Monday, September 26, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 
This week's topic asked us to list the books that we have on our fall TBR list. 

 I don't know if I will be able to get to all of these, but I really hope that I can! 
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love.
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca's spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for. 

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down. 

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession. 

There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan—one which the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world . . . or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it.

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight.

They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don’t their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.

But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John—his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most—he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He’s got nothing left to lose, and he’s just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?

 A storm is coming...

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

Life has been super hectic for me the past few weeks, and I am not managing my time all that well :p So I just picked 5 random books from my Amazon wishlist for this week's TTT.  
Virginia St. George—of the dragon-slaying St. George dynasty—has the brains and bloodline that define her family’s legacy, but she’s never been good at following in their footsteps. She doesn’t have the powerful magic every St. George is born with or the sword-wielding skills of the paladins—like her sister, Celeste—who bravely combat their fire-breathing foes. Even worse, a past tragedy has left Virginia with a crippling fear of dragons…and facing arranged marriage to an aging nobleman eager for heirs. But when Celeste is kidnapped by an infamous dragon clan, Virginia must make a daring rescue and defy the fear that has tormented her for years.

Virginia can’t do it alone, and her only ally is the notorious criminal she’s freed from her family’s dungeon. Who better to guide her into the dragons’ lair than one of their own? To save her flesh and blood, Virginia will risk her life—even if her first quest proves her final undoing.
Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything.

Who will be left after lights out?

Tag, you’re it…

It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—

At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?

In New York, eating out can be hell.

Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings?

Welcome to Sin du Jour - where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish. 

Buried beneath the layers of a traveler's guide is a hidden history: two kingdoms, powerful gems, and the even more powerful Lapidarys who bind them. Lin and Sima, caught in a web of intrigue and deceit, must find a way to escape the traps set by the past and save their kingdom.

An epic fantasy, in miniature.


  1. Love the look of The Darkest Magic, and also Dragon Bound. Nice covers but they sound good too.

    1. I was waiting for Darkest Magic since last year , once I got it I did not read it hahaha hopefully soon! It is a spin off of the Falling Kingdom books.

  2. What a great list! I can see a few books on here that I really fancy reading! :-) I hope you enjoy these books.

  3. Fun list! I'm unfamiliar with many of these, but I've heard Leigh's books are must reads, so someday, perhaps I should take a closer look (those covers are SO intricate). Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit. :)

    1. PS: I meant to say (and forgot!), gorgeous graphics! Love all those colors and autumn splendor. :)

    2. I only read Six of Crows but it was great! I want to read her Grisha books!

      And Allyson makes the blog look amazing!

  4. I really enjoyed American Gods - I hope you do too!
    And I feel like I'm missing out having never read a Leigh Bardago novel! I think I should....
    Happy reading!

  5. I think I've seen CROOKED KINGDOM on every list so far, the first book must be really good if everyone is looking forward to the sequel :D

    I've been wanting to start the I AM NUMBER FOUR series after watching the movie a few years ago but haven't done so yet, maybe that's still going to happen some day^^

    I really like your graphics for this post, they give me the perfect autumn feeling! ;D

    1. Six of Crows was really good! I am so excited for this sequel!
      And I Am Number Four series is really good! Hopefully you get to read them soon!

      Allyson makes the blog looks great all the time!

  6. Voyager was heartbreakingly good! Dragon Bound and The Jewel and Her Lapidary look cool. *Adding them to my TBR pile* :) My TTT

  7. I haven't read Six of Crows yet, so I'll definitely have to before I can get a copy of Cooked Kingdom. And I've been considering reading American Gods for a long time, but the length of it kind of intimidates me.

    1. I felt the same way with was 800 pages on a mass market paperback. The book was so good that I did not even noticed it was too long. I am hoping I like American Gods , the tv show trailer looks so good.

    2. I felt the same way with was 800 pages on a mass market paperback. The book was so good that I did not even noticed it was too long. I am hoping I like American Gods , the tv show trailer looks so good.

  8. The Jewel and her Lapidary looks interesting! As does Storyspinner. Excellent list!

  9. Great list. I can't wait to read Crooked Kingdom. I love your blog theme, its so pretty.

  10. many new titles to me, but I´m familiar with Gabaldon and Gaiman at least. very nice autumn leaves and covers

  11. I haven't read anything by Neil Gaiman yet, so embarassing lol but I think I will start with American Gods- it looks great and i hope you enjoy it! Good luck with your Fall TBR!

  12. The only one of these I've read is The Assassin Game, which I thought was okay. I really want to read some Gaiman at some point in the near future!

  13. I haven't read any of these novels, but I'm really excited to start the series with Six of Crows & to read more novels by Neil Gaiman - American Gods seems super-good. :D
    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques