10 YA Books to Read this Fall

Fall Young Adult Reading List - Rae Gun Ramblings

There are SO many books coming out (or just barely out) this Fall. So without too much fanfare here’s my top ten books to read this Fall. Linking up with The Broke and the Bookish. Unfortunately for those who aren’t familiar but really great for me a lot of these are sequels and later books in series but I am hanging on the edge of my seat waiting for them.


  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth – I am Divergent obsessed and I can’t wait to see how this book ends (Oct. 22, 2013)
  • The Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas – I adored The Throne of Glass, adored I tell you! I can’t wait to get more of these awesome characters and unique story. It’s already out but I’m in the throws of Halloween orders so I’m waiting my turn with the library holds even though I will most likely buy it.
  • Fire with Fire – The first book Burn for Burn was so interesting very Pretty Little Liars (TV I haven’t read the books) feeling but on a beach and with hints that there’s some supernatural powers. I cannot wait to see what comes next in this story.
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stievater – I fell in love with the Raven Boys as you can see in my Raven Boy post where I even made danishes in honor of Blue. I just loved the humor and the characters and the magical ghostly fun. So excited for more. Plus Maggie is coming through SLC the end of the month wahoo. (Sept. 17, 2013)
  • Sentinel by Jennifer Armentrout – Book 5 in the Covenant series. I felt like not much happened in book 4 so I am super eager for this one. I’m really hoping we get more story in this puppy. (Nov. 2, 2013)

First Books and Standalones

Black Out by Robinson Wells great Young Adult book with fun powers and a dystopian setting - Rae Gun RamblingsGot to see Robison Wells at Salt Lake Comic Con! How fun to see the author of the book you’re reading without out knowing he’d be in the same place before you started the book. I think it’s fun at least ;)

  • Blackout by Robison Wells – I’m reading the ARC right now it’s so good, I wish I didn’t have so much blasted work to do! (Oct. 1, 2013)
  • Twinmaker by Sean Williams – This one sounds good all kinds of identity and technology issues in this one. (Nov. 5, 2013)
  • How to Love by Katie Cortugno – Girl pines after boy, girl goes unnoticed until she doesn’t, but then he’s gone and she’s pregnant and then he’s back. I’ll need this contemporary to even out all my magic and dystopian (Oct. 1, 2013)
  • Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill – The story of Mary Shelly sounds like a perfect book to get into the Halloween mood. ( Oct. 1, 2013)

Honorable Mentions

  • The Bitter Kingdom – I’ve already read it but it just came out and it’s great great great! Perfect ending to the trilogy.

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  1. I am so excited for The Dream Thieves to come out tomorrow! I have been relistening to The Raven Boys this past week in anticipation. The audiobook is very well done, which is great because I can download book 2 from home in the morning!

    • yes the audiobook is so good. oh man now you’ve got me thinking about buying the audiobook first thing and I’ve got a strict only borrow audiobooks policy, but…

  2. LOVED The Bitter Kingdom! And I’m excited to read Black Out, too!

  3. yeees to Crown of Midnight!! I’m so excited to read The Dream Thieves. :)

  4. Glad to hear Bitter Kingdom was fab! I just started Crown of Embers this week and hope to have BK done by YALLfest. You going to that?

  5. Crown of Midnight was great. It was on of those second books in a series that I liked even more than the first one!

    I’m going to add How to Love and Hideous love to my to-read list!

  6. Yes to everything on your list! Awesome picks!

  7. Woah, Twinmaker sounds really neat!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT list earlier! :)

  8. OMG, you met Robison Wells *_* I can’t wait to read Blackout. I loved his Variant series.

  9. I was kind of ehhh about NOT A DROP TO DRINK, but HOW TO LOVE was really, really good–I hope you like it! I’ve got HIDEOUS LOVE waiting on my Kindle (it sounds like it could be really interesting), and I still need to read THE RAVEN BOYS. And yes, ALLEGIANT–so excited for that one! I hope it’s as good as the others! Great list!

  10. In reading The Dream Thieves now! Honestly though Ive had some trouble getting into it. It drags a bit in the beginning I think. I still like it Im just having a hard time staying with it. Have fun reading all these books!

  11. I am glad Blackout is good so far! That’s one that I was THISCLOSE to putting on my list!

    Good luck with your fall TBR :-)

  12. I just finished NOT A DROP TO DRINK. It’s very grim, but it’s got a lot of heart, too. I loved it.

    Happy TTT!

  13. Can’t wait for my copy of Not A Drop to Drink to arrive at my house. Have heard all great things about it.

  14. Hideous Love will be added to my TBR, I like the sound of that. Crown of Midnight & The Dream Thieves are really good, read those first.

    My Top 10 Fall TBR

  15. How to Love is our list too!

  16. Oooo! Not a Drop to Drink! I really want to read that one. And Twinmaker. :) Great list! Thanks for visiting mine. :)

  17. Perfect. I’ve been needing some new books to read. Do you get all your books from the library or do you buy them? I hope our library has some of these awesome choices!

  18. Stop giving me more books to read. I don’t have time to blog! ;)

  19. I’m super excited for The Dream Thieves as well :). I re-read The Raven Boys last month with a friend of mine and created a playlist for it too! I can’t wait to find out more about Ronan and his family. And Yay for getting to meet Maggie Stiefvater! I wish she was coming to Toronto again this year, I would have loved to see her since I missed her last year! I’ve heard a lot about Not a Drop To Drink, I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Reading!

  20. The dream thieves has been on my list! I feel like every time I come to your blog I add books to my reading list! LOVE it!

  21. Oh I haven’t read any of these – I am so behind in reading – I sooo need to add these to my list! Thanks!

  22. I can’t wait to read Blackout. I’m also thinking about reading How to Love and I have to finish The Raven Boys before I start The Dream Thieves.

  23. I’m super excited for Allegiant and The Dream Thieves as well!

    Here’s my TTT post.

    – Kritika @ Snowflakes and Spider Silk

  24. I’m glad you’re enjoying Blackout! I’ll be starting that very soon. And of course, we’re all excited about Allegiant. :)

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  25. I have seen How to Love on a lot of lists today. I don’t think I even know what it’s about. am going to have to look into it. I also have to read Fire With Fire soon. It’s been sitting on my shelf for a little while now. I have heard good things about it.

    Good luck with your TBR,

    Sara @ Just Another Story

  26. How to Love, Twinmaker, Not a Drop to Drink: all of these are on my to-read.

    I’ll be reading Throne of Glass and The Raven Boys this fall so yay to the sequels!

  27. I love JLA, but I still haven’t read her Covenant series. For some reason, I’m afraid I won’t like it. But I probably will, because it;s JLA and I’ve liked everything else she’s written that I’ve read.

    Anyway, happy Autumn reading :)

  28. I’m glad I’ve found you because when I’m looking for a good book to read I never know where to go!

  29. Twinmaker and Not a drop to drip are on my wishlist! Great list!
    Here were my Top Ten from this past week.

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