Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Anticipated New Releases - October 2014

Hey there readers! I have been overwhelmed with my classes recently; research papers, exams, and text book chapter readings (ugh) have taken over all of my free time and I am not a happy camper about these developments..(: I should have a little time freeing up towards the middle of the month of October, and I plan to take full advantage of it! There are so many new releases that I am anticipating for the month of October, and even more that have been stuck on my TBR shelf forever. I found that making a post about it helps keep me focused on what I really want to read; it worked well last month and I do believe I ended up reading every book that I wanted to. With no further ado.. here are the books that I fully intend to read and review this month, in no particular order...(dun dun dun!)

1. In the After Light
By: Alexandra Bracken
The Darkest Minds #3
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Goodreads Link
Related reviews: The Darkest Minds book #1

This is the third and final installment in The Darkest Minds Series- an amazingly written dystopian fantasy. The first in the series was fantastic, and I plan to read book two- Never Fade, and the final in the series- In the After Light this month!

Short Synopsis

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

2. Redeemed
By: P.C. & Kristin Cast
House of Night #12
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Goodreads Link

Although I have neglected to post any reviews of this series, I did read all of them and for the most part, enjoyed the series. It was a little dull and repetitive at times, but after reading 11 books, it's hard to not want to read the final one in a series this long. I am looking forward to Neferet's demise by the hands of the teenage Zoey. I also hope and pray that Zoey will cease being a slut and finally pick a guy she wants to be with. The whole love triangle was quite irritating most of the time, and if the Cast team cannot figure it out in this book, I refuse to read another novel by them!

Short Synopsis

In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

3. Talon
By: Julie Kagawa
Talon Series #1
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Goodreads Link

I have thus far loved everything that this woman has written. Dragons? Meh. I'm not so sure about the content, but if anyone can pull it off, it is Julie Kagawa. I must admit, I have never been a big fan of that sort of fantasy genre, but I am more than willing to give it a try. The Goodreads ratings make me nervous, as it has a rating of under 4 stars. It is still high up on my TBR list for the month, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with all of you lovely readers, as well as hearing the thoughts of my blogger cohorts!

Short Synopsis

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

4. Stone Cold Touch
By: Jennifer Armentrout
The Dark Elements #2
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Related Reviews: White Hot Kiss
Goodreads Link

I have no idea how Jennifer writes these deliciously wonderful books so fast, but she has another release coming out at the end of this month. I loved the first book in this series, White Hot Kiss, and cannot wait to find out what happens. The first book left off with an awful, pull-your-hair-out, wanna scream cliff hanger. Did I mention that I am team Roth all the way, absolutely cannot stand love triangles, and think Zayne is a total asshole? Please Miss Armentrout, don't make this harder than it is- the choice is blatantly apparent...(:

Short Synopsis

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

5. Broken Promise
By: Jen Wylie
The Broken Ones Series #3
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Related Reviews:
Broken Aro - The Broken Ones book #1
Broken Prince - The Broken Ones book #2
Goodreads Link

The first two books in this dystopian series were amazing and I cannot wait for the next installment. I remember reading each book in hours, being unable to put it down for nothing short of bathroom breaks. Sigh. I swear Miss Wylie, if that stubborn elf doesn't wake up and make a move before the end of this book, I refuse to be responsible for my actions in my review. I quite possibly could rant endlessly about him being an arrogant asshole! This is one of my most anticipated TBRs of the entire year, and if my readers haven't taken a look at this series, they totally should..(:

Short Synopsis

A year of turmoil takes its toll on Arowyn Mason and her companions. After delivering the Elven prince to his homeland, they decide to ride out the winter in the city of Westport before starting their quest to heal the Fey. Like most things in Aro’s life, nothing goes according to plan.

6. Blue Lily, Lily Blue
By: Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle #3
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Goodreads Link

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

7. Black Ice
By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Goodreads Link

Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

8. Mortal Gods
By: Kendare Blake
The Goddess Wars #2
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Goodreads Link

Ares, God of War, is leading the other dying gods into battle. Which is just fine with Athena. She's ready to wage a war of her own, and she's never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored. If not, at least she'll have killed the bloody lot of them, and she and Hermes can die in peace.

**I'm sure I'm still missing a few wonderful novels that are set to be released this month!

Tags: New releases, October, Jennifer Armentrout, Julie Kagawa, HON 12, Kendare Blake, Becca Fitzpatrick, Maggie Stiefvater.