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Anticipated Releases: October 2018


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.

25446343 (1)-side.jpgMuse 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.

So those are all the shiny new books I’m excited for this month! Are any of these on your TBR as well? What other October releases are you looking forward to?

26 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: October 2018

  1. The Sawkill Girls and Broken Things look appealing! I’ve not read The Essex Serpent was either but I want to and Melmouth is everywhere at the moment and looks quite intriguing! Good choices! Would be good to see what you think!

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  2. I’ve heard so many great things about Nevermoor, I know I’ll pick it up at some point. I haven’t heard about Finding Baba Yaga but it sounds really interesting, it’s also one of those folk tales I’m instantly drawn to, also it reminds me of Kensi from Lost Girl and I love her to pieces.

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    1. I 100% read Nevermoor because of all the hype and I wasn’t disappointed, it’s so fun and charming! I hope you enjoy it 😊 I’m always drawn to anything to do with Russian folklore and/or witches. I haven’t seen Lost Girl yet, but I really want to!


  3. …so many books I want to read. Our TBRs hate us?
    Blanca & Roja and The Muse of Nightmares are some I’m anticipating too because favorite authors, and I liked the excerpt I read of Sawkill Girls (it’s very atmospheric from the first pages, I can’t wait).
    Also, The Boneless Mercies! I haven’t loved everything I read by April Genevieve Tucholke but her writing is always perfect so I want to try this one too.

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    1. My TBR totally hates me, but I still love it! I’m already really excited for Sawkill Girls and knowing you find it atmospheric, make me even more so. I always forget what Tucholkte’s actually written, I just vaguely remember enjoying her writing.

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  4. I am also very excited about A Very Large Expanse of Sea!! I love Tahereh Mafi’s writing so much and I’m super curious to read a contemporary by her. I hope you enjoy it as well 🙂

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  5. Great books on your list! 🙂 I’m excited for A Very Large Expanse of Sea and hope that I might enjoy it, as the premise is really interesting! I’m personally very excited for the novella/bindup that Rick Riordan released about the Magnus Chase world 😍


  6. There are so many great books coming out this month! Our poor wallets. 😛 I haven’t tried McLemore’s work before but Blanca & Roja is one I’ll definitely be trying! And I’ve read a bit of Light Between Worlds and I’m liking it so far! It feels like a darker Narnia. As for my anticipated releases…Markus Zusak is releasing Bridge of Clay next week and I’m literally *vibrating* with excitement. His books were my biggest creative influence as a teen and it feels like a dream that I’m finally getting my hands on Bridge of Clay after waiting 10 years. So I’ll be chucking all the other books out the window (temporarily) when that one arrives! 😛

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    1. I’m so excited for you to read Anna-Marie McLemore! I’ve only read two of her books, but the’re both so atmospheric, beautifully written and have excellent queer rep. You’ll have to let me know what you think! 😊 I’ve been trying not to expect Light Between Worlds to be darker Narnia, but I really wanted it to be – so now I’m even more excited for it. That’s so exciting, especially after such a long wait! I hope it’s a wonderful read 💕


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