TTT #202 – Never Reviewed

Posted August 11, 2020 by Lillian in Features / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Books I Loved But Never Reviewed.” I started reviewing books almost 7 years ago on Goodreads, but I’ve been a prolific reader my entire life. There are many books I read prior to blogging that I’ve never reviewed, mainly because so much time has passed I just never had a reason too. Below is a list of ten books that I loved but never got around to reviewing, in no particular order. Covers/Titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff). 

Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Tower of Dawn and Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

I really enjoyed the ending to the Throne of Glass series. I put off reading Tower of Dawn for a full year, not reading it til right before Kingdom of Ash came out. I never thought Chaol would redeem himself, and I did not want to read his book. I was steadfast against it. But y’all it was SO good! One of these days I will get around to writing the reviews for both of these….

Cover Image for The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

One of my all-time favorite series! I purchased a boxed set of this series right after reading Twilight for the first time. I devoured it, and I’ve read it multiple times since then. Every time I read it, I catch something I haven’t caught before, little details that tie in later to the story. I love it!

Book Cover for "Under the Never Sky" by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Another series that is an all-time favorite. I started reading this one just after the release of the second book. At the time, it was unlike anything I’d ever read. I was a sleep deprived new mother when the last book came out, and y’all I gave up precious sleep staying up while little man slept to read it. 

Matched by Ally Condie

Yet another all-time favorite 🙂 I read this trilogy about a year before I started blogging. I was looking for a good YA dystopian, similar to The Hunger Games and it came up as a recommendation. Y’all for once, Amazon was right! I loved every word of this book, though I do remember there being a love triangle and y’all know how much I hate those. Despite it, I enjoyed this one. 

Book Cover for "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

After reading Twilight, I wanted to read more books with vampires and my husband came across a boxed set of the first 8 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series (originally the Southern Vampire Mysteries) also known as Trueblood. Y’all I devoured these. I read them all, including all the short stories. I love Sookie and Sam and Eric and Bill….Harris created an immersive paranormal world that I got lost in.

Book Cover for Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Sanctum by Sarah Fine

This book destroyed me….in a good way. It is (to this day) unlike anything I’ve ever read. A girl accidentally dies, but instead of going where she is supposed to, she goes into a purgatory-like afterlife looking for her best friend who committed suicide months prior. The author delicately handles sensitive issues while immersing the reader into the world of the dead. Just writing about makes me want to do a reread. Y’all might be seeing a review for this one soon 😉

Book Cover for "Driven" by K. Bromberg

Driven by K. Bromberg

Occasionally I get in the mood for a romance. How I came across this book, I honestly don’t remember. But y’all *swoon* It is AMAZING! It is erotica, I won’t lie. It’s definitely not my normal read. But the story that goes with the romance is so incredibly good. There are two very broken MCs, and the author beautifully writes their story, delving deep into sensitive issues like drug/alcohol abuse, child abuse, child/spouse loss, and depression. 

Book Cover for "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

After finishing Twilight (are y’all seeing the same theme I am?), I wanted more from Meyer. My sis-in-law gave me a copy of this book, and I read the behemoth in two nights. If I’m being completely honest, I like it more than the sparkly vampires. I loved the idea behind the MC being an alien, and not just any alien. This alien is like a parasite living inside a human body. Y’all I would read ten more books set in this world should she ever write them. 

Book Cover for "Beautiful Creatures" by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I decided to read this one before seeing the movie. I wanted to see the movie because I loved the actors that were cast and was so excited. Y’all the book is WAY better than the movie. Pretty sure whoever wrote the screenplay didn’t read the book, but I digress. I loved this series. I read the entire series (including novellas) in less than a week, averaging a book a day. I liked how the authors set up the magical world. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I read this one after I started blogging, but never got around to reviewing it. I devoured the series (not just the first book) in a weekend. Yes a weekend. See why I didn’t review it? I read it so fast that I had time to read it a second time before returning it to the library. Taylor has a fan for life! Her imagery brings the story to life. Honestly it is one of my all-time favorites. 

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10 responses to “TTT #202 – Never Reviewed

  1. Jo

    I did review all the Throne of Glass books, and I’ve reviewed the Daughter of Smoke and Bone books I’ve read (still need to finish the trilogy) but I never reviewed The Hunger Games trilogy as I read them before I had a blog.
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  2. While I didn’t love Beautiful Creatures and the rest of that series, I did enjoy them and like them well enough. The movie was terrible! My husband, who hadn’t read the books, was totally lost. He had not idea who was who or what the heck was happening. Whoever wrote that screenplay did a horrible job. I always feel awful for the author when things like that happen with adaptations.
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