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.