I am so excited for October...changing leaves, cool weather, and not to mention new book releases! There are a bunch of books that I am (not-so-patiently) waiting to be released this month (Because aren't we all? Just give me the books already! ALL THE BOOKS!). I am also excited to learn what you guys are looking forward to, so be sure to let me know in the comments!
Far from the Tree, by: Robin Benway
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.
This book is definitely not something I would typically go for, but I am actually very excited to see how it is received by the book community. After doing a bit of research on the author, I saw that she is also the author of Emmy & Oliver, which I haven't read, but remember hearing good things about it when it came out. (I also am IN LOVE with this cover. It's like fall threw up all over it.) Overall, I don't know a whole lot about this book, so if you have any more insight about it, I would love to hear from you!
Satellite, by: Nick Lake
terra firma? Because while the planet may be home to billions of people, living there is more treacherous than Leo and his friends could ever have imagined, and their very survival will mean defying impossible odds.
Did anyone else go to the movies a bunch this summer and see the trailer for The Space Between Us multiple times? I never made the time to go see the full movie, so I am very excited to see the same concept come out in book form. This book sounds like it will be very focused on the science-fiction of the idea rather than the romance. (Which is probably for the better. I just looked up The Space Between Us and it only got 17% on Rotten Tomatoes...) Since I haven't read a true science fiction novel in a while, I am very excited to see how this one is received.
Turtles All the Way Down, by: John Green
John Green is back in action and I couldn't be more excited! I have read almost all of his books (Sorry, Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I'll get there eventually.) and have enjoyed every single one of them. John's writing style and the way his personal voice and humor shine through in every book always end up adding to his stories. This mystery sounds like it is going to be great, and it will be here just in time for Halloween.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase, by: Cynthia Hand
I am always on the lookout for a story or two to read around the holidays, and I think I have found the first! Retelling will always have a special place in my heart, and by the sound of it, this one has a chance to sneak in there. There have been so many retellings of A Christmas Carol, but I don't know of any that are geared toward a young adult audience. This new twist has a chance to be a book that everyone will be reading this holiday season!
The Glass Spare, by: Lauren DeStefano
limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.
But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.
With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?
Does anyone else think this book is the love child of a bunch of YA fantasy novels? We have a world that sounds like the empire in Red Queen, a power that is expelled through touch, and a royal assassin from Throne of Glass. Anyways, this book sounds like the ultimate fantasy novel, and I can't wait to see what it brings to the table. Lauren DeStefano has written two other sci-fi/fantasy series, so I think this book has a chance to be great!
What books are you looking forward to in the month of October? Do you have any specific mystery/thriller books that you think I should read? Let me know in the comments!
As she snuggles up with a blanket while it rains,
For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea.
— Katarina Bivald, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.