Top Ten Tuesdays: Fall TBR List

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This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish 🙂

I don’t actually know when or what a “fall” is, but hey, hear me out. We don’t have any of that here, so I’m not familiar with how it fits into my calendar (although I am aware of the fact that it’s that time of the year when leaves and and flowers, you know, fall). But of course, I decided not to focus on that and instead give you guys a sneak peek of sorts into the books up for review on the blog! I hope you like my choices, and if you have any recommendations, please don’t hesitate to share them with me! 🙂

I’ll be sharing the synopses for the books, so if you have yet to read the first book, and would rather not spoil yourself the blurb of the second, I urge you to proceed with caution!

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1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)

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Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hairactually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

2. Days of Blood and Starlight (Laini Taylor)

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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world.

3. Through The Ever Night (Veronica Rossi)

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It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death.

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first. Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night? In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

4. Anna And The French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

5. Lola And The Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)

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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

6. Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)

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Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

7. The Dream Thieves (Maggie Stiefvater)

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Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

8. An Abundance of Katherines (John Green)

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Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

9. The House of Hades (Rick Riordan)

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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

10. Allegiant (Veronica Roth)

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The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

 

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So what do you think? If you have any opinions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment and tell me!

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30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: Fall TBR List

  1. Ahhh, I can’t wait to read The Dream Thieves! It’s gonna arrive in my mailbox today, I am so flippin excited, lol. 😄 Allegiant and House of Hades are also WAYYY up there on my TBR list – can’t wait until they come out!

  2. Okay, okay I GET IT. I WILL READ DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! That book has been haunting me on every single list today… I get the point guys! And I’m so excited for The Dream Thieves and Fangirl too 🙂

  3. I’m reading The Dream Thieves right now, and I’m loving it! Yay for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Anna and Lola! I hope you love them! I also want to read Allegiant! Fangirl is on my list this week, too!

  4. Anna & Lola! ❤
    I just finished reading Lola the other days and it was so cute! I adored both of them so I really hope you enjoy them 😀
    I can't wait for Allegiant to come out and I desperately need to get my hands on The Dream Thieves!
    Great list 🙂

  5. The Dream Thieves is on my TBR list too! I think I will get a copy signed at a book festival I am going to soon. I’m also waiting for Allegiant. I am really curious to see how that trilogy will conclude.
    All of Laini Taylor’s writing is beautiful, so I hope you really like her books!
    Also, Stephanie Perkins most certainly knows how to write a contemporary. Anna and Lola are both adorable.
    Can’t wait to see what you think of all these books!

    • OMG I am totally jellyyyy! Have fun at the book festival Arial! 🙂 I am so looking forward to Allegiant, and the Divergent movie. The conclusion to the trilogy has peaked my curiosity immensely. And oh cool! Now I know I can look forward to Laini Taylor and Stephanie Perkin’s works 😉

  6. I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I picked up Days of Blood and Starlight on release date and still haven’t read it, although I need to.

    Through the Ever Night is amazing.

    I can’t even with Anna and Lola because Perkins books are the best books.

    I can’t wait to pick up Fangirl myself. I am dying for it.

    Read all the John Green books. ALL OF THEM.

    I have an ARC of The Dream Thieves I need to get on. I loved The Raven Boys.

    The House of Hades and Allegiant made my list as well. Can’t wait!

    • WOOHOO for recommendations of books on my TBR pile! So excited ❤ And yeah, I hope Through The Ever Night lives up to its prequel. I'd hate a Second Book Syndrome 😦 And OH definitely read The Dream Thieves. I need inspiration!! And thank you for stopping by~

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