It is always a little sad to say goodbye to the summer—no more barbeques, beach blankets, or late week nights spent lounging on the patio. But while the summer will be missed, remember that fall comes with its own perks—the beautiful fall trees, pumpkin pie, and Halloween, just to name a few.
But perhaps the best thing about the fall are the books…oh, the books!
Fall is a time for action and thrills. The fall season is an exciting time—it’s time of new beginnings: heading back to school and meeting new people, for instance. So, it seems fitting to pick up a book filled with thrills, action, and intrigue:
Allegiant is the explosive conclusion to the Divergent trilogy, in which Veronica Roth reveals further secrets of the dystopian world that we have come to know through Divergent and Insurgent. I for one can’t wait for another thrilling installment in this captivating series.
In this futuristic story water is worth more than gold, and teenaged Lynn is tasked with defending her pond against every threat—including (and especially) humans. But Lynn begins to find mysterious footprints, she receives nighttime threats, and she hears gun shots. It soon becomes clear that people will stop at nothing to get her water.
Fall is a time for fantasy and escape. Fall means school, which means homework, I know. It can be a tough transition from those lazy summer months, so make it a bit easier by taking some time to escape with a good book!:
Anthem Fleet, heir to the Fleet fortune, is closely guarded by her parents, until one night she attends a dangerous party and meets a handsome boy, Gavin. In an unexpected turn of events, Anthem falls to her death, only to awake in an underground lab with a bionic heart ticking in her chest. The heart has not only saved her life, but has given her a new strength. Set in fictional Bedlam, The Brokenhearted puts a unique spin on the classic superhero story.
Isadora is the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. But Isadora is tired of living with her crazy relatives and when she gets the chance to relocate to California with her brother, she is out the door. With Isadora’s new life come new complications, and she soon learns that it is not so easy to leave the past behind.
In Lesley Livingston’s thrilling sequel to Starling, Mason Starling awakes alone and stranded in Asgard, the realm of Norse legend. She believes that only hope of getting home is to find the Spear of Odin, a relic left behind by vanished gods. But what Mason doesn’t know is that if she finds the Spear she risks destroying her world. Get ready for some pulse-pounding thrills this fall!
Fall is a time for chills. Yes, I know, in the fall, the weather gets colder, but those aren’t the chills that I am talking about. I’m talking Halloween. Halloween means candy, costumes, and, best of all, scary stories….
Sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford is excited about the summer program at New Hampshire College Prep. But things take a strange turn when Dan learns that his dorm for the summer was once an asylum for the criminally insane. Including found photos of real abandoned asylums and a fast-paced plot, Asylum is wonderfully creepy.
Fall is a time for getting cozy. One of my absolute favourite fall activities is to settle in with a hot cup of tea, a blanket, and a book that warms the heart:
In Kate Cotugno’s spectacular debut How to Love, Reena Montero and Sawyer LeGrande are in love. But one day Sawyer disappears without a trace, leaving a pregnant and devastated Reena behind. Three years pass and Sawyer suddenly turns up again. Can Reena possibly forgive him? Can they reignite their love for each other?
When Ezra Faulkner is in a terrible car accident that shatters his leg, he feels as if he has lost everything: his athletic career and his social life. But Ezra soon learns that sometimes new beginnings can stem from tragic endings when he meets the enchanting Cassidy Thorpe. At once heart-warming and heart-wrenching, The Beginning of Everything is the perfect fall read.
In her stunning debut novel, Sara Farizan explores issues of homosexuality in Iranian culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar is in love with her best friend, Nasrin, but if the two go public with their love for each other, they risk imprisonment and even execution. Then Sahar makes a potentially life-altering discovery: sex reassignment is not only legal but accessible in Iran. Should Sahar sacrifice her true self to be with the one she loves?
Fall is a time to crank up the tunes. In fall the days are getting shorter and the weather cooler, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. So blast some music and read one of these music-themed books:
One Direction: Where We Are (On sale August 27)
Calling all One Direction fans out there—are you ready for the boy band’s next official memoir? Where We Are is full of exclusive photos and brand new insights into the world of One Direction and is an essential book for any One Direction fan.
Cody Simpson: Welcome to Paradise: My Journey by Cody Simpson (On sale October 22)
It’s finally here: the first official book from the singing sensation Cody Simpson. The book includes exclusive photos, behind-the-scenes interviews and an intimate look into the life of Cody Simpson.
Which of these books are you most looking forward to this fall? Share your thoughts @HCCFrenzy!