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My fall To Be Read (TBR) list mostly consists of two types of books: 1) First books in series. 2) Second books in series. I'm always nervous about #2, but I have high hopes for this grouping! Although I don't list any contemporaries here, I'll definitely read some of those as well.
Group 1 are first books:
1. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
A mermaid story that has also been described as mature, literary and complex? Sign me up. Plus it releases today!
2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
After The Scorpio Races, I will read anything this author writes. I love the way she builds her characters. Yay for a new series!
3. Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
I love mythology, but don't know a lot about Norse myths. Valkyrie are supposed to be warrior women, and I can't wait to find out more about them!
4. Silver by Talia Vance
I have recently become fascinated by Celtic myths. I can't wait to read a book based on them. Plus it's Mature YA/New Adult. That's a win for me.
5. The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark
Pirates, assassins and curses. Plus I love the cover. I'm excited.
Group 2 are sequels:
I typically dread second books in series. But I can't wait for these.
I don't think I could say enough about how much I love this author's beautiful prose. Plus the world she created - encompassing a unique angel and demon mythology - is astounding. I am looking forward to entering it again.
7. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I love the covers in this series. Is Mara saving Noah this time? What does the picture mean for the book? Book 1 gave me tons to think about, and I can't wait to continue Mara's story. Plus Noah Shaw!
8. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
I have an inappropriate amount of love for Percy Jackson. I hope Rick Riordan keeps writing about him forever. (Actually, I do hope he gets some peace some day, but for now - bring on the new gods!). Also, I realize that this is actually the 3rd or 8th book in the series. BUT it still feels like a middle book. So there.
9. Destroy Me - by Tahereh Mafi
Okay, what I really want to read is Unravel Me, which doesn't release until early 2013. But this is the next best thing. I know it isn't a proper book, but I can't wait to find out what Warner's been up to lately.
Finally, a final in a series:
10. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
After Finnkin and Froi, I cannot wait for the conclusion of the Lumatere Chronicles. This book actually doesn't release in the US until March. But I'm determined to obtain a copy when it comes out in Australia this fall. Even if I have to fly there to get it. I cannot say this enough: I'm in love with Melina Marchetta's writing and her characters.
Bonus : Established books/series I plan to read
1. Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier (Sevenwaters 2&3)
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
3. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (Why is this book in this section? I ran out of numbers above but wanted to mention it because it sounds awesome, that's why.)
What fall releases are you most excited about?