22.9.15

Top Ten Tuesday (8): Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and LOVE to see other top ten lists!
Okay so this is actually a Top Twelve Tuesday because I could NOT DECIDE. I was going to do 2 in September and 2 in December but SO MANY GOOD BOOKS. So here are 12 books because I can't decide. I hope y'all enjoy this! I think Fall 2015 has some of the best books coming out.

September 2015

The Weight of Feathers
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore

Publisher: Griffin Teen
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Summary:
For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.

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Why I'm Excited For It: This book was perfect in every sense of the word. It was lyrical and magical and had everything that you wanted and more. But I am going to reread the shit out of it because I cannot get enough.
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Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo

Series: Six of Crows #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Summary:
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

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Why I'm Excited For It: Leigh Bardugo is a fucking queen so I can only imagine how fantastic this book is. I have a preorder of it and everyone has said such wonderful things about it that I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
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Author: Lauren Bird Horowitz

Series: The Light Trilogy #1
Publisher: Skysscape
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Summary:
For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

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Why I'm Excited For It: I have also already read and reviewed this one. It was SO GOOD. If you like Fae books, you'll love this one. It is beyond incredible.
October 2015

A Sky Unbroken
Author: Megan Crewe
Series: Earth & Sky #3
Publisher: Amazon Skyscape
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Summary:
The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people—but giving in means losing any hope of freedom.

Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed—even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers.

In this final book of the action-packed Earth & Sky trilogy, neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy—one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.

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Why I'm Excited For It: I have already read this. But this series is just SO GOOD. Like it is one of my favourites. Shit hit the fan at the end of the last novel and this is just one you have to read. I'm sure there are lots of people who will seriously enjoy this book.
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Owl & The City of Angels 
Author: Kristi Charish
Series: The Adventures of Owl #2
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: October 5, 2015
Summary:
Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settling into her new contract job for Vegas mogul Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon with a penchant for ancient, supernatural artifacts. And now he has his sights set on some treasures of the mysterious Syrian City of the Dead that are sitting in a recluse’s private collection.

There’s just one wrinkle. To stop the resurrection of an undead army that could wreak havoc on Los Angeles, Owl must break into a heavily guarded archaeological sight in one of the most volatile regions in the world. A detour through Libya and a run-in with Somali pirates sends the clock ticking hastily toward total paranormal disaster.

Meanwhile, Alexander and the Paris vampires have stopped stalking Owl’s apartment, but they have by no means forgotten their death grudge against her. To top everything off, Owl finds out the hard way that there is nothing heavenly about the City of Angels..

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Why I'm Excited For It: I haven't read the first book but have heard such good things about this series! I am really excited to get to it and meet Owl/Alix and engross myself in her adventures!
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated Edition
Author: J.K Rowling, Jim Kay
Series: Harry Potter #1
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Summary:
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.

When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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Why I'm Excited For It: HARRY FREAKING POTTER. ILLUSTRATED.

 
November 2015

Fire Falling
Author: Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #2
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Publication Date: November 19, 2015
Summary
Soldier… Sorcerer… Savior… Who is Vhalla Yarl?

Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire’s monster?

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Why I'm Excited For It: I read and fell in love with Air Awakens and I cannot fucking wait to see where this story goes. Is the Minister shady as fuck? Is Vhalla going to kick some Northern ass? Will Baldair realize that he should become a real person and be with me? WHO KNOWS.
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Candidate
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Series: The Black Mage #3
Publisher: Astraea Press
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Summary: 
Welcome to the Candidacy. Where dreams go to die.Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of Combat, but she is not the Black Mage. Yet. She’s had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year she will have a chance at her country’s prodigious –and only- tourney for mages... Too bad she is going up against a certain non-heir. The one person she has yet to beat.

Meanwhile Ry has a year to prove herself in her new role as a war mage and the prince’s betrothed. Neither is quite what she expected and complications arise on both fronts. War is on the horizon, and with so many enemies the kingdom of Jerar’s fate is more than ever at risk.

The Candidacy finally arrives, but it’s only the beginning. Nothing can prepare her for what comes next.

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Why I'm Excited For It: I love love love this series and everything about my bby girl Ryiah. I am really excited to see where the story is headed and what's in store! 
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Forget Tomorrow
Author: Pintip Dunn

Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: November 3, 2015

Summary:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself. 

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Why I'm Excited For It: This one sounds amazing. I love time-travel/futuristic books where your future self fucks shit up and you have to fix it. I'm really excited to get my hands on a copy of it.
December 2015

This Raging Light 
Author: Estelle Laure
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Summary: 
Can the best thing happen at the worst time?

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she's about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend's brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure's soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.

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Why I'm Excited For It: This seems like such a cute and fun contemporary novel that is sure to tear my heart apart just in time for the holidays.
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Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #4
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Summary:
Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.
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Why I'm Excited For It: *sobs* I need this book right now. This series has given me so much and taken so much from my heart and soul. But in a good way.
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What's Broken Between Us
Author: Alexis Bass
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
Summary:
A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart's brother got behind the wheel drunk and killed his best friend. Today, he's coming home from prison.

Amanda's been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother's recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he's a monster. Still, she loves him. It's her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again--whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.

A year and a half ago, her brother destroyed his life. Now Amanda has to decide if she'll let his choice destroy hers.

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Why I'm Excited For It: Another contemporary novel to RIP MY HEART TO SHREDS during the holiday season. 
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What books are you guys looking forward to reading this Fall? Sound off in the comments. Lots of love and happy reading! xx
 

7 comments:

  1. Ah! How could I forget the Illustrated Harry Potter?!! It looks amazing!!! A lot of these I haven't heard of actually. Six of Crows is fantastic!

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  2. <3 Illustrated Harry Potter is going to be soooo amazing :)

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  3. <3 Illustrated Harry Potter is going to be soooo amazing :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, that illustrated HP looks amazing. I hadn't heard about that, but WOW, now I need it in my life. I should avoid Top Ten Tuesday, it makes me want way too many books when I already have way too many books. LOL.

    Happy TTT!

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  6. Yesss Harry Potter, but with pictures!! I'm definitely getting a copy of that, but I don't know if I should buy one at a time or wait for the inevitable bundle. Hmmm. My future children are so lucky, they have no idea!

    And I'm pleased to hear the Shattered Blue was amazing. I haven't read a good Fae story in quite some time.

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  7. That Illustrated HP looks amazing!!!! My TTT

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