This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The Upcoming Schedule Is:
1/11/20 — Books Over 5 years old
1/18/20 — Unreliable Narrators
1/25/10 — Books by Favorite Authors
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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Books Published Over 5 Years Ago
This was SO hard to limit this week’s selection to only 5 titles. There are so many older books that I would love to read! As a book blogger I tend to focus on new titles and I’m always reading ARCs, so most of the time I don’t have time to read older titles, but this year I’m going to try and fit in more backlist titles. When looking back at titles that are older than 5 years I thought about how my tastes are constantly changing, but when looking at older titles I started to think about what books I was excited for 5 years ago. There are so many titles that I never had the opportunity to read back then that I still am excited about and I decided to focus on those books. So rather than focusing on older releases that I’ve only recently discovered I tried to focus on the books that I desperately wanted a copy of when they came out and never got the opportunity to read.
Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty – especially if they learn of her Sight – and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.
But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
I know that I’ve talked about this book recently for Top 5 Saturday, but I just KNOW that it is totally my kind of read. I love reading about faeries and this series is one that I have wanted to read forever.
WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.
DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.
I wanted this book SO badly! Pretty much all of my friends read this book and it was all over my Goodreads feed. I used to read tons of dystopian novels and this trilogy got so much love from my friends.
Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.
Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who’s determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She’s not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.
But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?
I read the Trylle series in a few days and have always wanted to pick up this spin off series. Honestly I have no idea why this never became a priority because I was obsessed with the Trylle series.
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.
If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
I was pretty obsessed with Jennifer L Armentrout for quite a while, but out of all of her books this is the one that I’ve always wanted to read the most, but I’ve never been able to get my hands on a copy. I have heard it compared to Vampire Academy many times and I am still a huge fan of that series. Literally the only reason I haven’t read this book is because I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy just yet.
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do.
This book is the one on this list that is closest to my current tastes. I’ve been reading a lot of fantasies about royalty and magic lately. Honestly I probably didn’t read this title back then because I didn’t read much high fantasy or books that were over 400 pages back then.
Isabelle @Nine Tale Vixen
Holly @ The Grimdragon
Esmee @ Servillas Speaks
Marianne @ GripLitGrl
Thya @ Wilted Pages
Check out other Book Blogger’s Top 5!
Elanor @ Reading at Teatime — Top Five Saturday: Top Five Books Over Five Years Old
Dina @ Dinapandareads — Top 5 Saturday: Books Over 5 Years Old
Allisa @ Allisa White’s Book Blog — 5 Amazing Books Published More than 5 Years Ago
Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog– How Old! Top 5 Saturday
What books were you excited about 5 years ago? What books over 5 years old do you really want to read? What were some of your favorite books 5 years ago? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about books that were published over 5 years ago.