Wow to think it’s September already. Did anyone else feel like summer went by pretty quick?
All those days of hot weather and clear sunny skies are coming to an end as we approach cooler weather, rainy days, and of course who can forget pumpkin spice. I feel like whenever I see pumpkin spice anything you know that fall is approaching. This is also the busiest season for books as there are a lot of anticipated new releases coming out in this time of year.
Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaffer (release date September 3)
The sequel to Not Even Bones and the ARC that I am currently reading. After Nita escapes from her kidnappers she seeks her revenge on the boy who betrayed her. The first book was so intense and deceptive and after halfway through this sequel, I am on a thrill ride with the characters Nita and Kovit. My full review to come very soon!
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (release date September 3)
The last book in this incredible trilogy about deadly assassins, shadow magic, murder, and vengeance. I fell in love with with the first two books and I honestly cannot wait until my order for the UK edition arrives so I can finally read and see how this wonderful trilogy ends.
His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler (release date September 10)
Edgar Allan Poe and his works continue to inspire writers even today, and in this YA anthology we have thirteen celebrated authors reimagine Poe’s popular tales for a new generation. A good choice as Halloween is coming up next month.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (release date September 10)
The first three lines in the Goodreads synopsis reads like this:
The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordsman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
After reading this I was immediately sold! A science fiction fantasy novel with necromancers and lesbian romance, this is one of the anticipated Tor releases that I am waiting for and is highly recommended by almost every booktuber I watched.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex Harrow (release date September 10)
Set in the 1900s, a girl name January finds her place in the world after finding a strange book that carries secrets of doors opening to other worlds. A captivating debut novel with a beautiful cover, and I really hope the story is just as good.
Suggested Reading by Dave Connis (release date September 17)
A thought provoking contemporary YA story described as Moxie meets Fahrenheit 451. A bookworm who finds a way to fight back the book banning system at her school after the principal decides to ban dozens of classics. Clara Evans decides to run an underground library so she can secretly trade books with her classmates. I’m getting serious Bradbury vibes from this book and there is said to be hilarious parts in here too!
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood (release date September 19)
A fantasy retelling that hasn’t been done before: a reimagined story about the brides of Dracula! Another terrific read for the month of October! Gothic, intoxicating, dark and romance with a touch of feminism, two sisters are captured by Boyar Valcar and are forced to work as slaves. Both girls survive together until one sister finds out the about the Dragon and his terrifying reputation of capturing girls as gifts. I love gothic stories and it’s been a long time since I read one, so I am very excited to be reading this.