Monday 26 September 2016

October Releases We're Excited About!

October is full to the brim with exciting new releases - some intriguing looking debuts and some must-have-them-now sequels for books I've read and loved before! I am using the UK release dates so if they don't quite match up to the US dates - this is why!

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Spare and Found PartsWhen the Moon Was Ours

4th October:

Magnus Chase and The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan: Whilst the first book was enjoyable, I wasn't as instantly in love with it as I was with the Percy Jackson series. That said I am definitely very excited to pick up this series again and see what happens next.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay: The illustrations in The Philosopher's Stone were outstanding so I am excited to get book 2 for my collection (and thinking how beautiful they will look when all the books are released)!
Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin: This could either be very cute or a little bit dark - or maybe a weird combination of the two. Either way this Frankenstein-esque story sounds right up my street!
When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: Magical realism and LGBT themes at its core - this is definitely going straight on to my TBR!

Replica (Replica, #1)Do You Want to Start a Scandal (Spindle Cove, #5)Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

6th October:

Replica by Lauren Oliver: I read Delirium a while back and wasn't a huge fan but the format of this alone is enough to get my attention and I am excited to give it a try. I am definitely going to be flipping the book as I go - reading both stories simultaneously.
Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare: This is the fifth book in the Spindle Cove. I have read and loved every other book in this series (including novella's so the chances of me enjoying this are good!
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown: I always, always want more LGBT reads and this one sounds fantastic! I've heard some good advance praise so I am looking forward to this a lot!

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3)Black Widow: Red Vengeance (A Black Widow Novel)Iron Cast
Still Life with TornadoFrostMy Unscripted Life

11th October:

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu: OK so I haven't actually read the first two books in the series. But I want to marathon read this so I am very excited for this final book to release so I can get stuck in.
Black Widow, Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl: The first book was good but I didn't love it - however, anything Black Widow is a must have so I will probably be checking this out. Just, not urgently.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria: I actually have an e-arc of this from Netgalley so I will definitely be reading this very soon! This is recommended for fans of Libba Bray's Diviners series - which is a definite draw.
Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King: I have two unread A.S. King books on my shelf so I probably won't be getting this immediately. But I am constantly hearing amazing things about A.S. King and this sounds great. 
Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky: Robot Dads and a beautiful cover. This isn't one I have heard much (or actually anything) about but the synopsis intrigues me.


13th October:

Metaltown by Kristen Simmons: I know... next to nothing about this one. I believe it takes place in a world with lots of factories (which actually just reminds me industrial era Manchester) but the cover is so, so gorgeous!

A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)Rose & Thorn (Ash & Bramble, #2)Messenger

18th October:

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas: A genderbent Sherlock Holmes written by Sherry Thomas (who gave us the amazing Elementals trilogy)!? Yes please.
Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas: The covers for this series are amazing. I was a fan of the first book in this series Ash & Brambles and I am interested in this sequel. Especially since it apparently takes place quite a long time after the events of the first book.
The Messenger by Carol Lynch Williams: Another one I haven't heard much about - but a girl who can talk to the dead is always something I am going to enjoy reading.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)What LightVictoriaMiracle On 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3)

20th October:

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: YES! Yes. Illuminae was one of my favourite books of 2015. Only just missing out on my absolute favourite spot because Six of Crows. But this is one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I know it is going to be spectacular.
What Light by Jay Asher: I am a huge, huge fan of Thirteen Reasons Why (my copy has so, so many post it notes marking favourite quotes). Whilst this does sound very different I was always going to be excited by whatever Jay Asher wrote next.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: I read My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin a long time ago and liked it. But this sounds even better - and with the BBC Victoria show on at the moment interest is definitely high!
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan: OK, I definitely won't be reading this until December because this is a Christmas book if ever I saw one. But I love Sarah Morgan's books and enjoyed the first two books of this series immensely so am very excited for this one!

So there are my most anticipated October releases. If you've read any of these already let me know what you thought of them and let me know what October releases you are most excited for. It's definitely looking like a great month for reading (if a terrible month for my bank balance)!

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  1. Great picks! I just got Spare and Found Parts and Frost from the Teen Advisory Board. I haven't read any of Spare and Found Parts, but the first chapter of Frost really caught my attention right away! I think I'm going to need to mentally prepare myself for the mind explosion that is going to happen while reading Replica. Hopefully it'll be in a good way, and not as in a confused way. :P Happy Reading!

    1. I am glad Frost is looking good! I hope Replica doesn't turn out confusing - it has great potential if it doesn't get confusing! :)

  2. Replica is a big one for me, and The Midnight Star is a possibility. Love that cover!

    1. The Young Elites series have amazing covers!