Friday, February 26, 2016

Top Picks For Summer 2016

So I just might have a bit of spring...er...summer fever going on, especially after being sick last week and stuck inside for most of the week. It sucked being sick just when it finally started to warm up and actually look like winter was a thing of the past. 

I'm so excited that the clear weather and sunshine is so far, holding and we are all well again and able to enjoy it. 

The spring bulbs are even making an appearance. So it's no wonder that the new releases for summer are on my mind. Okay, confession, new releases are always on my mind but I thought it would be fun to talk about them anyways and hopefully get to see what you guys are excited about reading soon as well. 

So without further ado, I give you my top picks for Summer 2016:



I'm so excited about this one even though I still have book two to read because I know for loyal fans the wait has been long and book one was so good that I will be buying this, even without having read book two yet.

 The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin



And I Darken by Kiersten White

I've never read this author but I'm eager to try her and this looks like a great place to start, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be.




The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Charley and Reyes, need I say more?



My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

This just looks so much fun and it has two authors that I really have enjoyed in the past. The other, I don't know their work yet but I am looking forward to getting a taste of it here and it screams historical and I'm such a sucker for history. 




The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I loved the first book in the series, actually I have really enjoyed all her books so I'm excited to see where this one will go after all the craziness of the first book.



Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

Not only do I love this author but I adore this series as well and I can't wait for the latest release to be out. I know it has only been a year since the third but sometimes waiting takes forever and it feels way longer than that.



The Sight by Chloe Neill

Again, I love this author and the first book promised to be the start of a fun series so I really have high expectations for this sequel. I really hope it pans out and wows me! 




The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

Okay this is a completely new author but I'm a cover whore and the cover is calling to me, I can't help myself. I would act ashamed of my behavior, but, I'm not. :P


So there you have it. The reads I'm most excited about that will be on my pre-order list this summer. 

So what about you, like any of these? If so which ones and if not, what are you excited for?

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  1. Looks like it's gonna be an exciting summer for YA. I'm definitely checking out Kiersten White's book. I read one book by her and loved it. So I'm amped for more!

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    1. It will be fun for YA I think. Glad to know you like White, I'm hoping I do as well.

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  2. I've got Tenth Grave and Betrayals on my list. I still need to finish Deceptions. I started off listening to it and I just couldn't get into the narrators so I had to stop. I need to go to the library and pick up the book to read. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the others.

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    1. Thanks Melanie, I just picked up Deceptions yesterday and hope to get to it soon. I've seen some mixed reviews for it so I'm hoping it will be as good as the first two.

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  3. I've been waiting on City of Mirrors forever and a day! Of course, I can't wait to read The Curse of Tenth Grave!!

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    1. They are both high on my list as well. ;)

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  4. Already pre-ordered And I Darken. Pretty confident Kiersten won't disappoint. My Lady Jane is on my list and will pre-order probably around April or so. I buy so many books. Love The Long Game and Telling covers. Will definitely check those out.

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    1. All of them really do have great covers. ;)

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  5. AND I DARKEN!!!! Yesssss! So very excited for that one too Ali. And The Sight as well. I love Chloe Neill:) Fantastic picks!!

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  6. Great picks!! I've been hearing lots of praises for My Lady Jane! I really need to read The Fixer. Everyone I know who's read it have told me how much they love it :D

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    1. She is a fun author and it was a fun book, her Naturals series is really fun too.

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  7. Yes!! The Ciry of Mirrors! Finally it's coming out. :)

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    1. I know, so many people are excited for it!

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  8. I have My Lady Jane and look forward to reading it. And I love Kiersten White!

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    1. I really hope both will be fabulous, I have high hopes for them both. ;)

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  9. The Telling cover is absolutely gorgeous. Havent heard of these yet. But i will be definitely checking them out more.
    Tori @InToriLex

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  10. So many goodies! You totally reminded me that I need to catch up on my Kelley Armstrong books. I so adore her writing and need to get back into it. Oh and you have several I want myself. A couple you have me totally checking out. Yep, love your choices here.

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    1. Yay! I really need to read her Women of the Otherworld series, I'm sure it is fabulous!

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  11. Oh lots of great books!! My Lady Jane caught my eye. Gets me excited for summer!

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    1. I'm so excited for them all too. I love new releases!

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  12. Ooh, there were quite a few books you listed that I hadn't heard of. Time to do some research!

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  13. Ah, you make me long for summer, Ali! :) I'm excited, this list of yours looks fabulous. I read Kiersten White before (Mind Games and some Paranormalcy) and I quite enjoyed the latter, so I think it's a great idea to give her a try. You're so lucky to enjoy sunshine! Here it's gray and rainy, and not at all warm. But I also noticed the spring bulbs, mostly tulips and daffodils, poking their heads from the ground, so maybe better days are coming down the pike :) Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Oh I have read Mind Games! LOL So funny, I totally forgot about that duology so I have read her. :P

      I do love spring when everything comes back to life again and we see colors!!

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  14. Oh my goodness yes. 4 of these are on my must have list..can you guess which? LOL

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    1. I so can! The City of Mirrors. Ten Grave, Betrayals and The Sight. ; )

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  15. The Telling looks good to me just by the cover as well-wonder what it's about? lol Bulbs are already coming up? We had flowers starting to bloom on Christmas week but nothing now that I know of. I do love Spring! Enjoy the weather and the books!

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    1. Thanks so much Lorna and I hope you have some reads you are anticipating as well this summer!

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  16. So much yes to most of these! Btw, I'm going to read Marked in Flesh, and then start The Twelve whenever you want.

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    1. Woo hoo! So ready when you are and you are going to love Marked, even with all the crazy POVs. ;)

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  17. Happy you are feeling better. I have not read any of these so I have some work to do.

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    1. Me either but they all look great and thanks!

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  18. oh yes I think many of us are feeling the summer fever or at least spring fever. I just want it warm and having the sun out all the time. Great list of books you have.

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  19. I do want to read My Lady Jane. I've heard it's good, so that's a plus.

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    1. That is good to know, I really hope we both end up liking it. ;)

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  20. And I Darken interests me. I love KWhite, her books are always easy reads for me even if some of them are so-so.

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    1. Glad you feel that way about her writing. I really hope we both end up liking this one.

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  21. Gah! I know, I know. I can't wait to read the 10th Charley Davidson book! I'm so happy Ms. Jones is not making us wait too long. :)

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  22. Looking forward to And I Darken as well :D I'm spotting These Vicious Masks under the Upcoming Releases title!.... AAAH good book!!

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    1. If you really liked this then I will look into that one as well. ;)

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  23. So glad to hear you're all doing much better Ali :) and thanks for sharing this list of great books! I'm really curious about And I Darken, I'm assuming it's fantasy? Look forward to reading your thoughts!

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    1. Yep I'm pretty sure it will be, at least that is how it is labeled and thanks so much!

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  24. Great picks, Ali. I'm sorry you were sick. My son has walking pneumonia and it's terrible. I hope you didn't have anything like that.

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    1. We didn't thankfully Tyler but I'm so sorry your son does. I truly hope he gets better soon, poor guy!

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  25. Oo Oo Lets have Spring/Summer fever. I'm all for that. So many great books releasing. Neill and Armstrong are both authors I enjoy. I need to read their last couple though. Man I feel like I say that so often! But dang there are just so many pretty books needing to be read. lol

    Boo on being sick! Hope yall are all feeling better soon!

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    1. I agree, there are way too many wonderful books that need our attention. ;)

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