October Recommendations

With October upon us and all things Halloween bombarding us in every store, I have decided to try something new. Towards the beginning of each month, I will be posting three books that I am either excited about coming out, or have attracted my interest.

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During the month of October with all of the dreary weather and Halloween right around the corner, everyone could use a little escape into the world of the apocalypse. Not only does the main character have super plant powers, most of the cast of characters is based off of the cards in a tarot deck. Please check it out I need someone to theorize with about certain characters! This book will keep you guessing, and this mildly-horror dystopian world full of zombie-like badman is perfect for the month of scares.

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What would the month of Halloween be without ZOMBIES? Enclave is set after the end of the world, in a camp of Under-20’s living in the sewers of a city. ZOMBIES (or zombie-like creatures) have taken over and Deuce must fight as a huntress to survive. This series is by far one of my favorite representations of the YA zombie-apocalypse. The world was well built, and the series wholly enjoyable. While I was a bit younger when I first read it, I will say that these creatures kept me up at night! I also did not at all see the end of the series coming, and absolutely loved the twist.

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Have not read this book yet! But it is the monthly pick for the Archeron Sisters Bookclub and it looks awesome! Triplet queens battling it out for their chance at the crown sounds like the perfect entertainment on that dreary fall afternoon. If you wanna learn more about this book, stay tuned! The curators Maggie, Jess and I will be posting reviews later in the month when we all finish!

If you follow my blog, you know I have mentioned these three books before. I think they fit perfectly with the spooky month of October. Do you guys have any favorite spooky books, or just books that you think fit this month?

Thanks for reading!

Emily

Book Tag: Creatures of the Night

Hello everyone! It’s been a hectic first week of Junior Year at college, with the classes seeming to increase exponentially in difficulty. I unfortunately have not had time to really read anything lately (although I am love The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi right now) although that will change on Tuesday with Empire of Storms release.

Because of the start of school season, and the inevitable late nights I will be spending studying, I have decided to the a Creatures of the Night Book Tag, which I found on  Dreamland Book Blog. Without further ado, here are my choices for favorite creatures of the night.

Zombie

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When the creatures in this horroresque dystopian novel may not be officially classified as zombies, they are pretty darn close. This is meant to be a series, and you learn as the books go along more about this strange world that Deuce inhabits. I love the world building, and the way these mutants interact and affect the world. Maybe it’s just me, but I can totally see some kind of zombie mutation coming in the future.

Vampire

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I absolutely love this book, and have probably mentioned it in a previous post. This book is everything gory and horrific about vampires wrapped up in a (love?) story. I will be the first to admit that this style of writing is not for everyone, with the meandering analogies, but something about the storytelling and the various creatures in this TRUE vampire dystopian story resonated with me, and has lead me to read the book through multiple times.

Alien

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I love, love, love the Lux Series. The aliens are awesome, the love is awesome, and it was one of my first forays into the wonderful worlds of Armentrout. I absolutely love the YA take on somewhat benevolent aliens who have been living among us. And who doesn’t swoon for the dark, misunderstood, sarcastic type?

Honorable mention: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey-if you enjoy a darker, more horror type of alien apocalypse invasion story

Angel

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The first book in the series was perfect. Penryn was a lovable and tough lead, out to save her sister is this post-apocalyptic hellscape. While I absolutely loved the beginning of the series, the last book seemed to wrap up a little too neatly (and crazily) for my tastes. Still, this is one of my favorite series dealing with angels, especially with the dystopian, evil angel aspect which is unique to so many of the angel-love YA novels that are out today.

Demon

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The romance in this book drove me wild, but who wouldn’t fall for the sexy hot demon (Roth) who tries to help you find yourself and accept yourself for who you are. Roth was the original Demon of my heart, doing anything, even going against Hell to keep Layla safe, as the child of both Warden and Demon. I greatly enjoyed this series and definitely recommend it.

Honorable mention: A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King-a slightly more intricate world, as well as a more confusing plot may drive this book away form the more YA proud, but I enjoyed this series all the same.

Werewolf

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Over the course of one week this past winter, I managed to read all available books in this shifter series. While Mercy is not a werewolf herself, she interacts with plenty. This series is my favorite werewolf-featuring series of all time. I cannot see where else it will go as the series continues and the cast of characters grows. What is there not to love about a shifter-Coyote mechanic who is always getting into trouble?

Honorable mention: Bitten (Women of the Underworld Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong. This book/character(s) have actually been made into a lovely B Canadian tv-show which I absolutely love. The original plot of these books is awesome, but the tv show brings these characters and plot to the next level.

Fae/Faerie

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This post would not be complete without the lovely and entrancing Fae of the Sarah J Maas series. Pictured is A Court of Thorns a Roses, a beautiful Beauty and the Beast/East of the Sun West of the Moon/Tamlin retelling which features enthralling fae. I highly recommend this series to anyone. Even if the first book isn’t for you, please read the second one because (for me at least) it was life-changing.

Honorable mention: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas-the only reason this did not get this spot is because the Fae do not play a large a role in this series until later on.

Thank you guys for reading! And to all my night owls, don’t forget to read these picks with the lights on! ;D

Emily