The Fall Book Tag

The Fall Book Tag

I was recently tagged by Sophie at Blame Chocolate to do the Fall Book Tag. I normally completely forget to do tags (so nothing personal if you’ve tagged me for something and I never got around to it), but fall is my favorite season, so I wanted to make sure I did this one

The Rules

  • Link back to Bionic Bookworm, the creator of the tag.
  • Feel free to use the graphics.
  • Have fun!

Crisp Air
Odd and True by Cat Winters

Odd and True by Cat Winters

I read a lot of YA fantasy, but Odd and True is refreshing with its blend of fantasy, historical fiction, myth, and real issues.  The voice also a refreshing one for a genre where a lot of the prose starts sounding the same, and I enjoyed the relationship between the two sisters.


Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

I’m pretty sure Brandon Sanderson is the master of strong endings, whether its ending a standalone satisfyingly or creating cliffhanger between books in a series.  His YA Reckoners series is no exception.   The ending to book 1, Steelheart, is gripping, and Sanderson keeps the momentum with his ending to book 2, Firefight.  No one makes me want to finish a series like Sanderson.


Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder

Witch Wars

Pounder’s Witch Wars series is non-stop action, but all of its complete fun–even when the villains are being completely evil.   In book 1, our protagonist suddenly finds herself competing in a reality show to be the next ruler of a magic world accessed by drain pipes.  She is not prepared at all, and shenanigans ensue.


Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery has always been one of my favorite authors, and part of that is because, even though she can deliver biting social commentary on par with Jane Austen when she wants to, her books always seem so fundamentally optimistic. Anne Shirley has a huge heart and a huge imagination and can always see the good in the world. This book, and the rest of the series, always puts a smile on my face.


Sisters Fate by Jessica Spotswood

Sisters Fate by Jessica Spotswood
I was disappointed when Penguin switched the cover style for Jessica Spotswood’s Cahill Witch Chronicles after the first book (Born Wicked), but only because I liked the initial cover and I liked my series to match.  The redesign, however, is still gorgeous, and the final book in the trilogy has a beautiful orange sunset in the background.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer

The third book in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives is coming out this November.  I loved the first two books in the series, Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, so this is going to be  an auto-buy for me.

I Tag

Anyone who wants to do the tag.
Briana

19 thoughts on “The Fall Book Tag

  1. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    Ah great answers! I’m super intrigued by Odd & True and Brandon Sanderson, whom I’ve heard so much about but never got a chance to read. Glad to see the hype is true!
    Awesome tag ❤ I too love anything Fall inspired so of course I had to do this one even though I have a backlog of other tags ^_^

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    • Briana says:

      Brandon Sanderson has become one of my favorite authors. I think fantasy has a stereotype of using difficult language, but Sanderon’s prose is always straightforward, which I think is really great for people who like fantasy but don’t want to read about characters walking around screaming things like “It doth make my heart break!” or whatever.

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  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    This is a super fun tag! Fall is also my favorite season– I’m with you on that. I LOVE The Reckoners series! One of my reading rules is that I don’t read series books (intentionally) until the entire series is published. So, I haven’t read Stormlight yet. I cannot wait for it to wrap up so I can start digging in. 😀

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    • Briana says:

      I semi-regret starting the Stormlight Archives because it’s supposed to be 10 books long and he’s only on book three. I am going to be so lost by the end if I don’t reread!

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      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        Woah! 10 books?! Yikes. Yeah, I got burned like this with Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. I had to re-read all 11 books prior to when Sanderson picked them up. It was wonderful to revisit those characters, but It took me almost two years to do it… O_o

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  3. Camilla @ Reader in the Attic says:

    I love Odd & True. The mix you cited was the best art for me. And I loved the two sisters a lot. They’re an amazing duo. I really hope that the author might take into consideration the idea of writing more about them or some kind of legacy series about them.

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    • Briana says:

      Yes! I’ve been reading several books lately that are supposed to be “sister books,” but this was the one that really had a believable sister relationship I got invested in.

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