This Top 5 series started back in October 2018 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:
4/18/20 — Sibling Relationships
4/25/20 — Books Under 300 Pages
5/2/20 — Retellings
5/9/20 — Books with a Number in the Title
5/16/20 — Books by Debut Authors
5/23/20 — Books about Plants/Flowers (Can be on cover, in title or plot)
5/30/20 — Books from a Male POV
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Books with Numbers in the Title
Initially I thought that this was going to be relatively difficult topic. I could only think of a few books that had numbers in the title, but after doing a little searching I realized that I could have probably made a top five list for each number. This list was so hard to make because there are SO many great books out there with numbers in the title and I had a really hard time narrowing this list down to only 5 books. This is a fun topic because like the topic Colorful Titles, which was the topic a few weeks ago, this topic can include so many genres. Some books that I’ve really enjoyed with numbers in the title are: Six of Crows, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Thousandth Floor, One of Us is Lying, Ninth House, The Tenth Girl, Rule of One and 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero . . . by destiny or by choice.
A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.
Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.
Okay so I basically just requested this novel because I saw Veronica Roth’s name and hit request on Edelweiss, but the blurb actually seems really interesting. The reviews seem pretty positive so I really want to check this one out. It sounds like this book explores PTSD and how people deal with trauma, which is something that I feel doesn’t get explored nearly enough. For some reason I don’t really have high hopes for this one, but I am going to give it a shot.
Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading–and the end of the world may be at hand.
For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.
Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.
Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.
I am totally here for this book! I love learning about other cultures and the histories and myths that they had and I am dying to get into this one. It sounds like it’s really great from all the reviews I’ve read but I just haven’t been in the mood for this kind of fantasy lately. I know that I will love it when I am finally in the mood to read it, so I just wish this fantasy slump I’ve been in would finally go away!
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
“Laybourne’s debut ably turns what could have been yet another post apocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.” (Publishers Weekly)
When Dean raced out the door to catch the school bus, he didn’t realize it would be the last time he’d ever see his mom. After a freak hailstorm sends the bus crashing into a superstore, Dean and a group of students of all ages are left to fend for themselves.
They soon realize the hailstorm and the crash are the least of their worries. After seeing a series of environmental and chemical disasters ravage the outside world, they realize they’re trapped inside the store.
Unable to communicate with the ones they love, the group attempts to cobble together a new existence. As they struggle to survive, Dean and the others must decide which risk is greater: leaving… or staying.
Monument 14 is a post-apocalyptic YA novel that transcends age barriers. If you like heart-stopping suspense, realistic characters, and new takes on survival novels, then you’ll love the first book in Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 series.
I know a lot of people don’t want to read dystopian books right now because of everything going on, but I feel the opposite way. I can’t get into a fantasy to save my life, but a good dystopian could totally grab my attention. I love the idea of this novel and all of my Goodreads friends that read this book said it took off right away, which is exactly what I read right now!
Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.
Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.
Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.
Suddenly it’s clear; they’re being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…
I absolutely LOVE books with a survival theme. This sounds like Starry Eyes except even better, so I am totally here for it. I recently read Be Not Far From Me and it left me dying for more wilderness survival stories. I just stumbled across this book while I was searching for books for this post and I’m probably five minutes away from buying it on Amazon. This sounds like the kind of book that I could tear through in a couple days.
Sam Sykes returns with a new fantasy that introduces to an unforgettable outcast magician caught between two warring empires.
Among humans, none have power like mages. And among mages, none have will like Sal the Cacophony. Once revered, now vagrant, she walks a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare. The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, is where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun and a list of names she intended to use both on. But vengeance is a flame swift extinguished. Betrayed by those she trusted most, her magic torn from her and awaiting execution, Sal the Cacophony has one last tale to tell before they take her head. All she has left is her name, her story and the weapon she used to carved both.
Vengeance is its own reward.
This is one of those fantasy novels that I anticipate could wind up being a 5 star read. Apparently the characters are really well done it’s full of witty writing. Apparently it’s a dark fantasy, which is great to hear because I’ve been loving the darker books lately. I have high hopes for this one, but I’ve also heard that it drags a bit in the middle, so I’m a little hesitant to pick up a copy.
Becky and Angharad @ Two Book Thieves
Tanaz @The Keysmash Blog
Megan and Lauren @ YA Bookers
Paula @ Book Jotter
Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews
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What do you think about this week’s topic? What are some of your favorite books with numbers in the titles? Have you read any of the titles that I listed? What did you think? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about our favorite books with numbers in the title!