Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #23

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!

This week is a free week which means we get to chose the topic. I've decided to revisit an older topic I previously missed, so this week I'm dishing on:

Top Ten Books/Series That Will Make You Swoon

ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas - This book is the perfect example of how ALL romances should develop. Slowly and tantalizingly. The chemistry between Feyre and Tamlin builds at the perfect pace and when things finally start happening, you're left breathless and begging for more.

The Raven Cycle - Here we have a series is all about forbidden romances, stolen moments, secret looks, and almost kisses... with all of the pent up romantic longing. Gah! With so little actual romance going on you'd think it didn't belong on this list. But you'd be wrong ;)

The Fever Series - This adult UF series takes steamy to a whole other level, with some of THE steamiest moments I've ever read about. Not to mention, the fine specimen that is Barrons. Sigh.

The Wrath and the Dawn - This debut had another dose of forbidden love, which it seems that I'm a big fan of LOL! If that alone doesn't get you the rich, sensual setting surely will.

The Charley Davidson Series - There is lots of hotness to be had here in another of my favorite adult UF series, not to mention one of the sexiest fictional men around. He's the son of Satan himself, which means he's the ultimate bad boy. Yum.

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy - These gems have one of the best takes on the star crossed lovers trope that I have ever heard of. Soulmates with a love that endures beyond lifetimes. By the way, I'm aware that the above statement could work for any of the three swoony couples that evolve within the series. *swoon*

The Covenant Series - Sure this series features the dreaded love-triangle, (dun, dun DUN!) but when both guys are impossible to resist (for a while, at least), it can be entertaining all the same. Triangulations aside, there is a pretty clear front runner here and he is a total dream come true, I kid you not.

Every Breath - If a younger Sherlock Holmes getting all hot and heavy with a female Watson is your thing (and how could it not be?), you're in for a treat here! And if it's not, then why are we even talking?!

Crown of Midnight - The entire Throne of Glass books has it's swoon-worthy moments - hell, even the novellas - but CoM was the one that nearly killed me. C+C for EVER!!! Please?! THIS SHIP MUST SAIL.

Fangirl - Teenaged me would have fawned over Levi, even though he almost messed it up for a second there. As it is, the adult me swooned for him all the same. His bringing Cath out of her shell was glorious to behold.


  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone made me swoon for sure - one of the best stories of forbidden love (and everyone knows how much I'm a sucker for forbidden looooooove!) Fantastic topic, and great picks!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. I have so many of these on my TBR pile. I need to get around to reading them so I can swoon with everyone else. LOL

    Tiara @ BiblioSanctum

  3. I still need to read a few of these. Hopefully, I'll start A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Wrath and the Dawn soon. Great list and great topic choice! Swooning is a good thing!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  4. I'm really looking forward to ACOTAR and starting some of Moning's books. I definitely have swooned over the Raven Boys, Akiva and Ziri, and Chaol <3

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk

  5. The Raven Boys! YES. I just finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue and there were so many moments in that where I was WILLING all the forbidden things to happen. I can't wait to read The Wrath and the Dawn, and I just got a copy of ACOTAR so I'll definitely be starting it soon!

  6. Ahh, wonderful choices. I either loved these books or have them on my tbr ;) Have you read Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout? I liked it and it's hot! And yeah, she's the QUEEN of love triangles!

  7. LOVE your topic! I guess we both have swooing on the brain this week ;) I think the Raven Cycle is a really interesting choice, because the romance is really so miniscule in comparison to everything else going on but it's the total elephant in the room in so many ways. I own but haven't read BLLB yet, so I'm interested to see more of these little glimpses in romance throughout the book!

  8. none of these I have read, might have to change that.
    My ttt

  9. You did catch my attention with Every day - I'd never heard of it, but now I have to read it ! And I want to read/am about to read practically every other book/series that you quoted, so I must say you have an excellent taste ^^

  10. I loved the romance in The Raven Cycle, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, The Covenant series, and Fangirl, and am planning to read ACOTAR and The Wrath and the Dawn sometime soon.

  11. YAY! We're kind of TTT twins this week with all the swooning! YES ACOTAR, Darkfever, and Crown of Midnight! (I have to read the rest!) Can you believe I haven't read the Covenant series? I don't even know what is WRONG with me. LOL.

  12. I'm still in post-ACOTAR recovery, lol. That book should just have "Swoon-tacular" stamped across the cover. And of course I'm THRILLED to see The Raven Cycle on your list; I love that series to infinity! ❤

  13. I have to say that I'm familiar with most of these but I haven't read them. Great list, I've heard awesome things about these books.

    Itara @ My midnight fantasies

  14. I haven't read any of these series except for Fangirl and I definitely agree with what you said about Levi.

    Tina, The Bookworm

  15. Such a fun topic! :) The Raven Boys and Fangirl are on my TBR - I really need to get to those this year!

  16. I've only read one of these -- FANGIRL -- and I loved it. Need to read more of the books on your list.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

  17. So many books I want to read are on this list! Need to get to some of them soon :) Great picks!

  18. Nice choice of topic! I really want to read ACOTAR. Things definitely seem bad for Chaol and Celeana right now, but I'm sure they'll be together in the end (they have to be!). The Raven Cycle is weird like that, there's a lot of romantic tension but the actual romance...limited.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/

  19. From these I have only finished the Fever series as well. Loved that series, I actually re-read the whole series, which is something I hardly ever do. I have started the Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the Convenant series, but haven't finished them yet. I heard of most of the other books you mentioend, but haven't read them yet. Except for Throne of Glass, which I DNF'd as it wasn't a book for me. Great topic!

  20. Ohh I love so many of these! regarding chaolena aka my utmost favorite ship that I will positively DIE if it doesn't sail... YES. you know i'll be scarred for life and heartbroken if that doesn't happen. I need to check out some of these other ones! I own darkfever actually. I know a lot of people have loved that series!

  21. So many good books in your list xD I actually borrowed Daughter of Smoke & Bone from the library recently, I hope it's as awesome as everyone has been saying it though, the cover is just gorgeous. Great post overall <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  22. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - I didn't swoon over the main couple, but another set of Chimea/Angel lovers. THAT one made me seriously start BAWLING!


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