I've been patiently (not really) waiting for this very month to come about because the most amazing books are being released within days of each other. I already pre-ordered all of these beauties so I want to share with you the books I'll be reading at the end of the month.
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Expected publication: October 22nd, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
One choice will define you.
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
This is the heart-stopping (and most likely heart-breaking) final book in the Divergent series. Who ISN'T counting down the days until this books comes out? I'm expecting a lot of tears and a whole lot of action from this one. Fans of this series have been waiting for answers from the very beginning and I am certain Veronica Roth won't disappoint. Even though I'm devastated that this is the last chance for us to experience the lives of Tris and Four, I cannot wait to stay up all night reading the conclusion to an amazing series.
2. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Expected publication: October 10th, 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
The heartrending conclusion—from Willem’s POV—to the romantic duet of novels that began with Allyson’s story in Just One Day
After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem’s story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.
Shifting gears a little bit, JOY is a companion book to Just One Day. I picked up the first book a couple of months ago and I had no idea how much I was going to love it. Allyson, the main character, is so real and likable. I truly feel like anyone can relate to her, which is one of the reasons why I can include this book as one of the best ones I've read this year. The relationship between her and Willem and how little you know about him is not only intriguing but it also makes you feel every emotion known to man. Since this novel is told from Willem's point of view, it'll fill in all the blanks from Just One Day while it'll also tie everything up. I also have a feeling this one is a tearjerker, so plan accordingly.
3. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Expected publication: October 15th, 2013
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
This beauty is the second book in The Darkest Minds series. I read TDM at the beginning of the year and I'm still on the fence about it. Even though I enjoyed it (especially towards the end) it didn't grip me as much as I hoped. However, the concept is interesting and the characters are so amazing that I pre-ordered it and I will sit down to read it as soon as it arrives. Also, it doesn't hurt that all of the early press I've seen for this is overwhelmingly positive.
So, there you have it! All I have left to do is wait for the UPS man and stay away from all of the spoilers that are bound to pop up all over the internet! :)
Are you excited about any of these titles? Or any others I didn't include? Let me know!