Hey everyone! It’s that spooky time of the year and Halloween is coming 😈 It’s definitely getting colder here, and rainy 😦 However, there are so many amazing books being released in October and I can’t wait! Here’s my list of all the ones I’m most excited for. Enjoy! ❤
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern, the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised by a hippie mom in the hinterlands of Los Angeles, Alex dropped out of school and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs and much worse. She’s practically thrown her life away and by age twenty, she is the only survivor of an unsolved multiple homicide. At her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend the most elite university in the world. But what’s the catch? Still searching for answers, she arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the Yale’s secret societies activities. The eight windowless “tombs” are known to be the hangout spots of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. However, their activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than imagination could ever conceive. Ninth House will be released on October 8th.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is her refuge after she’s forced to abandon her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly falls in love with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon gets caught up in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface. The Beautiful will be released on October 8th.
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda. Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world forever, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to become a dragonrider. Years later, they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage, they forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet. But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, hell bent on reclaiming the city. With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs. Fireborne will be released on October 15th.
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo. The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive. Tavia, a busker who’s ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her. Wesley, the closest thing Creije has to a gangster. After growing up on streets hungry enough to swallow the weak whole, he won’t stop until he has brought the entire realm to kneel before him. Karam, a warrior who spends her days watching over the city’s worst criminals and her nights in the fighting rings, making a deadly name for herself. And Saxony, a resistance fighter hiding from the very people who destroyed her family, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her revenge. Everything in their lives is going to plan, until Tavia makes a crucial mistake: she delivers a vial of dark magic—a weapon she didn’t know she had—to someone she cares about, sparking the greatest conflict the realm has seen in decades. Now these four magical outsiders must come together to save their home and their world, before it’s too late. But with enemies at all sides, they can trust nobody. Least of all each other. Into the Crooked Place will be released on October 8th.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu. A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teenage witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery. Mooncakes will be released on October 15th.
The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy. In the city of Craewick, memories reign overall. The power-obsessed ruler of the city, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through only a touch. Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but she lives with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal’s” memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her mother. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier. To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So, sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world. The Memory Thief will be released on October 1st.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes his happily ever after… So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light… That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And of course, they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place… With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter. Wayward Son will be released October 3rd.
Shadow Frost by Coco Ma. In the Kingdom of Axaria, a darkness rises. Some say it is a monster, some say it is a demon summoned from the deepest abyss of the Immortal Realm. It lays waste to villages and its people. Many royal soldiers have tried to hunt it down, but all have failed. Not one has ever returned. When Princess Asterin, heir to the throne, discovers she may hold the key in defeating the demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is destroyed. With the help of her friends and the power she possesses – Asterin sets out to complete the task countless soldiers have failed. But as they search for the demon, they uncover a plan to assassinate the Princess herself. Asterin and her friends start to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known. That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first. Shadow Frost will be released on October 1st.
Hope you guys enjoyed my list of October releases I’m most looking forward to. Let me know what books you’re most excited for in October and leave a comment down below. Mine definitely has to be The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh! ❤ Bye guys, happy reading! xx
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