Hi guys! How are you? Are you excited it’s October, cause I sure am. Not only is it Halloween month, it’s also the best-month-for-new-book-releases-ever-month. That really rolls off the tongue. Two of my favorite authors are releasing new books this month, so I’m a kid in a candy store right now.
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd – October 2nd
Grim Lovelies is a YA fantasy set in Paris about a girl who’s not really a girl, but a Beastie, an animal enchanted into human form by an evil witch. I think that’s such an interesting premise for a book and I’m very excited about the Paris setting.
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke – October 2nd
The Boneless Mercies is a fantasy book about a band of mercenary girls who go on a quest to kill a monster. That sounds so cool and gives me total Rat Queens vibes. Also, it’s a fantasy standalone, aka. a unicorn.
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand – October 2nd
The synopsis of this is very vague, but very intriguing. Three girls. An island. Whispered legends. An insidious monster. Decades of missing girls. I think this will be a perfect read for Halloween!
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver – October 2nd
Broken Things also sounds like a perfect read for Halloween. Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend Summer, after becoming so obsessed with a fantasy novel that they lost touched with reality. But they didn’t, and 5 years later they’re about to discover that really happened in the woods that night.
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor – October 2nd
Strange the Dreamer was one of my favorite books last year and of course, the sequel is one of my most anticipated releases this year. I’m super excited to get my hands on this and finally return to the magical city of Weep.
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore – October 9th
Anna-Marie McLemore’s one of my favorite authors and I’m so excited for her newest release. Which is a magical realism story about rival sister, a generations old spell and a bevy of swans, inspired by Swan Lake.
Fight or Flight by Samantha Young – October 9th
Fight of Flight’s romantic comedy about two people, an American woman and a Scottish man, who meet while stuck in an airport and despise each other at first sight. I love hate to love romance and Scottish accents, so hey.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – October 16th
Tahereh Mafi’s first contemporary release is about a Muslim girl coming of age in NYC post 9/11. I have a feeling this will be a very important and powerful read.
Melmoth by Sarah Perry – October 16th
I haven’t read Perry’s debut The Essex Serpent, but her new release caught my attention partly because It’s set in Prague, one of my favorite cities, and partly because of the dark folklore elements promised in the blurb.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth – October 23rd
I’m in love with this cover, but the story sounds just as wonderful. It’s about two sisters who were transported to a magical forest kingdom, during WWII. After they return, one sister’s desperate to go back and the other one moves to America to escape the memories.
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – October 30th
Wundersmith is the sequel to Nevermoor, an utterly charming and delightful middle grade fantasy novel about a cursed girl who’s whisked away to a magical city by a strange, mysterious stranger.
Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen – October 30th
I’ll read pretty much anything that even mentions Baba Yaga, so of course I’m excited about this verse novel about a young girl who leaves her home and comes upon a little house in the wood, a house with chicken legs.