Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on the following:

August 30: Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related

This list was hard.  I’m over YA, I don’t read JF and I don’t have kids.  I usually stay as far away from a school setting as possible because I just can’t relate anymore.  That is why half of the book I on this list were read way before I was writing reviews.  I think there were only two or three series that didn’t make the cut for this list which is going to be ten books or series in a school setting that I enjoyed.

Ten books or series in a school setting

  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) Starting off before reviews we have this great trilogy set in a Victorian England boarding school.  Of course being me this book has a paranormal twist but is one of the few historical books that I actually like.  Have not read anything else by this author but this was quite good.
  2. Twilight (Twilight, #1) Alright enough with the eye-rolls.  This book does take place in a school setting it is after all how Bella and Edward meet.  Actually being in school plays a pretty big role in the plot of this series as it is used to explain how the vampires can stay in one area for a longer time period if they keep going to high school.  I have to say to have to repeat high school over and over again with each move would royally suck.
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Of course this is one of the classic or typical school setting series out there.  Who wouldn’t want to be a student at Hogworts!  Perhaps not when Harry Potter is also attending, but think of all the cool classes you could take.
  4. Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1) This was a fun series about a vampire going through high school trying to avoid the local slayer that used to be his BFF?  I think.  Its been a while….
  5. My Love Lies Bleeding (Drake Chronicles, #1) This is an abandoned series that I used to want to finish but now I’ve forgotten so much of what happen I think I might just let it be.  It was good though and I remember desperately waiting for the next release.  Then where I left off must have taken too long and I simply lost interest.
  6. The Testing (The Testing, #1) Now we are reaching the titles I have review for.  This was a kind of Hunger Games and Divergent knock-off but still a good read.  Takes place in parts of Chicago and Kansas I believe.  We follow a set of students that have been accepted to a prestigious school that’s sole purpose is to develop the next leaders of their society and of course they do this by making them battle to the death.  Don’t you just love YA….
  7. Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) The setting for this book and its companion/flip book that tells the same story from the other lead character’s perspective is set in college.  All I remember though is lots of organized fights and sex.
  8. Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1) I read this one a few years ago and it was probably one of the very few zombie book I could make it through.  Maybe the only one.  It is also set in a secret high school setting.
  9. Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) These last two books are from series in school settings that I am still following.  This one has like a million more releases to go before they get to Nick’s adult book.  Shoot me now.  I’ll read them though cause all hail Ms. Kenyon.
  10. Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy, #1) This is the first book in a spin-off series in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world that I can not for the life of me understand why it needed to be a spin-off series when most of the characters and setting is shared by both series.  But how ever Ms. Ward wants to give us these books I am on board because it is still the brotherhood after all and I would so sign up to take classes from them if they did not mean risking my life.  Yep, I would have been cut that first night.  Still this is a great “spin-off” series and I highly recommend.
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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School

    • I thought so too, it was a pretty limited selections of books to pick from for me, but I have a feeling these two series are on quite a few lists this week ;) Thanks for sharing off to see your list.

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