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Anticipated Releases: September 2018


Hi guys! How are you? This is going to be a long one and you know what that means… There’s a lot of shiny new books to add to our TBR’s this month! Seriously, there are so many exciting new releases and I want them all. Insert heart-eye emoji here.


Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, September 4th

Contemporary romance is my favorite genre to read right now and this one, about two friends who set up each other up on a series of disastrous blind double-dates, sounds super cute and hilarious.

Sadie by Courtney Summers, September 4th

Courtney Summer’s new book follows a girl, Sadie, who’s searching for her sister’s killer and a radio personality who’s making a podcast, following in Sadie’s podcast. It sounds just as dark and compelling as All the Rage, so I’m excited.


And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, September 4th

This is Mobdy Dick retold from the whales’ point of view and this time – the whales are the hunter. I love Moby Dick and I love non-human point of views in fiction, so I’m very curious about this one.

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer, September 4th

Not Even Bones is a fantasy novel about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market, until she saves someone and ends up being sold on the black market herself. I’m always here for dark fantasy and anti-heroines, so my expectations are high.


A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna, September 4th

We’ve seen some amazing, diverse books in contemporary and fantasy lately and now we’re finally getting some diverse sci-fi as well. This space opera’s inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, and follows an exiled princess who enters warrior’s contest to win a spaceship.

The Curses by Laure Eve, September 4th

This is an pretty unpopular opinion but I loved The Graces, it’s just the right amount of lyrical, dark, witchy and atmospheric for my taste and it ends on a huge cliffhanger – so I’m super excited for the sequel, which I can’t tell you anything about, cause spoilers.


Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman, September 11th

First of all, can we all just agree that Akemi Dawn Bowman’s book have the best covers? First Starfish, now this – stunning! Summer Bird Blue’s about a girl who’s sent to live with her aunt in Hawaii after her sister is killed in a car accident.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi, September 18th

I adored Ibi Zoboi’s stunning and very underrated debut, American Street last year, and was so excited when I heard her next book would be a Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn featuring an Afro-Latino main character. And again – look at that cover!


Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, September 18th

We’re finally getting the fourth book in the series about private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistent, turned partner, Robin Ellacott, and after the way the last book ended my shipper-heart is ready. for. it.

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo, September 18th

This YA contemporary is set in a town where every girl is born with a special ability and follows three best friends who’s gifts feel more like a curse. I’m hoping this will be another atmospheric and slightly magical read, kind of like The Raven Cycle and Spellbook for the Lost and Found.


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner, September 25th

Inspired by Russian fairy-tales this fantasy novel follows two Jewish sisters who live in the woods with their parents. When their parents leave them to visit their grandfather and a troupe of mysterious men arrive, it’s up to the sisters to save their people from dark forces. This reminds me of my all time favorite, The Bear and the Nightingale, which is both exciting and a little bit scary. AND AGAIN: The cover!

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig, September 25th

Heilig’s follow up to The Girl from Everywhere duology has one of the most interesting premise’s I’ve seen. Set in a world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism, it follows a girl from a family of shadow players, who’s forbidden magic allows her to animate puppets with the spirits of the recently dead.

So those are the September releases I’m most excited for! Are any of these on your TBR as well? What other shiny new releases are you excited about? Are you feeling the cover love this month too? Let’s talk!

26 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: September 2018

  1. There are some really gorgeous covers here! I’m super excited for Sadie! And I can’t wait for Lethal White to come out so I could begin with the series!

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  2. Not Even Bones and Summer Bird Blue are some I’m looking forward to too! I’ve heard wonderful things about both (and you’re right, Akemi Dawn Bowman’s are some of the best YA covers).
    I haven’t heard anyone talk about the Deepest Roots but that combination of cover and premise sounds so interesting! I know those thistles are probably a symbol for friendship but I really hope there will be plant magic.

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  3. I’m currently reading my ARC of Sadie and ITS SO GOOD! I see why everyone is raving about it.

    All of the books sound so great! I’m hoping I can get most of them this month! A lot of wonderful contemporary and fantasy books!

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  4. Ahh so many great books! ❤ I love Moby Dick and Ness takes a *really* different approach to the story, but I quite liked ATOWOS. I loved the metaphors and the art is just so gorgeous. And I heard Sadie is devastating so I'm getting boxes of tissue and chocolates ready beforehand. 😀

    I'm reading through Strange Grace right now (releasing on September 18th I think) and I think it might be right up your alley! It's a beautiful, dark fairy tale, AND it has a polyamorous relationship!

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    1. I know, right? I’m so excited for this month’s releases! I love retellings that take a very different approach, it always makes for interesting reading 😊

      Oh wow – that is totally up my alley! Thank you so much for the recommendation, I’m adding it to my TBR immediately 💕

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  5. I’m really excited for The sisters of the winter wood! Anything inspired by Russian folklore – give it to me! 😊 And the ocean was our sky was an incredible read for me, I’m just sorry I read the arc with B&W illustrations, and half of it are just sketches – definitely worth buying the completed version! It’s told like a legend, I loved it. 🙂

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  6. So many exciting September releases!! I’m very much excited for Wildcard and as I got my preorder early, I’ll immediately dive into it 😍 I’m also really excited for Not Even Bones, it sounds super intriguing and very bloody for sure 😱


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