I feel like now that September and October are over, things are going to be moving a bit slower as far as publishing goes which will hopefully give me the chance to actually catch up with some of the new releases I really, really want to read (I am slightly drowning in awesome books I want to read over here) so that’s a good thing! What’s not so good though? Trying to gather books for my monthly new releases posts because apparently there aren’t that many on my list anymore? Which really sucks. But I did pick three for November – two of which you might be able to guess easily.
The first book on today’s list is going to be Renegades by Marissa Meyer! This book is basically tied with another book for most anticipated book for the rest of 2017 because I know that I love Marissa’s writing and I can’t wait to see what she does outside of a fairytale retelling! I also feel like I haven’t heard any negative reviews of this book yet, which obviously excites me even more!
In Renegades, we follow Nova, a girl who is out to get vengeance on the Renegades and meets a boy, Adrian, who is part of them. While he believes in both justice and Nova, she is allied with a villain who has the power to end them both. Renegades deals with secret identities, extraordinary powers while following Nova and Adrian on their paths to vengeance and justice.
This sounds like it might be something right up my alley and I can’t wait to experience an entirely new world Marissa Meyer has created!
If you guys follow me on Goodreads you might have seen that I read Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi earlier this month and that I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. But even before I read Furthermore, Whichwood had already made it onto my list of anticipated books for 2017 because a) that cover (am I right???), b) I have heard so much praise of Tahereh’s writing before and c) the synopsis intrigued me!
I mean, when have you last read about a young girl who washes dead bodies for a living and prepares their souls for the afterlife? Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic story? And combined with the ridiculously beautiful writing from Tahereh, this has to be good! I know I’ll rush to audible to get this book on release date! I need this in my hands. Now.
The last book on my list (because as I said, there weren’t that many books catching my attention for November) is The City Of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty! This book has such a pretty cover that 100% caught my attention (probably also due to the fact that the word CITY is on there – I don’t know what it’s about that word, but it draws me in!) and then when I read the synopsis on Goodreads and saw the word ‘Ottoman nobles’ I was pretty much sold, you guys. Ever since I read Kiersten White’s And I Darken I have developed a bit of a love for stories set in the Ottoman empire – even though this story is set two centuries after Kiersten’s story.
Also! We are dealing with a young and defiant female con artist who has miraculous healing gifts and one day discovers that maybe magic is actually real when she summons a djinn warrior! She then travels to Daevabad – the City Of Brass, a place she is bound to. And the story pretty much develops from there.
The City Of Brass apparently has elements of One Thousand And One Nights, The Golem And The Jinni and The Grace Of Kings – so if you enjoyed any of them, this might be right up your alley too!
Do you guys have any fun books you’re really looking forward to for the month of November? I know that The Becoming Of Noah Shaw is also being released this month but since I didn’t have any interest in the Mara Dyer trilogy, I didn’t include it on my list. I figured fans of the trilogy already knew all about that one and are probably really excited about it as is!
Also, how happy are you guys that the main months of book publishing seem to have passed? Are you all letting out a breath you didn’t realize you were holding? 😛
Because things were so stressful through September and October with new releases, do you feel like you need a bit of a break? Or are you even more motivated to march ahead at full speed and read all the books now that you’ve made it through those two months? Let me know in the comments below!