There are two times of year when I really read. The first is early winter, because I’m on a “new-Year’s-resolution” high and I’ve usually just set a new Goodreads reading goal that’s way beyond my actual reading means. The other time is in the fall, when so many epic books are set to release (what is it about Fall and great movies & books? *shrug* I’ll take it.) Also, I’m frantically trying to read because I’m usually now behind on that over-ambitious Goodreads goal.
Unsurprisingly, that is the case this year. Again. 😛 So here, my friends, is my Fall TBR list. Some of these books are out already, and some are coming out during fall.
Scarlet Moon, by S. D. Grimm
I had the privilege of reading this brilliant fantasy by S. D. Grimm way back in draft stage. And I can’t wait to re-read it once it releases and then drown my bookshelves in copious copies. 😛 She is also my publishing sis and will be showing up as a guest at the Facebook party next month! Woot!
Destiny can pick someone else.
Evil is slipping through the cracks of its prison, and all Soleden trembles in its wake. Yet some would harness that evil to their own ends, and first among them is Idla, the sorceress queen bent on distorting the world.
Only one can stand in her way: Jayden. Upon realizing her mark as the prophesied Deliverer, Jayden conceals herself from her enemies and her Feravolk countrymen. But after the harm the Feravolk caused to her family, she s loath to rescue the not-so-innocent.
Hiding her mark was never easy, but now that Jayden knows both Queen Idla and the Feravolk are after her, hiding her gift of the Blood Moon will be impossible.
A Torch Against the Night, (sequel) by Sabaa Tahir
Last year An Ember in the Ashes blew my mind with the unique and surprising storytelling and its sequel just released. I may or may not be halfway through it already. And I just know it’s going to end cliff-hangery. But I can’t complain. My readers would say I deserve to know how it feels, right? 😉
Also, I got to meet the author, Sabaa Tahir last week and now I have a cool map and pretty signatures in my books.
Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer is an auto-buy author for me and not just because she’s ADORABLE and tells fairytale stories at her book signings, but because her books are incredible. I don’t even like the story of Alice in Wonderland, but I’m chomping at the bit for Heartless — a “prequel” to Alice . . about the Queen of Hearts and how she became that way.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland―the infamous Queen of Hearts―she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Angel Eyes, by Shannon Dittemore
This has been on my TBR pile FOREVER, guys! Ahhhh! And I have finally carved out a lovely reading week this fall to dive in to this book (and hopefully the series!) Who else has read this?
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . . Angel Eyes
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.
A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive.
Scythe, by Neal Shusterman
This book just looks . . . so bizzarre and potentially awesome. (Also possibly really dark and creepy? But who really knows? 😛 ) I haven’t read anything by Neal Shusterman before, so I’m excited to give this one a try. And the word scythe is cool. Dorky author confession: I love words with Es on the end.
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.
Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.
Gemina, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Okay, this is the second book of the Illuminae files, but I think it can be a standalone? Not fully understanding, but I will when I get it in my grubby little hands on October 18th! The first book Illuminae is so unique and weird and creepy and amazing. I don’t even know how to recommend it because it’s filled with things I usually don’t like. Mathish-looking pages, zombie stuff, etc. BUT IT’S SO GOOD, GUYS.
Or maybe I just have weird taste.
Unblemished, by Sara Ella
I’ve been drooling over this book for MONTHS, people. Months! I need it in my hands already, okay? (October 11th!!!)
Oh, by the way, did you know that Sara Ella is going to be a guest at the Facebook Party for A Time to Rise? There may or may not be BOOK GIVEAWAYS! (And by “may or may not” I really just mean there will be.“)
Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength?
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.
But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird.
Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.
Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?
Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling
You all know I’m nerdy about Harry Potter — in fact, we’re going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for my 30th birthday — but the last time that I read these through all by myself was almost 8 years ago. *weeps* Since then, I’ve read them aloud to my siblings, to my mom, to my hubby, to friends, and so-on. So I’m thrilled to read them again just in my mind. Especially with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming out.
My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
I started this book when standing in a bookstore and found the first several chapters hilarious. It finally got in at my library and now it is in my clutches!! Forget late fees. I’m keeping it until I finish it. #badexampleforyoungbookworms
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Janegets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
If you didn’t notice, my TBR pile is basically all Young Adult (YA) books. *grins sheepishly* I’m not sorry? But now it’s your turn:
What’s ONE BOOK on your Fall TBR pile?