Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted here at Rainy Day Ramblings. It is a chance for me to ramble on a range of topics from bookish to blogging. If you want to participate grab the question, answer it on your blog and link up. This is fun way to have a discussion and get to know your fellow bloggers. Email me if you have questions you would like to see on an upcoming TMST.
Here is this week's hot topic:
Fall is coming.....What are some of your most anticipated books for Fall?
I have been bemoaning the coming of Fall for a few weeks now. No matter how hard I try to ignore it, the fact of the matter is the leaves are starting to show some faint hints of color, the shadows are getting longer, each day is a tad bit shorter and the start of school is just around the corner. I do love Fall with its crisp, cool mornings and bumper crops and the gorgeous glow of colors in all the trees, but it is always bitter sweet since I am remiss to say goodbye to my favorite season, and I know that the long, grey rainy days of winter are looming ahead. What better way to forget than to curl up with a good Fall book? There are plenty of juicy ripe reads coming up, and I thought I would pick a few to share with you all.
Here are my choices for Fall 2013:
The Outside by Laura Bickle: I just read the first book: The Hallowed Ones for Apocalypse! and loved it. It is the Amish meets an old world epidemic of vampires. It is scary good. I adored the main character Katie as she fought against the old traditions of the Amish beliefs. This is a coming of age book blended with terrifying vampires. If you are looking for a vampire book that will scare you should pick up this series immediately!
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff: Storm Dancer was one of my top reads of 2012. I was blown away by Kristoff's amazing writing, detailed world building and tremendous story telling. I am a huge fan of descriptive writing and Mr. Kristoff excels at his craft. If you are looking for a highly entertaining, well written fantasy series look no further than The Lotus War Series.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater: Maggie is one of those writers who is in a class of her own. She knows how to grab you and hold you hostage with her mesmerizing and enchanting writing. Steifvater can make you feel with her words, it is like you can almost reach in the pages and become a part of the story. She makes her characters and her worlds come alive. I love that she can touch all my senses with her detailed descriptions. Though, book one The Raven Boys was missing a tiny bit of her trademark magic, I have high hopes for this next book.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King: Seriously, King! Enough said! Okay, that may not be adequate for all of you.... I am a huge fan of King and I read practically everything he writes. This is the sequel to one of his most famous and terrifying books: The Shining. Danny Torrence is all grown up and I can't wait to see what is haunting his nightmares now.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth: I dragged my feet reading the first book, Divergent, but I was soon swept away with all the heart thumping, action packed scenes. This series is addictive and I like Tris and Four. Tris was a bit disappointing in the second book, but I anticipate she will return to her true form. The second book ended on a brutal cliffhanger, and I can't wait to see how it all ends. Fingers crossed it will pay out!
Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost: This is my guilty pleasure series. I am hoping things are back on track and that it is as fresh and fun as ever. Gotta love the chemistry between Bones and Cat. The side characters are always fun as well. It has been awhile since there was a new addition so hopefully this one will rock.
Horde by Ann Aguirre: I am cheating because I had the privilege to read an advanced copy of this one and it was fantastic!! There are some big twists, and some shocking surprises and finally the romance is sweet and slow, just perfect. I can't wait for all of you to read it so we can discuss it!
These are just a few of the tantalizing treats coming this Fall. I was hoping to add Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins to this list since I have been waiting that book for almost two years, but when I saw the publishing date was unavailable for this Fall I did some research and read Stephanie's blog. Looks like it has been pushed to May of 2014.
Anyway, I am certain I have missed a few must read books so I hope you will all weigh in and share your top picks for Fall.
Happy Reading and have a great Tuesday!
Next week I will be discussing:
What are you most burned out on right now, aside from cliffhangers and love triangles?