Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Perfect Ten with Audris from YA Bookmark!

It's time for my new feature A Perfect Ten, where bloggers talk about their top ten favourite series of all time! Today I am being joined by Audris from YA Bookmark who has picked some great series for you all to salivate over. So without further ado I will hand you over to Audris.

So I’m going to be telling you guys what some of my favorite series are. There’s everything from zombies to witches to just good old mystery! :)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Need I say anything at all? Well, if I must. Katniss is one kickass main character. Peeta is one swoon worthy guy. Gale is the loyal best friend. Twenty-six teens thrown into an arena to fight to the death and only one comes out victorious. This series just truly blows my mind. Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard, there is a movie coming out so read the books asap so you can go watch the movie :)

Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1)Touch Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz

This series is a great mystery mixed with some paranormal. ____ stands up for herself and doesn’t let anyone intimidate her. If she wants information she goes after it. I love the mystery in each book and the guys…oh the guys *swoon*. If you haven’t picked up this series it’s a great time to do it because the fourth book just came out last week.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter

This series is epic for so many reasons. One, it takes place in a boarding school. Two, it’s an all-girls boarding school with awesome characters. Three, the school is actually a school for spies. Four, these girls can kill you in so many different ways. Five, the guys in this series are to die for.

The Emerald Talisman (Talisman, #1)The Talisman Series by Brenda Pandos

I was hesitant when I picked up the first book but I was pleasantly surprised. I am not into vampire books but this series sucked me in from the beginning (no pun intended :P). There was action from the very first page. I highly recommend this series. It’s just a refresher from your normal vampires.

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman

These are two touching contemporary novels. Music plays a huge role in these books and I love that. If I Stay leads you on a heart wrenching story of a girl who has just lost her family. It captures you from the first page. Where She Went is just as amazing, definitely not a letdown.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

This series is one of my favorites for many reasons. There’s action and romance but the romance is not your typical teen romance. Mary is a great character. She doesn’t let people stop her imagination and she is just one amazing heroine. Plus, there are ZOMBIES!!! The second book is a companion to the first and follows other people but it is just as great :) I haven’t read the last book, Dark and Hollow Places, but I am really looking forward to it.

These next four books are books I've read more recently that I haven't read the second book to but I'm eagerly awaiting it :)

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Hex Hall Series by Rachel Hawkins

I just read the first book to this series last week. I don’t know why I was putting it off but it was amazing. I love that it takes place in a boarding school. You get to go on this awesome adventure with Sophie. The second book is on my shelf staring me down. I am definitely picking it up soon.

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

I also just finished this book. It was great, a fun mystery that leaves you wanting more. At almost every page I found myself bursting into laughter. There was definitely not a dull moment, whether it was because of the mystery or the laughter. I can’t wait for the second in the series.

Everblue (Mer Tales, #1)Mer Tales Series by Brenda Pandos

This is the first mermaid book I ever read and I loved it. Brenda creates this world that makes you want to get sucked into it. The descriptions are amazing. I can’t say good enough things about this series. I love the use of color in this book and the characters are awesome. Ash is so sweet and caring. Also, the cover is amazinngggg :D The second book, Evergreen, comes out next year

Unwind (Unwind, #1)Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This book. I read this years and years ago when I think I was just starting high school, I am now in my third year of college. Yea, it came out that long ago. This book captured me. The concept of being taken apart piece by piece so that your parts could go to other people was so disturbing that I could not stop reading. I thought it would be a single book and I would just be left wanting more. I was wrong. Last year I found out that the second book would be coming out in September 2012. That’s not all, it will be a trilogy. Now I leave you guys with this while I go eagerly sit on my hands and wait for the second book :)

Thanks Audris! The Hunger Games and Hex Hall were on my top ten too! And The Gallagher Girls has been a very popular pick too.
How about you? Have you read any of these series? Will you be adding any to your TBR list? Let Audris and I know what you think!

If you are an author/blogger who would like to take part in this feature then please email me at onceuponaseries [at]


Shelagh said...

I really do love the sound of the Gallagher Girls series - I'm going to have to investigate... And The Forest of Hands and Teeth has been sitting on my wishlist for a while now.

So many lovely books!

The Word Fiend

sonia said...

I really want to read If I Stay. This sounds so sad and intense.

Sarah (saz101) said...

I just started Hex Hall! So excited to read it! Yay!

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

Shelagh - I know, I'm going to have to get my hands on the Gallagher Girls series too! Sounds amazing :)

Sonia - It does sound very sad, but I've heard a lot of good things about If I Stay.

Sarah - Hope you like Hex Hall! I absolutely loved it! I'll be looking out for your review :)

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