Hey everyone! September is nearly upon us and it brings the cold weather with it. I’m honestly looking forward to getting all my scarves and jumpers out of the wardrobe and snuggling up by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book 😀 Autumn is definitely my favourite season. There are so many amazing books being released this September and I wanted to make a list of the ones I’m most excited for. Enjoy!
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin follows Louise le Blanc, a witch, who two years ago fled her coven and took refuge in the city of Cesarine, where she has forsaken her magic and lives off of whatever she can steal. In Cesarine, witches are feared, hunted and burned. She crosses paths with Reid Diggory, a Chassaur sworn to the Church, who has lived his life under one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. A wicked stunt forces them together into an impossible marriage and as feelings begin to develop, a choice must be made that will decide both their fates. For her enemies will bring a fate worse than fire. Serpent & Dove will be released on September 3rd.
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young is the story of a young girl named Tova, who was rescued by the Svell people when she washed ashore as a child. Tova is a Truthtongue, she is marked by sacred symbols inked across her skin and has the ability to see into the future. When two clans in the east end their age-old blood feud and join together, her world comes dangerously close to collapsing. The leaders of the Svell look to Tova to use her power to decide if they should make peace or go to war with the allied clans. This sets in motion a series of events that will alter the landscape of her world and possibly give her something she never thought she would have again – a home. The Girl the Sea Gave Back will be released on September 3rd.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is set in the early 1900s and follows January Scaller, a ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke. In a mansion filled with peculiar treasures and artifacts, January doesn’t feel any different from them: carefully maintained, mostly ignored and completely out of place. That’s until she finds a strange book. This book contains the scents of other world inside it and tells tales of love, adventure and danger. Each turn of the page reveals its truths to January and a world that becomes entwined in her own. The Ten Thousand Doors of January will be released on September 10th.
American Royals by Katherine McGee. What if America had a royal family? American Royals follows Princesses Beatrice and Samantha and the drama that comes with being young royals. Princess Samantha is a wild child, who does whatever she wants when it comes to partying and dating. Her sister, Princess Beatrice is the perfect heir. She is sweet, beautiful and knows the crown always comes first. Their younger brother, Prince Jefferson has two girls competing for his heart, Daphne Deighton, who is newly noble and Nina Gonzalez, the daughter of the king’s secretary. Together the girls must navigate the drama, scheming and gossip of the royal court. Afterall, there can only be one queen. American Royals will be released on September 3rd.
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool. One hundred years ago, seven prophets guided humanity, using their ability to see the future, they ended wars and brought nations together. Until one day they just disappeared. All they left behind was a prophecy foretelling an Age of Darkness that would consume the land and the birth of a new prophet who would either save the world or be the cause of its destruction. As chaos takes hold, five people are set on a collision course: an exiled prince, a ruthless killer, a once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart, a reckless gambler who can find anyone or anything and a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them – or all of them – could break the world. Will they save it or destroy it? There Will Come a Darkness will be released on September 3rd.
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas is the Mulan retelling we’ve all been waiting for. The Magnolia Sword follows Mulan, who has trained all her life to win a duel that every generation of her family must fight. If she succeeds, she can reunite a lost pair of priceless swords separated decades earlier. Then, a messenger from the Emperor arrives demanding one soldier from each family must join the army and go to fight the Rouran invaders in north China. However, Mulan’s father cannot go as he is paralyzed as a result from his own duel and her brother is only a child. She makes a decision that sets the story in motion. She ties up her hair, takes up her sword and joins the army as a man. Thanks to all her training in martial arts, she is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling – the royal duke’s son, who is the most handsome man she has ever seen. But, the princeling has a secret of his own which changes everything that Mulan thought she knew. As they reach the Great Wall they both must find a way to deal with their past, unmask a traitor and discover the Rouran’s invasion plan … before it’s too late. The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan will be released on September 10th.
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth follows Violet Sterling, who has spent the last seven years in exile and longs to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic has kept the countryside alive. As a child, this magic kept Violet happy by draping her in flowers while she slept and creating secret hiding places for her. However, all that comes crumbling down after her father is killed for committing high treason and trying to free Burleigh House from the king’s oppression. When Violet gets a chance to go back, she discovers that Burleigh House has grown wild with vines and briars crumbling the walls. The magic that once enriched the countryside has turned dark, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Violet must save her house before it destroys everything in it’s path. A Treason of Thorns will be released on September 10th.
Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan follows Kateri, the princess of the desert kingdom Achra. An ancient law forces her to fight in an arena to prove to her kingdom that she is fit to rule. Winning this fight will also fulfill a promise that she made to her late mother to protect her struggling people from the desert windstorms and drought. However, the situation is made worse by a gang of desert boys stealing water from the wells around the city, forcing the king to ration the only water they have left. The punishment for stealing is a choice between two doors: one leads to freedom and the other has a tiger behind it. When Kateri’s final opponent is announced she knows there is no chance she will win. Desperate, she turns to the one person she never thought she would team up with. Kateri discovers that not everything is what it seems and it turns her world upside down. Her fate is now behind one of two doors. Which one will set her kingdom free and which will release the tiger? Tiger Queen will be released on September 10th.
Hope you guys enjoyed my list of September releases I’m most looking forward to. Let me know what books you’re most excited for in September and leave a comment down below. Bye guys, happy reading! xx