Tripping Over November

Tripping Over November

It’s actually a good thing that I’m not dying for a lot of books this month, guys, because I have a MAJOR review backlog right now. But THESE THREE. I DIE.

Tripping Over NovemberBook cover A Thousand Pieces of You Claudia GrayA Thousand Pieces of You: Firebird #1 | Claudia Gray {Goodreads}

Sometimes parallel universes make my brain smoke, but this one sounds really good. I like the murder mystery angle, though, and the fact that the alleged killer can escape to alternate universes sounds fabulous. Also, gorgeous cover, amirite?

Book cover Mortal Heart Robin LaFeversMortal Heart: His Fair Assassin #3 | Robin LaFevers {Goodreads}

THIS BOOK I CANNOT. I’ve actually already read it, but that in no way dampens my excitement to have a finished copy of Annith’s story in my hands. Guys? It was AMAZING.

Book cover The Walled City Ryan GraudinThe Walled City | Ryan Graudin {Goodreads}

I’m really intrigued by this book, set in the walled city of Kowloon, which is a real place. It sounds dangerous and fast-paced and full of action. I LIKE.

Tripping Over July

Tripping Over JulyWHAT HOW IS IT JULY RIGHT NOW. It’s insane how fast the summer is going. As always, though, the good news is that each new month that goes by means more exciting books to look forward to! This month is no exception.


Book cover Sinner Maggie StiefvaterSinner: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5 by Maggie Stiefvater {Goodreads}

It’s been a while since I read the first three books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, but when I heard about the extension that tells the story of Cole and Isabel, I knew I needed to read it. (Scholastic)

Book cover Conversion Katherine HoweConversion by Katherine Howe {Goodreads}

Sooo, a book set in Salem, MA, at a boarding school where a bunch of young girls are trying to deal with the pressures of finishing high school, but instead get caught up in what appears to be another episode of the fits that served as the foundation of the original Salem witch trials. STAHHHPP. (Putnam Juvenile)

Book cover On the Fence Kasie WestOn the Fence by Kasie West {Goodreads}

Ok, I know, I need to read SOMETHING by Kasie West already. I’m hearing super cute things about both of her contemps, so I’ll probably start there. This one sounds ADORBS. (Harper Teen)


Book cover Breathe, Annie, Breathe Miranda KenneallyBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally {Goodreads}

I usually mostly enjoy Miranda Kenneally’s books. They’re swoony and fun and have just the right touch of feelings. BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE, sounds like her best yet, and lots of people I know who’ve read it have enjoyed it a ton. Maybe it will inspire me to start running. *snorts* (Sourcebooks Fire)


Book cover The Fire Wish Amber LoughThe Fire Wish: The Jinni Wars #1 by Amber Lough {Goodreads}

Guys, this jinni/jin thing that I’m seeing a lot recently is getting me VERY excited. I’m VERY excited for this debut about a princess and a jinni who trade places. (Random House Children’s)

What books are YOU excited for this month??

Tripping Over September


September is a pretty big month in my neck of the woods. Namely, because it is the month of my birth–HUZZAH! But it’s also the beginning of some hardcore publishing before the year is out, which means LOTS of great books. These are just  a few of the great titles coming out this September that I’m the most excited about. Covers are links to Goodreads, my lovelies!

the dream thieves_TOSTHE DREAM THIEVES: THE RAVEN CYCLE #2 by Maggie Stiefvater

Little bit cheating because I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this at BEA this year and I’ve read it already. IT WAS AWESOME. This series keeps getting better. Also, RONAN LYNCH IS MY LOVE.

(September 17, 2013 from Scholastic Press)

Vicious_TOSVICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

I’ve only read one book by Victoria SchwabTHE NEAR WITCH–but it was dark and lovely, and I have THE ARCHIVED waiting for me, too. This one, though, is her first foray into adult-ness, and she’s doing it with SUPERHEROES. Honestly.

(September 24, 2013 from Tor)

the burning sky_TOSTHE BURNING SKY: THE ELEMENTAL TRILOGY #1 by Sherry Thomas

Oooh, a new fantasy series? Don’t mind if I do. Elemental mages, prophecies, Princes and romance, and a bad guy known as the Bane–it all sounds beyond excellent.

(September 17, 2013 from Balzer + Bray)

antigoddess_TOSANTIGODDESS: GODDESS WAR #1 by Kendare Blake

Don’t tease me with mythology. Don’t even. This one sounds even more badass than usual because we’re not dealing with gods and goddesses as we know them, golden and immortal. These gods and goddesses are dying–I KNOW, RIGHT?!–and they seek out the prophetess, Cassandra, now a young girl, to help them. I’m SO EXCITED for this one.

(September 10, 2013 from Tor Teen)


I wish I encountered more books about pirates, friends. This one, about a young girl who wants to join a league of pirates but must make them see past the fact that she’s a girl, sounds fun and funny and awesome.

(September 10, 2013 from Harper Collins)

fangirl_TOSFANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

I flat-out LOVED ELEANOR & PARK, friends, so to say that I’m excited about this book about twin sisters who are going away to college, sounds great. I’m really intrigued by the fanfic aspect, too. I’ve heard that some people didn’t love this one as much as E&P, but I’m still looking forward to it.

(September 10, 2013 from St. Martin’s Griffin)

The Outside_TOSTHE OUTSIDE: THE HALLOWED ONES #2 by Laura Bickle 

Another cheat, because I just finished reading this one. But THE HALLOWED ONES was such a great vampire book, and I couldn’t wait to see how things turned out for Katie and Alex after they were put under the Bann and kicked out of Katie’s Amish community. Spoiler: It was very good.

(September 3, 2013 from Harcourt Children’s Books)

What books are you guys looking forward to this month?

Tripping Over August

Tripping Over August

Five Books I’m Looking Forward to This Month!

August isn’t necessarily a month that screams “LOTS OF NEW THINGS!!” friends, but there’s still some great books coming out this month that I am DYING to read. Huzzah!

Book cover for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaGoodreads

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Between #1 by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m so interested in this one! The idea of having feels that might not be genuine because the DEVIL MAKES YOU FEEL THEM is both unsettling and intriguing. Also, beach town. I’m a sucker for those for sure. (August 15 from Dial)

Book cover for The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. KirbyGoodreads

The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby

ICEFALL is one of my biggest middle grade loves, so when I heard that Matthew J. Kirby was coming out with a new book that’s like cowboy steampunk, I almost died. Plus, it’s about a father-son duo–not many of those in my pile. WORD. (August 27 from Scholastic)

Book cover for Sleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane ZahlerGoodreads

Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters by Diane Zahler

WHOA. HOLD UP. A middle grade fairy tale about the daughters of Sleeping Beauty who must find their fairy aunt to keep one of them from falling under the same curse that put their mother in an enchanted sleep? I’M IN. (August 27 from Harper Collins)

Book cover for Relic by Renee CollinsGoodreads

Relic by Renee Collins

Friends, there’s SO MUCH western/cowboy/fantasy right now. HOW EXCITING IS THAT?! This book is about a world where the bones of fantastical creatures are sold for the little bits of leftover magic they have, and one girl–who works in a saloon, for crying out loud–gets wrapped up in some magic shenanigans and has to save her town. It sounds amazing. (August 27 from Entangled Teen)

Book cover for The Bitter Kingdom by Rae CarsonGoodreads

The Bitter Kingdom: Girl of Fire and Thorns #3 by Rae Carson

Friends, I’m reading an ARC of this right now and so far, it’s a outstanding as books 1 and 2. Elisa is a exceptionally awesome character, and HECTOR. MY GOD. Their chemistry, especially in book 2, is absolutely off the charts. Can’t wait to see how things end! (August 27 from Greenwillow)

That’s it for me! What books are YOU GUYS looking forward to this month?

Tripping Over July

Tripping Over

Five Books I’m Looking Forward to This Month!

I have to admit, friends, July is a slow month for me in terms of books that I want. Which–don’t get me wrong–I’m a little bit ok with, because let’s be honest, I need the break! But even considering this “break”, there’s seriously no way an entire month will ever pass without there being at least five books I’m dying to read coming out, and this month is no exception. Here’s what I’m tripping over this July!

Tripping OverThe Theory of Everything by Kari Luna

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Just looking at the cover of this book absolutely makes me so curious and happy. What’s with the panda? Is this book about furries? How come the girl is wearing that quirky-awesome dress? Turns out this book is about a girl obsessed with the 80s whose scientist dad goes missing. Then she starts seeing things. Hence the panda furries. I’m SO INTRIGUED. (July 11, 2013 from Philomel)

Tripping OverAll Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

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I’ve been waiting for this book, friends, because it sounds so mysterious and intense. Also, it’s a retelling of the Orpheus myth, set in 1990s Pacific Northwest, and centered around music. Plus there’s a great-sounding angle with the friendship between the two main characters, two girls named Aurora and another girl whose name we don’t know. Color me intrigued. AGAIN. (July 30, 2013 from St. Martin’s Griffin)

Tripping Over

Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

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So, cheating a little bit because I already read this one thanks to an eGalley from the publisher and really enjoyed it, as I always do with Echols books. LOVED the Nashville aspect of it, because I LOVE that show. Review going up soon–this week, hopefully. (July 16, 2013 from MTV Books)

Tripping OverSYLO: The SYLO Chronicles #1 by D.J. MacHale

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Don’t tease me with military stuff, friends. In fact, I’ve give you guys a list before of some of my must-read topics, and this book has TWO: military aspects and a Maine setting. I’m so curious about this weird, secretive branch of the military called SYLO that shows up in the Maine hometown of one Tucker Pierce. (July 2, 2013 from Razorbill)

Tripping OverUnder the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy #1 by Chuck Wendig

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I have been looking forward to this books since the instant I first heard about it. First of all, Chuck Wendig is an author I’ve been meaning to read for a while now, although this is his first YA release. But second of all, there is not much about this book that sounds quite like anything else I’ve ever read: a government that only allows the people of the Heartland to grow some jacked up corn (the first line in the Amazon summary of this book is “Fear the corn”; a gang of what sounds like dissatisfied, disgruntled pirates; ILLEGAL GARDENING; rich people who live in the sky–I mean, honestly. (July 30, 2013 from Amazon Children’s Publishing)

What July releases are you looking forward to??

Tripping Over June

Tripping Over

Five Books I’m Looking Forward to This Month!

So, let’s just disregard the fact that the month of June is closer to be over than beginning because there’s so many GREAT books out this month! I can’t wait to dive into all of them, but these are the five that I’m looking forward to the most. (And yes, I’ve read some of them already. The benefit of both a road trip and putting this post off for three weeks.)

Book cover for The Sea of Tranquility by Katja MillayThe Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I actually read this book several months ago when it first came out, and I loved it. Nastya and Josh are two pretty effed up kids with lots of baggage and horrible pasts. I might have to reread it before I write my review because, of course, I took no notes months ago.  Not like that’s a hardship at all. (June 4, 2013 from Atria)

Book cover for Siege and Storm by Leigh BardugoSiege and Storm: The Grisha Trilogy #2 by Leigh Bardugo

I really, REALLY enjoyed book one in this series, SHADOW AND BONE, and this second installment was just as good, maybe better. The world in this series is unfolding in such an interesting, complex way and I’m loving it. I’ll be reviewing this one AND giving away some goodies soon!! (June 4, 2013 from Henry Holt)

Book cover for Star Cursed by Jessica SpotswoodStar Cursed: The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2 by Jessica Spotswood

The cliffhanger at the end of book one, BORN WICKED, was pretty insane. I just finished reading this one while I was on my roadtrip, and things are not getting any easier or better for the Cahill sisters. Jessica Spotswood knows how to end her books in ways that just make me CRAZY with anticipation!! (June 18, 2013 from Putnam Juvenile)

Book cover for Every Day After by Laura GoldenEvery Day After by Laura Golden

YAY middle grade! This one sounds just charming and lovely and a little sad: historical fiction in the South where a little girl’s family is kind of falling apart and a mean girl shows up in town determined to make Lizzie Hawkins’ life even worse by taking her friends away. (June 11, 2013 from Delacorte Press)

Book cover for The Lost Sun by Tessa GrattonThe Lost Sun: The United States of Asgard #1 by Tessa Graton

So, I don’t think this cover is doing this book any favors, but it’s got NORSE MYTHOLOGY in it. Like, Percy Jackson kind of Norse mythology, where the Norse gods exist in the modern world. YES FOREVER. PLUS! There’s a prophetess, a main character who fears he’ll turn into a crazy berserking warrior like his father, and a ROAD TRIP to find a missing god’s son. WORD. (June 25, 2013 from Random House BFYR)

Tripping Over May

Tripping Over May

Five Books I’m Looking Forward to This Month

It’s May! Spring is in the air!!! Huzzah! For me, this means that the contemps are singing their siren song and luring me into the depths, from which I will not return. At least not until fall rolls around and I’m ready to start digging into some creeptastic paranormals. ANYWHO…lots of great books coming out this month, but here are the ones that I am most dying to read.

Book cover for Golden by Jessi KirbyGolden by Jessi Kirby

Everyone and THEIR MOTHER has already read this, I think, and it’s not even out yet. I’ve been a big fan of Jessi Kirby’s since her debut, MOONGLASS, but this one is really exciting me. I’m very much looking forward to the mystery angle. (May 14 from Simon & Schuster BFYR)

Book cover for Spirit by Brigid KemmererSpirit: Elemental #3 by Brigid Kemmerer

Friends, this is one of the most underrated series around. For real. The covers are, admittedly, quite horrible, but I am such a huge fan of the insides, I can’t even tell you. The Merrick brothers are my favorites. This book is about one of their friends, Hunter (he of the skinny white jeans on the cover. WHITE SKINNY JEANS. Oof), but seriously–I will ALWAYS read these books. (May 28 from K Teen) 

Book cover for Our Song by Jordanna FraibergOur Song by Jordanna Fraiberg

This one–a debut–is about a girl who is in a really bad accident and when she comes to, she’s forgotten most of the details except for a song that keeps replaying in her head. Of course, she meets a guy, they get together but he’s got secrets…you know how it goes. Still, sounds great, and I’m a fan of this song angle. (May 2 from Razorbill)

Book cover for The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah OcklerThe Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Friends, the second–the SECOND–I hear about a book that’s about a young girl and her dad in any way at all, I’m basically IN FOREVER. In fact, dads should have been on my Top Ten Tuesday list from this past week. So when I heard that Sarah Ockler’s new book was about a girl and her sick dad and her burgeoning relationship with a boy she swore to stay away from, I was DOUBLE IN. I’m thinking that this will be my first Ockler. (May 21 from Simon Pulse)

Book cover for Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowanMaid of Secrets: Maids of Honor #1 by Jennifer McGowan

So, umm, first of all, a historical fiction in Elizabethan England about a secret group of female spies? SPIES?! YES. A murder mystery? YES AGAIN. A Spanish courtier named RAFE? Definitely YES. Cherry on top? This book is blurbed by Robin LaFevers, author of possibly my favorite series out right now, His Fair Assassin. Literally nothing about this book sounds even remotely bad. (May 7 from Simon & Schuster BFYR)

Tripping Over April

Tripping Over April

I always have a hard time putting together these posts, guys, because I want to tell you about ALL the books coming out each month because they all sound so great. Alas. But these books here–my most anticipated books coming out this April–are just a good sampling of the super stories that are on tap for us this month. You know what else gets me STOKED for April? LOOK AT ALL THE MIDDLE GRADE. *dies* (Also, re: the pictures–I’ve been spending too much time on Pic Monkey. Forgive me.)book cover for Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers Amazon || Goodreads

My love for this series is hopefully well known by now because it’s INTENSE. IN. TENSE. I’ve read this one already and will be reviewing it as soon as I can gather my thoughts and polish them into something more than “OMFGLOVEFOREVERAHHHAMAZINGBESTEVER.” (April 2 from Houghton Mifflin Children’s)

Book cover for The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy Amazon || Goodreads

Woo hoo!! I’m really excited to see what happens next to this crazy group of Prince Charmings and their ladies, who are all pretty badass themselves. At least the ones we know well, anyway. (April 30 from Walden Pond Press)

Book cover for Rump by Liesl ShurtliffAmazon || Goodreads

This book just sounds so charming and adventurous and fun. I have a soft spot for origin stories, and Rumplestiltskin is a character who intrigues me. He’s one of the darker fairy tale creatures, even when he’s sanitized and on a Xanax or two, so I’m really curious about how Liesl Shurtliff has constructed his youth.  (April 9 from Alfred Knopf)

Book cover for The Flame in the Mist by Kit GrindstaffAmazon || Goodreads

I keep talking about this book, friends, because I’m really looking forward to it. I love a good middle grade fantasy, and this one sounds like it fits the bill. Look at that all that ghostly mist on the cover! (April 9 from Delacorte)

Book cover for This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. SmithAmazon || Goodreads

I’m a big fan of Jennifer E. Smith’s books, so I’m really excited about this one. It sounds cute and full of feels, plus there’s a beach town in Maine. LOVE THOSE. (April 2 from Poppy)

Tripping Over March

Seven Books I’m Looking Forward to in March

Guys, I forgot how many INCREDIBLE books are coming out this month?! Who knew that March was such a promising month for book releases! There are so many books that I can’t wait to read coming out this month that I had to shout out more than five. Woot!

book cover for legacy of the clockwork key by Kristin bailey

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Legacy of the Clockwork Key: The Secret Order #1 by Kristin Bailey

I’m sorry, did someone say the name of this series is “The Secret Order”? I mean, honestly. It does have a definite steampunky aspect, which isn’t always my jam, but this whole secret order/dangerous invention/stable boy romance are pushing all of my good buttons. (Simon Pulse, March 5)

Book cover for Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

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Let the Sky Fall: Let the Sky Fall #1 by Shannon Messenger

WORD WEATHER! I love reading about weather, and this book about elementals is totally up my alley. TOTALLY. (Simon Pulse, March 5)

Book cover for Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

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Strands of Bronze and Gold: Strands of Bronze and Gold #1 by Jane Nickerson

I will forever die to read fairy tale retellings. FOREVER. The Bluebeard tale is…pretty dark, friends. What with all those DEAD BODIES being kept locked up in a room and whatnot. But this Southern Gothic retelling sounds like the bees knees. (Random House Children’s, March 12)

book cover for poison by bridget zinn

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Poison by Bridget Zinn

LOOK AT THAT PIGGEH!! Also, debut fantasy about a girl who must poison her former BFF–and the king–in order to save her home from destruction…except her plan to assassinate the king FAILS and she has to go on the run. Sounds AWESOME. (Disney Hyperion, March 12)

Book cover for Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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Clockwork Princess: The Infernal Devices #3 by Cassandra Clare

I’m listening to book 2, CLOCKWORK PRINCE, right now and I’m really digging it (maybe this has something to do with the fact that Ed Westwick–who has THE hottest voice EVER–narrates some of it). I’m obviously not sure yet what hangs in the balance for this series’ conclusion, but I’m confident that it’s going to be insane. (Margaret K. McElderry Books, March 19)

Book cover for The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

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The Art of Wishing: The Art of Wishing #1 by Lindsay Ribar

I just right now realized that this book–a debut about a young girl who meets and falls for a genie–is going to be a series. Super! Bring it, genie lovers! Also: the author is a Jersey girl. PROPS. (Dial BFYR, March 21)

Book cover for Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

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Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Friends, SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD was one of the most surprising in the best way ever books I’ve read. This one, about a girl who eschews all modern technology when her boyfriend cheats on her, sounds adorable with lots of room for meaningfulness. (Bloomsbury, March 26)

Tripping Over February

Five Books I’m Looking Forward to in February

Teensy bit behind this month, friends, but that it NO WAY dampens my excitement for these five books! Because trust me: I. AM. STOKED.

Book cover for Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles #2 by Marissa Meyer

I actually already read this book. And bought it. AND LOVED IT TO BITS AND PIECES. Go forth. Read it. Buy it. Love it. (Feiwel and Friends, February 5.)

Book cover for The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

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The Madness Underneath: Shades of London #2 by Maureen Johnson

THE NAME OF THE STAR is one of those books that basically has been on mind since I finished it two years ago. It was my favorite Maureen Johnson book by far, and I’m very much looking forward to more Rory and the Shades! Plus, CREEPY LONDON PARANORMAL STUFF. (Putnam Juvenile, February 26)

Book cover for Revel by Maurissa Guibord

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Revel by Maurissa Guibord

Friends, this book sounds SO PROMISING. It’s got paranormal creepiness in the form of weird mythological things, secret societies, mist, and a young girl who’s searching for answers about her family. It sounds BANANAS and I can’t wait. (Delacorte BFYR, February 12)

Book cover for Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Pivot Point: Pivot Point #1 by Kasie West

THIS book sounds so interesting! It’s about a girl who can see the future and make decisions based on the fact that she can see different outcomes to the same issue. WHATT!!?? Yes, please. (Harper Teen, February 12)

Book cover for Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

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Perfect Scoundrels: The Heist Society #3 by Ally Carter

HONESTLY. I’m always going to be down with this series about teen thieves. This installment sounds extra-fraught because Hale winds up in some trouble. He inherits big money and finds himself not able to do the stealing so much anymore. But listen: if Kat and Hale don’t get in some LEGIT kissing, I’m going to be a little annoyed. Turn up the volume on that please, Ally. (Hyperion Books for Children, 2/5)