Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recs for People Who Love Fast-Pacing

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jamie @ The Broke and the Bookish.

I have missed doing Top Ten Tuesday memes! Finally they’re back though and today’s theme is “Book Recommendations For:______” so basically fill in the blank any way we want! I wanted to be a little more creative with these recommendations because I’ve done quite a few before and came up with “Fast Pacing” because who doesn’t love a book that just keeps going and going at fast speed? So here are a few books I could not put down whatsoever!

I will also link up my full reviews for each book if you’d like to know a little more about them! These are also in no particular order.

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10.) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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This is a YA fantasy thats world building is ancient Rome inspired and right from the get go this book is super intense, action-packed, and of course fast paced. The story grows more and more complex as it goes on and it’s just one twist after the other, it will definitely have you on the edge of your seat!

You can read my full review of “An Ember in the Ashes” here.

9.) Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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If I had to pitch to you why you should read “Red Rising” I would simply describe it as “The Hunger Games on steroids” because essentially that’s what it is. It’s a sci-fi/dystopian where a color coded caste system is in place and a low Color must infiltrate an academy for a rebel cause and also to exact his own revenge. So much action and so many twists!

You can read my full review of “Red Rising” here.

8.) A Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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This is about a young man’s Grand Tour of the Continent in the early 1700’s and ends up getting his friend, who he is in love with, and his sister in to a great deal of trouble. This is full of one problem after the other for the characters and his hilarious and fast paced all at once! I think what really makes this so quick and easy to read is Mackenzi Lee’s fantastic writing.

You can read my full review of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” here.

7.) The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

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Nemesis is a Diabolic, an engineered body guard, who ends up disguising herself as her charge in order to protect her at the galactic court. While the first few chapters of this story aren’t very exciting it sets the stage for a very action packed, twisty plot!

You can read my full review of “The Diabolic” here.

6.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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If I was going to pick one of the fastest paced books I’ve ever read it’d probably be “Illuminae”! Not only is this book very uniquely formatted with many drawings, diagrams, fonts, and layouts it’s also 600 pages and just gets your adrenaline pumping! It’s kind of hard to understand how a 600 page book would be fast paced but if you read it you will understand! There’s nothing but constant action and plot twists! And it’s all in space!

You can read my full review of “Illuminae” here.

5.) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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This is also a pretty hefty sized YA fantasy book that took no time at all to fly through! It’s about a group of characters pulling off a heist so you can imagine how thrilling and full of action it is with many plot twists along the way. Worth all of the hype, I promise you!

You can read my full review of “Six of Crows” here.

4.) Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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This is about two men who gained super human powers by having near death experiences and are both bent on ending the other person. This is such a unique book full of wonderfully twisted characters, it’s highly addictive and each chapter ends with its own mini cliffhanger! The suspense and need to know what happens next will definitely have you flying through this book.

You can read my full review of “Vicious” here.

3.) A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann

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This is a horror and thriller mixed together about a girl who was chosen along with others to excavate a large underground palace in France, however, nothing really goes according to plan and there’s something evil lurking in the depths. Super fast-paced with many twists and turns there is very little time wasted at the beginning of the book and we are almost immediately dropped into the good stuff right away!

You can read my full review of “A Drop of Night” here.

2.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

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Another super hyped series here all about a girl who is destined to kill her true love with a kiss and a boy’s search for an ancient, magical Welsh King. Sorry but that’s just how I sum up the story here, there’s so much more to it I know! However, I thought that the thirst for answers to things happening in the story made this book fly by and feel super fast-paced!

You can read my full review of “The Raven Boys” here.

1.) The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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A super fast paced mystery/thriller about a girl and her friend who wrongly accused someone for murder and now must catch the real killer before it’s too late. This story is completely unpredictable with so many jaw-dropping revelations, you won’t see the ending coming!

You can read my full review for “The Darkest Corners” here.

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

What are some of your favorite fast paced books?

What books did you recommend for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recs for People Who Love Fast-Pacing

  1. Whimsically Meghan August 15, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I swear I could have read the Raven Cycle series in a day it was so action packed! Loved those books! πŸ˜€

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek September 6, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      You’re in for a few treats then, haha! Sorry for such a late reply for some reason your comments got sent into my spam! Of course I’m going through and fixing it now! πŸ™‚

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      • Darque Dreamer Reads September 6, 2017 / 3:54 pm

        That’s what I love to hear!

        And this spam thing is pretty crazy lately! My problem with finding others in spam has just died down finally.

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  2. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads August 15, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I just finished reading An Ember in the Ashes yesterday and I LOVED it. I completely agree with you re: its pace – it never once felt boring to me at all and I couldn’t stop reading it. The Diabolic is another one on this list that I had a hard time putting down. Great choices!!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 21, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      So glad you loved it Kourtni! It’s an amazing book and I’m also glad you felt it was non-stop action as well same for The Diabolic. Those never had a dull moment!
      Thanks Kourtni! πŸ™‚

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 21, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      I put Red Rising off for a long time as well but I’m glad I finally did read it, it’s amazing. Hope you enjoy it when you get time to read it! πŸ™‚


  3. ambiammonia385 August 16, 2017 / 7:34 am

    This is a good list, a lot of these books are on my tbr but I haven’t got by to reading them yet πŸ˜› Great selections!

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  4. MetalPhantasmReads August 16, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    This was a good variety. I totally agree with Ember. What do you think of the recent reveal of book 3?

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 28, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed Ember a ton as well!
      I honestly don’t really mind the new cover change for the series I think they still look good and I’m glad the author got her POC representation that she wanted on the covers as well! πŸ™‚

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      • MetalPhantasmReads August 28, 2017 / 3:06 pm

        I don’t mind much either. I’m just a bit scared of how crazy things are gonna go

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  5. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews August 21, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Fast paced books are my favourite!! I loved so many of these. I’m really glad to see An Ember in the Ashes on this list because I’m hoping to read it soon and I was worried it would be slow so that’s super reassuring haha.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 28, 2017 / 10:15 am

      Same here! I’m glad you agree with a lot of my picks, fast pacing is the best! I had the same concerns with Ember before I read it and I was super surprised that a long, fantasy book like that was so fast paced! I’d love to see what you think of it Lauren! πŸ™‚


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