Bloggers Pick #2

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With every new season comes a whole pile of new and exciting books to add to our shelves, but with so many choices how do you decide what to read? Well don't fret because that's why you have us, your trusty Book Bloggers. At the beginning of each season we're going to give you a helping hand, and with Autumn on it's way here are your bloggers Most Anticipated Fall Reads.

For more information on each book just click on the covers and it will take you straight to Goodreads. 

Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: December 8th 2014

Okay so the reason I'm looking forward to this is because Katie is, in my humble opinion, the Queen of Swoon and her books are some of my favourite contemporary books ever. I've actually read this series completely out of order so having Breaking The Rules numbered as 1.5 (on Goodreads) doesn't really matter too much to me. I know what you're thinking, 0.5's are usually novella's but I checked and this is going to be 300+ pages of glorious swoons and epic story lines. This book in the Pushing The Limits series goes back to the lovely Echo and we get to have another instalment of her wonderfully broken character. Can't wait to read this one!!! Also it's out in PERFECT time for Christmas :)

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan 
Publication Date: October 7th 2014

I've been reading the Percy Jackson Series since I was in sixth grade, and I've followed the series since. It was one of the first books that really brought me into the world of fandoms and the final book is being released in October. I'm simultaneously ready and not ready. But I am more than excited to see Percabeth and read about Percy! 

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demterios
Publication Date: October 7th 2014

I love reading about diverse cultures, languages, different forms of art etc. And I think Exquisite Captive is a shoe-in for that. From the synopsis alone, I can already tell that this is going to be a very rich and delicious read. Also, this involves elemental magic and I LOVE elemental magic (thank you Avatar). *Check out more exciting things about Exquisite Captive on!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Publication Date: October 21st 2014

Although there is a slew of new book releases this fall, none excite me more than Maggie Stiefvater's Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the third book in The Raven Cycle series.. I am eager to continue my journey with Blue and her Raven boys. Stiefvater has a gift for writing some of the most complex and flawed characters I've ever come across. I'm actually equally frightened and overjoyed by this release because of my slightly irrational emotional attachment to the characters. If you haven't read the series yet, I can't recommend it enough.

In A Handful Of Dust by Mindy McGinnis
Publication Date: September 23rd 2014

Mindy McGinnis' companion book to her gritty and realistic post-apocalyptic debut Not A Drop to Drink, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST follows Lynn and Lucy's survival story as they leave their now unsafe pond and their home to journey west in search of better prospects. The first book was a gut-wrenching and heart-achingly compelling story with realistic characters and a world that's not too different from our own. I loved the book so I'm really looking forward to see more of Lynn and Lucy, and once again dive into McGinnis' evocative writing.
I have this one sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read! Need to get on it, looks SO good!!!

Isabel couldn't chose just one book so we have two picks from the Tween 2 Teen blogger. 

Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter
Publication Date: September 30th 2014

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! And while I'm sad to see it come to a close, I'm also excited to find out what happens next. Zombies aren't in much that I read, and so it's always fun to see them come alive (or not) on the page!

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: October 28th 2014

Need I say more? Jen is the queen of YA and everyone knows (or should know) it! I love all of her books and can't wait for this after the cliffhanger ending of White Hot Kiss. I want me some more Roth!

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Publication Date: December 30th 2014

I'm excited about this book because The Rosie Project was one of my absolute favorite reads of 2013. It was a fun, fresh, and completely wonderful book that I just flew through. When I found out there was going to be a sequel, I literally squealed. I cannot wait to see what happened to Don and Rosie after the end of the first book. Rosie is pregnant! I can't wait to read about how Don reacts to learning how to become a father. It's going to be so fun!

Us by David Nicholls
Publication Date: 28th October 2014

The book I am really looking forward to this fall is Us by David Nicholls. I read One Day all the way back in 2011 and completely fell in love with it. It was written so well and so easy to get into, so I am so excited to read more from him. Hopefully though the ending won’t leave me feeling distraught this time though! I also still need to watch the film for One Day! The 28th October cannot come soon enough!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Publication Date: September 25th 2014

Everyone has been going mad for this book on social media lately. Apparently it’s like, amazing, or something. It’s right up my street - I love a good dystopian and the premise of this sounds phenomenal and as it’s being made into a film, I can’t wait to read it beforehand.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Publication Date:

This is Lauren Oliver's first "adult" novel - AND IT'S A GHOST STORY! Ghost stories are my absolute favourite and I am so so excited that an author I have loved for her YA stories has chosen not only to write for adults too, but that she's chosen this genre as well. I hope I can get on a reviewer list because the end of September seems just sooooo far away! (Plus, aren't Autumn nights just made for ghosts?!)

Lailah by Nikki Kelly 
Publication Date: October 7th 2014

I am so excited for this fall release because it sounds amazing. Lailah is a paranormal novel containing angels and vampires, and who doesn't love those? Originally this book started out on Wattpad and became wildly popular. It must be good! I've befriended the author, and she is amazing!! Nikki is such a sweet, amazing person, and I can't wait to read her book. I've read an excerpt of the novel, and I already love her writing style. AND there are two swoon worthy boys! Lailah hits the stores on October 7th, I can't wait! 
This book!!! I've been dying to read Lailah for what feels like forever! The author, Nikki Kelly is lovely and I'm super excited that the release for this is in less than a month! EEP!!!

The Iron Trail by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
Publication Date: September 11th 2014

The Iron Trail is the first book in the Magisterium series, and is set to release on September 11th. I want to read this book main;y because of 2 reasons, the first one being the authors and what I’ve heard and read about their previous books, and also the synopsis of this book sounds awesome. The Iron Trail is a middle grade fantasy series which follows the students of an academy called Magisterium, Magisterium is a academy of magic, which already sounds wonderful as it is. The Goodreads synopsis of The Iron Trail makes is sounds utterly magical, and I personally can’t wait for this release


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Publication Date: October 14th 2014

Why we're excited: We recently read an ARC of this book, and fell in absolute love! We're so excited for its October 2014 publication and want to spread the word and see this book on plenty of TBR lists!

The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
Publication Date: August 14th 2014

I really really want to read this book. I have read all of her books so far and I absolutely love the Cousin’s War series which are full of passion, sex, love and bitter betrayals. The Cousin’s War, also known as The War of The Roses ripped this country apart and set families against each other, mainly in the royal family. This is the last book and is based on Margaret Pole, daughter to George, Duke of Clarence and is the last of the Plantagenet’s and the latest threat to Henry VII’s reign. Following her through her life from being the daughter of a traitor to the companion of a princess Philippa Gregory brings to life a often overlooked woman who was actually very important to her cousin Henry VIIIs reign. Full of passion, unfulfilled curses and betrayal this book is a must have summer read to anyone who enjoys history and literature.

I know this isn't technically a fall read, but I didn't have the heart to tell her. Holly's been waiting on this book FOREVER and I'm also very exciting about it :) 

Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2)By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014 

I'm super excited about this one because it's such a different genre from what I'm used to reading in YA these days. It's suspenseful, gritty, and the sections in 2nd person are creepy to say the least. The Naturals series is a Psychological Thriller, and Barnes does a great job at keeping us invested in the serial killer case and the characters. I can't wait to see what's in store for the characters this time around!

Lily Does LA (Girls on Tour 2) by Nicola Doherty.
Publication Date: September
 25th 2014

A new Nicola Doherty release is always something I look forward to but Lily Does LA is the book I’ve most being looking forward to since her Girls on Tour series was announced. It’s set in one of my absolute favourite places to read about and from the synopsis, sounds like it will be just as funny and entertaining as the rest of her books. Nicola always writes characters I love, ones that are so easy to relate to and there’s normally a new book boyfriend on the scene too… I’m sure Lily Does LA will put a smile on my face just as much as her other books have done and I really can’t wait to read it.

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Publication Date: November 4th 2014

I'm not normally a fan of historical fiction, so when I first started this series, I wasn't sure I'd like it. But c'mon, there were NUN ASSASSINS. There was no way I wasn't going to see what this was all about. I ended up LOVING the first two books! Richly detailed and set in a historical setting, but in no way were they boring or hard to follow. And the characters are strong-willed, able to kick major butt, and can take care of themselves. That heroism is endearing. I'm dying to read Annith's story, yet I'm so sad this will be the last one.  But I have no doubt it'll be just as amazing as its predecessors.

I've seen this series being thrown around a lot recently! I may have to check it out, I love a little historical fiction.

So that's what we're looking forward to this Autumn! There's something for everyone, from Contemporaries to Thrillers, Ghost Stories to Romance & a lot of YA goodness. A BIG thank you to all the wonderful bloggers that took part and PLEASE don't forget to head over to their sites and check them out, you won't regret it! 

See you all again just before Christmas for another Bloggers Pick.


For a chance to win one of my most anticipated Summer releases check this out. 
Maureen Johnson is one of my all time favourite authors and this summer Hot Key Books released the sequel to Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever. SO for this seasons Bloggers Pick giveaway I have a copy of BOTH of these books for one lucky reader. 


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  1. I'm looking forward to Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I love lOVE that series and I'll be sad to have it end but maaan...I need Noah in my life! :P

    1. I need to read this series! Thanks for stopping by :) x

  2. These are some awesome picks! I always love this!


  4. All these books look so great! Looks like I'm going to have a busy couple of months here! I'm also going to epically agree with Alicia--I can't wait for Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Thanks so much for including me on this awesome post :)

    1. Tell me about it. Love these posts but my TBR looks scary after :P

      Thanks for taking part x

  5. Defo going to need to get a copy of Mortal Heart - looks like my cup of tea =)
    Thanks again for including me in this

    1. You just need to read the other books in the series first :P
      Thanks for taking part Bubs

  6. And now my TBR list just got a little longer. I chose Blue Lily, Lily Blue for this post, but I'm pretty excited for Mortal Heart and Killer Instinct too.

  7. This is a fun post! :) I'm most excited for...Snow Like Ashes and Queen of Zombie Hearts!