Katiebird’s Favorite Fall Reads

Reading image

I hope everyone is well and enjoying a good book! I wanted to share some of my favorite reads from this fall, and share what I am looking forward to reading this winter.

HAVEN-by-Mary-Lindsey

Haven by Mary Lindsey

4 stars

 

My rating is 4 stars.

 

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

This is not a paranormal genre that I normally read, but I did really love this book!

*******

roar-by-cora-carmack

Roar (Stormheart, #1) by Cora Carmack

5 stars 3

 

My rating is 5 stars.

 

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

With all of the hurricanes we’ve experienced this summer, this book really hit home for me.

*******

The Goblins of Bellwater

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

4 stars

 

My rating is 4 stars.

 

Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.Then Kit starts dating Livy, and Skye draws Kit’s cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods. Skye and Grady are doomed to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever, unless Livy, the only one untainted by enchantment, can unravel the spell by walking a dangerous magical path of her own.

Very well written and a different take on fey fairies.

******

RhapsodicThe Strange Hymn

The Bargainer Series by Laura Thalassa

5 stars 3

 

My rating for both books is 5 stars.

 

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want … at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

You were everything I never knew I wanted. You were chaos. You were desperation. You were the most mysterious secret I’d ever come across. Everything about you drew me in—your innocence, your vulnerability, hell, even your tragic life. You were the most captivating creature I’d ever come across. – The Bargainer

Loved, loved, loved this series! The third book, Dark Harmony, comes out later this year.

******

the-girl-with-the-wind-up-heart1.jpg

The Girl with the Windup Heart (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross

5 stars 3

 

My rating is 5 stars.

London’s underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End’s most dazzling circus.

It’s kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Parasol Protectorate. With some elements of Clockwork Angel thrown in. I loved it! The last book in the series was my favorite.

****

Books coming out this winter that I am so excited to read!

Darker

Expected publish date November 28th.

 

Brave

Expected publish date December 11th

 

Roomies

Expected publish date December 5th

 

The Man in the Black Suit

Expected publish date this December

Happy reading! Please share with me what you’ve been reading and what you are looking forward to reading this winter.

Katiebird

 

 

 

 

 

About katiebird

I am a huge reader of young adult, new adult, and paranormal romances. I also have an acute fondness of Robert Thomas Pattinson. I love that I get to share with everyone my love of reading.

4 thoughts on “Katiebird’s Favorite Fall Reads

  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Always looking for new books to read

    Like

  2. Lisa Hyatt says:

    I have been holding my breath waiting for “Darker”. So excited. Right now, I am loving Aleatha Romig’s “Ripples”. Tony and Claire are definitely one of my favorite couples, and it is such a treat to get this peak beyond their HEA, even if this story has nothing happy about it. This author does dark and twisted like nobody else. This standalone is the story of their youngest daughter Natalie, as she falls into the sinister grip of a bad boy that gives Tony a run for his money. Tony recognizes evil when he sees it, since he is experienced at looking at it in the mirror. Happy Reading!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s