Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish in which we can showcase the top ten books we feel deserve the spotlight according to the topic of the week. This week's topic is books I classify as all time favourites from the last 5 years.
This was a seriously difficult list for me to make and I sat for hours staring blankly at my laptop. I generally don't have favourite books, I have favourite series', so to compromise, I've chosen 10 of my all time favourite series' with more than one book released in the last 5 years. Yeah, I cheated.
- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare - This trilogy is one of the best I've ever read. With Clockwork Angel released way back in 2010, there's absolutely no reason for you not to have read it. Cassandra Clare is an absolutely fantastic author who writes seriously loveable characters.
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - I'm not sure whether I prefer this series to its prequel, the aforementioned Infernal Devices, but either way, it's Cassandra Clare. She's just amazing.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth - Though I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy, Allegiant is the reason it got pushed onto my all time favourites list. What Roth did to my heart was borderline cruel, but I will forever love this series.
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver - This is such a unique story that I enjoyed from start to finish. I've bought multiple copies of this novel, and I plan on re-reading them very soon. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - This is definitely the best fallen angel series I've ever read. The characters, the plot twists, the romance... they were all written fantastically and I can't wait to check out Fitzpatrick's other works.
- The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine - Anybody who knows me knows that this is one of my all time favourite series'. Despite having not yet read the final book, Daylighters, I'm determined to get this whole series re-read soon. It's written fantastically well, and the characters are like family to me.
- Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout - My love for this series definitely stems from Daemon Black himself, but I will admit that the twists and turns Armentrout keeps throwing in the way of her characters is admirable. I have high hopes that everything will be resolved in the final book. Now I just need to re-buy the first four in the new format and find a copy of the fifth. Sad face.
- Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - Okay, so I've only actually read the first book in this series, but it's one of my all time favourite stories. I've just bought a new edition of Throne Of Glass so when I get paid I'm probably going to buy the others, too. A marathon will no doubt happen.
- Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent - Once again, my love for this series is more love for the characters. Vincent created a cast of colourful characters, each with their own part to play, and they all fit together perfectly. There was just enough teenage angst in this novel to remind me that it was a YA novel, and believe me when I say it makes it all the better to experience the novel the way it was meant to be experienced.
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead - Though Vampire Academy is a fantastic series, I do prefer this spin off. Adrian Ivashkov is an utterly brilliant character, and for him to have a happy ending would be the icing on a wonderful cake. I've only read the first three in the series, but I recently purchased the fourth and will no doubt buy the rest in the near future.
So what favourites have you discovered in the last few years? Leave me the link to your post/video and I'll be sure to check them out.