I recently got approved for this one on Netgalley & I’m so excited to read it! It’s a Snow White retelling, but it has an interesting twist. Instead of the usual “evil stepmother” vs Snow White trope, the daughter Lynet surprisingly wants to be like her stepmother. It sounds like a magical retelling focusing on the dynamic between these intricate women, and I’ve been hearing great things about this book!
A family cursed by death that is doomed to have one big fear in their life that eventually kills them. Can this be out already? Add in a girl with a list of fears, who meets a boy determined to conquer each fear on her list in an attempt to break the curse. YES PLEASE! I can already tell I’m going to enjoy this story & the characters!
SEP 5 | Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
It’s about time we get another Throne of Glass book (check out my review)! Chaol was one of my favorite characters in book one, but he went MIA in Empire of Storms (check out my review). I’m excited to see what Chaol has been up to, but mainly I’m just excited for more Throne of Glass!
Sidenote: Is anyone else confused about if this is a book or novella? I thought it was supposed to be a novella, but with 600+ words I don’t think one can categorize it as a novella…
SEP 12 | Warcross by Marie Lu
YES! Another Marie Lu book! I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! WORDS CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO CONVEY MY EMOTIONS! Online gaming, bounty hunters, spying, Tokyo! Do I even need to say more?? Also the MC is Asian. YAY for diversity! Oh, and if you’re still not convinced, the people are LOVING it!
SEP 19 | One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
The ending of Three Dark Crowns was a HUGE cliffhanger (check out my review!). And I have literally been counting down the days till its sequel because I desperately need to know what happens. I am so excited for the epicness that is awaiting us in book 2! Don’t want to spoil anything, but Katharine?!?!
SEP 19 | Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore is one of my favorite authors. Her book Graceling is one of my favorite books of ALL TIME. And I’ve been eagerly waiting for her to come out with a new book for what seems to be like forever. The premise is quite amigious and mysterious, but I’m pumped to read whatever this woman writes!
Stephanie Perkins is the queen of contemporaries, so I’m excited to see how she tackles horror. It’s been described as “Scream meets YA,” and I absolutely LOVE the Scream movies. They’re not the scariest movies and can be cheesy, but I still love them regardless. I’m a huge fan of horror movies, so I’m looking forward to what Stephanie has in store for us. I’m sure it’ll be plenty of horror with a cute twist!
I’ve been loving books about faeries, and I’m always interested to see how each author interprets the fey world. I’m obsessed with the premise: fair folk, who are cannot feel and are obsessed with human craft, like art or baking. We follow Isobel, who is an exceptional painter, and makes the mistake of painting a royal fey with human emotion. This leads to a huge mess as Isobel tries to navigate the fairy courts, and I am beyond PUMPED to find out what happens!
I love a good magical book, and I’ve read tons of them. Yet I haven’t read a single one about a motorcycle gang consisting of magic-users. YES PLEASE!!! Plus someone’s using forbidden magic and people are disappearing left & right. Although it does sound a little cliche with the MC unable to use any magic but potentially becomes the most powerful one. Regardless I love the title (books with thieves are x10 better) and I’m excited to see an interesting & different take on magic.
OCT 3 | Ally by Anna Banks
Nemesis was an unexpected book that ended up surprising me in a good way (check out my review!). I mainly picked it up because I was a fan of Anna Banks’ The Syrena Legacy trilogy, and I stayed because of the entertaining characters. I’m excited to see how Sepora and Tarik’s relationship will progress with that ending in Nemesis. There were a lot of things left unanswered and unexplored. Plus we might get to see more of Sepora’s dad. Yikes!
This book sounds like a dream. It has a whimsical nature to it, and I love the cover. The premise makes the book seem mysterious and beautiful and enthralling. If any women from this family falls too deeply in love, then their lovers will disappear. WHY?!?! But then a mysterious boy with amnesia shows up, who could lead to unraveling dangerous secrets. YES! YES! YES!
OCT 24 | The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
Lauren DeStefano’s books are a hit or miss for me. I was a fan of her Chemical Garden trilogy, but couldn’t get into her The Internment Chronicles trilogy. The premise of her new book drew me in with a daughter kept hidden by her king father in order to be a spy, who then discovers her touch can turn people into gemstone. The idea for the story is intriguing, and I’m interested to see how it’ll turn out.
This book is basically about a female version of Scrooge! Holly was a Scrooge and got a visit from the 3 ghosts of Christmas, but didn’t change her ways afterwards. She soon dies and is stuck working as the latest ghost of Christmas past. But she’s decided she’s sick of saving others like her every year and wants to change things. But how?!?!!
YAY for another diverse book! This one has Nigerian influences, and I’m excited to read this unique story. The idea behind this book is fascinating: mages who draw out sin from a person in the form of sin-beasts, which are beasts creating from a sinner’s guilt. Aki, who are sin-eaters indentured by mages to kill sin-beasts. Once an aki has killed a sin-beast, they gain a tattoo of the beast and they feel the same guilt of the sinner. We get to follow an aki, who ends up eating the sin of a royal. This world sounds absolutely insane!
To be honest, the cover was the first thing that caught my eye. I know Christmas is months away, but it’s my favorite holiday and I love a good ugly Christmas sweater. A girl hopes to win over the guy of her dreams through a secret santa pairing, but has to enlist his cousin’s help, who is the opposite of her type. I can already tell where this book is going, but it sounds like such a cute read that is perfect for the Christmas season!
nov 7 | Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I’ve only read the first 3 books in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series (I know, I need to fix that), but I really enjoyed what I’ve read of her so far. The renegades are a group of humans with extraordinary powers, which makes me think of like super human strength or speed maybe. I’m interested to learn what kind of powers these humans have. I heard it’s anti-hero story, which I’ve been loving lately, and I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.
OK, I’ll admit that I haven’t finished the Mara Dyer series yet, but NOAH SHAW! HE IS GETTING HIS OWN BOOK/SERIES!!! Do I even need to say anything else?
Sidenote: I’m going to binge-read the Mara Dyer series before this comes out, and then devour this book!
nov 14 | Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Wow, November seems to be a month where I’m looking forward to books from authors that I haven’t finished reading. Whoops! Although I did read Mafi’s Shatter Me series (btw who else is pumped for the new books?). I haven’t read Furthermore though… I’m not sure if I need to read it before Whichwood, but the premise just sounds so good. A girl who washes the bodies of the dead!!!! It just DRAGS you in!
First off, this cover is gorgeous! I love the font choice, and I’m a huge fan of minimalistic covers. Plus the premise sounds like a whirlwind of emotions. Ryn has one unread text message on her phone from her best friend, who died about a year ago. She hasn’t read the text, and she hasn’t dealt with her friend’s death. She accidentally mixes up her phone with a stranger, and this book is about the adventure that follows.