Friday, October 3, 2014

Books in My Reading Future- October

Here's what books I see in my reading future for October:

Greg Dunsmore, a.k.a. Dun the Ton, is focused on one thing: making a documentary that will guarantee his admission into the film school of his choice. Every day, Greg films his intense weight-loss focused workouts as well as the nonstop bullying that comes from his classmates. But when he captures footage of violent, extreme hazing by his high school’s championship-winning lacrosse team in the presence of his principal, Greg’s field of view is in for a readjustment. 

Greg knows there is a story to be told, but it is not clear exactly what. And his attempts to find out the truth only create more obstacles, not to mention physical harm upon himself. Yet if Greg wants to make his exposé his ticket out of town rather than a veritable death sentence, he will have to learn to play the game and find a team to help him. 

Combine the underbelly of Friday Night Lights with the unflinching honesty of Walter Dean Myers, and you will find yourself with Eric Devine’s novel of debatable truths, consequences, and realities.

  • I just read Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican and it made me want to read more books about hazing and bullying.
  • It's a BEA book and I've wanted to read a book by Eric Devine for a while now (ever since I featured his other book Dare Me on my blog).
  • Goodreads
  • Pub. Date- 10/28/2014

Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were. 

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house. 

 But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.

  • The cover looks creepy... and I like creepy in October!!
  • I like the idea of being trapped in an isolated town with a bunch of nutballs.  Scary!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 11/8/2014

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. 

 This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. 

 Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

  • I wasn't in love with the first book (I thought the pictures felt forced), but I am really curious to find out what happen since the last book ended so suddenly.
  • I would be lying if I didn't say I wanted to see what the new pictures look like.
  • Perfect Halloween read!!!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub. Date- 1/14/2014

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process. 

 Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers. 

When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

  • I love mean girls and Pretty Little Liars so it seems like a no brainer.
  • I read Ten by this author and though I didn't like it that much, I thought it had potential, so I thought I'd give her another shot.
  • Another BEA book that I need to get to!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub. Date- 9/16/2014

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways 

 Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. 

 But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. 

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results. 

 Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

  • I've never read anything by Lauren Oliver yet and this one sounds pretty cool.  Plus I rarely read Adult books and I'd like to try to fix that.
  • It seems like it fit October with the ghosts and all that.
  • Yet another BEA book.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub. Date- 9/23/2014

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do. 

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian. 

 But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now.

  • I love the cover and the sounds of this book.  It caught my eye at BEA, and even though I didn't have time to get it while I was there, I knew I would still be reading it :)
  • Senator's daughter social world??  Hell yes, I want to read about that!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 10/14/2014

  • Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King- I love A.S. King.  I will be a good fan and blogger and read this book this month!
  • Endless (Shadowlands #3) by Kate Brian- I want to finish the series (and I need to return this library book!!!)
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake- I was SUPPOSED to read this for book club this month... but that meeting came and went.  I'd still like to read it before Halloween because it seems like a no-brainer Halloween book.

So that's what's in my reading future.  Have you read any of these??  Any on your soon-to-be-read (STBR??) list??  What do you see yourself reading this month?

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