Oh, look, October is in…2 days. Sorry this is kind of late, I’ve been a little distracted lately and kind of only just realized how close we are to the end of September. Anyway, let’s look at some books that are coming out in October that I am really looking forward to.
The Goblins of Bellwater, by Molly Ringle – I’ve discovered that I’m not one for goblins and fair folk stories it seems, and yet the storylines keep intriguing me. Take this one, for instance – I actually came across it at work this morning because it was shelved on the wrong cart, and reading the synopsis it sounded kind of interesting. It reminded me a little of The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, which is one of the few fair folk/goblin stories I’ve read that I really enjoyed. So, who knows, I might find another one I enjoy.
27 Hours, by Tristina Wright – Okay, so there’s space, monsters, diversity, and heart-racing action? Yes please! I’ve had my eye on this since the first review I saw of it said it was one of the most amazing things they’ve read. Sadly, I have an ARC (signed too!) that I am not going to be able to read before the release one Tuesday. So I still have yet to see if it lives up to the hype.
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3), by Libba Bray – Okay, so I have some mixed feelings about this one, mainly the fact that I don’t want to buy the US hardback edition because that cover clashes with the other two in the series I have somewhat terribly. BUT I love love love this series and the characters and will probably end up getting it anyway. This series has ghosts and supernatural stuff with one of the most immersive 1920s atmosphere written in a book (seriously, Libba is a goddess when it comes to capturing the esssence of a time period) and such a great diverse cast of characters that are all amazingly written (and I don’t know about the other cultures because I can only attest to this one, but she got the Jews so right. Like, there was a scene in Lair of Dreams where one Jewish character said something and I just went “ME! THAT’S ME!!” As far as I can tell, she does her research and she does it well. I am so fine with her books coming out every 2 years because I know that that is what it takes to make them so damn perfect.) She is my favorite author and so of course this in my highly anticipated reads, even if I don’t like the cover. Also, you should totally check out her promo videos on Instagram to get an idea of her awesome personality (I want to meet her so badly!!)
All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater – It’s Maggie, what else is there to say? Lol, I’m actually reading this right now (I got the ARC at BookCon – WHERE I MET HER AND SHE SIGNED IT FOR ME but I only just got around to reading it oops) and am only two chapters in and the second chapter is where it started picking up a bit. But again, it’s Maggie, it automatically gets on this list.
Last Star Burning, by Caitlin Sangster – Ngl, this one was not super highly anticipated, but I just started reading the egalley and it’s kind of hooked me. Well, not the first line, but everything after that! It’s got a pretty interesting concept so far, and I’m intrigued to see where it is going.
Gray Wolf Island, by Tracey Neithercott – I’m mostly adding this because I’ve heard some positive praise about it, and the fact that’s it’s being promoted as “if you liked The Raven Boys then you’ll like this” so I think I might give it a go. It’s sounds a little mysterious, too, and after watching Riverdale last season I’m kind of pro-mystery (to a certain extent) right now.
Last Chance (The Rains #2), by Gregg Hurwitz – I actually read The Rains last year and absolutely LOVED it. Gregg Hurtwitz is usually an adult author, but I think he did well for his first YA book. It was fast paced, had some really great characters, and a plot that kept me hooked. It’s an alien invasion with a zombie type of vibe and really keeps you on the edge of your seat, so of course I am looking forward to the sequel.
Meant to Be, by Julie Halpern – It’s the ultimate fanfic prompt ever, soulmates!!! Where the name of your soulmate appears on your skin at a certain age. So yeah, kind of looking forward to this one. I’m a sucked for soulmate stuff. Especially if it’s cute, fluffy, or takes a surprising turn.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1), by Jessica Townsend – This is a middle grade novel that I am absolutely ecstatic for. It’s sounds like it will be an exceptionally fun read, with some magic and fate and darkness. Definitely right up my alley!!
So, that’s it for my anticipated reads of October! What are some of yours?