By: Cait Marie
When I saw this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt over at That Artsy Reader Girl, I was super excited. I’m the queen of re-reading books, but there are so many I wish I could read again for the first time. Most of these are part of a series, so assume I mean the whole series, but I mean these specific books for a reason.
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
This book is responsible for the reigniting my love of reading as an adult, as well as the creation of this website. It is because of this book that I got involved in the book community, which changed my life forever. I would give anything to experience it for the first time again.
Also, the scene in the third book when she’s on the ice and certain bat boys appear to help her… that was glorious, and I’m pretty sure I screamed a little bit.
Read my review of book one, A Court of Thorns and Roses, here.
Read my review of book two, A Court of Mist and Fury, here.
Read my review of book three, A Court of Wings and Ruin, here.
Read my review of the novella, A Court of Frost and Starlight, here.
Read my review for book four, A Court of Silver Flames, here.
Dragon Rising – M. Lynn
This Mulan-inspired duology is everything I’ve ever wanted in a retelling. It is absolutely incredible and became an instant favorite. I wish I could meet the characters for the first time again. I would also accept more books in this world… because I really want more.
Read my review here.
City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
Everyone (I think) knows this is my comfort book/series. I’ve read this book 9 times since 2009. To experience it all again for the first time, meeting Alec and Magnus (my favorite characters of all time), would just be incredible.
Read my review for book one, City of Bones, here.
Read my review for book two, City of Ashes, here.
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
Because I’m a masochist, apparently.
No book in this world has ever made me feel like this one. Though A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin, this book was a rollercoaster of emotions, and the ending was one twist after another. I’ve never been so shocked and destroyed.
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
This whole series really. It’s Shadowhunters in Victorian London. That’s like the most Caitlin thing in the world. Also, Will and Jem are everything.
Ignite Me – Tahereh Mafi
The third book in this series is the absolute best. It’s why the series became one of my favorites to re-read. The fourth one, Restore Me, is also on this list because it blew my mind. I just want to read it all for the first time again…
Read my review of the first three books here.
Read my review of book four, Restore Me, here.
Read my review of book five, Defy Me, here.
Read my review of book six, Imagine Me, here.
Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth
I was hesitant to read this after Divergent‘s horrific ending, but I did via audio… and absolutely loved it. The duology is still my top audiobook recommendation when asked. It’s so, so good. And by “it,” I mean the story as well as Austin Butler.
Read my review of the duology here.
The Tempest Sea – Robin D. Mahle
I loved this series from the beginning, but I think it was this second book that really had me obsessing. I cannot recommend the series enough. Reading it all for the first time again would be so fun! And emotional. Though, I’m sure I’ll still cry when I re-read it.
Read my review of book one, The Fractured Empire, here.
Read my review of book two, The Tempest Sea, here.
Read my review of book three, The Forgotten World, here.
Read my review of book four, The Ever Falls, here.
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
What wouldn’t I give to experience the turkey scene for the first time again? It’s the best. I live and breath for Alex and Henry.
What are some books you’d like to read for the first time again? Let me know in the comments!
City of Bones is on my list too! That book really got me back into reading after college and I love the Shadowhunter world SO MUCH!
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