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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is to talk about the top ten books on our Fall TBR pile!
A Mad Zombie Party (YA)
by: Gena Showalter
Book 4 in the White Rabbit Chronicles
Release date: 9/29/15
I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books in this series, and have been looking forward to the next installment! The series reminds me a lot of the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a group of teenagers fighting supernatural creatures (in this case Zombie creatures). Theres a lot of romantic entanglements and a ton of laugh-out-loud humor, reminding me a lot of Buffy. Brings me back to my own YA days….. lol! I have reviews written for book 1, Alice in Zombieland and book 3, Queen of Zombies
Their Fractured Light (YA)
by: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Book 3/3 of The Starbound Trilogy
Release date: 12/1/15
Oh my gosh, I cannot wait for this book to come out. I fell completely in love with the first book, which surprised me because I don’t usually read science fiction books that take place in space, but this space opera captured my interest immediately. ash book follows a different couple within the same world, and is told from alternating perspectives of the male and female leads. There is a lot of suspense, mystery, action, and, or course, romance. The romances so far have been along the lines of “star-crossed lovers.” I have a review up for book 1, These Broken Stars. I didn’t love the second book, This Shattered World quite as much but it was still good!
Six of Crows (YA)
by: Leigh Bardugo
Release day: 9/29/15
I have not read any of Leigh Bardugo’s books so far, the Grisha Trilogy hasn’t caught my interest yet. But ever since reading this book’s synopsis I have been really looking forward to it. Its being described as Oceans 11 meets Game of Thrones, how could I possibly resist such a book? Plus I like the idea of a bigger cast of characters, making it different from the more usual YA books that focus on 2-3 main characters. Hopefully we will get a lot of different perspectives in this one!
What We Saw (YA)
by: Aaron Hartzler
Release day: 9/22/15
I just learned about this upcoming release the other day and I think it sounds chillingly compelling. Its a contemporary, realistic fiction book based on the real life events of the Steubenville rape case. Here is the synopsis from amazon.com
“The party at John Doone’s last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early. . . . But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?”
and now on to the adult book releases I am looking forward to for the Fall 2015!
Sweet Ruin (Adult PNR)
by: Kresley Cole
Book 15 in The Immortals After Dark series
Release day: 12/1/15
Kresley Cole’s IAD series is one of my long-time favorites. It’s a little over-abunant on controlling “alpha-men” for my tastes, but the cast of characters and ingenious mythologies, plus the unique and diverse types of creatures, more than make up for it. Instead of the only the usually suspects of vampires and shape-shifters, we also have Valkyries (bad-a&& immortal females), sirens, fae, witches, sorceri, demons, and many, many more. There’s also a lot of humor and the stories are written so that they heavily overlap each other, creating a complex and richly imagined world and story arcs. Sweet Ruin is coming out 1 year and 4 months after the last release, so its been a long, long wait.
Shadows End (Adult PNR)
by: Thea Harrison
Book 9 in The Elder Races
Release day: 12/1/15
Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series is another paranormal romance series that I really enjoy. It too has a wonderful cast of characters and rich and diverse world-building, which I love. We have shape-shifters of a more exotic type than is usually seen such as dragons, griffons, harpies, and gargoyles. We have dark fae, and vampires, and witches and djinn as well as many others. I always really enjoy when authors put a lot of creativity and thought into building a world with such a large amount of different supernatural creatures, because each segment has its own “culture” and “rules.” This makes for some really cool and fascinating world-building, which I love. These books come out twice a year so far, which is AMAZING since you don’t have to wait the typical year! Theres also a ton of novellas to keep you occupied in the meantime.
Blood Kiss (Adult PNR)
by: J.R. Ward
Book 1 in a new branch-off series called Black Dagger Legacy
Release day: 12/1/15
I’m quite interested in this book because it is the first book in a new series by J.R. Ward. Even though the series is new, its a branch-off of her current Black Dagger Series, so I’m curious to see what it will be like! I’ve been reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood books for some time now and still enjoy them. They are very dark paranormal romances that are often more like Urban Fantasy with romantic elements. Quite, quite dark. A large cast of recurring characters , which is growing ever larger, means this series is unlikely to end any time soon. So far the writing has not devolved and I still find each book interesting enough to read in one sitting (when possible, they are BIG books).
The Cinder Spires: The Aeronauts Windlass
by: Jim Butcher
Book 1 in The Cinder Spires
Release day: 9/29/15
Jim Butcher is one of my all time favorite, and long-time favorite, authors. I’ve been reading his Dresden Files series for over about a decade, and now he is starting a new series, The Cinder Spires. It seems this one will be quite different from The Dresden Files so I’m quite interested about it. Where the Dresden Files is an urban fantasy, the new series appears to be a sic-fi and steampunk. I have not really read any steampunk before so this will be my first! Actually I just got the ARC for this book.
by: Melissa Landers
I guess I am in a sci-fi/alien mood lately, ever since reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, and These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. So Amazon.com has recommended that I give Alienated a try. It has good reviews so I am curious to give it a shot!
by: Jennifer Armentrout
Many of my fellow book bloggers are always raving about Jennifer Armentrout’s books so I’m finally getting around to reading one of her books this fall. In fact I’ve bought Obsidian and am probably going to start reading it tonight. I’m hoping that I like it!
Are any of these on your fall TBR list as well?