Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Spring TBR

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Each week The Broke and Bookish hosts a Top Ten Tuesday based on a chosen literary topic. This week’s topic is top ten books on my Spring TBR pile! TBR stands for “To Be Read” and I have so many books to choose from that I want to read this spring, some of which have been on my TBR pile for a while and others are brand new. So to the list without further ado!

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1. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – Expected publication: March 28th 2017 – The blurb for this seems very promising, as well as all of the hype and 5-star review already surround the book. It sounds like a great ‘coming-of-age’ story with some mystery as well.

2. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett- Expected publication: April 4th 2017 – In my last Top Ten Tuesday post I mentioned that I would be watching ‘You’ve Got Mail’ for Valentines Day and this novel is said to be a modern teenage spin on that movie. I don’t even care what the rest of the synopsis is, I’ve already been sold.

3. Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely – Expected publication: May 1st 2017 – I swear Blakely has a new book every month or so but this caught my eye as a fun read. Goodreads is having a giveaway contest for it and you can enter here.

4. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman – Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 – I really don’t know the exact circumstance around this author but she was targeted on twitter with a huge amount of hate and this book hasn’t even been released yet! Many authors that I respect and adore have stood beside her and I will too.

5. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich – Expected publication: May 16th 2017 – The synopsis for this sounds so good! An LGBT book with teenage spies who fall in love while trying to protect a girl they were supposed to be falling in love with? Sounds like a bad 90’s rom-com and I love it.

6. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor- Expected publication: March 28th 201 – I believe Laini Taylor is a master of the fantasy genre and her new novel sounds like another wonderfully intriguing mythical world to fall into.

7. Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) by Abigail Roux & Madeline Urban – This is the only book on my list that isn’t expected to come out soon and has already been published. I have been meaning to finish this series for a while now and I really can’t wait to get back into the world of Ty and Zane!

8. Missing by Kelley Armstrong – Expected publication: April 18th 2017– The premise sounds deliciously mysterious and I really love Kelley Armstrong’s writing. I love supporting Canadian authors as well!

9. Anchor Me (Stark Trilogy #4) by J. Kenner – Expected publication: April 11th 2017 – Just when I thought the Stark trilogy was complete (it IS called a trilogy after all…) J. Kenner is publishing the fourth book following Nikki and Damien Stark turbulent relationship.

10. The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Expected publication: April 2017 – Armentrout is doing a new standalone mystery/thriller YA? Say no more. I’m in.

What are the books on your Spring TBR pile? Tell me below in the comments!

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Book Review – Mind Games


TITLE: Mind Games
AUTHOR: Kiersten White
PAGES: 237
PUBLISHED: Feburary 19th 2013
GENRE: Young Adult, Dystopia, Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy.

Rating - 3 Bird


This is a story about two sister assassins. Fia is impulsive but follows her gut. Her sister Annie is blind but born with a strong mind that plagues her with visions of the future. Being trapped in a school that uses them for their extraordinary powers, Annie and Fia are trying to find a balance. They use their abilities for espionage while trying to escape their life of servitude for the school, but disobeying orders comes with a heavy price…

An explosive psychological thriller with twists and turns – these sisters will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page.

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This was a fairly interesting read! Despite all the flaws, such as the strange writing which was hard to follow at some points (the constant stream of consciousness wasn’t written as well as Shatter Me) and the two point of views (Annie and Fia’s) that I had a hard time telling apart, there was something about it that drew me in. I really liked Fia, she was a bit whiny but I felt like it was justified. and I really liked how the main male lead, James was written, I think that really made the story for me. He was the main love interest throughout the story but he was hard to trust, I really don’t know if he loved Fia, maybe he thought he did but doesn’t really know what love is? It was definitely interesting to read, he reminded me a bit of Warner from Shatter Me though.

In regards to the constrain steam of consciousness this is a sample of the writing:

I have no idea. My plans changed about five minutes ago.” I look over my shoulder to see the men, three (tap tap tap – I hate the number three), thick shoulders, one gun between them based on the way the guy in the middle is walking (that was a mistake, they should all have guns – guess they’ll find out) matching our pace and getting closer.

Was that a little bit awkward? You get use to it after the first few chapters but it is definitely strange.

I have read the Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White which was pretty good too (I will be adding my reviews soon) I think I’ll keep reading this series and whatever else White offers!