallel universes! This one also doesn’t have the best ratings though – there’s like a split and I don’t know if I’d be on the side of people who love it. Also: that cover is so unfortunate. Were it prettier, I would have bought it already a long time ago. #shallowbutidontcare
6. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Opinions about this seem to be on the positive side, and I desperately love Greek mythology but… I haven’t picked this up. Why not? CONVINCE ME I NEED THIS.
7. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
I was so excited for this because it looked like such a great, fun summer read – but the most common rating among my friends is 2 stars! o_O Did I miss something? Should I pass on this then?
8. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Some people looooooooove this, and I’m all for fantasy usually. Plus, movie adaptation with Emma Watson? Color me intrigued. But some of my closer bookish friends have also been completely bored by this one. 🙁 What to dooooo…
9. Half Bad by Sally Green
This was pretty hyped up, so I ended up kind of avoiding all mentions of it because it was getting to be too much for me. I haven’t had much luck with witches in the past couple years… is this one good? The cover is very pretty…
10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
I’ve never read a Julie Kagawa book, to be honest, and people are freaking intense about her! I don’t often do paranormal romance, and I’m not that sure about faeries (but I sure as hell am not reading about vampires so forget that)… and I’ve heard the love triangle here is pretty annoying. But. I dunnoooo.
That’s it. Which of these should I pick up?
EDIT 2: Your comments have determined that I should buy Alienated! Thanks for all your input!