With it being Halloween, and all the Pumpkin Spice flavors out in full force, I guess it’s safe to say it both is fall and feels like fall (even in the good ol’ South). This tag is by Bionic Book Worm (Check her out here), and given that Fall is finally here I was inspired to take part!
Crisp Fall Air – A Book that felt Fresh and New
- Marie Lu’s Warcross and WildcardThese books were like a joy/roller coaster ride into the world of video games and even better, Tokyo!!! Lu described everything from the video game system and its rules/contests, to the food and culture of the Tokyo area. I didn’t know I needed to go to Shibuya and the whole of Tokyo until I read those scenes in Wildcard and started looking up those dishes. This duology was incredibly immersive, and filled with fast paced drama and action. There’s a reason this Duology is being recommended everywhere, and it isn’t just well done advertising, this series is explosive and altogether addictive. I’ve read video game stories, and seen Sword Art Online, but Emiko Chen made this story so unique with her struggles, and smarts.
Howling Winds – An Ending that blew You away:
- The Last Namsara by Kristen CiccarelliThe Last Namsara follows Asha as she struggles with the title of Iskari, given to her by her own father after the death of her mother. As the Iskari she is charged with hunting down the dragons, especially the one that had killed her mother. This story, while mainly focused on the present task of hunting the original dragon, also relies heavily on Asha understanding the events of her mother’s death, and how they had happened. I recommend reading this if you loved the Manon and Abraxos parts of Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass, or even enjoy stories that fixate on the power of stories like Renee Ahdieh’s the Wrath and the Dawn.
Comfy Sweaters – A Book that gave you the warm and fuzzy’s
- The Lara Jean books by Jenny Han were the sweetest, feel good series I’ve inhaled in a while. They were really easy to fly through, and while it does have ups and downs like any contemporary, the ups had me smiling like a love crazed idiot, and gushing. It was just amazingly sweet, and full of drama that was somehow still so much fun! It’s going to be pretty hard to find another contemporary that can compete against this series.
Bright Colors – A Cover with either Red, Orange, or Yellow:
-Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas (Last Book of Throne of Glass Series)
Recreated by Colleen Houck (Book 2 of the Reawakened Series)
-An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (stand alone)
-The Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Paperback, Hufflepuff Edition (the edges are yellow too)
-Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Book 4 of the Red Rising Saga)
-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling
Leaf Fight – A Book with Non Stop Action
- Red Rising; this book and the series it starts while starting a bit slow become this whirlwind of non stop action. Darrow and his gang wage war like you’ve never seen, and never back down from a fight, it’s sci-fi fast paced and filled with action. It also happens to be my go to recommendation for friends, most getting addicted to the series.
Pumpkin Spice – Your Most Anticipated Read
- It’s a tie between Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas, and Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare. In terms of special content I’m really excited for my Waterstones edition of Queen of Air and Darkness, my splurge of the year! Unfortunately, I only have my copy of Kingdom of Ash, so no picture yet of my other special edition. Next post will hopefully be my Kingdom of Ash review, covering my opinions of the book itself, and the Target special edition! Let me know what you’d love to know about the different editions, or just questions about the Throne of Glass series!!
Let me know in the comments below what books you think of when it comes to Fall, what you thought of this post, and don’t forget to like or describe if you enjoyed this!