Most of us these days are aware of the flood of self-pubbed books and how difficult it can be to find a gem in the sea of mediocrity. We often see reviews of the sub-par and/or reports of unethical marketing schemes or unprofessional behavior on the part of some authors.
But some of us who have stuck a toe or two into those waters have come across a few gems. I thought it'd be good to share a few self-pubbed & small press books I really enjoyed and that I feel stand well among their trade-pubbed counterparts.
So here are a few I've discovered that I am proud to recommend.
I can’t remember what made me pick up Marking Time, the first book of The Immortal Descendants series. Whatever the reason, it was most certainly a moment of brilliant insight on my part. Way to go me!
Each book in the series has been great fun to read, and Waging War didn't disappoint. Time travelers, good guys, bad guys, shape shifters, vampires, action, drama, love, happiness, sadness, highs, lows, history, WWII, code breaking, Bletchley Park...seriously, it’s like taking all the coolest things and putting them into one book!
…I wonder if I could talk April into working in some kind of original advanced magic system and sending everyone into space?
With or without magic and space travel, The Immortal Descendants series is great fun. Start with Marking Time, and then get to Waging War as quickly as possible. I’m certain book 5, Cheating Death, isn't far away. At least, it had better not be—not with that ending! (Can you really have a true cliff hanger when your book is about time travel? Just saying.)
Did I mention Marking Time is free? Seriously people. This isn't a hard decision.
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Happy reading friends!
The summer break is upon us and as I finish up this years course work I am already trying to discern which series' I need to consume over break. I have decided on the following...so far:
The Lunar Chronicles Series (Not Started) Marissa Meyer
Across the Universe Series (Not Started) Beth Revis
The Ruby Red Trilogy (Not Started) Kerstin Gier
The Marking Time Trilogy (Started) April White
The Mistborn Trilogy (Started) Brandon Sanderson
The Throne of Glass Series (Started) Sarah J. Maas
The Doon Series (Not Started) Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
The Remnant Chronicles (Not Started) Mary E. Pearson
The Dorothy Must Dies Series (Not Started) Danielle Paige
The 100 Series (Not Started) Kass Morgan
The Gone Series (Not Started) Michael Grant
The Unwind Series (Not Started) Neal Shusterman
The Divergent Trilogy (Started) Veronica Roth
The Winner's Curse Series (Not Started) Marie Rutkoski
The Champion Series (Started) Marie Lu
The Raven Cycle Series (Not Started) Maggie Stiefvater
The Chaos Walking Series (Not Started) Patrick Ness
The Forensic Mysteries Series (Not Started)Alane Ferguson
The Infernal Devices (Not Started) Cassandra Clare
Looks like I have a lot to read this summer! This isn't even half of the books I would like to read this summer. I would also like to read the Outlander Series by: Diana Gabaldon. I don't know how much of this I will accomplish, but I am excited to find out! There are also a couple of standalone novels I want to read and a couple of non-fiction books. I will probably hold off on The Book Thief until summer starts as well. I'm finding it a little slow. I would love to participate in a Read-a-thon this summer, as well! Thanks so much for reading!
Have a fabulous day lovelies!
Yours truly, signing off!
This is the first, in what I hope will be a long line of T5W's. This originates in a Goodreads group found here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1608567-complete-list-of-wednesday-ers
I found this group while watching a book-tuber, WhyMermaids. Her channel is found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9B5bod9BC9z7nHK4wgV2Q
The Question for this week is (Drum roll please!)
Books You'd Want to See as TV Shows (NOT movies)
1. Throne of Glass by: Sara J Maas (So much butt kicking!)
2. The Night Circus by: Erin Morgenstern (So enchanting!)
3. Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson (So Enthralling plus butt kicking!)
4. Percy Jackson Series by: Rick Riordan (I know they have made a couple of movies, but a TV show would be better!)
5. Marking Time Trilogy: April White (This is a Time Travel book with Vampires!)
I loved all of these books and would love a TV show that I can watch weekly! This was a great question! If you haven't already go to the Goodreads link and join the Group. Leave a comment with a link to your blog/booktube channel and you can start T5W! Thanks for reading!
Have a fabulous day lovelies!
Yours Truly, signing off!