Hola!, today I'm doing the top ten tuesday tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on every Tuesday as you can see in the title
This Tuesday it's Top ten books at the TOP of my spring 2013 TBR list, and my top ten books are....
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices
Published: August 31 2010
Main character: Tessa Gray
Summary: Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her
destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and
something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where
vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets.
Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of
demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious
Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium
Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare
ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s
more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at
nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London
Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to
help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two
best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and
blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in
his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their
search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens
to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose
between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. .
. . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Book title: City of glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The mortal instruments
Book no: 3
Published: March 24th 2009
Main Character: Clary
Summary: To save her mother's
life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the
Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is
against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things
worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been
thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a
vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about
her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter
Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to
destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to
fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and
Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace
realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she
harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the
Book title: The host
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Published: May 6th 2008
Main character: Melanie Stryder
Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses
to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the
minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of
humanity has succumbed.
Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has
been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a
human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was
one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body
refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a
human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her
body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside
forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to
search for the man they both love.
Featuring what may be the
first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting
and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of
the most compelling writers of our time.
Book title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: May 1st 2012
Main character: Tris Prior
Summary: One choice can transform
you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as
unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue
trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with
haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty,
politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked
by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day
ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the
factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be
chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more
irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions
but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and
shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if
she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Book title: A game of thrones
Author: George R.R. Martin
Published: January 1st 1996
Summary: Long ago, in a time
forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a
land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is
brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of
Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the
kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks
of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were
born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime
kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies,
soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a
time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear
swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into
madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his
throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of
journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and
terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs
perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of
conflicts: the game of thrones."
Book title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Main character: Elizabeth Bennet
Summary: For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice
has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language.
Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice,
the story of Mrs. Bennett's attempts to marry off her five daughters is
one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature.
Excitement fizzes through the Bennett household at Longbourn in
Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine
house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one
of these the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy irks
the vivacious Elizabeth Bennett, the second of the Bennet girls. She
annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic
clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid
rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate
quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic
wit and keen observation sparkle.
Book Title: Hex Hall
Series: Hex Hall
Book no: 1
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 2nd 2010
Main Character: Sophie Mercer
Summary: Three years ago, Sophie
Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few
scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible,
consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only
when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a
prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her
punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward
Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end
of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard:
three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a
gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who
happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus.
Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking
students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares
for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to
destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Book title: I'd tell you i love you, but then I'd have to kill you
Series: Gallagher Girls
Book no: 1
Author: Ally Carter
Main Character: Cammie Morgan
Published: April 1st 2006
Summary: Cammie Morgan is a
student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly
typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced
martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and
students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class.
The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's
really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen
languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has
no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an
ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or
track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but
can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the
truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
Book Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Published: July 21st 2009
Main Character: Lara Lington
Summary: Lara Lington has always
had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to
be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t
get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
When the spirit of Lara’s
great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion,
love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one
request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s
possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at
first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the
mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for
Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising
truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible
charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by
millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
Book title: The fault in our stars
Author: John Green
Published: January 10th 2012
Main character: Hazel Grace Lancaster
Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV
thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical
miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too;
post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she
could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered
to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer
kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to
her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected
destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how
sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that
everyone leaves behind.
So, those are the books on my TBR list during spring, what are yours ?