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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish. Each week a different top ten “theme” is chosen. This week, we are choosing our top ten favorite series! We have read more than one book in each of these series (unless only the first book is available), and we are excited to share them with you! For real, who doesn’t love a seriously good book series where you can just keep on coming back for more! Leave yours linked below!

 So here they are:

Both of us love…
1. Harry Potter Series. Yep, we put our wizard friend up top again because we must. And we are not ashamed.
2. The Hunger Games. No explanation needed.
3. Divergent…..obviously i’ve only read the first…but i’m obsessed
4. Chronicles of Narnia. What else?
5. The Maze Runner. WHAT UP. An Amazing trilogy full of action, adventure, and mystery!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanThe Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Divergent (Divergent, #1)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

Rebekah
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Gosh. I love these. SO MUCH.
2. The Millenium Series. So much craziness.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

Taylor
1. Unearthly Trilogy. Angel books that will blow your mind.
2. Across the Universe Trilogy. These Sci Fi books will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ahh they are so good!
3. Gemma Doyle Trilogy… I’ve only read the first two (the last is a GIANT), but these books are historical fantasy, and they are so good!

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
Obviously, we LOVE a good series. So share yours with us! Please??
Taylor and Rebekah

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Reviewer: Rebekah
Series: yes
Rating: 4.5/5

Just finished this a few hours ago.

Wow.

Where do I start?

I’ve been hearing about this fantastic book for a while now, so I bought the paperback very cheap at a used book store. It’s been on my TBR list for a while.

Before I explain how freakin’ awesome this book is, I will say that it was not perfect. It was hard to get into, and a little difficult to get used to the financial journalist and big-shot business lingo (it also was hard to transition from “sweet” YA novels….I just finished Lola and the Boy Next Door).

I’ve heard a few complaints from bloggers and reviewers on the web who did’t like the writing style. It wasn’t my favorite either, but I think it worked for this type of novel. In a way the no-nonsense, straightforwardness reflected the personality of Lisbeth (the tattooed anti-heroine). It’s a crime novel, guys. If the writing was any more descriptive, I wouldn’t have been able to get through the really disturbing parts. And there were quite a few. It wasn’t an easy novel to read (but I couldn’t stop reading).

Needless to say, this book is not for the faint of heart.

The plot. Oh, the plot. A twist here, red herring there, and then BAM.
DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING, HUH? At one point, I actually jumped out of my comfy little futon.

STIEG LARSSON, YOU TOTALLY FOOLED ME! and just about everyone else, by the looks of it.

Anyway, can’t give anything away.

As for the leads Lisbeth Slander and Mikael Blomvkist: yes.

Mikael wasn’t my favorite at first. He definitely has his flaws, but he’s the perfect protagonist for this kind of novel. By the end, I loved him.

Lisbeth. Can’t understand her but I loved reading about her. She has her own code. She is who she is. She’s tiny, but she’s mean. She’s not all “there,” but she’s genius.

Am I going to read the second?

I’ve already got it in my backpack.

Reviewer: Taylor
Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
From: Bought
Series: YES
Rating:4/5

  
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
 

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Ahhh! I FINALLY,  finally, finally read this. and truly enjoyed it. 


The book did start out a little slow for me. I feel like there were so many pages used just to set up the story. I understand we need a good set up to help us understand the story, but I just found myself not as motivated to read towards the beginning of this book.


However, that is really the only semi-bad thing I have to say about this book. The rest was so, so good. I can’t imagine living in a society where love is considered a disease. At the beginning of each chapter, Lauren Oliver would have some sort of quotation or traditional saying that referred to the harmfulness of the deliria. I loved them! They made the society seem that much more real.

Characters- I give an A+. I loved how Lena wasn’t a rule breaker at all in the beginning. Too often I think we begin the story with an already strongwilled, hard headed heroine. However, in this case, Lena was stubborn, but she was being stubborn about wanting and needing to follow the rules. She did not want to break the mold of society. And, I loved witnessing the realization and evolution that came with Lena’s character. Also, Alex. I loved Alex. Why? because he was NOT a jerk in any way, he treated Lena right, and he was handsome and brave. Ahhh.


but that ending. OH, that ending. Just wait and see if you haven’t read it. Basically, I NEED PANDEMONIUM NOW.


thanks so much for reading!


Taylor