We are halfway through August already, can you believe it?!! I’m on vacation next week so I am currently counting down the days till then. In the meantime, I wanted to share some books that I am most excited for which are coming out this September. September through November tend to see a lot of new releases in anticipation of the holiday season, so of course, I have plenty on my list as well.
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, by Alexandra Bracken – I’m not going to lie, the name “Alexandra Bracken” is kind of a key factor in why I am eagerly anticipating this book, but also the demon-possession aspect sounds pretty darn cool too.
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2), by Jay Kristoff – Of course this is going to be on my list because oh my god I am still not over Nevernight and it’s been a year since I read it. Jay Kristoff is a master of the written word and he just…steals my breath away. I absolutely cannot wait for this one!! I’ve already preordered the Goldsboro signed edition and am already checking to see if it’s come in at work yet (even though we almost never get books more than a week before it comes out, but you know…I’m hopeful).
Tower of Dawn, by Sarah J. Maas – I’m including this despite the fact that I’m not feeling super excited about it. Chaol is my favorite character and I love that his story is enough to fill an entire novel, but lately the ToG books have been kind of dragging and not making me feel all that happy. I still plan on reading this of course, because I’ve made it this far in the series, and I definitely plan on finishing it.
Black Bird of the Gallows, by Meg Kassel – I’ll be honest, I am mostly including this because I met the author and got the ARC at BookCon and she was very nice. The story, about a girl who lives in a town where the harbinger of death arrives, does sound interesting, and it has gotten some great ratings so far on Goodreads so I am hoping it is that good indeed.
Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1), by Scott Reintgen – Space!!! (The final frontier). Of course, if there is space I’m going to be interested. There is already talk about this one and so far it sounds like a mixture of Illuminae and The Hunger Games so honestly this sounds pretty darn awesome to me!
Speak Easy, Speak Love, by McKelle George – Okay so this is a retelling of Much Ado About Nothing set in the 1920s in, you guessed it, a speak easy. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this. I absolutely love Much Ado and Shakespeare retellings are a current weakness for me. And then the 1920s aspect?? Yes please!!
Freefall, by Joshua David Bellin – This is a futuristic look at a society still torn apart by the 1% vs, the 99%, only in this case Earth is dying and the 1% are leaving for a new planet, on a journey that will take them 1,000 years. I am definitely excited for this one, to see how the star-crossed romance pans out as well as the sci-fi elements of space travel along with the reflection back on today’s society.
Invictus, by Ryan Graudin – Pitched as Doctor Who meets Firefly, I knew immediately I had to read this book. It’s time travel and thieves, and I love both of those so much (re: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell). I even went out of my way to get the ARC at BookCon, and almost had a heart attack when I found out I was going to have to roll dice for it or one of three other books (and luckily landed on the free choice square). I am definitely, definitely, eager to read this one!