I can’t believe it’s October already. Time is flying by so fast! It’s almost 2019 already (in just three months time!) – but there are still lots of exciting books to be published in the upcoming three months, and some of my most anticipated releases will be published in October! So I thought I would let you know which books I’m looking forward to reading this month. Do read along if you’d like to know which books they are.
1. Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa, October 2nd
“One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.” – Goodreads
I know – it’s already been October 2nd, but my copy of the book hasn’t arrived yet, so I thought I would just include this book in my list. I haven’t read any books by Julie Kagawa, though I’ve heard a lot about her books. The description of Shadow of The Fox sounds so good, so I can’t wait for my copy to arrive to start reading. Has any of you read it already? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
2. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, October 9th
“Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? (…)” – Goodreads
Most of you that know me, know that Becky Albertalli is one of my favourite authors. Even though I haven’t read a book by Adam Silvera yet, my expectations of this book are really high. I’ve heard a lot about Adam Silvera and They Both Die at the End is currently on my bookshelves, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to read that one soon as well. I met Becky Albertalli a couple of weeks ago at YALFU (a YA festival here in The Netherlands) and the way she talked about What If It’s Us made me even more excited! I can’t wait for my preorder to arrive so that I can dive right into this book.
3. Six of Crows: Collector’s Edition by Leigh Bardugo, October 11th
“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… (…)” – Goodreads
This isn’t exactly a new release, it’s just the collector’s edition of my favourite book ever, but nonetheless I’m super excited to receive my copy of this edition of Six of Crows. The description of this edition on Book Depository says “Beautifully designed, with an exclusive letter from the author and six stunning full-colour character portraits.”. Doesn’t that sound exciting? I can’t wait to have this gorgeous edition and add it to my collection (and re-read it very soon)!
4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, October 16th
“It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. (…)” – Goodreads
This sounds like a really interesting book. It’s a bit more serious than the other ones on my list, but I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ve loved Tahereh Mafi’s books ever since I read the Shatter Me series way back in the beginning and even though this book is very different, my expectations are high!
5. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas, October 23rd
“Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…” – Goodreads
Even though I’m not really a fan of Sarah J. Maas’ books anymore, I’m still looking forward to reading the final book in the Throne of Glass series. I first started reading Throne of Glass a couple of years ago and instantly loved it, but I didn’t really enjoy the latest couple of books Sarah has written. I still really want to finish the series, though, so that’s why I’ve put this book on my list. I’m excited to find out how the series is going to end!
Which upcoming books are you excited for? I would love to hear them, so let me know in the comment section below!