Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #3

Hey guys, how you doin’?

Today I bring to you Part #3 of my Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet series. Again, if a book showed up in Part #1 or Part #2 you can assume I haven’t read its sequels yet, so there’s no point in talking about them here. This time we’ll be checking out some known 2013 releases that I haven’t read it yet.

Here they are:

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Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab

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Yes, that’s right, I have never read Vicious in my life. Don’t worry, though – this is about to change soon. I’m planning my blog’s first official buddy read for this book in December (anyone will be welcomed to join), and I’ll share the details here really soon. This book seems to be perfect for me – I love twisted and morally gray characters – and with the release of the sequel, Vengeful, the hype is real. I’ve heard great things about both books, and Vicious is a lot of people’s favorite Schwab novel.

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These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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I’m not really into scifi, but I bought this book a while ago because the cover is beautiful (feel free to judge me), and because Amie Kaufman co-wrote The Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff and that’s one of the only scifi series that I’m confident I’ll like (even though I haven’t read those books yet). I wanted to check out more of her work, so I’ll read this eventually. Apparently she likes to write in duos.

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The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead

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(again I refuse to use the ugly original cover so here’s the brazilian one excuse me)

I’ve talked a million times about how Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series, therefore this spin off is also dear to my heart. I’ve also mentioned that I don’t really marathon book series, not matter how much I love them and because of that I haven’t picked up The Indigo Spell yet. I usually save the books in these series when I need something to get me out of a slump, so I’m sure I’ll need to read it sometime next year. The sequel, Fiery Heart, also came out that year.

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The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Ohh that is a damn popular series, but yeah, I’ve only read book one so far. I picked it up back in August and I liked it, but I also had some issues with it. I ended up never reviewing it and I kind of want to read it again before I move on to book 2 (which probably will happen sometime next year).

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The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab

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The premise of this reminds me of a story I wanted to write, so I’m certainly interested. A lot of people say really nice things about this book, but it’s the same deal with Game of Thrones and The Name of The Wind – I won’t pick this up until book 3 actually comes out. I don’t like to invest my feelings in things that have no ending. I’m not about that life.

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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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I’ve only read one Kasie West book so far (The Fill-in Boyfriend) and I enjoyed it enough to place Kasie as my go-to author whenever I need something quick and super easy to read. I actually have one arc for her next release, so that’s probably the first one I’ll pick up next, but I’ll eventually get to all her contemporary novels.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym)

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Well, like The Casual Vacancy, I own this book, but I haven’t read it yet. I think it’s hard for me because of my attachment to Harry Potter. I don’t want to compare these books to HP while I’m reading them, so I feel like I need to be in the right mindset to pick them up.

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I own all of Rainbow’s YA books, but I have only read Fangirl (and that only happened like 3 months ago), so I don’t know when I’ll be picking this one up. What I know is that Carry On is a bigger priority, so it won’t be that soon.

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Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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Well, I’ve read Throne of Glass last year and let me tell you, not a fan. I had a better experience reading ACOTAR earlier this year, but maybe that’s just because my expectations were as low as they could be. Controversy seems to be always holding hands with Maas’ books, but I’m the kind of person that believes in second chances and forming my own opinion. I already own this book, so I might as well read it, but after that, it’s a mystery if I’ll ever continue on with the series.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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I’ve actually only read The Cruel Prince by Holly, so I don’t know if I’ll like this. But I don’t know, I like vampire stories, and the title and the cover have always caught my attention. I would like to pick it up, but only after I read The Darkest Part of the Forest cause I already own that one (and I hear there’s some sort of crossover with TCP).

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Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

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Yes, I want to read this. It’s supepowers + Branson Sanderson (I haven’t read any of his books yet, but I like his writing lessons and I hear nothing but great thing about his books so…)

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Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan

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I love the titles for this series. I couldn’t decide if I should read the book first, or if I should just watch the movie, therefore I have done neither. But I hear great things about both.

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The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud

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I think this is middle-grade. I’m really interest in this series, it seems to have the right combination of spooky, fun, and adventure so I hope I have the chance to pick book one soon. This gives me City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab vibes.

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Some other 2013 releases I haven’t read:

  • The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4) by Richelle Mead
  • Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare
  • Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) by Kasie West
  • The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon
  • Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard
  • The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
  • The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

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So guys, have you read any of these books? Which ones? Let me know in the comments. 😊

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10 thoughts on “Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #3”

  1. Not to get your hopes up to high but Vicious is awesome. I would buddy read but I already read it back in September. I also really want to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Stealheart (why can’t America have those lovely U.K. Brandon Sanderson covers that all match??? I would move to Europe for those)

    Also These Broken Stars isn’t a solo book by Amie Kaufman, she wrote it with Megan Spooner who also wrote Hunted and Sherwood coming out next year

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    1. I hope it is, I do have high hopes for it haha

      Thank goodness we buy books from other countries online, but it takes so long to deliver ahhh. I bought some UK editions this year and they took like 4 months to be delivered ugh.

      Omg you’re totally right! haha I don’t know how I missed that, gotta go fix it. Thanks for the heads up!


  2. I love these posts, they make me feel so much better about all the hyped books I feel like I should’ve read years ago! I adore The Raven Cycle, I’m actually rereading The Dream Thieves right now and it’s so good. The series just gets better and better! I still haven’t read Viscous either and I feel kind of bad about it, cause antiheroes are my faves. Maybe I’ll join your buddy read! 💕

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoy them! I decided that it was so much easier to talk about the books I haven’t read yet because there are so many of them haha
      That’s nice, I intend to continue the raven cycle next year.

      Ohh I’d love it if you joined it, it’s a really chill buddy read. I have a post explaining the details, but essentially you just gotta hit me up on twitter and use the hashtag #ViciousBR


    1. Really? Yaay, they’re really good for that, aren’t they? I sometimes feel like reading all of them already, but I don’t want to be done with this these books until I find another favorite series to get me out of slumps. They’re my lifesavers for now. 😊


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