It’s my favorite month of the year, wooo! October means fall, my birthday, Halloween, my birthday, and new releases! Here is a short list of my most anticipated October releases, that’ll also definitely make up my TBR…
I haven’t been reading as much or as fast lately, and honestly I don’t even have the time, so I’m trying to not get excited about too many books. Hence this list of anticipated releases is only three books long… But, I do have really high expectations of these books!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
By V.E. Schwab
Releases on: 6 October 2020
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
This book probably tops the list of my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. I’ve seen many reviewers receive arcs (what organ did y’all sell to get an arc?!), and as far as I can tell everyone has been really positive. There are many things that make this book so intriguing to me. First of all, it’s a Schwab book. She has become an auto-buy author for me. Second, I imagine that an immense amount of research and history went into creating this novel. I love all things history, and I can’t wait to see how the world is reflected in this book!
Kingdom of the Wicked
By Kerri Maniscalco
Releases on: 27 October 2020
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…
Well, it looks like this book will be a birthday gift for me. I’m so intrigued by the premise of this book. I was also pleased to learn that the story takes place on Sicily, and I love reading books that take place in not so common places. I believe this book is going to be entirely different from the Stalking Jack the Ripper books, because, first of all, this book will contain magic. And witches. And dark demon princes. Yessssss.
The Once and Future Witches
By Alix E. Harrow
Releases on: 13 October 2020
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
This book absolutely reeks of feminism, but that just so happens to be my favorite scent, so lucky me. This book takes place in 1893, and if you’re a woman in want of power, you’d better go find it at the ballots. Witches no longer exist, but through the Eastwood sisters, they might come back. I absolutely love the names of the sisters: James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna. Alliteration is not tacky. And can we also talk about how beautiful that cover is??