Down The TBR Hole #18

Top Ten Tuesday(92)

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Top Five Most Anticipated Reads: September

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5.) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

The Scorpion Rules

Publish Date: September 22nd, 2015

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

I am pretty excited to read this book, it sounds SUPER interesting. Basically to prevent war on Earth the daughters and sons of the world’s generals, kings, presidents are kept as hostages. So if a nation declares war then their child is killed. Now doesn’t that sound like a promising book? The more I think about it the more excited I get! I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

4.) Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1)

Publish Date: September 22nd, 2015

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy – #1

First off isn’t that a GORGEOUS cover? This book is about a girl who can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. It’s set during the Gold Rush so you know it’s got to be good.

3.)  The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Publish Date: September 15th, 2015

Publisher: Tor

Again. Isn’t that cover awesome? This is an epic fantasy (not YA) about a girl who hides within the ranks of an empire who conquered her land, her goal is to climb high enough to be able to free her people. As a test to her loyalty this empire sends Baru to Aurdwynn where she must bring order, this land isn’t easily tamed though and Baru must play the games of power in order to survive. Also she has an attraction to a Duchess Tain Hu, so perhaps a lesbian romance? Exciting. I LOVE fantasy novels and this one sounds SO promising!

2.) Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Vengeance Road

Publish Date: September 1st, 2015

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Sheesh, what is it about all these amazing covers? I absolutely adore this one though. This is a western YA book and I’m excited just by that fact, seems to me we don’t have enough western YA’s. “Vengeance Road” is about a girl, Kate Thompson, whose father is killed by a gang known as the Rose Riders, and then she basically goes on a revenge kick. Awesome? Yes. Kill Bill-esque? Maybe so, and I LOVED those movies. So I will definitely be picking this book when it’s released.  (Tomorrow)

1.) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Publish Date: September 29th, 2015

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Series: Six of Crows – #1

So for those of you who follow this blog then you already know how excited I am for “Six of Crows”. For those of you who don’t (even though you totally should) then I shall tell you. Six of Crows is about one grand heist and an ensemble cast of six outcast characters trying to pull it off. It’s been compared to being “Ocean’s Eleven meets Game of Thrones” if that doesn’t hook you then I don’t know what will.

The Sassy

Top 5 Books That Made Me Cry

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(…….yeah these made me cry….nothing wrong with it…..)

thehobbitThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

That’s right, I read this book with a continuous stream of tears gently rolling down my cheeks, which then turned into hysterical sobbing. Ok, maybe not the entire time but definitely that last bit. Battle of the Five Armies, anyone? Yep everyone you love dies. So tell me….have you read “The Hobbit”? Did you cry? If not please, PLEASE tell me how you managed.

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

This book really, REALLY tugs at the heartstrings. I was attempting to do my hair while reading this and then I just wound up sitting and sobbing over the book instead of finishing my hair. Yeah. That happened. A lot of shit goes down during zombie apocalypses ( I assume…) and this book depicts that very well. Children getting left behind, losing your loved ones, seeing your loved ones as zombies, you name it. Doesn’t all that sound depressing? Because it is.

snowlikeashesSnow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

While this book isn’t technically supposed to make you cry, it does have it’s moments. This story revolves around the people of the kingdom of Winter trying to reclaim their homeland, there’s only a small group of refugees that aren’t enslaved. Therefore the enslaved Winterians are the part that really got to me. I won’t really say anymore about it in case of spoilers, just know that there’s one or two parts that might get to you…..like they got to me. Oooooh ominous.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I believe I don’t even need to explain this one. If you read Harry Potter then you cried. Period. End of Story. Moving on. Next book!

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Also this is another book that I feel doesn’t need a whole lot of explaining. If you read the Hunger Games series then you cried. But also the fact that this book DID make me cry really says something about how attached I got to the characters, it takes a lot to make me tear up but at the same time….it doesn’t. I’m weird like that.

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Have any of these books made you cry?

Any others that have made you cry?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy