FALL 2017 READS

Happy First Day of Fall!
I woke up this morning with thoughts of pumpkins, lattes, flannels and foliage dancing in my head. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year and everything that comes with it. I crammed in an abundance summer-fun in the past few months… I’m thrilled to be able to dedicate more time to reading now that the leaves and temperature are beginning to drop.
Here are  13 spooky and thrilling novels to read this season!

Emma in the Night emma in the night

Author:
Wendy Walker

Publishing Date:
August 8, 2017

About: A story about family dysfunction and the disappearance of two sisters. When one girl returns, the story begins to unwind. Where is the other girl? What happened on the mysterious island that they were kept? This crime novel is impossible to put down!

Origin origin

Author:
Dan Brown

Publishing Date:
October 3, 2017

About: Do I really need to say it? Dan Brown is the author of the best-selling novel turned movie, The Da Vinci Code. His reoccurring protagonist Robert Langdon is back in this new and thrilling mystery! A scientific breakthrough is revealed which will change the way people think about human existence. The controversy is overwhelming and as chaos is breaking out, Langdon escapes through dark corridors and secret passages. He uses his knowledge of religion and cryptic codes to further understand the scientific breakthrough and what it means for mankind.

FUN FACT: I live right down the road from Dan Brown! His home is said to have lots of secret passageways, how fitting!

Artemis artemis

Author:
Andy Weir

Publishing Date:
November 14, 2017

About: From this best-selling author of The Martian, Weir’s new sci-fi novel takes place on the moon. Yup, you read it right; Artemis is the first city on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal who lives in Artemis. She risks her life to commit a crime with, if successful, a rather lucrative reward.

Dark Matterdark matter

Author:
Blake Crouch

Publishing Date:
July 26, 2016

About: Although this book was published last year, I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. What better time than the Fall to pick up this sci-fi thriller about Jason Dessen’s abduction? It’s received outstanding reviews on Goodreads. If you haven’t read this mystery, the time is now!

All the Missing Girlsall the missing girls

Author:
Megan Miranda

Publishing Date:
June 28, 2016

About: I have read this one and can vouch for it! It’s a psychological suspense novel about the disappearance of two girls TOLD IN REVERSE! The uniqueness alone of this novel makes it worth reading.

Dare Mighty Thingsdare mighty things

Author:
Heather Kaczynski

Publishing Date:
October 10, 2017

About:  Cassandra Gupta is a gifted young women competing with the best of the best to win a competition- that will allow her to adventure to the depths of outer space. But do the authorities have a hidden motive in sending them to space? This new sci-fi YA novel is a must read this fall!

The Cellarthe cellar

Author:
Natasha Preston

Publishing Date:
March 1, 2014

About: Although this book was published a few years ago, my friend just recommended it to me! She said it was one of those books that sticks with you for a while. The Cellar is about the abduction of a 16-year old girl. She spends months in the cellar of her abductor slowly losing hope.

This Darkness Minethis darkness mine

Author:
Mindy McGinnis

Publishing Date:
October 10, 2017

About: Sasha Stone has it all: first-chair clarinet, straight A’s and a gorgeous boyfriend. She starts to notice weird, unexplainable things happening to her body. The explanation? She absorbed her twin sister in the womb. I will definitely be getting my hands on this gripping psychological thriller the moment it hits the shelves.

The Memory Treesthe memory trees

Author:
Kali Wallace

Publishing Date:
October 10, 2017

About: Look at that cover! What a beauty! This new fantasy novel intertwines tragedy, rivalry, family and magic. A young girl, Sorrow, grew up on an apple orchard in Vermont hearing valiant stories of the women who came before her. When her sister dies and her family crumbles, she’s sent to live with her dad in Miami. Now that she’s older, she struggles to remember her childhood in Vermont. She returns to the orchard to find out what truly happened to her sister, but ends up learning so much more.

The Afterlife of Holly Chasethe afterlife of holly chase

Author:
Cynthia Hand

Publishing Date:
October 24, 2017

About:  Five years ago, Holly Chase died and has remained a 17-year old ghost ever since. She has miserably watched her love ones live their lives and she’s sick of moping around, this year will be different. This ghost story is a perfectly spooky read for this fall, and will even get you in the mood for Christmas!

The Unquiet Grave the unquiet grave

Author:
Sharyn McCrumb

Publishing Date:
September 12, 2017

About: A TRUE STORY about a nineteenth century murder trial in West Virginia. Need I say more?!

Sleeping Beautiessleeping beauties

Authors:
Stephen King and Owen King

Publishing Date:
September 26, 2017

About: This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one by The King of Horror himself. Sleeping Beauties, written with his son Owen, contemplates the idea of a womenless world. What would happen if all of the women never woke up?

The Rules of Magicthe rules of magic.jpg

Author:
Alice Hoffman

Publishing Date:
October 10, 2017

About: Last but certainly not least, The Rules of Magic is my personal most anticipated novel. The Owens girls are raised in a peculiarly strict household: no cast, no candles, no moonlight walks, no red shoes and no falling in love. It’s strange, but all starts to make sense when they visit their Aunt in Salem, Massachusetts. Yup, where the Salem Witch Trials took place.

 

HAPPY READING,

BlondeVsBooks

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Diana

    So many interesting book. I liked the format for All the Missing Girls. It was definitely original though I struggled a bit. Dark Matter and Emma in the Night are two books that I can’t wait to read.

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  2. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer

    That fun fact is so, so.. could it really be that Dan Brown is so obsessed with riddles and mysteries that he wants them in real life as well. Amazing. I read The Missing Girls as well, a very original novel and I didn’t see how this was going to end at all.. I still hope to read her next book too. Definitely interested in Emma in the Night too, looks like a perfect novel for me as well :-). Great list!

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