As I am sitting here, writing this post shortly after I hit publish on the post that went up earlier today, I am getting (once again) very angry with Amazon and their inability to deliver a preorder on time. Yes, I am indeed talking about Wonder Woman: Warbringer which releases today (so, please for the love of everything that is good: Go. And. Get. This. Book!) and Amazon hasn’t even shipped yet. The frustration is real you guys.
But anyways, what I actually want to talk about are all the exciting books that are releasing next month! And you guys, please prepare yourself because both September and October are filled with so many great releases. I have no idea how we’re going to read them all – does anyone have a ‘How To Survive September And October?’ guides at hand? If so, please share them with us? Or should I just write my own? Let me know!
Apparently, I can’t keep my thoughts on one matter this morning… oh boy, this post is gonna be fun. And long. So long.
Release Date: 1st September
The Girl With The Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
I first saw The Girl With The Red Balloon on NetGalley a couple of months ago and applied for an ARC because this book sounds so interesting and I was on a bit of a historical fiction kick and this book hit all my marks! We’ve got time travel to 1988 East Berlin (which is still divided by the wall into East and West Berlin, in case you didn’t know), history, magic and underground guilds who use magic and balloons to help people flee over the Wall.
You guys probably don’t know this about me because I’ve never shared it, but I really love hearing about history and especially the time period from the 1940s and up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 so I am hoping that this book will be right up my alley and that I get to *fingers crossed* see the Wall fall in this series too! I am super excited and since this is a rather short book at just over 250 pages it will be a quick read too!
Release Date: 5th September
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Do we even have to talk about They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera? I feel like we’ve all pretty much heard about this book at least a dozen times in the weeks leading up to its release and even though I still haven’t read any of Adam’s books (shame on me, I know) I am really curious about this one! The world Adam created here sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to see if they both do actually die at the end. And if so, how.
But just in case you haven’t heard of Adam Silvera or his books before, here’s a quick rundown of what this book is about: on the day you’re going to die, this organization called Death-Cast calls you and lets you know that it’s your last day. There’s an app where people can find others who are going to die soon too and spend time with them. That’s how Mateo and Rufus, our two protagonists, meet each other and that’s all we know. We’ll all have to read and see how this story goes. But from what I have heard, Adam’s books tend to break your heart, so maybe grab some tissues, a cozy blanket, some chocolate (or other comfort food) and tea and to prepare yourself for it!
Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I am a fan of Sarah J. Maas’ books and we’re getting a new one in her Throne Of Glass series in just a week in the form of Tower Of Dawn and I am most definitely excited! I can’t really tell you much about this book though because it’s the 6th (out of 7) in a series and I would just be spoiling you for everything that has happened before. But if you’re caught up and have read Empire Of Storms and kept wondering where the hell Chaol was? Well, here are your answers!
Personally, I don’t know if I will get to this book right away because there are definitely others a bit higher on my list that I don’t want to get spoiled for by not reading them immediately. And with what I’ve experienced as far as Chaol goes, I don’t think I have to worry about possible spoilers for this book too much.
Release Date: 7th September
A Jigsaw Of Fire And Stars by Yaba Badoe
I am currently reading A Jigsaw of Fire And Stars and I’ve definitely enjoyed it so far but for some reason, it’s taking me quite a while to finish it because I keep distracting myself with other things all the time. I really need to sit down and properly read this so I can give you guys a review for the book next week! Please don’t ask me to give you guys a summary of what this book is about though because I am horrible at that most of the time and I haven’t read enough to be able to give you my own. But as always, the Goodreads page is linked above, so you should absolutely click on it and check it out!
Release Date: 12th September
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Autoboyography is another book I first saw on NetGalley and the cover just really drew me in! Unfortunately, my ARC request got declined, but I am still really looking forward to this and can’t wait to read it once it comes out.
According to Goodreads, this book is a combination of Fangirl and Simon VS. and tells the story of two boys who fall in love in writing class – one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious family. I haven’t heard too many people talk about this on Goodreads or YouTube but Cece recently shared her review on Goodreads where she talks about her experience reading this book and the representation of life as a Mormon in Utah, you should definitely check it out!
Warcross by Marie Lu
Another release that I have been looking forward to for months now is Warcross by Marie Lu! I just recently shared my love for her Legend trilogy here and talked about how much I need this book and now we’re almost there! I can almost smell those freshly printed pages and hold this book in my hands (I will probably even deal with Amazon pre-orders again for this)!
In Warcross, we follow teenage hacker Emika as she accidentally becomes an overnight sensation after glitching herself into the game of Warcross and gets a job offer by its creator to come work for him in Tokyo to uncover a security problem the game has been having.
To be honest, I’ve never read anything like this before or shown much interest in online games, but this is Marie Lu and so far I have heard nothing but praise for this book which has me even more excited! I’m sure she’s going to do a fantastic job and make me fall in love with this world she created here!
Release Date: 19th September
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I hadn’t heard or seen much about Jane, Unlimited until after BookCon/BEA earlier this year when everyone seemed to be talking about this book in their hauls and got me curious. We follow Jane as she accepts an invitation to an acquaintance’s’ family home (like her aunt had always told her to do). At said family home, Jane is presented with five different options or possibilities and from what I’ve heard so far, the reader decides which of the five options he thinks Jane is going to take and we don’t really get told what Jane decided on which definitely sounds intriguing! I’ve never read any of Kristin’s other works before so I have no idea what to expect from this book, but I’m definitely curious. With no idea when I’ll actually get to this.
Release Date: 26th September
The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
And last, but by no means least we have The Language Of Thorns, a collection of short stories set in Leigh’s Grisha universe! This collection features three previously released short stories as well as three brand new ones with illustrations throughout the entire book too and people have said so many great things about the samplers they had gotten, I am sure the finished copies are going to be even more stunning!
I feel like this book is a must for any and every Grisha verse fan who desperately needs some new material set in that world! From what Leigh said in interviews, these are the stories that her characters have grown up with which definitely gives her previous books a nice additional layer! I think we all know that I will read almost anything Leigh writes, so obviously, this was going to end up on my list too!
There we have it, you guys! Eight books that I am super excited for next month. As I said, I have no idea when I will be able to read them all, but I am determined to get to at least some of them next month. Determined. You guys are allowed to tell me off if you don’t see me read any of them on Goodreads. I’m giving you permission to do it.
Are any of these books on your lists for new releases too? What is the one book off my list that you’re most excited about? Is there a book I missed? Let’s chat about all of it in the comments below!