Top Ten Tuesday 10/25/2016

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Woo hoo, first official book related post since I have been back! I love Top Ten Tuesdays and it could be because I love to make lists but I love also being able to quickly share some of my top ten favorite books pertaining to a certain topic. This Tuesday’s topic is:

Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.

So my top ten list is going to be…Top Ten Young Adult Thrillers

*Seriously if you’re looking for some last minute creepy thrillers to get you in the mood for Halloween,  I would recommend any of these.*

1.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

2.) The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

3.) Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4.) The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

5.) The Ruining by Anna Collomore

6.) Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

7.) The Cellar by Natasha Preston

8.) The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

9.) The Rules by Nancy Holder

10.) One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

If you’re looking for more scary/thrillers leave me a comment and I can suggest some more as I had about 20 and had to cut the list in half.

Waiting On Wednesday: 02/17/2016

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I haven’t done a Waiting on Wednesday post in I don’t know how long, so I thought why not do one this week? There are so many books coming out in 2016 that I am highly anticipating but this one may take the top spot. I read this author’s other young adult book that came out last year (2015) and absolutely loved it. I was beyond thrilled to see she had another young adult mystery book coming out as well but was disappointed that I will be waiting until August to read it. Here is my first Waiting on Wednesday book of 2016:

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The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

Expected Publication: August 2, 2016

Lana used to know what was real.

That was before when her life was small and quiet.
Her golden step-brother, Ben, was alive, she could only dream about bonfiring with the populars, their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.

Then came after.

After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder. 

Alexandra Sirowy’s other young adult mystery, The Creeping, came out in August 2015. It was original and kept me turning page after page to find out the shocking ending. If you haven’t read The Creeping yet and you’re into young adult mysteries and thrillers, I’d definitely recommend you read The Creeping and adding The Telling to your TBR list.

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy Blog Tour!

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Title & Author: The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

Publisher/Year: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/August 18, 2015

Genres: YA Thriller, YA Mystery, YA Horror

Other Books by Alexandra Sirowy: Debut novel!

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Romance, friendship, and dark, bone-chilling fear fill the pages of a summertime thriller in the spirit of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar ChildrenTwelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.
 
Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy—but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She’s got a great best friend, a hookup with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her. Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work. And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.
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About the Author
Alexandra lives in a small town in Northern California. Although it’s fringed by forests and foothills like the town of Savage in THE CREEPING, it doesn’t have as many secrets (she thinks) or as dark of a history (fingers crossed). In addition to writing fiction, she loves traveling (Istanbul is her favorite), trees, lighthouses, seven layer cakes (who doesn’t?), running at dusk, music (the kind that makes your chest swell), and risky adventures. THE CREEPING is her debut novel. To learn more, visit her at alexandrasirowy.com and follow @AlexandraSirowy.
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My Thoughts on This Book
I just received my ARC in the mail of The Creeping yesterday and immediately began reading. The Creeping has been on my radar for months ever since I first saw on it on Goodreads. I love young adult thrillers/mysteries/horror novels and this seemed to fall into all of those categories. I immediately began reading this book when it came in yesterday. So far I’m sucked in and love it. It’s everything I had been expecting and more. I will post a full review on the book when I finish reading it which will hopefully be tomorrow or on Tuesday so be on the lookout for that.
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Top Ten Tuesday 06/09/2015

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Wow I have not done a Top Ten Tuesday post in I don’t know how long but I feel like it easily has to be two months which is all sorts of insane. I’m finally back on a roll with a ton of reviews being posted this and next week so it’s about time I get back to posting every Tuesday as well. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Top Ten Tuesdays, it is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different topic and this week’s topic is, Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015. I do believe I participated in the Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for 2015 at the end of last year or beginning of this year. I’m almost positive 9 out of 10 books have changed since then so it was fun to pick out 10 books that are still set to release this year.

 Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

(In order of release date)

1.) July 7 – Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

2.) July 7 – Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

3.) August 4 – Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

4.) August 6 – The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

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5.) August 18 – The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

6.) September 1 – Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

7.) Septmber 15 – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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8.) September 22 – Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

9.) October 27 – Persuasion by Martina Boone

10.) November 10 – Consent by Nancy Ohlin

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I am hoping to be able to read and review advanced copies of most, if not all, of these books on my list. I currently have review copies for numbers 1, 2 and 9, and will be reviewing book number 8 through a tour. I will be posting those reviews as they get closer to their release dates so be on the lookout for them beginning in July!

Top Ten Tuesday 12/02/2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they come up with a new topic for bloggers to post about and this week’s topic is, Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015. I have  an entire list on Goodreads dedicated to young adult books coming out in 2015. I don’t think this list necessarily has to 2015 debuts, but since I have a lot that I am looking forward to, I am going to pick my top ten from that list.

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

*in no particular order*

1.) The Devil You Know by Trish Doller                2.) All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

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3.) The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie            4.) The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

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5.) Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca                         6.) I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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7.) Scripted by Maya Rock                                                8.) Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

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9.) First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano                         10.) Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott

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11.) The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West                                    12.) We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

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13.) The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy                                       14.) The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

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15.) What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi                        16.) The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

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Well I definitely surpassed ten books. There were just too many that I had to include on this list because I couldn’t narrow it down any further. I feel like I also only have a few genres on this list, YA romance, YA contemporary and YA thriller/mystery. I seriously cannot wait for all of these to come out and will probably preorder a few with gift cards I get for Christmas.