I wanted to make up a witty title for these posts but I can’t think of one this morning. Oh well…..
I wanted to share with you all some of the books that I just need to have. You know the books I’m talking about. The ones you either wait for after you devoured the first book, you looked up coming releases on Amazon, or your favorite BookTuber was lucky enough to get an ARC of that said book. These books are a mix of those three actions.
I am always looking for new releases so I can plan my budget out accordingly. Who am I kidding….I see that gorgeous cover and…..
Over on Instagram I am part of a monthly challenge and yesterday’s challenge was “Gimme da Book”. Maybe that’s what I’ll call these. Here is the picture that I posted:
Woo hoo….91 likes so far. I love my fellow bookworms. So I am going to show the covers better and their synopsis. If you don’t drool like I did then, well you have different tastes.
To the books!!!!!
1. The House by Christina Lauren
Released Date: October 6, 2015
The story centers on Delilah Blue, who returns to her Kansas hometown to find that nothing has changed. Gavin Timothy still lives in the spooky house that has always kept Delilah at arm’s length, but now she finds herself smitten with him. Gavin urges Delilah to stay away, saying that something living in the house with him isn’t afraid of hurting her.
2. Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Dea Donahue walks through people’s dreams by using the dreamers’ possessions and feeds off the energy. But she is never to interfere in the dream and never to make her presence known. Having such a unique gift has made it difficult for Dea to grow close to people, and it doesn’t help that her single mother ups and moves them at a moment’s notice. But in rural Indiana, she has made friends with awkward Gollum and enigmatic Connor, who recently moved to town from Chicago. He’s running from a tragic past and rumors circulate that he’s dangerous. When Dea starts entering Connor’s dreams, she risks calling attention to herself from the faceless monsters her mother has always warned her about. Then Dea’s mother goes missing, and a graduate student starts writing an exposé on Connor. But to find her mother and help Connor, Dea must traverse a world of nightmares. This page-turning thriller is filled with creepy dreamscapes that will entrance and frighten readers. Although there are some plot holes involving Connor’s past and Dea’s ignorance regarding her mother’s behavior, these don’t affect the enjoyment of the story, which revs up to a satisfying conclusion.
3. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Release Date: September 15th, 2015
This creepy boarding school novel meshes real world issues with a paranormal mystery in a fun but scary debut. Carly Johnson might have dissociative identity disorder, where the trauma of her parents’ fatal car accident resulted in the creation of a nocturnal alter personality named Kaitlyn. Or there might be something supernatural at work, since Kaitlyn claims she and Carly have shared the same body and life since birth and may have been responsible for their parents’ deaths. A stint in a mental institution doesn’t help, and soon Kaitlyn realizes that the Carly personality seems to have disappeared. Told as an official report investigating the mystery of a fatal fire, this novel includes diary entries, notes, interviews, and transcripts from a video camera. One friend uses a fictional kind of Scottish witchcraft to unravel the mystery of the girls’ identity, there’s a complicated romance, and the diary itself, named Dee, becomes a menacing, ghostly apparition. Is this a creative exploration of mental illness, or a straightforward horror story? The multiple unanswered questions feel intriguing rather than frustrating. Fans of horror novels will appreciate the creepy photographs scattered throughout, and the multiple perspectives are smoothly integrated.
4. The Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
Release Date September 9, 2015
Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.
It’s not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.
Call escapes to the Magisterium — but things only intensify there. The Alkahest — a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic — has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes — and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.
As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy’s conflict — and a whole world’s fate.
5.Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Release Date September 22, 2015
ead bodies in a cornfield in the middle of Kansas, a mysterious ritual centuries in the making, visions of a dead girl, and the sinister plotting of an immortal Francisco Vázquez de Coronado all conspire to turn New York City teen Ash Larkin’s life upside down in this complicated but original paranormal tale. Ash and her twin brother take off for Kansas to find their mother, who has decided to return to the cult she escaped when she was pregnant with them. Their spotty knowledge of family history and Ash’s increasingly disturbing visions about her ancestors do not prepare the siblings for the people in the insular community of Quivira, who have clearly been waiting for them. Thrown into the center of a ritual she does not understand, Ash must sort through violent visions of 16th-century love, loss, and betrayal in order to find her mother and protect her brother. Help comes in the form of a handsome boy she’s not sure she can trust. What readers know of the key players’ complex histories and motivations changes as things are revealed to Ash in her visions, which makes the narrative difficult to follow at times. However, Liggett keeps things moving along with plenty of sexy, frightening, and funny moments. While the history gets a bit convoluted, the idea that when Coronado wandered into Kansas looking for gold, he stumbled across immortality and is still around, pulling puppet strings in a doomsday cult, is too good to pass up.
So there are 5 releases that I am looking forward to reading.
What books are you looking forward to in the next couple of months?