Hi, guys! Jess here. Yeah… we cheated a little today. But it’s okay! Because the outcome is total awesomeness and it’s the first time all four reviewers of Gone with the Words are doing one of these together! Hopefully it won’t be the last either, so prepare for more possible cheating in the future! Also, none of them cheated as much as I did, haha. See what we chose!
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – I JUST finished re-reading, or rather, listening to Anna and the French Kiss (oh, Etienne, I missed you) so I’m ready (SO READY!) to read this now. I didn’t feel like I needed to re-read Lola, but you guys tell me if I should. :D
The Raven Cycle series (The Dream Thieves/Blue Lily, Lily Blue) by Maggie Stiefvater – I also JUST finished The Raven Boys and…wow. I loved it, y’all. I started The Dream Thieves (RONAN!), so I’m doing it!
Throne of Glass series (Crown of Midnight/Heir of Fire) by Sarah J. Maas – Yup, I did also finish a re-read of Throne of Glass a few weeks ago and I need more Chaol in my life, like, yesterday. <3
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I’m so crazy about this series! This book kept getting pushed back and I’m just dying to read it. The series is so creepy and mysterious, I’m never sure I know exactly what’s going on. I have so many questions that need answers. I can’t even explain how much I need this book!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – I wasn’t crazy about The Raven Boys but I finally got around to reading The Dream Thieves and it blew me away! I’m so excited for this one, but I know everyone is looking forward to it.
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers – I love these books. Bad ass nun assassins, what’s not to love? I’m excited to see more of Annith’s story, all the girls are so different and bring something new to each book. I can’t wait to see how this series ends.
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (actually comes out tomorrow!) – I love the Lynburn Legacy, it’s gothic and hilarious and sexy and just a really great story. Plus magic! This is the last book so I NEEEEED to know what’s going to happen with all the characters. SRB is a cruel and talented mistress, I hope the suffering is minimal (doubtful).
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – This is a personal no-brainer. I liked The Raven Boys, loved The Dream Thieves, and need this book like breathing. The three chapter teaser was so good!! Ugh.
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella – Oh how I love Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood! The Shopaholic series is one of my favorites and I love all of Kinsella’s standalones too. She’s an auto-read for me and I’m SO excited to have another book in the series! I’ve missed Becky and Luke.
Light My Fire (Dragon Kin, #7) by G. A. Aiken – This is the next installment in one of my favorite adult dragon shape shifter series. G.A. Aiken (AKA Shelly Laurenston) has a knack for writing really fun-filled, steamy and hilarious stories. This is set to release on November 24, 2014 and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I heard this one was about Celyn The Charming, who is not just charming, but especially handsome (check out the cover!!).
The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen – So while we patiently wait for GRRM to release book 6 in his ASOIAF series, there will be a companion novel released on October 28, 2014 that will include all kinds of history, backstory and extended family trees. Though I’d rather have The Winds of Winter on my TBR list this fall, this one will definitely do. Not only is this a book heavy on history but it will also have tons of illustrations. I am most definitely excited for this!
Talon by Julie Kagawa – I was super stoked to hear that Julie Kagawa was going to release a dragon shape shifter series. Imagine my surprise that the first novel releases this fall!! This book comes out on October 28, 2014 and will be the first in a dragon series. I am bouncing off the walls excited to read this one!!