In order to clean out my Want To Read list on Goodreads, I decided to give this a try by writing the Down the TBR Hole article. This article was originally created by Lost in a Story and a lot of other bloggers are publishing it as well so you might’ve already come across it here and there. I always like reading those Down the TBR Hole articles and hopefully you’ll like to read it over here on my blog as well.
◊ Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
◊ Order on ascending date added.
◊ Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
◊ Read the synopses of the books
◊ Decide: keep it or should it go?
| THE BOOKS |
It’s really fun to see which books I’ve added to my to-read list so long ago and to find out how I feel about them now, all those years later. Since I’ve only been using Goodreads actively since 2014, there aren’t any books I’ve added prior to 2014 obviously.
In last weeks Down the TBR Hole edition I got rid of 3 books out of 6, so I’m quite content with that. Let’s see how many will stay and go this week!
Existence (Existence Trilogy #1) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Young adult/Paranormal Romance
What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.
Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.
Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.
Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.
He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.
I’m sure this book is filled with clichés when I look upon this synopsis but well.. I just love paranormal romance and Abbi Glines and I’m quite curious what she’s done with a fantasy/paranormal read, since all I’ve read by her has been contemporary books.
VERDICT ⇒ KEEP
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1) by Anne McCaffrey
HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD?
To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take back her stolen birthright.
But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa’s world is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys everything it touches. Dragons and their Riders once protected the planet from Thread, but there are very few of them left these days. Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon, to save her beautiful world.
Dragonriders? I need to read more of this! I love reading about dragons but haven’t read much of them in a while. It’s definitely something I want to do in 2019; read more dragon books! This one looks so interesting I think and is still high upon my wishlist!
VERDICT ⇒ KEEP
Blood of the Fey (Morgana Trilogy #1) by Alessa Ellefson
Morgan Pendragon just wants a normal life. But on her last year at a Swiss boarding school, one of her classmates is found mysteriously dead. Before she knows it, Morgan’s called home to Wisconsin, for the first time in her life.
There, not only does she have to deal with her crazy-weird family, but she’s forced to attend a strange school set in a magical world under Lake Winnebago. To make matters worse, she must train with the others to become Knights of the Round Table and fight in a secret, millennia-old war against the Fey–fallen angels with unimaginable powers who’d do anything to destroy humans. And if that wasn’t enough, she must do the impossible: learn to make friends.
As the world is falling apart, Morgan must adapt to her new reality before she either goes nuts… or finds herself dead.
I still remember, even though it’s been a while since I put it on my tbr, coming across this book and adding it to my wishlist. And now, years later, I still haven’t bought it – yikes! It still looks so interesting and like something I’d enjoy reading. So this one will remain as well hihi.
VERDICT ⇒ KEEP
Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach #2) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Everything she had known was no longer true.Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?
You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.
This is a tricky one haha. Reading Abbi Glines is more often than not an amazing reading experience but sometimes there’s definitely a Miss when I read a book by her. I wasn’t that impressed by the first book in the Rosemary Beach series, whereas I love love lovedddd her Field Party books and the Sea Breeze books that I’ve read so far. So what to do… For now, I’ll remove it I guess since I’m not planning on buying the second book anytime soon. I’d probably want to continue reading the Sea Breeze books first so there’s really no need to have this one on my tbr then.
VERDICT ⇒ GO
The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopia
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.
Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.
Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence… and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.
I’ve come across this book quite often last year but somehow it doesn’t have the same appeal to me anymore. It still looks like it’d be an enjoyable read but not one that I’m super excited or curious about you know? Not one that I want to give priority atm, so therefore I don’t see any need to keep this one.
VERDICT ⇒ GO
Falling Under (Falling Under #1) by Gwen Hayes
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal/Demons
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
Ahh, I’m in such doubt about this one! It looks to be an entertaining read and one that has multiple elements present I love to read about like Paranormal stuff, romance – I’m easy to please, right? lol. I also like discovering new authors, especially the not so well known ones. This book isn’t one that I’ve come across ever since I first put it on my Goodreads tbr, so maybe that’s the perfect reason for me to keep it haha. For now, I’ll keep it. Maybe I’ll buy it for my Kindle sometime! It still lures me in, so I don’t want to let go of it yet.
VERDICT ⇒ KEEP
Out of these 6 books, 2 will GO and 4 will stay. So far, I’ve always been able to at least get rid of 2 books out of the 6 I’ve shown in my Down the TBR hole articles, so that’s good progress – I won’t mention the books I ADD to my tbr list each week, ok? LOL.
Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, should I change anything about the choices I made, you think? Maybe I removed one you think I should put back on my tbr? Love to hear from you. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!