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Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Series I Have Yet to Finish! 9/8/15

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, has me once again reviewing my TBR list. I thought I was pretty much caught up on all my series, but oh, how wrong I was!

1. Raging Star, (The Dust Lands #3) by Moira Young. I am not sure why I haven’t finished this series.

raging star

2. The World Forgot (The Ever-Expanding Universe #3) by Martin Leicht. I really want to finish this series. I should grab it; I could use a good laugh.

world forgot

3. The Eye of Zoltar (The Chronicles of Kazam #3) by Jasper Fforde. The only reason I have not finished this series is because I really, really want to listen to book three and it’s just not available. Sigh.

eye of zoltar

4. The Invaders (The Brotherband Chronicles #2) by John Flanagan. I don’t think I ever fully recovered from finishing The Ranger’s Apprentice series.


5. Rivals in the City (The Agency #4) by Y.S. Lee. I suppose I just haven’t been in the mood for this one. I am have been eye-ball deep in fantasy.

rivals in the city

6. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare. I am not sure I have it in me to finish this series. I was already super annoyed that she stretched a trilogy into six books. This last book is enormous and I just don’t know if I even care. Also, I can’t really remember what happened in book five.

city of heavenly

7. The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant #9) by Derek Landy. I haven’t finished this series BECAUSE NO LIBRARY IN THE STATE OF OHIO OWNS THIS IRISH IMPORT. IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE AND I AM GETTING READY TO BUY THE WHOLE DARNED SERIES FOR MYSELF. I am sorry to yell. I am just a bit worked up about this situation.

dying of the light

8. Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard. This is another one that I want to listen to, but it’s not available.


9. Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson. Ok, this one is really just to complete the list. I am plowing through this series. I have two audiobooks checked out right now that have holds, so I will listen to them before diving back into this series. I love it.

hero of ages

10. In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis. This one has fallen victim to I-own-it-so-it-is-not-a-priority-syndrome.

in a handful of dust

I have some work to do!

Happy Reading!




The Agency Series by Y.S. Lee Review

My Random Reads selection for April was The Traitor in the Tunnel, the third book in The Agency series by Y.S. Lee. This seems like perfect opportunity to do a quick series review!

spy in the house body at the tower traitor in the tunnel

Book 1-The Spy in the House, 2009
Book 2-The Body at the Tower, 2010
Book 3-The Traitor in the Tunnel, 2012
Book 4-Rivals in the City, 2014?

What it’s about:

Mary Quinn is a seventeen-year old orphan and thief living in Victorian London. She is rescued from the gallows by a mysterious stranger who offers her the opportunity for an education. When she arrives at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls she learns that the school is a front for an all-female private investigating firm known as The Agency. Mary’s first assignment places her in the house of a wealthy merchant where she serves as a lady’s maid. This role places her in the perfect position to eavesdrop and spy. It is in this role that she first meets the young James Easton, a potential love interest for Mary. In her second assignment a murder occurs at the work site of Big Ben. Mary once again goes undercover, this time disguised as a boy, in search of a killer. In the third installment Mary finds herself in Buckingham Palace serving as a maid to the Queen herself. She is sent there to solve the mystery of some thefts but soon discovers something more dangerous is afoot. Her investigations into royal matters also brings answers to her own personal mystery.

Why you might like it:

Do you enjoy quiet mysteries, spirited heroines, and the seedy underbelly of Victorian England? If so, this series is for you! Do you cheer for the underdog who uses wits and wile to right wrongs and fight injustice? You’ll be rooting for Mary all the way! If you are a fan of history, mystery, and a romance full of clever banter you might enjoy this series.

Want more like this?

You might enjoy Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, and the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer.

Happy Reading!