Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Freebie (or Last 10 Books I added to my TBR)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works:

She assigns each Tuesday a topic and then posts her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.


I have a confession to make. I very rarely get rid of books from my TBR pile (which explains why I have so many). So, when I saw today’s prompt, I knew that I couldn’t do it. So, I decided to change it up and go with the last 10 books I added to my TBR pile. So, enjoy!! Also, let me know what books you decided to let go (or keep or added to your TBR). I am always looking to add to my already overfull TBR.


1. The entire Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series by Paige Shelton

The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1)

2. Sassy Blonde by Stacey Kennedy

Sassy Blonde (Three Chicks Brewery, #1)

3. Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Big Summer

4. The Next Wife by Kaira Rounda

The Next Wife

5. An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart

An Invincible Summer (Wyndham Beach Book 1)

6. Books 0.5, 1 and 2 of the Less Than Zero Series by Kaylene Winters

Restless (Less Than Zero Rockstar Romance, #0.5)

7. A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser

A Million Reasons Why

8. The entire series of the Looking to Score series by Kendall Ryan

One Night with the Rebel (Looking to Score, #0.5)

9. Books 0.5, 2 and 3 of The Kobalos Trilogy by Ty Johnston

Blade and Flame (The Kobalos Trilogy, #0.5)

10. The entire series of The Lost Andersons Series by Melody Anne

Unexpected Treasure (The Lost Andersons #1; Billionaire Bachelors #8)

City of Rogues: Book 1 of the Kobalos Trilogy (The Koblas Trilogy: Book 1) by Ty Johnston

City of Rogues: Book I of The Kobalos Trilogy (Kron Darkbow 1) by [Johnston, Ty]

Publisher: L.M. Press

Publication date:November 26th 2013

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Koblas Trilogy:

Blade and Flame—Book 0.5

City of Wars—Book 1

Road to Wrath—Book 2

Dark King of the North—Book 3

Purchase Link: Amazon


Goodreads synopsis:

Kron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out another was responsible for the murders. That other is Belgad the Liar, a former barbarian chieftain who is now boss of the city’s underworld.

Following his path for blood, Kron comes across the magical healer, Randall Tendbones, and accidentally reveals Randall’s darkest secret to the world. It’s a secret about the past, a secret that has kept Randall on the run for three years. Now it has caught up with him, and Belgad the Liar is suddenly the least of Randall and Kron’s concerns. The gaze of Lord Verkain, king of the dark northern land of Kobalos, has fallen upon Kron and Randall. And it is a gaze filled with madness.


My review:

What I liked about City of Rogues:

  1. The characters. While it took a while for me to actually connect with them, I found that they grew on you. My favorites were Wyck, Lucius, and Randall.
  2. It is a fantasy novel. I love fantasy novels!!!!!!

What I disliked about City of Rogues:

  1. I didn’t like that fact that the book was hard to follow in the beginning. There was another book written before that I didn’t read. It took me a couple of chapters before I got what was going on. A prologue would have been nice.
  2. The ending. It was too abrupt and too pat. It seemed that everyone got together at the right time and all the loose ends were taken care of.

**I voluntarily reviewed this book**