Top Five Tuesday – Series I want to start

It’s Top Five Tuesday which is hosted by Meeghan Reads, every week we’re given a book related topic and we choose our top five! This week we have to choose five series that we want to start.

1. Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown

Blurb: Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

I want to read more sci-fi and this series looks perfect, I’ve had it on my TBR list for ages so I should probably get a move on!

2. Dorothy Must Die Series by Danielle Paige

Blurb: I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road—but even that’s crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy.
They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission.

A twist on the classic tale, yes please!

3. Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

Blurb: This is a world divided by blood—red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

I’ve had this on my list for ages as well, I’m excited to explore another new world.

4. The Earthend Saga by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

Blurb: Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world start having similar outbursts, Caitlin begins to think that there’s a more sinister force at work.

I was mainly drawn to this because Gillian Anderson co-wrote it but it genuinely looks really good. I reminds me of The Power.

5. When Women Were Warriors Series by Catherine M. Wilson

Blurb: In Book I of the trilogy, Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many, including Tamras herself, to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. To make matters worse, the Lady Merin assigns her the position of companion, little more than a personal servant, to a woman who came to Merin’s house, seemingly out of nowhere, the previous winter, and this stranger wants nothing to do with Tamras.

The title alone has me hooked, a while trilogy about female warriors, I’m in!

Top Five Tuesday – Books Set In Space

A new Top Five Tuesday, the promts are created by Bionic Book Worm. I realised as I was thinking up this list that I have barely read any books set in space, I love space! I’ve only read two of the books on my list but the others are on my TBR list so I’m not cheating that much…

254997181. Children In Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This book is so good. Humanity are branching out into the stars, a project has identified different planets to terraform and make suitable for human life. But it’s also an evolutionary experiment, they send down insects and animals and some of our primate ancestors. But there are people back on Earth who believe this is wrong, we are meant to live and die on Earth. They sabotage one of the spaceships. The captain sends the monkeys off towards the planet along with the evolutionary accelerator. Then she is trapped in a tiny escape pod, orbiting her planet, transmitting a distress signal. 100 years later survivors of Earth find the planet and attempt to make it their home, but something has gone wrong. There are no monkeys here, instead the world is covered in webs. I loved this book, it was so interesting and I just found out it’s the first part of a series!!

185864872. The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

It’s the third book in the Long Earth series and probably my favourite. I’ve always been fascinated by Mars and whether it used to hold life so I really enjoyed Sally’s journey through the different Mars’. On some versions of Mars there was life, in order for a planet to have parallel worlds there has to be sentient life on it. I found it fascinating how the different possibilities were explored.


180075643. The Martian by Andy Weir

I really love Mars…I haven’t read this yet, but it looks really good and funny. An astronaut gets stranded on Mars after his mission goes wrong. He has to try and survive on his own until his fellow crew members can rescue him. I’m excited to read this and it’s a series as well!


354360434. Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

The Earth is dying, but ten astronauts embark on a mission to find the planet that is theorised to be habitable for humans. It will take them twenty three years to reach Terra-Two. I can’t imagine being stuck with nine other people in a confined space for twenty three years! This book looks great, I can’t wait to read it!



158399765. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

This book is set on Mars again! It’s a series set way in the future and people are labelled by colours. All the reds are working to get the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But what they don’t know is that humanity has already reached Mars there are cities thriving meanwhile the reds have been working all their lives to make a better future for their children. This sounds so epic! I’m really excited to read these books.

So that’s all of them, what are you favourite space books?