Recommend A…(3)

4 Jun

Recommend A... meme

…Book With A Bad Boy

Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme.  Recommend A… is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!

I feel like we all know some books with bad boys in them, guys. But I’m trying to dig through the archives, friends. Maybe pick a few that I don’t see mentioned all the time. This is what I came up with. 

Book cover for She's So Dead to Us by Kieran ScottShe’s So Dead to Us (He’s So/She’s So #1) by Kieran Scott. So guys, you probably know by now that I’m from New Jersey. You probably also know that I’m pretty psyched about it. Maybe you also know that my hometown pride pretty much prevents me from skipping over books set in my home state. I HAVE to read them otherwise I feel guilty. SHE’S SO DEAD TO US, the first book in Kieran Scott’s series not only takes place in Jersey, but it also has all the drama and excess and shenanigans that come with rich teenagers. One of whom happens to be a bad boy, and thus the reason for this book’s presence here. Jake Graydon is one of those rich, popular, hot boys who I don’t even need to describe any further. He hooks up, drinks, flunks out of class, and gets pissed when his dad takes away his new Range Rover. But he wants to reform, ladies, so that he can get with Ally Ryan, the “she” from the title. These are FUN books, guys, made even more so by Jake. 

Book cover for Legend by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu. Often when I’m reading this book I tell myself that Day,the street urchin/thief/minor criminal/general trouble-maker/now fugitive of the Republic, is really older than he’s supposed to be in the books–15–so that I don’t feel so gross having a little crush on him. But he’s got that swagger, guys. That bad-boy confidence. Plus he’s smart and sneaky and flirts like a pro. Not surprised that June both hated him for a little bit and then fell for him. Big fan. 

Book cover for The Demon King by Cinda Williams ChimaThe Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima. Han Alister, guys. He was an effing STREET LORD OF THIEVES. A criminal. Who also happens to be hot, smart, clever, confident, and MAGIC (literally). Han is the epitome of a bad boy to me.  There’s no question that he has that charm. The magnetism that gets people to follow him and do what he asks. He has exes who hate him and powerful people who hate him, but he also has Raisa, who couldn’t hate him if she tried (which she does). I LOVE HIM. A bad boy of the most excellent nature. 

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8 Responses to “Recommend A…(3)”

  1. Alyssa June 4, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I have heard amazing things about Legend, there are SO many holds on it at work that I feel like I need to read it to see what the hype is all about!!Plus I love bad boys so I think I have to add ALL OF THESE BOOKS!!

  2. Candice June 4, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Glad to see there’s someone else out there who has major hometown pride. I requested a book from Edelweiss the other day and said that my reason for requesting it is “it takes place in Alabama and I am from Alabama.” I also am partial to a good Jersey book too 😉

    Also… bad boys… yummy! 🙂

  3. reutreads June 4, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    AHH He’s So/She’s So!!! I LOVE THAT SERIES WITH A FIERY PASSION. It is so underrated and it bothers me. It’s a lot better than people make it out to be! I can’t wait to read the last book. My library has it on hold now. And DAY! DAY. ❤

  4. Mary June 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    You are so right about specifity and randomness! Such a good way of putting it! Also, i love your Day pick!

  5. megtao June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Adding The Demon Lord to my tbr list because I do love me a good thief lord.

  6. Pocketful of Books (@PocketfulofBook) June 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I absolutely love this meme and will definitely be participating next week! I don’t generally like books with bad boys which is why I avoided this one. Thanks for making me aware of this awesome feature x

  7. Rachelia (@BookishComforts) June 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    All of your picks sounds great, but I’m the most excited to read Legend! It’s been on my list for a while. Good to know it supplies some great characters, including a bad boy 🙂

    My recommend a … book with a bad boy post.

  8. Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction June 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to read She’s So Dead to Us for a while now. I’m going to have to put that further up my TBR list! Thanks for the recommendations. 🙂

    Here’s my Recommend A… post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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