Indie Block Party ~ My Top 5 Favorite Reads

I had a really hard time narrowing this down to just five, but after hours of stressing about it I made my decisions. Funny thing is, not one of them is primarily romance which is my favorite genre.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet, as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate—and lose a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort—and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

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Cassidy Jones and the Seventh Attendant (Cassidy Jones Adventures, #3) Some Secrets Are Better Left Buried…

When the mysterious Gavin Phillips returns to Seattle after a prolonged and unexplained absence, he threatens to expose fifteen-year-old Cassidy Jones’s incredible secret: she is a superhero. But his presence is far more sinister than she realizes, for it soon becomes apparent that his hidden agenda holds a dark and dangerous intent that will unleash an unparalleled evil upon an unsuspecting world. Can Cassidy stop him before all is lost?

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The Elite (The Selection, #2) Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

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Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

Cas Lowood, armed with his late father's athame knife, kills ghosts. In Thunder Bay, Anna, forever 16, drips blood on her white dress from throat slit in 1958, and rips apart anyone who enters her house - except Cas. He makes new friends - high school queen Carmel, jock Will, admiring nerd Thomas and Tom's voodoo grandpa Morfran - to fight this demon.

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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to a werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life - first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse- seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed...forever?

Honorable Mentions

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Carved In Stone (Art of Love #1)Her Sudden Groom (The Grooms, #1)Behind Closed Doors (Daniels Brothers, #1)


  1. I downloaded one of the Cassidy Jones books when it was free and still haven't read it...good to know one made it on your list : )

    1. It was hard to choose between all of the Cassidy Jones books because I love the entire series so much. This is book 3 and Cassidy really has her abilities under control. She does things I never would of imagined a teenage girl capable of physically and emotionally. If you have the time, please read the series.

  2. Interesting list. I spend the last week rewatching all the Harry Potter's movies.

  3. Oh Lindsey I hope it really wasn't hours. A lot of us didn't quite get it down to five actually.


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