Monday, October 24, 2016

15 Days Until Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Make sure to visit your favorite e-book retailer to download the first four chapters NOW!
About the Author
Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington. She’s a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

Arcana Rising
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Arcana Chronicles #4
Publisher: Valkyrie Press
Publication Date: August 15, 2016


This series has been my guilty pleasure for so long. I eagerly await each installment even though the last two books haven't progressed the plot at all. I really don't have a reason for loving's not good. I like it though and I'm going to be reading this series until the bitter end (which is hopefully next book).

The majority of this book revolved around the love triangle between Jack- Evie-Death. After the Emperor attacked at the end of last novel Evie believed Jack was dead. She tries to find a way to bring him back but when that fails she returns to Death's door. I'll allay your fears right now with a spoiler that will come as no surprise, Jack isn't dead. Chapters in Arcana Rising alternate between Jack and Evies perspective.

You know what bothers me the most about this love triangle? Evie can't just pick. There is so much inner monologue that I felt like I was drowning in her thoughts. I am solidly team Death. He's the better choice. So much better. But after listening to Evie I'm starting to feel like Death can do better. Evie has become a more well rounded character since the first novel but she still acts like a flippant teen when it comes to her personal relationships. I'd like to see her grow up in this respect next novel.

The premise of this story is still really interesting to me. I love the idea of a big battle played out over time with real people representing the Arcana. I wish there had been more of that in this novel. Arcana Rising was a fairly short novel and in that time we barely got any fighting. It was all love triangle, no action.

Overall, Arcana Rising wasn't my favorite installment in this series. It didn't have nearly enough action and Evie's inner thoughts were suffocating but I'm somehow still looking forward to the next book? Call me a sucker but this is still my guilty pleasure and I will definitely be reading the finale. Even if I'm afraid this series is taking a turn for Twilight #4: Breaking Dawn.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: Gilt Hollow

Gilt Hollow
Author: Lori Langdon
Publisher: Blink
Publication Date: September 27, 2016


Willow Lamott’s best friend is a murderer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. For four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow reminded him what he’d been missing. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton fears his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves, especially the girl he left behind.
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Lori's Fall Favorite Thing
Lorie’s Fall Favorite Thing: Urban Outfitters. Not only does fall officially mean the reemergence of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but it also means that it is socially acceptable to wear sweaters, scarves and beanies again (woo!). Of course, we will all need a massive shopping trip to restock on all of these fall necessities. Luckily, Lorie is here to help!
About the Author
Lorie Langdon is co-author of DOON, a YA reimagining of the musical Brigadoon, available now from Blink/Harper Collins!

A few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Books I Can't Wait to Read this Fall

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, I get to wear pea coats again. And, as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in The Great Gatsby,

My other favorite thing about this season is that I always end up reading more! There is something about cool days and warm beverages that make me want to start reading. That's why today I wanted to share 10 books that are on my Fall to-be-read list!

1 Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
I traded for this ARC a while ago and I keep putting off reading it. I think it's because I'm afraid of how it will end. BUT with the release day coming up I HAVE TO READ IT!!

2 The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Yeah, I still haven't finished the series. So sue me. I'm gonna get to it this fall.

3 The Monster on the Road is Me by J.P. Romney
Japanese mythology! Murders! Oh my!

4 Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
I have heard only good things about this book. I've been reading a lot of Gaiman's shorter work this year and can't wait to give this a go.

5 Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
My wedding in April is a nautical theme so this cover really speaks to me.

6 Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
The synopsis starts off, "On a cool autumn night..."

6 Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
The synopsis starts off, "On a cool autumn night..."

7 Scythe by Neal Schusterman
I'm actually already reading this!

8 Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff 
That cover is so eerie! Perfect for an October read.

9 Acid by Emma Pass
This has been on my TBR for SO LONG. I wanted this book

10 Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I really loved the audiobook of Six of Crows so I think I'll try and listen to the audio of Crooked Kingdom too.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge - October Link Up

Welcome to the October Review Link Up for the 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge. Before linking your reviews make sure you are signed up for the challenge here.
  • When submitting a review please do it in this format: Title of Reviewed Book (Name of Blog). Author names are not necessary. 
  • This link up will be open until October 31st.
  • If you have and questions feel free to ask in the comments, email, or tweet me @FallingForYA
October Link Up

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date:

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

Kendare's Favorite Fall Thing
What’s more badass than three sisters with cool magical powers fighting for the throne? I’ll tell you what: Kendare’s fall favorite thing. You may be thinking, it’s just a necklace. Doesn’t really seem badass…Well this is actually the most badass necklace ever because not only does it match the cover of the book (more bookstagrams!), but it is also handmade by an inner city high school student. And the profits from all of the products sold go toward funding that students college education. Pretty badass, am I right? Feel free to check out more of their stuff: The Shine Project.

About the Author 
Kendare Blake holds an MA in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Award finalist; Girl of Nightmares; Antigoddess; Mortal Gods; and Ungodly. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Kent, Washington. Visit her online at or on Twitter @KendareBlake.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour: Wendy Darling Vol. 2

Wendy Darling Vol. 2 Seas
Author: Colleen Oakes
Publisher: Sparkpress
Publication Date: September 20, 2016

From the author of Queen of Hearts comes the much anticipated sequel to Wendy Darling.
Wendy Darling: Seas finds Wendy and Michael aboard the dreaded Sudden Night, a dangerous behemoth sailed by the infamous Captain Hook and his blood-thirsty crew. In this exotic world of mermaids, spies and pirate-feuds, Wendy finds herself struggling to keep her family above the waves. Hunted by the twisted boy who once stole her heart and struggling to survive in the whimsical Neverland sea, returning home to London now seems like a distant dream - and the betrayals have just begun.

Will Wendy find shelter with Peter's greatest enemy, or is she a pawn in a much darker game, one that could forever alter not only her family's future, but also the soul of Neverland itself?

Colleen's Fall Favorite Thing
Colleen, like the rest of us, LOVES a good fall read. Let’s be real, there is nothing like sitting in front of the fire place with a glass of hot apple cider reading and an amazing YA book. To help you overcome the inevitable book hangover that you will get after reading Wendy Darling: Vol. 2: Seas, we are giving one lucky winner who posts and tweets about the book during the above time frame a gift card to Barnes & Noble! And as an added bonus, we are throwing in a Wendy Darling inspired Seaglass Yankee Candle. Not only does it match the cover of the book (meaning it is it going to look fly in all of your bookstagrams), but it also goes along perfectly with the seas theme!
About the Author
Colleen Oakes is the author of books for both teens and adults, including the Elly in Bloom Series, the Queen of Hearts Saga (Harper Collins 2016), and the Wendy Darling Saga. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not writing or plotting new books, Oakes can be found swimming, traveling or totally immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She currently at work on another fantasy series and a stand-alone YA novel. Visit her on Twitter @ColleenBlooms.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chasing Truth by Julie Cross Blog Tour

Chasing Truth
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

At Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.

When former con artist Eleanor Ames’s homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions.

Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.

Guest Post: Julie Top 5 Bookish Boyfriends! 
(in no particular order)

1. Mik from YOU WERE HERE by Cori McCarthy: Mik doesn’t say much, in fact his story in this book is often told through beautiful illustrations. But I quickly became aware of how hot a silent hero can be.

2. Matt from THINGS I CAN’T FORGET by Miranda Kenneally: Matt is a breath of fresh air. He’s honest, loyal, strong but at the same time, vulnerable.

3. Lucas from EASY by TAMMARA WEBBER: Lucas has everything a great book boyfriend needs--act of heroism, mystery, and love that makes the object of his affection stronger and able to stand on her/his own even more than before they met.

4. Jace from MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick: Anyone with a family as big and chaotic as Jace’s who can still devote so much time and attention to his girlfriend is top notch in my book.

5. Roger from AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson: If I were forced into a cross-country roadtrip, Roger would just the right travel companion to make a boring activity fun and exciting.

 About the Author
Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press).

She’s also the author of the Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA.

She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

Outside of her reading and writing cred, Julie Cross is a committed–but not talented–long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Stalking Jack the Ripper Giveaway!

Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Publication Date: September 20, 2016

He’s the infamous killer no man has ever been able to find.
Now it’s a girl’s turn.
Groomed to be the perfect highborn Victorian young lady, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a decidedly different plan for herself. After the loss of her beloved mother, she is determined to understand the nature of death and its workings. Trading in her embroidery needle for an autopsy scalpel, Audrey secretly apprentices in forensics. She soon gets drawn into the investigation of serial killer Jack the Ripper, but to her horror, the search for clues brings her far closer to her sheltered world than she ever thought possible.

Did you know James Patterson has launched his own imprint!? 

I didn't either! So you can imagine how excited I was when I got an email about Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first title in the new imprint. To celebrate this new imprint I'm giving away a copy of Stalking Jack the Ripper!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ten Audiobooks You Should Listen To

I used to never listen to audiobooks. I thought they were so boring and I would much rather listen to music if I'm in the car. I'm the type of person that drives quickly. listens to fast music, and sings aloud at full volume. It also helps that I love driving. 

Last year though I started commuting. My 40 mile drive became 2 hours in traffic and I couldn't listen to music that long. I actually ran out of songs and ended up hating all my playlists. So I got in to audiobooks. These are the top 10 audiobooks I listened to on my dreadful commute which I (thankfully) no longer have to do anymore!

1 The Accident Season by Moira-Fowley Doyle (Colby Minifie)
Irish Narrator, yes please!

2 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, Elizabeth Evans, Tristan Morris)
SEVEN NARRATORS! Yeah. It's sort of confusing in the beginning but it gets good. And now I know how I've been mispronouncing words in my head throughout all of Leigh's Grisha series.

3 Outpost by Ann Aguire (Emily Bauer)
I didn't like the first book in the series too much but I LOVED this audiobook it was suspenseful and terrifying

4 Confessions of a Murder Suspect by Jame Patterson (Emma Galvin)
They switched narrators for the third book and I was really bummed I loved Emma as a narrator her voices are spot on.)

5 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Kate Rudd)
Pretty sure this audiobook won some awards. Pretty sure it was deserved.

6 Tempest by Julie Cross (Matthew Brown)
My cat loved this audiobook. I was moving cross country and he wouldn't stop meowing, the instant I turned this audiobook he stopped. And when I turned if off he would cry again. So we listened to this non-stop.

7 Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian ( Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby & Rebekkah Ross)
This isn't my usual type of book but I loved the three different narrators it made the voices sound distinct.

8 This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Opel (Luke Daniels)
The book was pretty decent. I don't know if I'll continue the series but I did really enjoy Luke Daniels narration!

9 Chime by Franny Billingsley (Susan Duerden)
Do you like Lainie Taylor and April Genevieve-Tucholke? You'll probably like this!

10 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Steve West, Fiona Hardingham)
So...this is like one of my favorite books of all time. The audiobook was just as good!