Top Ten Tuesday #10: 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Today’s issue: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

Gemina ♛ Aerie ♛ The Midnight Star ♛ Replica ♛ A Gathering of Shadows ♛ Paper and Fire ♛ The Hidden Oracle

What are the 2016 releases that you didn’t yet read?


Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

9413044 Titile: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Published: January 24th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
read in: January, 2017
Series: Everneath #1

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young adult • paranormal • romance

“In the absence of proof, all that matters is perception.”

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.


2017 started as a great reading year. Most of the book I read so far, got me some serious sleepless night, all because I was finishing them one by one in one sitting. I’ve been so productive—at reading and not at things I was suppose to do—this past few days of January, despite the biggest reading slump I had in the end of 2016. One of the book that kept me reading was Everneath. I started this book because I was so in love with My Lady Jane—which Brodi Ashton co-wrote—and I then track down all the books the authors previously wrote. Well, after Fever series, I was so excited for another Paranormal genre.Read More »

SERIEouS TALK: Fever series #1-5 by Karen Marie Moning

DarkfeverSeries: Fever (#1-5)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Year: 2006-2011
Books: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever
read in: December, 2016

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adult • fantasy • paranormal • romance 

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.



Darkfever has been laying on the bottom of my never-ending TBR pile for quite some time until last month. What can I say; before this book, paranormal weren’t my game at all, especially when added with those freaky unappealing cover the book had. Looking at the cover, I literally thought it was a shitty erotica stuff going on inside. Well, how wrong I was. .

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2016 Wrap Up & Statistics Survey

Statistics Survey

Happy New Year, everyone! In 2016 I have read a total of 33 books out of my 30 books challenge. I’m so glad with the number, and I’m planning to step my game up in 2016. This is my second post about a yearly Wrap Up post in survey which was originally created by Andi @ Andi’s ABCs and Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide.

This survey is all about the facts and details behind what I read and not necessarily favorites and reflecting. These statistics are all the books that I read in 2016 (not books necessarily published in 2016).

Let’s get to it!

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Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

26795352Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Published: June 7th 2016 by HarperTeen
read in: August, 2016

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historical fiction • romance •humor

“Do any of us have a choice where destiny is concerned?”

Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…

Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…

Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.

The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

book-reviewAs you should know by now, historical fiction is not up on my game, until I read this. This was one Hella book! What to say, this book was stupidly funny and enjoyable at every single page.

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Christmas and Books: Combining me and my mother’s passion

Christmas has always been a very festive holiday in my family. My mom has this huge obsession of collecting Christmas tree, decoration, and fairy lamps—basically everything out there that says Christmas—each year.We would spend night and day to decorate every space in our house. Literally. You won’t go from one room to another without a single space un-decorated with each room different color themed, that was all organize by the Mother.

I can not lie to say that it wasn’t contagious at all, in fact this year I had decided to build my own kind of Christmas Tree. And knowing how I love hoarding books, here is my chance to combine the two together so I made a Book Christmas Tree.

thebookvenom Christmas Tree


Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1)

27190613Title: And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White
Published: June 28th 2016 by Delacorte Press
read in: August, 2016
Series: The Conquerors Saga #1

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young adult • historical fiction

“They are beneath our notice! They are less than the mud. You do not get angry at the mud for clinging to your shoe. You wipe it off and never look at it again.”

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


I think historical is somehow taking a place in my heart. When I started the book, I didn’t have the slightest idea about what the story is about. I didn’t even read the blurb of the book before I started. It got my because of the cover and I was thinking this was a fantasy book. But when I read more and found out it was based on actual historical figures, I was so happy and dove into a little research.

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