Thursday, October 1, 2015

Anticipated Book Releases of October 2015

I did not expect there to be so many amazing books coming out this month and I am so excited about it. Most of them are sequels that I have been anticipating for almost an entire year now so I cannot wait to get my hands on them. Without further adieu, let's get started!

October 6


Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Goodreads Synopsis: Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.


My Thoughts: Beautiful cover and an intriguing synopsis. I am definitely going to pick it up.



Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.

Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.

Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?




The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Genre: Mythology, Young Adult
Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Goodreads Synopsis: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .



Sky Key by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton
Genre: Distopian, Sci- Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Collins

About:
Sequel to The Calling



The Whie Rose by Amy Ewing
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen

About: Sequel to The Jewel







October 13


Leading Lines by Chantel Guertin
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: ECW Press

Goodreads Synopsis: After two drama-filled weeks in Manhattan, Pippa Greene is back. Despite a romantic reunion with boyfriend Dylan, she can’t seem to shake the emotional aftermath of New York. As she navigates parental drama at home and her charged dynamic with Ben Baxter at school, Pippa finds that Dylan is more wrapped up in his post-high-school life of bands, shows, and new friends than in their relationship. Will it survive?



Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer +  Bray

About: Sequel to Snow Like Ashes







The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

About: Sequel to The Young Elites








October 20


Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Goodreads Synopsis: Samantha Donaldson's family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, mathematics, and complex puzzles, hoping to make him proud.
When Sam is asked to join the famed women's spy group La Dame Blanche, she's torn—while this could be an unbelievable adventure, how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes she can't refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known only as Velvet. Deep undercover in the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Sam must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she must fight a forbidden attraction to the enemy—a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Sam find Velvet before it's too late . . . for them both?


My Thoughts: I haven't read a lot of historical fiction so I don't know how I feel about it, but I do enjoy reading spy books so I wonder how this will turn out.



Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.





October 26


The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Little, Brown Company

About: Fourth Installment of the Confessions Series.

My Thoughts: I have been anticipating this book for so long! Confessions is one of my most favorite series of all time which is saying a lot since I don't really like comtemporary books. I cannot wait to get my hands on this. I have been dying with anticipation for an entire year now so I need to get my hands on it ASAP.




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