Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting


Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Meme


This week we have Top Ten Favorite Book With X Setting. Anjie and I deliberated for a while because we weren’t sure what setting to choose. In the end, we ended up picking, Top Ten Favorite Books With USA Setting. We decided to pick a broad setting like the United States of America because #1 it would be easier to find books, and #2 we could both find books with the same setting within each of our genre of expertise.

If you would like to know more about the books in our list, click on the picture of the book.

Veronica’s List:

1. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler:

Location? Blackfeather, Colorado. Ingredients? Mountains, Family, Barbecues, Forests, and the Vargas Boys.

The Book of Broken Hearts

2. Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor:

Boston, Massachusetts is hit by a murder, and some know who hit it. The person that needs to figure it out is Anne Dowling.

Prep School Confidential_cover

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson:

East Coast-ers like to spend their summers on a lake in Pennsylvania. Locals + vacationers + second chances = A Second Chance Summer for Taylor Edwards.

Second Chance Summer

4. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen:

McLean’s last stop is Lakeview, North Carolina, where she will have to face up to everything she has been running away from. Whathappend-To-

5. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger:

The California Coachella Valley is known for its extreme hot and cold weather, its dryness (it is a desert), and having a very windy area. Enter Audra the sylph (air elemental) + Vane (a boy who cannot remember anything before the age of 10) + a unknown heritage = Let The Sky Fall. 15801169

Anjie’s List:

6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:

It is set in Miami, FL, and I was really excited about that because I live there. It was nice reading about the place I live in a book, a great one at that.


7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians series by Rick Riordan:

I know it’s not just one book, but the setting of it is all over the US, so it’s perfect for this week. I loved how in this series Olympus moved to the top of the Empire State building in New York, and the Underworld was in Hollywood, California.


8. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand:

The novel is set in Wyoming. I loved the descriptions of nature and the mountains. Wyoming sounds so peaceful, of course not counting the fire that the main character envisions. 😉

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

9. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks:

The Last Song is one of my favorite books by him and the location is amazing (right by the beach!). I really love that the setting is consistent throughout all of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. They’re either in North or South Carolina.


10. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead:

It takes place in Palm Springs, California. It’s pretty much a desert, as described in the book, with scorching temperatures. Not exactly a paradise, but the books in the series are phenomenal! (Veronica: I live about an hour away from Palm Springs and Richelle Mead’s description of it is dead on! It’s so hot that I do not understand why people even live there! I sound just like Adrian now.)


Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books We’ve Read So Far In 2013

toptentuesday-1Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Feature.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013! Today is the first post Anjie will be participating in so we will be splitting this post into my Top 5 and her Top 5. Here we go!


1. The Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand:

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Apart from The Infernal Devices, I hadn’t been enjoying any fantasy or paranormal series as of late but the Unearthly Trilogy made me remember why I loved reading Fantasy when I was younger. The plot twists, the characters, the world, and the roller coaster ride that are the books are something you need in your life. Trust me.

2. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

The Book of Broken Hearts
The Book of Broken Hearts by Srah Ockler

I am a fan of Sarah Ockler and her new book did not disappoint, but made my love for her books intensify. This book envelopes family, romance, and tragedy all in one. It will break your heart in a good way.

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I don’t know what I could say to make you want to read this book. I will let the book speak for itself. Go buy it and then, we’ll talk.

4. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan by Miranda
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Who knew I could relate to a girl who is the captain of the football team, but I did. I loved this book in so many ways. This book was real, not in a tragic sense as we see in a lot of recent YA books, but in a sense how in life ,we don’t always get what we expect and sometimes, it is exactly what we need.

5. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Kat Bishop is one of my favorite female characters of all time. This book brought out a whole new side to Kat and Hale. Any book by Ally Carter is like chocolate to me. Pure unadulterated chocolate.



6. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Favorite book and favorite trilogy of all time. I thought it ended perfectly, it did smother me in feels but I was happy and it was truly beautiful and tragic at the same time.

Clockwork Princess by Casandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Casandra Clare

7.The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodline #3) by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

One word, SYDRIAN. It was beautiful and a cliffhanger in the end to keep you on your toes until the next book.

8.Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

This trilogy is one of my favorites and this last book was so intense and had so many twists, I thought my head was going to explode.

9. Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton

Shadows in the Silence by
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton

Great ending to a great trilogy. The actions of the main character, Ellie, really helped make this a favorite.

10. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

First book in the trilogy and it really surprised me. It’s a twist in the usual Greek mythology that will make you love Hades. It was an easy and entertaining read.


What are some of your Top Books of 2013?