What's Next? (5)

Hi everyone, it’s Allison!

Here’s how it works:

  • Every Thursday, select three-five books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can’t decide which one to read first.
  • Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
  • At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!
  • Even if you don’t end up reading your readers’ top choice, you’ll know what the majority is excited for.

What’s Next is hosted by Hafsah at Iceybooks

This week’s What’s Next? features three books from my summer TBR list.
I’ve really been struggling trying to decide which one to pick up first.
Maybe you can help me?

Insurgent, Veronica Roth, Book Cover, Divergent Sequel Cover


1) Insurgent (Divergent #2) — Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you–or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable–and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

a million suns beth revis book cover

2) A Million Suns (Across The Universe #2) — Beth Revis

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It’s been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he’s always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Book Cover


3) Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) — Kristin Cashore

In a world where people born with an extreme skill – called a Grace – are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graces with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace – or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away…a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

So…which one should I read first?

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  1. I was going to say Insurgent (especially if you just finished Divergent) but now I have to go with Graceling-one of my favorite reads of 2010-just plain awesome!

  2. Great books to choose from 🙂
    Still haven’t read Insurgent, or the Beth Revis‘ series, and Graceling was so good, but I decided to vote for A Million Suns.

    My What’s Next?

    Happy reading!!!

  3. I’ve read 2 of the 3 and I vote for Graceling, because Katsa is such an amazing heroine:)

  4. I would definitely say Insurgent.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. Insurgent. 😀

  6. This is tough!! I haven’t read Graceling, so I can’t say that one … though I hear it’s awesome! I think I have to say A Million Suns because it’s AWESOME. 🙂

  7. If you’ve read Divergent, and LOVED it, I’d definitely recommend Insurgent!
    But if you’re looking to start a new series in a new world – GRACELING always and forever.

  8. Oh gosh… touch choice!!! I haven’t read A Million Suns, so I’m gonna vote for Graceling…. mostly because it’s awesome! However, if you don’t choose Graceling right away, Insurgent!! Because it’s awesome. 🙂

  9. Graceling.


  11. Graceling!!

  12. I love Insurgent and Graceling but I think I have to vote for Insurgent! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  13. OMG Insurgent for sure!! Lol. I loved it and Divergent. 🙂
    Here’s mine.

  14. Definitely Insurgent!! I am loving this series and now I definitely can’t wait for the next one. I also haven’t read Graceling (but after all of these other comments, I’m adding it to my to-read list right now)!

  15. I’d say Graceling! Although Insurgent is very good too. It depends if you want to read high fantasy or dystopian, but they’re both great. I have not read A Million Suns, but I was not impressed with Across the Universe. I’m all for the strong female protagonists of Graceling and Insurgent.

  16. I still need to read Insurgent, but I LOVED Graceling, so Graceling gets my vote. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my post, Allison!

  17. My vote is Graceling! It’s an absolute must read for YA epic fantasy and empowered relationships.