Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TTT: What I'm FALLing For This Autumn


It's Tuesday again and, although I'm feeling a little under the weather, I'm excited for this week's TTT.  Especially since we've got a nice, easy topic this time around.  Sometimes, I can't think of one item that fits the weekly prompt, let alone ten, but when it comes to books I'm planning to read, that's easy as pie (although I don't even attempt to make pie because it's way too hard, so that's probably a crap analogy ... whatever).  So, without further ado (Wait! One quick ado—Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish), I give you Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List:


1.  Monsters by Ilsa J. BickThis is the final book in Bick's dystopian Ashes trilogy.  I adored the first installment in the series, was a little less impressed by the second, and can't wait for the third.  If you like zombie novels, definitely give these a try.


2.  More Than This by Patrick Ness—Ness' Chaos Walking series is one of my very favorites, so I was excited to learn that the author published TWO new books this year.  While The Crane Wife, an adult magical realism novel, sounds interesting, it's the YA novel that really interests me.  In it, a boy who's pretty sure he drowned wakes up in a strange, alternative world that vaguely resembles the place he lived as a child.  It's up to him to figure out what in the world is going on.  Sounds good, right?


3.  Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein—Like lots of other readers, I found Code Name Verity a unique and compelling read.  The author's much-anticipated new book is another WWII thriller that's supposed to be just as amazing as her debut novel.


4.  A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron—I just finished The Dark Unwinding, the first novel in Cameron's YA steampunk series about a girl who discovers the strange, but intriguing world her eccentric grandfather inhabits.  The next installment sounds just as entrancing.  I can't wait to read it!


5.  Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson—I enjoyed Donaldson's debut novel, Edenbrooke, and am glad to see that her newest is getting rave reviews.  Good, clean reads are difficult to find, so I'm excited about this one.


6.  SYLO by D.J. MacHale—This one's been out for a little while now, but I haven't gotten a chance to dive into it just yet.  It's about a boy living on an isolated island who witnesses several cold-blooded murders that lead him to try to escape.  It's supposed to be a "high-octane," apocalyptic thriller—how could I not be drawn to this one?


7.  The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason—Bram Stoker's sister and Sherlock Holmes' niece team up to solve the mystery of disappearing debutantes in this YA mystery/steampunk/romance.  Sounds fun, no?


8.  Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston—I just received an invitation to be on the blog tour for this one.  This dystopian thriller is about a young blackjack dealer who risks it all to flee post-apocalyptic Las Vegas for the mythical "Blue," a place where beauty still exists—if only she can survive to see it.  Sounds a little cliché, but still intriguing.                                                  


9.  Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf—I love novels about the terrible secrets that tear people apart (I'm just sadistic like that), so this one, about a girl who's trying to figure out how her friend really died, sounds like it will be right up my alley.


10.  Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller—Stories about kids raised in unique situations (cults, remote villages, etc.) trying to integrate into the "normal" world always intrigue me.  This one, about a girl who's been raised off-the-grid by the mother who kidnapped her and is released to her father after her mom is arrested, sounds super compelling.

What do you think?  Any of these sound good to you, too?  What's on your Fall TBR list?

* Book images from Barnes & Noble

26 comments:

  1. Clockwork Scarab is also a book I want to read! I loved Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles :) Happy reading!

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  2. Ooooo 'SYLO' sounds creepy. I may have to check that one out. I'm looking forward to 'Frozen' too so hopefully that one is good :)

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  3. Rose Under Fire looks soooooo good! Can't wait to read it!

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  4. I just finished Blackmoore, and you can add me to the rave reviewers. :) I really want to read Where the Stars Still Shine, too. I love contemporary with a bit of a different angle.

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  5. Some wonderful books here! Very jealous of you getting Twinkmaker as an ARC :D.

    My TTT

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  6. Oh...you have lots of books which sound great. I think the Patrick Ness and Shannon Cameron books sound especially great.

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  7. Looks like a lot of great books! Hope you enjoy :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  8. I've heard brilliant things about both Rose Under Fire and Where the Stars Still Shine, so I hope you enjoy those. I really want to read More Than This as well, it looks fantastic!

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  9. Wow like all your books came out in the past 2 weeks or are about to come out next week!! September is a good month for you :) I think More Than This does sound really interesting. And I definitely want to read Where the Stars Still Shine and Dead Girls Don't Lie!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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  10. I really enjoy your taste in books! I've heard of only a few of these, but they all sound great - I basically went down the list and added all of them to MY TBR list. Especially looking forward to The Dark Unwinding and Blackmoore. Who doesn't love Regency/Victorian England??

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  11. I hadn't heard of most of these, but I do have Blackmoore on my to-read list, and I think I'm going to have to add The Ashes trilogy now!

    Thanks for taking a peak at my list :)!

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  12. What a wonderful list! I didn't think The Dark Unwinding was my "type" of book, so I never checked it out, but I think I will give it a second chance! :)

    Bella @ Ciao Bella

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  13. Good choices! I don't read much YA anymore, but I do read dystopian, apocalyptic and thrillers, so there are some here I am interested in. Thank you for sharing all these.

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  14. THE CLOCK,WORK SCARAB just arrived by my UPS guy! :-)I've been wanting to read it ever since I heard about it months ago.

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  15. Love your list! I cannot wait to read the Patrick Ness book.

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  16. I just saw a fab review on Blackmoore! But I really like your whole list :) Hope you get to enjoy these soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  17. First of all, love the post title. So creative! Second, OH MY GOSH YOU'RE GOING TO LOOOOOVE ROSE UNDER FIRE. It's got a different pace than CNV, but it's beyond gorgeous.

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  18. I like the sound of Dead Girls Don't Lie and More Than This. Happy fall reading!

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  19. Frozen sounds so good, I just got that one today so I hope I'll be able to read it in the next few days. Great list! ~Pam

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  20. Great List! I'm also excited for More Than This, Sylo and Where The Stars Still Shine. I picked up Frozen today and hoping it is as good as it sounds!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! : )

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  21. Great picks, I'm really keen for More than This and Rose Under Fire! Hope you enjoy your Fall reads. Thanks for stopping by my Tuesday post :)

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  22. I'm on the 'Dead Girls Don't Lie' tour, today! It's such an amazing book. Love your TBR list! :)

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  23. I've seen Rose Under Fire on a lot of people's lists. I think everyone's psyched for that book (I still have to read Code Name Verity).

    Blackmoore, The Clockwork Scarab, and Where the Stars Still Shine all sound amazing. I'll definitely have to check those out.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  24. I've never read anything by Patrick Ness, but I've heard a lot of good things about him. About time I put his work on my to read list, methinks.

    Here's my TTT.

    Sarah

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  25. I'm excited for Dead Girls Don't Lie as well! It sounds like the kind of book that pulls you in and doesn't let go. And I hope you like Where the Stars Still Shine because I really enjoyed it, although all the delicious-sounding food Dollar writes about made me ravenous. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT and sorry it took me a couple days to return the comment!

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  26. I've been looking for some good zombie novels, I'll check out the Ashes trilogy, sounds good.

    Where the Stars Still Shine sounds awesome as well, added it to my TBR list :)

    Happy Fall Reading!

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