Top Ten Tuesday – Top New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is top new-to-me favorite authors I read for the first time in 2015.


Matthew Quick


Andy Weir



Jasmine Warga


Ernest Cline


M.R. Carey


Erin Morgenstern


E.C. Myers


Brandon Sanderson


Rick Yancey

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Amie Kaufman

Who are your favorite authors of this year? 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top 2016 Debut Novels I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is top 2016 debut novels I’m looking forward to.

I honestly don’t track debuts and new releases as much as everyone else seems to, so I hadn’t looked at 2016 debut novel lists until just now. However, it’s safe to say that I’m now VERY excited for next year. Here are the ones I’m looking forward to and my thoughts (following each summary).  

21979832The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Expected release: February 16, 2016

Summary(from Goodreads): Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance. 

Thoughts: Self-sacrifice mixed with time travel? Sounds intriguing enough! It’s also a duology, which I don’t read enough of.

Without Borders by Amanda Heger

Expected release: April 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Elephant-sized mosquitoes. Rebel uprisings. Kidnapping by lemurs. Twenty-one-year-old Annie London is prepared for anything that could happen in the Nicaraguan jungle, as long as she makes it out with a medical school letter of recommendation in hand. She’s not prepared for Felipe, the doctor charged with supervising her work.

Tedious. Sheltered. Exhausting. This is how twenty-four-year-old Felipe Gutierrez describes Americans. He puts up with the do-gooders and religious types who tag along with his medical team only because his job requires it. But he has big plans to change that, and they don’t include Annie, the neurotic redhead who insists on sticking her freckled nose into all of his procedures.

As they travel through bone-soaking rains, setting up clinics and handing out mosquito nets, the spark between Annie and Felipe ignites. But when Annie’s meddling brings the wrath of an entire village on the brigade, their relationship and their careers are sunk. Stuck together in the jungle for ten more days, they have to find a way to work together to save lives – and maybe even their fledgling relationship.

Thoughts: I like stories that are about medicine and the jungle aspect is just an added bonus. 

23688792These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

Expected release: February 9, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Jane Austen meets X-­Men in this gripping and adventure-­filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London.

England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.

Thoughts: This seems like it will pack a lot of action and intrigue. I definitely like the X-Men so I’m sold.

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Expected release: May 17, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Eighteen-year-old Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters, and with the Ottoman Empire and other enemies threatening Russia, the Tsar wants an enchanter by his side.

Two enchanters in the same generation, however, are a rarity. And a problem. There is only so much magic in Russia, and it cannot be diluted. So the Crown’s Game was invented, a duel of magical skill. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected advisor. The defeated is sentenced to death.

The Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Of course, they both want to win. Until now, Vika’s magic has been confined to her tiny island home, and she’s eager to showcase her skill in the capital city of St. Petersburg. It also doesn’t hurt that the competition allows her to express her mischievous streak. Nikolai, on the other hand, is a study in seriousness. As an orphan with not a drop of noble blood in his veins, becoming the Imperial Enchanter is an opportunity he could, until now, only dream of. But when Vika and Nikolai begin to fall for each other, the stakes change.

And then, the stakes change again, as secrets from both their pasts threaten to upset the balance of the Tsar’s—and the Russian Empire’s—power.

The Game is so much more complicated than it looks.

Thoughts: This sounds a lot like the Night Circus by Erin Morganstern, which I absolutely loved. I also enjoy stories about Russia, so I’m looking forward to this one.

23272028A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Expected release: March 1, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

Thoughts: Who doesn’t love prep school stories, am I right? I think that cover is gorgeous, too.

Daybreak Rising by C.K. Oliver

Expected release: 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): 22-year-old Celosia Brennan spent sixteen years being raised as the heroine her nation needed. A dual-touched Elementalist with both the power to conjure fire and see glimpses of her future, Celosia was the best hope at overthrowing the oppressive Council in a mission called Daybreak, an attempt to secure justice for the massacre of her people and so many others. There’s just one problem: she couldn’t. Celosia broke down after realizing the enormity of her task, and is struggling to make things right while the blood of her fellows stains her hands.

Now branded a failure, Celosia desperately volunteers for the next mission: taking down the corrupt Council with a team of her fellow elementally-gifted mages. Leading the Ember Operative gives Celosia her last hope at redemption. They seek to overthrow the Council once and for all, this time bringing the fight to Valeria, the largest city under the Council’s iron grip. But Celosia’s new teammates don’t trust her—all except for a powerful ice Elementalist named Ianthe who believes in second chances.

With Council spies, uncontrolled magic, and the distraction of unexpected love, Celosia will have to win the trust of her teammates and push her abilities to the breaking point to complete the Ember Operative. Except if she falters this time, there won’t be any Elementalists left to stop the Council from taking over not only her country, but their entire world.

Thoughts: I’m a sucker for second chance stories, especially when the fate of the world is on the line.

The Reader by Traci Chee

Expected release: August 30, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins,The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

Thoughts: Books about books are my favorite!

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Expected release: 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Every city in the world is run by a clock tower. If one breaks, time stops. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old Danny knows well; his father has been trapped in a town east of London for three years. Despite being a clock mechanic prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but time itself, Danny has been unable to free his father.

Danny’s assigned to a damaged clock tower in the small town of Enfield. The boy he mistakes for his apprentice is odd, but that’s to be expected when he’s the clock spirit who controls Enfield’s time. Although Danny and the spirit are drawn to each other’s loneliness, falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, no matter how cute his smiles are.

But when someone plants bombs in nearby towers, cities are in danger of becoming trapped in time—and Enfield is one of them.

Danny must discover who’s stopping time and prevent it from happening to Enfield, or else he’ll lose not only his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

Thoughts: Again, time stories are really interesting to me, and I’m sure this will be no exception.

25812632Consider by Kristy Acevedo 

Expected release: April 19, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress?

The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.

To stay or to go. A decision must be made.

With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.

Thoughts: This seems like an a fantasy twist on a mental health story that I think I will enjoy. 

25472788Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Release date: February 2, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much—Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers—but it helps him and his mom make the rent. No one knows where the brilliant-colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement—and the more expensive the sphere.

When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold—a color no one has ever seen. And when Alex Holliday learns what they have, he will go to any lengths, will use all of his wealth and power, to take it from them.

There’s no question the Gold is priceless, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet, but the fate of the world rests on this little golden orb. Because all the world fights over the spheres, but no one knows where they come from, what their powers are, or why they’re here.

Thoughts: This sounds like a pretty original story, something that I haven’t really read before. I’m probably looking forward to this one the most!

What 2016 debuts are you looking forward to? 

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Waiting On Wednesday – Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Breaking the Spine

The aim is to spotlight an upcoming release that we are eagerly awaiting.


Title: Their Fractured Light

Authors: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Pages: 432

Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Release Date: December 1, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

If you haven’t already read them, check out the first two books in the series!


“Letting yourself get hurt isn’t brave, love. Brave is protecting others from hurt.”
― Amie Kaufman, This Shattered World

We are only one week away! I’m so excited to see how this series ends. I really enjoyed the first two books – especially how all of the separate character story lines are woven together. I am reading this as soon as I can get my hands on it, so stay tuned for a review!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Things I’m Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving themed freebie.

I’ve decided to get personal with you all and list 10 things I’m thankful for!

Books – for being a friend, an escape, an adventure.


Milk and raspberries – because they’re delicious.


Music – for expressing when words fail.


My education – I learned so much more than was in the books!

My health – that I am able to get out of bed every day and keep fighting the good fight.


On that note, comfy beds, naps, and mornings when you wake up and it’s warm under the sheets but freezing in your room.

Dancing – for helping me keep things light at times.




Opportunities and a bright future.


My cat – for being hilarious and adorable.


And, most importantly, my family and friends – they mean the world to me and I would be nothing without them!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Quotes I Loved From Books I Read This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is top ten fifteen quotes I loved from books I read this year.

“I like colorful tales with black beginnings and stormy middles and cloudless blue-sky endings. But any story will do.”
― Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan

 “You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way”.”
― Richard BachJonathan Livingston Seagull

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
― Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451

“You can’t save people from the world. There’s nowhere else to take them.”
― M.R. CareyThe Girl with All the Gifts

“Letting yourself get hurt isn’t brave, love. Brave is protecting others from hurt.”
― Amie KaufmanThis Shattered World

“One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.”
― C.S. LewisChronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case.”
― Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus

“Revenge is an infection of the spirit.”
― Jonathan MaberryRot and Ruin

“Not letting the world destroy you. That’s a daily battle.”
― Matthew QuickForgive Me, Leonard Peacock

“You can’t immerse yourself in something,” Prof said softly, “without coming to respect it.”
― Brandon SandersonFirefight

“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.”
― Robin SloanMr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“I will be stronger than my sadness.”
― Jasmine WargaMy Heart and Other Black Holes

“I guess you could call it a “failure”, but I prefer the term “learning experience”.”
― Andy WeirThe Martian

 “Being fathomed was even better than being flattered, it turned out.”
― Scott WesterfeldAfterworlds

“Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time.”
― Gabrielle ZevinThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

What are your favorite quotes of the year?

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Top 5 Wednesday – Series I DNFed


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by gingerreadslainey. Find the topics on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is top 5 books series I DNFed.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I DNFed a bunch of series in the beginning of October after being inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday topic.

Well, I DNFed five more series in the end of October.


The Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the two books that I read in this series. In fact, I really enjoyed them! But I think they stand as their own stories, so I don’t feel compelled to continue with the ridiculously long series.


The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

The idea of this series is really cute, but I find the main character SO annoying and childish. I really wanted to continue, but I read about 3 pages of the second book and decided I couldn’t do it. I think I will give Sophie Kinsella’s stand-alones a try though.


The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

I gave this series another shot in the month of October, but decided the writing style is not for me. It’s a shame too, because people really love this series.


The Penryn & the End of Days Series by Susan Ee

Truth be told, I really liked Angelfall. To continue with the series, I would have to re-read Angelfall though, and I have so many other books that I’d like to get to instead. I may circle back around to this series at some point, but for now it’s DNFed.

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The Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs

I just really haven’t enjoyed this series. I don’t think it’s anything spectacular other than the pictures. I honestly wish it were a coffee table book of pictures. I’m ready to move on, so I won’t be reading Library of Souls.

Do you DNF books and series? How does it make you feel?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Book To Movie Adaptations That I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is top book to movie adaptations that I’m looking forward to.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I didn’t fall in love with the books, but I’m hoping the big screen brings this story to life in a big way.


The 5th Wave

I really liked this book and think that the casting is great. Very excited for this movie!


In The Heart of the Sea

I haven’t read this book yet, but have it and think it will make a beautiful film.



I’ll be honest and say that this was my least favorite of the Divergent series. But I think the movies will be entertaining even if they don’t follow the book.


A Monster Calls

I absolutely fell in love with this story when I read it and I think it will be such a good movie.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Obviously I’ll watch anything that has anything to do with Harry Potter.


World War Z 2

I know World War Z was only one book, but the first movie had me on the edge of my seat. I literally screamed at one part, which almost never happens to me. I will definitely be watching this next one.


Ready Player One

I knew this would become a movie as I was reading the book. The story is just too good to leave on paper. I just hope that it is done well and the casting is good.


Looking For Alaska

I love John Green so I will probably watch anything that has to do with him.


Thirteen Reasons Why

This was a gritty and powerful story on paper and I expect nothing else on the big screen.

Are there any adaptations that you’re looking forward to that I missed? Let me know!

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Breaking the Spine

The aim is to spotlight an upcoming release that we are eagerly awaiting.


Title: The Revolution of Ivy

Author: Amy Engel

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Romance

Pages: 400

Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads): Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty–forced marriages and murder plots–for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall’s borders.

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy’s life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she’s fought for.

If you haven’t already read it, check out the first book in the series! (review here)


“I want to be someone strong and brave enough to make hard choices. But I want to be fair and loving enough to make the right ones.”
Amy Engel, The Book of Ivy

Okay so it came out yesterday, but I haven’t gotten it yet! I’m so excited to see what happens next in this world! I just read the Book of Ivy in October and really enjoyed the quick yet exciting read. I hope that the next installment brings more of the same!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Debut Authors That I Want To See More From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is top ten debut authors that I want to see more from.

The debut novels by these six authors all received at least 4 stars from me on Goodreads. I really enjoyed each of their individual writing styles and can’t wait to see more!

  1. Jasmine Warga (Debut: My Heart and Other Black Holes)
  1. Andy Weir (Debut: The Martian)
  1. Leysle Walton (Debut: The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender)
  1. Erin Morgenstern (Debut: The Night Circus)
  1. Jess Rothenberg (Debut: The Catastrophic History of You and Me)
  1. R. Carey (Debut: The Girl With All The Gifts)

These last four authors have written more than one novel, but all of the novels that they have written are part of the same series. I would love to see something else/different by them.  

  1. Veronica Roth (Debut: Divergent Series)
  1. Amy Tintera (Debut: Reboot Duology)
  1. Ransom Riggs (Debut: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trilogy)
  1. Tahereh Mafi (Debut: Shatter Me Series)

Here’s to hoping we’ll see some new books from these authors soon!

Did you read and love any of these? Who’s on your list?

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Top 5 Wednesday – Top Halloween Recommendations


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by gingerreadslainey. Find the topics on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is top 5 Halloween recommendations.

  1. 9378297Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Summary (from Goodreads): Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life.

  1. 5287473Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Summary (from Goodreads): Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

  1. 13595639The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Summary (from Goodreads): Jack the Ripper is back, and he’s coming for Rory next….

Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more than a century ago has broken out across the city. The police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man believed to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him – the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target…unless she can tap her previously unknown abilities to turn the tables.

  1. 8621462A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Summary (from Goodreads): The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

  1. 2800905The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Summary (from Goodreads): My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House… before its skeletons come back to haunt me. 

What creepy reads do you recommend for Halloween?