However much I have enjoyed this summer (It’s actually been hot in England which is a miracle) I have to say I have been looking forward to Autumn for AGES mainly because of the books that are being released! There are just SO many amazing releases coming up and here are my top five!
Release Date: October 22nd 2013
“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.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.”
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. LOOK AT THAT COVER!! Isn’t it gorgeous??? The highly anticipated last book in the Divergent trilogy is finally released in a few months (It seems like forever since Insurgent!!). I am so excited to see what happens to Tris and Four and I am also really excited for the upcoming movie (eeek) starring Shailene Woodley. The Divergent Trilogy has become one of my favourite series and I am SO glad its getting the recognition it deserves!
Release Date: October 8th 2013
“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.”
I am a HUGE fan of Rick Riordan and I am really loving The Heroes of Olympus series. If you haven’t read them, they are a spin off of the popular Percy Jackson series featuring characters old and new! I LOVED The Mark of Athena, especially the cliffhanger and I am desperate to find out what happens next to Percy and co. Rick Riordan has the ability to make every single one of his books SO exciting to read – there are so many twists and turns and of course, the writing is exemplary. I cannot wait to read this one!
Release Date: September 24th 2013
“”Oh, the Sly King, the Sly King, in his towers of ash and wind.”
Pikey Thomas doesn’t know how or why he can see the changeling girl. But there she is. Not in the cold, muddy London neighborhood where Pikey lives. Instead, she’s walking through the trees and snow of the
enchanted Old Country or, later, racing through an opulent hall. She’s pale and small, and she has branches growing out of her head. Her name
is Henrietta Kettle.
Pikey’s vision, it turns out, is worth something.
Worth something to Hettie’s brother—a brave adventurer named Bartholomew Kettle. Worth something to the nobleman who protects him. And Pikey is not above bartering—Pikey will do almost anything to escape his past; he’ll do almost anything for a life worth living.
The faeries—save for a mysterious sylph and a mischievous cobble faery or two— have been chased out of London. They’ve all gone north. The army is heading north, too. So Pikey and Bartholomew follow, collecting information, piecing
together clues, searching for the doorway that will lead them to Hettie.”
I absolutely loved Stefan’s first novel, The Peculiar – it was a treasure trove of whimsy and steampunk, with a fairy or two mixed in! It was beautifully written and the story was SO good and I really, really, really want to know what happens next.
Release Date: October 1st 2013
“September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.
Here is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately [layered] book from New York Times-bestselling author, Catherynne M. Valente.”
I ramble on about how much I love these books too much anyway, but they are seriously magical and I cannot put my excitement into words at the release of the third book! My reaction is basically AGRGHJYFFKKBGFJJKKKLVCC. There are no words. I just need October 1st to hurry up and get here, like now.
Release Date: September 17th 2013
“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…”
ARGHH only three more days!! I loved The Raven Boys and I am really excited to find out what happens next! I have also seen SO many great reviews on this and I am just itching to read it!